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01/27/2012 - 2:02pm
Only Gronk missing at Pats practice

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski was the only player not spotted as the team practiced in full pads in their final Foxboro practice of the season. The tight end missed his second straight day of practice with a left ankle injury, an injury his father told a Western New York TV station was a high ankle sprain. 

Gronkowski suffered the injury late in the third quarter against the Ravens when safety Bernard Pollard tackled him and fell on the ankle, twisting it beneath him. Gronkowski's father said the tight end will be "fine" to play in the game. 

The Patriots will move their operation to Indianapolis on Sunday when they arrive for Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.

Full coverage of Super Bowl XLVI can be heard on Sportsradio WEEI 93.7 beginning on Super Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.  For complete coverage, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog...

01/27/2012 - 1:03pm
Gronk's father: 'High ankle sprain' for TE

The Patriots, as per their usual practice, have not been very forthcoming with details about the injury tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered in the AFC championship game.

According to Gronkowski's father, Gordy, the injury is a high ankle sprain. Speaking to Buffalo-area television station WIVB, the elder Gronk said he expects his son will be OK for the Super Bowl.

Gronkowski was hurt while being tackled by Ravens defensive back Bernard Pollard after making a catch in the third quarter. He limped to the locker room before returning in the fourth quarter. He has been spotted in a walking boot and has not practiced with the team this week.

Gordy Gronkowski, a former Syracuse offensive lineman who owns a chain of exercise equipment stores called G&G Fitness, also talked about his son's improvement in his professionalism.

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01/27/2012 - 11:08am
Lombardi on D&C: Which Brady will show?

NFL analyst Michael Lombardi, in his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show, suggested that the recent inconsistency of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suggests that it is Giants counterpart Eli Manning who is currently playing at the higher level. One week after he threw for six touchdowns in a divisional playoff game against the Broncos, Brady didn't throw for a touchdown while tossing two picks against the Ravens in the AFC championship game, something that Lombardi said was the byproduct of missed plays rather than Baltimore's defense.

"It wasn’t so much the Ravens played great defense. The Patriots didn’t execute," said Lombardi. "Which Tom are we going to get? The one from Denver or the one against Baltimore? I think that’s the question you have to ask. The last [AFC] championship Tom played in, against San Diego [in 2008], I think he threw three interceptions as well.

"I talked to him...

01/27/2012 - 10:29am
Valentine: Pitcher 'not at top of my wish list'

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, speaking at a charity event hosted by Kevin Youkilis, told reporters that he was not overly eager for his team to acquire another starter. Though he took stock of an American League landscape that has become more daunting with the moves by Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder (among others) from the National League, Valentine also suggested that he is comfortable with the current shape of the Red Sox starting staff and that adding more pitching would complicate his planning for spring training, given the potential struggle to find innings for all of the pitchers competing for rotation spots.


“Another pitcher would be, I guess OK,” Valentine told reporters. “It’s not at the top of my wish list. ... I think we have a lot of numbers right now. If all the reports are right and the three starting pitchers [Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz] we have penciled in at this time are healthy and ready to...

01/27/2012 - 9:15am
Ochocinco: 'Happy' despite 'humbling' year

Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco told the Associated Press that his season with the Patriots has been "humbling," but that he is ultimately happier to be going to the Super Bowl as a roster member of one of the participating teams rather than as a representative of the Ochocinco News Network.

"It's been a learning experience; that's what this has been. This had been one of the most humbling experiences I've ever been in," Ochocinco told the AP. "This is one of the first times I've been about doing exactly what everyone told me to do. It wasn't about the numbers. It wasn't about money. It wasn't about me."

Asked if he regretted that tradeoff, Ochocinco was adamant. From the story:

"No!" he said with an expletive and a smile, "because I've done the other thing over...

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