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09/13/2012 - 2:55pm
Report: Kolb to start vs. Patriots
By: DJ Bean

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals plan to start quarterback Kevin Kolb on Sunday against the Patriots.

Kolb will get the start over John Skelton, who suffered an ankle sprain in Arizona's 20-16 victory over the Seahawks in Week 1. Sunday will mark Kolb's first start since Dec. 11 of last season, as the former second-round pick missed eight games due to various injuries last season.

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09/13/2012 - 1:35pm
Henry: No decision on Valentine

Red Sox principal owner John Henry, asked if Bobby Valentine would be back as manager in 2013, said that the team has yet to make a decision in that regard. 

"We haven't made any decisions about retaining Tom Werner or Bobby Valentine," Henry said in joking reference to Valentine and chairman Tom Werner.

Henry, as he did multiple times in August, did suggest that he did not blame Bobby Valentine for the Sox' struggles this year. 

"When we look at what has happened this year, again, I know I've said it before, but I don't blame Bobby Valentine for this," Henry said. "I think we have a lot of culpability ourselves at the highest levels of the Red Sox. One of the things we should have been looking at is how much injuries have played a part, if not in baseball, at least in Boston, how much injuries have played a part in this club since 2006. But we still continued to concentrate on high-ticket players rather...

09/13/2012 - 1:27pm
Henry on M&M: Sox owners not selling

Red Sox principal owner John Henry, in an interview on the Mut & Merloni show, said that suggestions that the current Red Sox ownership group is exploring the potential sale of the team are inaccurate. Referring specifically to a report from Charlie Gasparino of Fox Business News, Henry said, "I'm disputing his sources. Whatever his sources tell him, I'm completely disputing."

"I think whenever things aren't going according to plan, with all the turmoil we've had this year, people are going to speculate about this type of thing," Henry said. "Certainly it hasn't come from us. We're committed to this franchise for the long term. ... We're having meetings here at Fenway about 2013 and beyond. 

"We've had minority owners get out, but there's always been more than enough interest from existing partners to take them out," he added. "There hasn't been any discussion with minority partners, at least...

09/13/2012 - 1:00pm
Henry: Lucchino will be back in '13

Red Sox principal owner John Henry, in an interview on the Mut & Merloni Show, said that Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino has signed a contract extension and will be back with the Red Sox in 2013. Lucchino has been with Henry and chairman Tom Werner since the group won the bidding for the club after the 2001 season. To listen to the complete interview, visit the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.

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09/13/2012 - 12:51pm
Perfect attendance as Connolly returns

FOXBORO -- Offensive lineman Dan Connolly returned Thursday to Patriots practice as the team held full pads practice with perfect attendance. Connolly, who has a history of concussion-related injuries, suffered a head injury while blocking as a fullback on Stevan Ridley's 1-yard touchdown run on Sunday. 

With Connolly back, all 53 players on the roster were present for the first time this season. 

Running back Shane Vereen, who returned to shorts and shells practice on Wednesday, was in full pads for the first time since injuring his foot during the Aug. 24 preseason game at Tampa Bay. The team will practice again on Friday before hosting the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. 

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