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11/19/2012 - 3:29pm
Sox announce spring training schedule

The Red Sox announced their 2013 spring training schedule via press release. The team will have 20 home games in their Fort Myers, Fla., home of JetBlue Park, starting with the team's annual doubleheader against Northeastern University and Boston College on Feb. 21. The first full workout of pitchers and catchers will take place on Feb. 12, with the team's opening full squad workout coming on Feb. 15. 

Here is the release, with the schedule at the bottom:

The Boston Red Sox today announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule, which features 38 games, including 35 against Major League opponents.  The Red Sox will host 20 games at their Spring Training home, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, in the second season of the state-of-the-art complex in Lee County, FL.  Tickets for Spring Training games at JetBlue Park will go on sale Saturday, December 8, at 10 a.m. 

Tickets will remain at 2012 prices and can be purchased at...

11/19/2012 - 2:59pm
Jets' Ryan: 'I'm not sad' about Gronkowski

Tom Brady, during his weekly Monday morning appearance on Dennis & Callahan, indicated that he expected no pity from the rest of the NFL for the injury to Rob Gronkowski that is expected to sideline the standout tight end for 4-6 weeks.

Later Monday, Jets coach Rex Ryan proved him right.

"I never like to see anybody get hurt, but I'm not sad he's missing our game," Ryan said.

The Patriots and Jets play Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, and Ryan offered no prediction as to how the Patriots would adjust to make up for Gronkowski's absence.

"I don't know," he said, acccording to...

11/19/2012 - 11:29am
Gronkowski reportedly has surgery

According to a report from ProFootballTalk.com, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had surgery Monday morning after breaking his arm in Sunday's 59-24 rout of the Colts.

Multiple reports indicate the injury occurred while Gronkowski was blocking on the Patriots' final extra point, with 3:55 remaining in the game.

The general consensus is that Gronkowski will miss 4-6 weeks, although the team has not made an official announcement.

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


11/19/2012 - 11:22am
Belichick: 'I don't have anything' on Gronk

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick declined to acknowledge any injury to Rob Gronkowski Monday during a 15-minute conference call with beat reporters. The tight end reportedly broke his left forearm while blocking for the eighth and final extra point of a 59-24 blowout of the Colts Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 

"No. I don't really have anything on that," Belichick said. "Our medical people are looking at all of our players today when they come in and assess their situation, as they always do on Monday, catch up with them."

Gronkowski reportedly had surgery Monday morning on the left forearm and will miss 4-6 weeks of action, beginning with Thursday's night Thanksgiving game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. 

Belichick was asked about the wisdom of having Gronkowski in the game blocking for an extra point in a 34-point game, and whether Belichick has given consideration to taking Gronkowski off special...

11/19/2012 - 9:00am
Mashup: Jets argue about media boycott

Just when you thought it might be quiet in the Jets locker room following Sunday's win over the Rams that ended a three-game losing streak, linebacker Bart Scott provided the controversy this team seems unable to avoid. Scott, unhappy about unnamed players criticizing backup quarterback Tim Tebow in a New York Daily News story last week, ordered his fellow defensive players to say nothing but, "Both teams played hard -- anonymously," to reporters.

Scott's influence apparently isn't as strong as he thought, as at least two players -- safety Yeremiah Bell and linebacker Bryan Thomas -- ignored Scott's instructions. Scott yelled at Thomas, calling him "a [expletive] sellout." Interjected Bell: "Stop it. Just stop."

Scott then relented and spoke "calmly and openly to the media," according to the New York Post.

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