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09/29/2011 - 1:26pm
Chung: 'I can play, I'll be ready'

FOXBORO -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung says he'll be ready to play this weekend in Oakland if coach Bill Belichick and the medical staff deem him fit enough to play with a surgically-repaired right thumb. Chung missed practice time last week and then was held out against the Bills as Buffalo exploited the secondary in the second-half comeback that led to a 34-31 win over the Patriots.

"I can play. I'll be ready to play and if coach wants me out there, I'm out there," said Chung on Thursday.

"It's not my decision, I'm just working hard trying to get out there and help the team," added Chung, who suffered the thumb/hand injury in the Week 2 win over the Chargers on Sept. 18. "I feel good, I feel good, great day. It's not my decision. I'm just working hard to get out there and help the team."

Chung was again wearing a protective cast on thumb as he spoke in the locker room before Thursday's practice. But Chung...

09/29/2011 - 12:54pm
Gammons: 'It may never be the same'

With all the questions swirling around the Red Sox in the aftermath of their historic collapse, baseball Hall of Famer Peter Gammons compared it to other similar downfalls. "It may never be the same," he said. "I was thinking about the 2007 Mets who were never the same. The 1995 Angels who blew a comparable lead and by the middle of the next season Marcel Lachemann was gone and there was total change in the franchise. The '64 Phillis were never the same. Gene Mauch was hearing about the '64 Phillies when he was 75 years old. You wonder a little bit."

First, the Sox must address manager Terry Francona who has two options years on his contract that the club needs to exercise in the 10 days following the end of the season. "I think what they have to do immediately is clear up whether or not Tito's option is going to be picked up," Gammons said. "I think everybody needs to know and I think that will entirely be...

09/29/2011 - 11:20am
Schilling: Managerial change won't fix Sox

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan show in the wake of the Sox' epic collapse and he put the blame squarely on the players. "There are 25 guys that need to go home this winter and say I've got to change," Schilling said. "That is not going to work."

Schilling, however, does not feel that the blame lies with manager Terry Francona. 

“I guarantee you he did as much as a manager can do there,” Schilling said. “You’re going to have the same team next year. I promise you, for whatever it’s worth, there’s not a guy in that clubhouse that doesn’t swear by this guy, doesn’t want to do everything he can do to win for this guy. You’re not going to get them to play harder, more passionate, more fiercely for anybody other than the guy that’s managing right now. He’s a guy that’s always gotten the most out of...

09/29/2011 - 8:09am
Mashup: Philly writers fight at Eagles practice

The Philadelphia media is known for being tough, but usually the writers limit their vitriol to the athletes and coaches. However, on Wednesday a dispute between two writers became physical, and other media members were there to see it. According to reports, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News accused Philadelphia Inquirer writer Jeff McLane of making up a story about Michael Vick starting Sunday. McLane responded by slamming Bowen on Twitter. Bowen then sought out McLane in the media work area at the Eagles practice facility and smacked him a couple of times before they stepped outside and talked it out. The Eagles players got a kick out of it.

Read more about that story -- and check out the video of former Patriot Asante Samuel teasing the writers in the locker room -- plus check out other videos, trivia and more, at Thursday...

09/29/2011 - 4:06am
Ortiz: 'This is worse' than end of 2003 season

BALTIMORE -- In his nine years in Boston, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been a central participant in the most significant era in franchise history, a time that has included both championships as well as some crushing defeats. While the loss in Game 7 of the 2003 World Series had set the standard for misery during Ortiz' tenure with the Sox, the 35-year-old said that the completion of the Sox' historic September collapse had raised the bar.

"Not even close. Not even close to what happened to us in ’03," said Ortiz. "We walked into September nine games ahead, and look where we’re at right now. It can’t go no worse than that. This is worse.

"I never put any attention to where we’re at. ... But at one point, I was like, ‘Wait a minute – we walked into September nine games ahead.’ Wow. It doesn’t matter what anybody here does. That’s going to stay in your...

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