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02/11/2011 - 4:29pm
Pats shake up staff, name O'Brien OC

The Patriots announced several changes to the coaching staff on Friday afternoon. On offense, Bill O'Brien has been named the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Meanwhile, on defense there are three positional changes — Matt Patricia will now coach the Patriots' safeties, Patrick Graham will serve as linebackers coach and Brian Flores was named defensive assistant. In addition, it was announced that Corwin Brown, who shared responsibilities with Josh Boyer as a defensive backs coach in 2010, will not return to the team in 2011. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


02/11/2011 - 2:23pm
Pedroia: 'I've done everything. I'm ready'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia worked out at the team's minor league training facility for the first time of the spring on Friday, where he took batting practice in a cage. He wore a protective pad over the instep of his left foot -- the one that was fractured by a foul ball on June 25, and that led him to miss all but two of the Sox' games over the remainder of the season -- and after the workout, pronounced himself healthy and able to participate in baseball activities without restrictions.

 

"I’ve taken groundballs, turned double plays, run the bases, I’ve done everything. I’m ready to go," said Pedroia. "My foot is repaired. There is a screw in there holding it together. It’s a ton better. I feel great. there’s not going to be any setbacks or anything like that."

 

Pedroia started his rehab almost immediately after flying home to Arizona on Oct...

02/11/2011 - 1:59pm
MacMullan on D&H: Allen no coach's dream

Basketball Hall of Fame writer Jackie MacMullan joined the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the Celtics and NBA news. While Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half to spark a Lakers comeback Thursday night, MacMullan attributed most of the blame for the Celtics' loss on their sudden lack of depth at center.

 

"That was the game in a nutshell," she said. "Their bigs just played really, really well, crushed them on the boards, made things happen in the paint. We know Kobe can turn it on, as he did in the second half. And we all knew when he had three points at halftime that it wouldn't end that way. But to me, it really was about what went on in the paint last night."

 

Ray Allen broke the NBA record for career 3-pointers Thursday night. MacMullan noted that despite the lofty praise, Allen has not always been the most coachable player. Said MacMullan: "It was...

02/11/2011 - 12:41pm
Seguin a healthy scratch again
By: DJ Bean

Bruins coach Claude Julien said that the team will be going with the same lineup Friday against the Red Wings as they had in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Canadiens. That means that as far as rookies go, Zach Hamill and Jordan Caron are in and second overall pick Tyler Seguin is out. 

 

It will be the second consecutive game Seguin has been a healthy scratch, and technically the third time this season. He was scratched twice in December, one of which was the result of flu-like symptoms. 

 

In 51 games this season, Seguin has eight goals and nine assists for 17 points and a plus-1 rating. He has averaged 12:18 of ice time, though he has played less than 10 minutes of the last four games.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins

 

 


02/11/2011 - 11:17am
Schefter on D&C: 'Everything is on hold'

Adam Schefter of ESPN made his final regularly scheduled appearance of the season on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. He talked about the collective bargaining agreement, Logan Mankins and the draft.

 

Schefter started by talking about the one thing that is sure to dominate any and all NFL discussions for the next few months — the CBA. “There will be no offseason because, essentially, there can be no free agent signings, there can be no comings and goings and there cannot be any trades until there’s a new CBA,” Schefter said.

 

“I don’t mean to bum you out, but really, everything is on hold until then. We’re going to have the combine at the end of this month and the draft in April, but short of that, there’s nothing.”

 

The guys asked Schefter when he thinks a new deal will be reached. “Everybody wants to know an answer to that, and...

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