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11/24/2011 - 10:42pm
Report: Jays wanted Buchholz for Farrell

According to a tweet from David Waldstein from the New York Times, the Blue Jays asked for Clay Buchholz as compensation if the Red Sox were going to hire away John Farrell to become their manager. FoxSports.com originally reported that the Red Sox had identified Farrell as a potential candidate for their managerial opening, but, as Ken Rosenthal wrote, "never considered it likely the Jays would engage in serious discussions about Farrell, and the conversations failed to progress."

The Red Sox are still currently considering three candidates -- Bobby Valentine, Gene Lamont and Torey Lovullo -- for their open manager job.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/24/2011 - 9:48pm
Eagles' Asomugha injures knee in practice

The Eagles' defensive secondary, already shorthanded because of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's ankle injury, might be missing another key weapon when the Patriots arrive for Sunday's game. On Thursday, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was taken off the practice field on a cart after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill. The Eagles said they would have no comment on the extent of the injury until Friday.

Asomugha, a three-time Pro Bowler in his first season in Philadelphia after signing as a free agent from the Raiders, leads the Eagles with three interceptions, including two in his last four games.

"It's a short-lived career, and to see a guy go down, you just hope it's not as severe as what you saw initially," cornerback Brandon Hughes said. "That's what we're hoping."

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11/24/2011 - 4:54pm
BC bows to St. Louis in 76 Classic

On Wednesday, the Boston College basketball team received a pep talk from Anaheim Angels manager Mike Scioscia. According to a tweet from BC coach Steve Donahue, Scioscia talked to the players about bouncing back from failure.

Coming off consecutive blowout losses to Holy Cross and UMass, BC apparently took Scoscia's words to heart. Although the Eagles lost Thursday in the opening round of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, they stayed in the game against a St. Louis team that is off to a strong start and expected to be one of the top teams in the Atlantic-10 Conference.

The young Eagles, after trailing by 15 points in the second half, closed to within seven points with 2:30 remaining before getting sloppy with the ball down the stretch and failing 62-51.

Kwamain Mitchell scored 20 points and Brian Conklin added 18 for the Billikens (4-0).

Matt Humphrey and Ryan Anderson scored 12 points apiece for BC (1-3).

The Eagles return to action...

11/24/2011 - 4:45pm
Branch among limited at Thursday practice

FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) as DNP on Thursday's injury report. Here's the complete rundown:

Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)

Limited Participation
WR Deion Branch (hip)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
G Brian Waters (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)

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11/24/2011 - 12:57pm
Pats place Tarpinian on IR, sign Underwood

FOXBORO -- The Patriots made several personnel moves on Thursday morning, adding wide receiver Tiquan Underwood to the 53-man roster and placing rookie linebacker Jeff Tarpinian on injured reserve with a head injury. In addition, it was announced that safety Ross Ventrone has been signed to the practice squad, while defensive back Josh Victorian was released from the practice squad.

Underwood, 24, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Jaguars who signed with the Patriots on Aug. 29 after being released by Jacksonville. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 3 and re-signed on Nov. 8 before being released again on Nov. 12.

Underwood, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (253rd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2009 draft out of Rutgers. After beginning his rookie season on the practice squad, he joined the 53-man roster and appeared in three games, mainly on special teams. Last season, he played in 10...

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