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02/01/2010 - 1:48pm
Evans: Saints arrive in Miami

According to Heath Evans, the Saints have touched down in South Florida and begun prep work for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV against the Colts. In his exclusive Super Bowl blog for WEEI.com, the former Patriots fullback described the trip to Miami as "uneventful," and says New Orleans will go through what it calls a "ten-ten-ten" drill Monday afternoon in a workout at the University of Miami. For more updates, check out Evans' Super Bowl blog at It Is What It Is.
 


02/01/2010 - 1:37pm
Chiarelli: 'I'm not trading that pick'

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Monday afternoon and talked about the Bruins' January tailspin and prospects for a trade. Chiarelli said forget about the Bruins giving up the 2010 first-round pick they acquired from the Maple Leafs, because, "I'm not trading that pick." Added the GM: "Right now, the player that we can get with that pick is a tremendously impactful player that I think will provide returns in the very near future. ... There's some really good players, and right now the spot that we're in is a terrific player." Chiarelli also said: "I have had other conversations regarding everything else, whether it's from picks to players, [and] I'm all ears."

 

Chiarelli said the Bruins need to improve their mental outlook. "We're not confident now," he said. "I can see it. You look at that shootout the other night [vs. the Kings]. Guys...

02/01/2010 - 1:31pm
Jets' Revis blasts Moss again

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis took another shot at Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss over the weekend, telling ESPN that "sometimes [Moss] takes plays off. Sometimes he don't."

"Will he fight through tough coverage? Everybody knows Randy Moss," Revis said while at the Pro Bowl. "Sometimes he takes plays off. Sometimes he don't. That's his game now. He's still a great player, and he still manages to make plays."

Two weeks ago, in an interview with the NFL Network, Revis called Moss a "slouch." Over the weekend at the Pro Bowl, Revis added to it when someone asked about Moss' comments in the wake of a Week 2 battle, a Jets win in which Moss had four catches for 24 yards but said Revis had help from safety Kerry Rhodes.

"Just trying to cover it up because Randy Moss didn't have a great game," Revis said Sunday night. "You always see Randy Moss catching 160 yards...

02/01/2010 - 11:15am
Stuart out, Bruins recall McQuaid

WILMINGTON — Defenseman Mark Stuart was absent when Bruins took the ice for practice Monday morning, and the team recalled Adam McQuaid from AHL Providence on an emergency basis. McQuaid had just been assigned to Providence on Sunday. He skated in the P-Bruins' 6-0 victory over Springfield. The 23-year-old has played in eight games for Boston this season without registering a point. He had been a healthy scratch during the most recent Bruins games. There was no immediate indication as to Stuart's status. Defenseman Andrew Ference, who has been sidelined since Jan. 5 with a groin injury, also was participating in Monday's practice.


02/01/2010 - 9:48am
Thomsen on D&C: C's need change

Sports Illustrated NBA writer Ian Thomsen made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Celtics' recent struggles.

 

"They aren't themselves, and I'm talking about [Kevin] Garnett especially, and [Paul] Pierce a little bit, and even Ray Allen," Thomsen said. "They're just going to need to adjust the way they play, to try to make the best of it while they get through this transition. If they still think they can win a championship, they can't do it the way they are playing now. They have to sort of do a transitional style to get them to March and April with a chance to win it.

 

"Garnett needs to be more of a center right now," Thomsen added. "He's not himself. He's not beating guys down the floor in transition. [Lakers coach] Phil Jackson brought that up yesterday. He needs to be more that post-up guy, play a little bit more inside, they can play the ball...

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