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12/30/2011 - 1:28pm
Brady at practice, Mankins, Vollmer miss

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was on hand Friday for the start of practice for a second straight day after being listed on Thursday's injury report as limited with a left shoulder ailment. 

The team practiced in sweats and shells inside Gillette Stadium with only Logan Mankins (left knee) and Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) missing practice for a third straight day. 

The team will hold their weekly pregame walkthrough on Saturday before hosting the Bills Sunday at Gillette in the regular season finale at 1 p.m. ET. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots the blog It Is What It Is


12/30/2011 - 12:58pm
Pierce on Twitter: 'I'm close'

Celtics captain Paul Pierce hinted that his return could come as soon as Friday night's home opener against the Pistons, tweeting on Thursday night, "I'm close very very close very."

Pierce has not played in any of the C's three games during their 0-3 start due to a heel injury suffered in training camp. Sasha Pavlovic has started in his place.

For more on the Celtics, visit www.weei.com/celtics.


12/30/2011 - 12:44pm
Belichick on Brady health: 'Play quarterback'

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was pressed several times at the beginning and end of his Friday news conference about the health of Tom Brady. He would not elaborate on his health and did not mentioned the injured left shoulder.

At the beginning, Belichick was asked what Brady was able to do on Thursday, after being given Wednesday off for "non injury related" issues.

"Play quarterback," Belichick answered. 

Pressed toward the end of the 16-minute session about the level of confidence Belichick and the staff have in Brady's ability to perform with an injured left shoulder, Belichick elaborated.

"Anybody we put out on the field, I have confidence in or we wouldn't put him out there," Belichick said. "So if they're out there, we have confidence in him. If they're not out there, there is either another player ahead of him or we're not confident they can go out there [healthy]. It's as...

12/30/2011 - 11:30am
Garnett to buy share in Italian soccer club

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will become a limited shareholder in the Roma soccer club of Italy's Serie A, according to an Associated Press report. James Pallotta, a Celtics minority shareholder, bought the soccer team in August along with three other Boston executives and offered a share to Garnett.

Another Roma owner is Thomas DiBenedetto, who is a limited partner in Fenway Sports Group, owner of the Red Sox and the Liverpool soccer club in England. Fenway Sports Group sold a share of Liverpool to Heat star LeBron James earlier this year.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


12/30/2011 - 8:53am
Mashup: Giants' Jacobs rips Cowboys fans

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has directed his anger at Cowboys fans instead of players heading into Sunday's NFC East championship-deciding game.

"It's their fans," he said. "Some of their fans are loud, obnoxious and just bad. Just everywhere you go, you’ve got them Dallas fans running their mouth about Dallas. They keep going. It’s not really the team and the star and all that. They’re just like any other team in the National Football League if you ask me. But their fans are the ones that have me really just feeling the way I feel.”

Jacobs even ranks Cowboys fans as worse than the notoriously bad Philadelphia fans.

Yeah, they are [worse],” Jacobs said. “I’m not talking about being actually at the game and doing the type of stuff they do in Philly. I’m just talking about in everyday life. Cowboys fans get on my nerves.”

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