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09/08/2011 - 12:27pm
Haynesworth: 'Time for giant to awake'

FOXBORO -- A personable Albert Haynesworth said Thursday he can't wait to show that he's ready to return to his former status as one of the most feared defensive linemen in the NFL. 

He articulated his optimism in a seven-minute chat with reporters at his locker before Thursday's practice. "It's time for me, the sleeping giant, to awake and get back out there on the field and play football again," said Haynesworth, who acknowledged the skepticism in the media about his desire and determination to return to elite status as a nose tackle. "I read what you guys wrote, nothing personal, but I didn't do much in D.C. The scheme didn't fit me and that stuff. Now I can go out there and play get back to what I used to do."

Haynesworth, who was brought to New England in a July trade from Washington, said he has found a new comfort level in Foxboro. "For two years, I was kind of taken out of football a little bit, and now I'm...

09/08/2011 - 12:23pm
Sox holding drawing for playoff tickets

The Red Sox on Thursday announced that they will be holding a random drawing to purchase tickets for potential postseason games at Fenway Park. Registration for the drawing began at noon Thursday and runs until September 12.

Here is the press release from the Red Sox:

BOSTON, MA – Registration for a random drawing for the opportunity to purchase tickets for any 2011 Red Sox postseason games that may be played at Fenway Park begins Thursday, September 8, at 12 noon EDT.  Fans may register for the drawing online at www.redsox.com.

The random drawing for tickets to any American League Division Series games that may be played at Fenway Park will take place on Monday, September 12. Fans that are selected for the opportunity to purchase tickets for ALDS games will be notified via e-mail on or about Tuesday, September 13.  The e-mail will provide winners with...

09/08/2011 - 12:13pm
Marchand not thinking about sitting out camp
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Brad Marchand was a somewhat surprising attendee at the Bruins' first veterans practice Thursday at Ristuccia Arena. The 23-year-old winger still does not have a contract for the coming season, as negotiations between the team and restricted free agent continue. 

"I'm updated every day," Marchand said of where things stand between the Bruins and his agent, Wade Arnott. "Every day that something happens, I'm updated, so I'm very aware of what's going on, but [Arnott]'s doing everything."

Training camp is set to officially open a week from Saturday. Marchand doesn't know whether he will be under contract then, and though he technically could participate in camp without a deal, he would not indicate whether he plans to take the ice -- and therefore risk being injured without a contract -- or sit out.

"I'm not thinking that far ahead right now," he said. "It's just day to day,...

09/08/2011 - 10:25am
Pats tab McCourty, Mankins 4 others captains

FOXBORO -- In a vote among players, Devin McCourty has earned a place as a captain on the 2011 Patriots in just his second NFL season. 

The players voted the second-year corner as one of six team captains and one of three on defense, joining Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo. On the offensive side, Tom Brady and Logan Mankins were voted in as captains while Matthew Slater was voted as a special teams captain. 

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


09/08/2011 - 8:00am
Mashup: Pats third on Forbes money list

Forbes magazine published its annual ranking of the most valuable franchises in the NFL. Based on 2010 evaluations, the Patriots are worth $1.4 billion and rank third behind the Cowboys ($1.85 billion) and Redskins ($1.55 billion).
The Cowboys are second in the world to only the English soccer team Manchester United, valued at $1.9 billion.

In other news, former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas did not hold back when criticizing Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio for his handling of the team's quarterback situation and alleged lack of trustworthiness. "If there was ever a head coach that needs to be punched in the face for not being truthful to his players, it has to be Jack Del Rio," Douglas said.

Wednesday's tragic plane crash in Russia claimed the lives of 36 members of the hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, but the team's goalie coach, Jorma Valtonen, was told to stay behind and work with the organization's youth team. "I don’t...

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