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10/01/2011 - 8:05pm
Haynesworth among 3 now out for Sunday

The Patriots announced Saturday night that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (back) and cornerbacks Leigh Bodden (groin) and Ras-I Dowling (hip) have officially been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. That trio joins tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back), and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion), who were officially scratched from the lineup before the team took off Friday afternoon for the West Coast. For more on the Patriots, check out weei.com/patriots.


10/01/2011 - 6:55pm
'Huge gaps' remain in NBA labor meetings

After meetings that lasted Friday and most of the day Saturday, the NBA and the players association have adjourned with no deal, but plan to continue talks in small groups on Monday and larger groups on Tuesday. There had been some optimism after several star players attended Friday's meetings and commissioner David Stern said the league would triple its revenue sharing pool and quadruple it by the third year of a new collective bargaining agreement.

However, two main sticking points remain: the revenue split and the cap system. The players have reportedly offered to move from their previous 57 to 53 percent, while the owners are said to be asking for around 46 percent. Each percentage point is worth about $40 million. "Huge gaps," remain between the two sides according to NBPA president Derek Fisher after seven hours of talks on Saturday.

"We're not near anything," Stern told reporters. "But wherever that is...

10/01/2011 - 5:50pm
Report: Sox may allow Theo to talk to Cubs

According to a Tweet from the New York Post's Joel Sherman, there is a growing sentiment that the Red Sox may allow general manager Theo Epstein to talk to the Cubs about their vacant GM position.

Wrote Sherman on Twitter: 'I am shocked, but in last 36 hrs every exec talk to says believe #Redsox will give permssion and Theo will go to #Cubs to be GM'

During the Sox' press conference Friday night, the team's ownership group addressed the subject of the Cubs and Epstein, who still has one year remaining on his current contract.

"We're not prepared to answer that question here," said Red Sox president Larry Lucchino. "This is a press conference about the contributions that Tito [Francona] has made to this franchise. Besides, Theo is under contract with us, so it is an issue that has not been addressed or discussed."

Sox chairman Tom Werner than added, "I...

10/01/2011 - 4:56pm
Patriots sign OL Welch, release S Ventrone

The Patriots announced Saturday that have signed offensive lineman Thomas Welch from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and released safety Ross Ventrone. Welch was signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on September 12 prior to the season-opener at Miami and saw his first NFL action against the Dolphins. He was released from the 53-man roster on September 14 and signed to the practice squad on September 15. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


10/01/2011 - 3:42pm
BC's Harris sets rushing mark in loss

CHESTNUT HILL -- Montel Harris rushed 22 times for 108 yards and became the all-time leading rusher in Boston College history but the Eagles could not overcome a 15-point second-half deficit in a 27-19 loss to Wake Forest Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. Harris now has 3,735 yards, setting the new record on a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter that preceded BC's first touchdown. 

In his second game back, tailback Harris looked strong despite not finding the end zone. His only miscue was a costly one as he fumbled at the Wake Forest 10-yard line midway through the third as BC was driving. Quarterback Chase Rettig completed 23-of-47 passes for 188 yards, one touchdown and one interception. 

Two weeks after he missed a potential game-winning 23-yard field as time expired against Duke, Eagles kicker Nate Freese was outstanding. He converted all three field goal attempts, including a career long 52-yard boot with eight seconds left in the...

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