Speaking at a press conference on Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he would not intervene in negotiations between NFL owners and players.
“You’ve got owners, most of whom are worth close to $1 billion. You’ve got players who are making millions are dollars. My working assumption at a time when people are having to cut back, compromise and worry about making the mortgage and paying for their kids’ college education is that the two parties should be able to work it out without the President of the United States intervening,” he said.
“I’m a big football fan, but I also think for an industry that is making $9 billion a year in revenue, they can figure out how to divide it up in a sensible way and be true to their fans who are the ones who, obviously, allow for all of the money that they are making,” he continued. “My expectation and hope is that they will resolve it...
As has been well-documented, the Bruins are coming off a perfect six-game road trip as they enter Thursday night's bout with the Lightning at TD Garden. Much attention has been placed on the fact that the last time the team won all six of such a road-trip was in the 1972 Stanley Cup-winning season. Veteran forward Shawn Thornton said he doesn't see the need to get caught up in such comparisons.
"I don't look at it at all," Thornton said following Thursday's morning skate. "I honestly don't. It's purely a coincidence as far as I'm concerned."
In facing the Lightning, the B's will see a team they are currently tied with in points (81). They hold the tiebreaker because less of their wins have come in the shootout, but the winner of Thursday's game will take over second place in the Eastern Conference.
"We've got a six game thing going here, and it doesn...
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was the first netminder off the ice in Thursday's morning skate, indicating that he will be in goal vs. the Lightning at TD Garden.
Thomas last started on Saturday, earning his 28th victory of the season in a 3-1 win over the Canucks. Tuukka Rask has started the Bruins' last two games, picking up wins over the Oilers and Senators.
Thomas, 28-8-6 on the season, leads the NHL with a 1.97 goals against average and a .939 save percentage.
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Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday, a day after a 115-103 Celtics win over the Suns. Rivers was asked if his players -- in particular the key veterans -- understand that this is now a better offensive team following last Thursday's trade that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic.
"I think they do," Rivers said. "I think our guys knew that from the beginning. Listen, everyone was upset. But we talked to our players -- at least three or four of them -- before we made that deal. And they all thought it was a good move, but they all knew it would hurt if we did it. And it did."
Green played 17 minutes in the win Wednesday night, scoring six points. Rivers cautions that Green is adjusting to a new system and a return to the small forward spot after playing out of position in Oklahoma City, but...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Josh Beckett felt "really good" according to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who said the pitcher is slated to pitch a three-inning simulated game in the bullpen at City of Palms Park Friday afternoon. The plan is to have the starter make his next regularly scheduled start Tuesday.
Beckett has been recovering from a mild concussion after being hit in the head with a baseball during batting practice Monday. He had participated in long-toss Wednesday.
"He's going to have a normal day today. He feels really good," said Francona during his morning meeting with the media.
"I think we thought he was OK, but when you start talking about concussions and things like that … But he looked clear-eyed right from the beginning. I know he had that headache, but he never seemed cloudy or anything like that."
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