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01/25/2010 - 7:50pm
Glen Davis seeks new nickname

BOSTON -- Glen Davis wants a new nickname. After a rocky season, featuring incidents in which he broke his thumb in a fight and yelled obscenities at a fan, Davis is ready to move on from "Big Baby." The nickname represents the past, he said before the Celtics-Clippers game on Monday night, and he wants a change. "Call me 'Uno Uno!' Yeah, I like that," he exclaimed after a reporter suggest the new monniker. " 'Uno Uno,' that's my new name." For more, visit the Green Street blog.


01/25/2010 - 7:19pm
No offseason surgery for Brady

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, appearing at a charity event in which he presented a $30,000 check (raised with the assistance of Smartwater) to the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, told reporters that he looks forward to an offseason when he can follow a relatively normal conditioning program. The quarterback said that he will not require surgery on any of the injuries (which he termed "bumps and bruises") that he incurred during the season, including his right shoulder, right ring finger and ribs.

 

"I'm feeling good. I really am," Brady told reporters. "I'm excited I don't have to have surgery this offseason. A year ago at this time there were all these concerns about whether I was going to play this year. It's nice to be in an offseason where I really feel I can get started right away."


01/25/2010 - 6:20pm
Loretta retires, joins Padres

Former Red Sox second baseman Mark Loretta announced his retirement and will serve as a special assistant to the San Diego Padres' baseball operations staff. Loretta played for the Sox during the 2006 season, participating in 155 games and hitting .285, making the American League All-Star team. The 38-year-old finished his 15-year major league career with the Dodgers, appearing in 107 games for Los Angeles in the 2009 season. Loretta had wanted to return to the Red Sox following the '06 season, offering to take a one-year, $1 million deal from the team, but the Sox had committed to integrating Dustin Pedroia into the starting lineup. His last hit was a pinch-hit, walk-off single that won Game 2 of the Dodgers' National League Division Series over the Cardinals.


01/25/2010 - 5:05pm
Report: Pees headed to Ravens

According to a report from profootballtalk.com, former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees will become the new linebackers coach in Baltimore. Pees, who spent the last four seasons as the defensive coordinator in New England, did not return to the Patriots after his contract ran out at the end of the 2009 season. The Patriots have not announced a replacement for Pees. For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


01/25/2010 - 4:46pm
Wilfork: I want Pepper as DC

Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said he wants defensive line coach Pepper Johnson to become the teams' next defensive coordinator. In an interview with ESPNBoston.com, Wilfork said Johnson should be the one to succeed former defensive coordinator Dean Pees. "Playing under him, I want to see him as coordinator, I think he deserves it," Wilfork said. "He has all the tools to be one." Johnson and linebackers coach Matt Patricia — who has gotten similar support from some of the New England linebackers — figure to be the top two in-house candidates to replace Pees, whose contract ended at the end of the 2009 season. For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


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