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11/14/2011 - 3:16pm
NBPA rejects offer, will file antitrust suit

The National Basketball Players Association announced on Monday that they have rejected the latest offer from the NBA and will disclaim as a union, a move that will make the NBPA a trade association and lead to an antitrust lawsuit. "The collective bargaining process completely broke down," union chief Billy Hunter said.

By disclaiming, the union has bypassed the decertification process that normally can take up two two months. "This is where it stops for us as a union," NBPA president Derek Fisher said.

The NBPA has hired attorney David Boies who represented the NFL in their anitrust suit against the NFLPA. Boies will work with union attorney Jeffrey Kessler and Hunter said could be filed in the next few days.

NBA commissioner David Stern fired back at the union, calling it their move "a negotiating tactic," and saying the players, "have been badly misled."

He added, "Obviously, Mr....

11/14/2011 - 1:54pm
Haynesworth: No 'rhythm' with Pats

Patriots castoff Albert Haynesworth debuted with the Buccaneers Sunday and started on the defensive line, making five tackles and blocking an extra point in his team's 37-9 loss to the Texans. After the game, Haynesworth talked about his transition from New England to Tampa.

"I was a little bit tired, but that was the most plays I've played all year," he told the Tampa media. "When I was in New England, it was hard. You play like three or four plays and then you sit for a quarter. It was hard to get into a rhythm."

Sunday was not all positive for Haynesworth, who made three tackles in six games with the Patriots. He had one penalty (a neutral zone infraction) and his team was routed. Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris said he'll need more time to analyze Haynesworth's first performance.


11/14/2011 - 1:50pm
Seguin named first star of week
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has been named the NHL's first star for the past week. Seguin had four goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating over three games last week. 

"It's pretty cool," Seguin said after Monday's practice. "Obviously it's never happened to me before, so I feel pretty good about it." 

Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard and Chicago forward Jonathan Toews were named the second and third stars, respectively. 

For more on the Bruins, visit

11/14/2011 - 1:37pm
Lucic surprised Miller has concussion
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic expressed surprise over the news that Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller suffered a concussion on Lucic's hit on the goaltender Saturday night. Lucic said after Monday's practice that his confusion comes from the fact that though Miller's mask came off, contact was not made with his head.

"I've looked at the hit 100 times because he said he got a concussion. I looked at it, and his shoulder hit my chest, so there was no hit to his head. His helmet came flying off, but his head didn't hit the ice," Lucic said. "Later on in that period, one of their guys lifted [Tyler Seguin]'s stick and threw him into the net as well, so who knows what it was? It was obviously unfortunate to hear that he got hurt on the play."

Lucic also pointed to the fact that Miller stayed in the game after the first-period play and played the entire second period. Players are required to leave the ice and go to a designated...

11/14/2011 - 1:15pm
BC's Kuechly ACC LB of Week again

Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly was named ACC Linebacker of the Week Monday for his 18-tackle performance in Saturday's 14-10 victory over NC State. Kuechly made nine tackles in a 13-minute span of the fourth quarter despite suffering a bruised right elbow that forced him to miss a few plays in the third quarter. It's the third time this season Kuechly has received the honor.

Kuechly has made 10 or more tackles in 32 consecutive games, tops in the nation, and he became the fifth player in ACC history with 500 career tackles. He is six tackles short of the conference record held by Bubba Brown, who played for Clemson in the late 1970s.

For more BC news, visit The BC Blog.

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