Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, in an interview with ESPN, said that the histrionics surrounding the Red Sox have become so overwhelming that he is unsure whether he wants to return to the team with whom he has spent the last nine seasons. With revelations about the Sox' dysfunctional clubhouse culture mounting, the decision for Terry Francona to leave after eight years as Sox manager and GM Theo Epstein likely following him out the door, Ortiz -- a free agent this offseason -- said that his desire to return to the Sox has diminished.
"There's too much drama, man," Ortiz said in the interview. "There's too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don't know if I want to be part of this drama for next year."
Ortiz, 35, hit .309 with a .398 OBP, .554 slugging mark, .953 OPS, 29 homers and 96 RBI in 146 games in 2011. Now, for the first time since he signed with the Sox prior to the 2003 season. And...
FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who is in the final year of a five-year, $18 million deal he signed with New England in 2007, said Wednesday he wants to stay with the Patriots.
“Well, of course I want to stay here,” Welker said in a conference call with Dallas media. “But as of right now, I don’t really think about it. I just try to focus on this year and everything I can do to help the team this year.”
Welker, who was acquired by the Patriots from Miami prior to the start of the 2007 season, has caught more passes than any other receiver in the NFL in that time. He said Wednesday that he wouldn’t be the receiver he is without quarterback Tom Brady.
“There’s no question. There’s no way I would,” Welker said. ”I think in my time in Miami I went through four or five quarterbacks and didn’t play as much. Being here, with Tom, in this...
The Bruins saw their record fall to 1-3-0 on the season Wednesday night when they fell to the Hurricanes, 3-2, at RBC center.
Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand scored for the B's, while Carolina got tallies from Joni Pitkanen, Anthony Stewart and Jiri Tlusty.
Pitkanen opened the scoring 42 seconds into the second period when he beat Tim Thomas from the faceoff circle on a power play. Stewart made it 2-0 3:42 into the third period before the 19-year-old Bruins center got the B's on the board. Seguin scored his first goal of the season when he took a quick pass from Nathan Horton in the neutral zone and beat Cam Ward glove-side with a nearly impossible angle wrist shot from the right side. The assist was Horton's first point of the 2011-12 campaign. The Hurricanes made it 3-1 when Jordan Caron couldn't control a puck in front of Thomas' net and Tlusty beat the Bruins' netminder for his first goal of the season. Marchand brought the Bruins back...
The bulk of the 2012 Patriots' schedule had been known because of the schedule rotation, but the entire home-and-away portions of the schedule were finalized on Wednesday:
Home: San Francisco, Buffalo, Arizona, Indianapolis, Miami, New York Jets, Houston, one AFC West team (based on 2011 final standings).
Away: Buffalo, Miami, Jacksonville, New York Jets, St. Louis, Seattle, Tennessee, one AFC North team (based on final standings).
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FOXBORO -- Linebacker Jerod Mayo (left knee), defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) and safety Josh Barrett (thumb/hamstring) all missed practice for the Patriots, who also had 10 players limited in their Wednesday afternoon session. Here's the complete practice report:
Did Not Practice
LB Jerod Mayo (left knee)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)
S Josh Barrett (thumb//hamstring)
CB Leigh Bodden (thumb)
S Sergio Brown (chest)
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
WR Julian Edelman (ankle)
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe)
DL Albert Haynesworth (back)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
WR Matthew Slater (ribs)
OL Sebastian Vollmer (back)
RB Danny Woodhead (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (hand)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
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