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04/19/2011 - 7:07pm
Patriots 2011 schedule released

Here's the Patriots regular-season schedule for 2011:

Mon. Sept. 12 at Miami, 7 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 18 vs. San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 25. at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 2 at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 9 vs. N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 16 vs. Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
BYE WEEK
Sun. Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 6 vs. N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 13 at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 21 vs. Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 27 at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 4 vs. Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 at Washington, 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 18 at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 24 vs. Miami, 1 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 1 vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


04/19/2011 - 6:15pm
Lineup: Lowrie leading off, Ellsbury sits out

The red-hot Jed Lowrie will get the nod in the leadoff spot for the Red Sox in Oakland Tuesday night with left-hander Brett Anderson taking the hill for the A's. Also of note is Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew getting the night off, with Darnell McDonald getting the start in center field, with Mike Cameron playing right field.

Among players in the Red Sox' starting lineup, Jarrod Saltalamacchia (0-for-10) and Kevin Youkilis (2-for-10) have the most at-bats against Anderson. Ellsbury is 0-for-9 against the lefty.

The following is the Red Sox' lineup:

Jed Lowrie SS

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 1B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Cameron RF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Darnell McDonald CF

John Lackey P

For more Red Sox coverage, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


04/19/2011 - 5:40pm
Billups to miss Game 2 with knee injury

Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups was officially ruled out of Game 2 against the Celtics and will be evaluated when the team returns to New York. "I don't know about [Game 3 on Friday]," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's day to day." Billups strained his left knee late in Game 1 when he collided with Jermaine O'Neal. He missed practice on Monday.

Toney Douglas will start in his place. "It's not something you like, but I've got a lot of confidence in Toney," D'Antoni said. "The game plan won't change a lot."

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


04/19/2011 - 5:20pm
Patriots schedule starting to leak out

Even though the Patriots' schedule won't be officially released until tonight at 7, there are some early leaks. The first one comes from the New York Daily News, which reports that the Patriots and Jets will play at Gillette Stadium in Week 5. The second comes from the Newark Star-Ledger, which is reporting that the Patriots will host the Giants in Week 9 — specifically, Nov. 6 at 4:15 p.m. That would eliminate two of the eight home games, with the other six (Miami, Buffalo, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City and San Diego) set to come later tonight.

(UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: The Patriots have announced via their Twitter feed that they will open the 2011 season on the road.)

For more updates, check out weei.com/patriots.


04/19/2011 - 4:54pm
Julien: Momentum is overrated
By: DJ Bean

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- After dropping the first two games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at home to the Canadiens, the B's finally got their first postseason win Monday night in Montreal. Now trailing, 2-1, in the series, the B's have a chance to tie the series Thursday and return home with short-term memory on their side.

Speaking Tuesday at Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, coach Claude Julien noted that he doesn't believe much in momentum, saying he wasn’t concerned about the Habs grabbing momentum in the first two games at TD Garden more than he was about getting the team’s first win of the postseason. 

“The thing is, we felt that we needed to win yesterday,” Julien said Tuesday at Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center. “We never talked about them having momentum, we just needed to play better. That’s the way I see it as well. Everybody might see it differently. I’m not a big guy...

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