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11/24/2011 - 8:17am
Canseco accepts Shaq's challenge to fight

Jose Canseco tweeted Wednesday that he accepts Shaquille O'Neal's challenge and would be willing to step in the boxing ring to face the 7-footer.

Shaq, recently retired from the Celtics, tweeted Nov. 12 after hearing about Canseco's scheduled fight with disgraced former major league Lenny Dykstra (Dykstra pulled out, then denied he ever agreed to it). Tweeted Shaq to UFC president Dana White: What up Dana white I wanna fight Jose conseco hook it up.

The former Red Sox slugger responded Wednesday night, also on Twitter: I accept shaqs challenge to fight him let's get it on. Shaq tell ur girlfriend Dana white to make Thu fight happen.


11/24/2011 - 8:11am
Gronkowski to spike puck at hockey game

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski accepted an offer from the American Hockey League's Worcester Sharks to spike a puck at center ice before a game. In return, the Sharks will pay Gronkowski $7,500, the amount he was fined by the NFL for spiking the ball in front of a Jets player on Nov. 13.

Gronkowski will make his appearance Feb. 13, when the Sharks take on the Providence Bruins at the DCU Center.

“The Sharks are really excited that Gronkowski took us up on our offer,” team president Michael A. Mudd said in a statement. “This is a win-win for everyone. Sharks fans are Patriots fans and I know that they will pack the house to root on Rob and the Sharks on February 24 at the DCU Center.”

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


11/24/2011 - 8:03am
Mashup: Wild sign 51-year-old backup goalie

The Wild were in a bind before Wednesday's game against the Predators when starting goalie Nicklas Backstrom had to leave the team to address a personal issue. They summoned Matt Hackett from their minor league team in Houston, but they weren't sure if his plane would arrive in time for him to serve as the backup to Josh Harding. So, they called Richard Deutsch, a 51-year-old who was a high school teammate of Wild assistant coach Mike Ramsey. Deutsch, a screen printer who plays in a local senior league, had some experience filling in for Wild goalies at practices on an emergency basis, even though he only starting playing the position at the age of 37 when his senior team was shorthanded at the position. Wednesday's experience was a little different than a practice, however.

"Practice is one thing," he said. "I have to tell you, the game faces are on, and I don’t see those very often. Usually it’s a practice, and we’re...

11/23/2011 - 10:33pm
Red Sox offer arbitration to Ortiz, Wheeler

The Red Sox offered salary arbitration to free agents David Ortiz and Dan Wheeler, while declining to offer it to free agent catcher Jason Varitek prior to a midnight deadline to make such an offer to free agents. In doing so, the Sox guaranteed that should either Ortiz or Wheeler sign with other teams, they will receive draft picks as compensation for their departures.

In the case of Ortiz, a Type A free agent who earned $12.5 million last year, the Sox will receive two draft picks should he sign with another team, one of which would have to come from the team that signed him. That could dampen the market for his services, as teams might be inclined to seek free agents (such as Josh Willingham, Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Beltran) who would require them only to commit money and not draft picks to them.

For Wheeler, a Type B, the Sox would receive one compensatory pick if he signs elsewhere. That pick would come from a supplemental pick in the...

11/23/2011 - 9:59pm
Poo for the road: Bruins win shootout
By: DJ Bean

 

Benoit Pouliot wasn't the Bruins' first choice in the shootout Wednesday night, but he proved to be the only one who could score as he extended the Bruins' winning streak to 10 games with a 4-3 victory over the Sabres Wednesday at First Niagara Center. 

Whether Pouliot would even play Wednesday was in question after he racked up six unnecessary penalty minutes Monday against Montreal, but after Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth, who entered the night undefeated in five shootouts, stopped Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron, Claude Julien went with Pouliot on what proved to be a game-winning decision. 

The Sabres were seeking vengeance after Milan Lucic's hit on Ryan Miller on Nov. 12 left the Buffalo goaltender concussed on a play that saw no response from his teammates. Paul Gaustad did his best at responding Wednesday, dropping the gloves on Lucic's first shift but falling to the Bruins' left wing...

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