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10/31/2010 - 3:37pm
Shaq misses practice, is day to day

Shaquille O'Neal didn't practice Sunday and it is uncertain whether he'll be ready to play Tuesday when the Celtics play at Detroit. O'Neal banged his fibula against the leg of Amar'e Stoudemire in Friday's game against the Knicks. He limped back to the locker room and didn't return. "I always have a freak injury," he said Sunday. "We’ll be all right." O'Neal said that he hopes to practice Monday and that he is taking it day by day.


The Celtics did get good news when Jermaine O'Neal returned to practice after missing Friday's game with swelling in his knee. "It’s been rough to be honest," he said. "I’m not going to lie. I’m disappointed." 


If Shaq can't play Tuesday, Jermaine O'Neal would probably move into the starting lineup, Doc Rivers said. If they both can't play, Semih Erden would be next in line. Rivers would prefer to continue bringing Glen...

10/31/2010 - 3:13pm
Delonte West: 'Ready to move past that'

Delonte West spoke after practice Sunday about the fight between him and Von Wafer Friday afternoon. "It’s not that serious," he said. "We’ve moved past that. We’re competitive guys. I’m competitive, he’s competitive. As long as it’s for the betterment of the team there’s nothing wrong with healthy competition and pushing each other to get better. Things went a little too far at the same time we’re ready to move past that. We’re professionals and we’re on to something different." 


West disputed the initial report about the incident. "I read the reports and a lot of things were taken out of context," he said. "Facts were made up that were not true how things played out. Guys get into scuffles or whatever you want to call it. At the end of the day we’re like brothers in here. We’re competitive. We’ve got fiery guys in here. You...

10/31/2010 - 3:08pm
Pats inactives: Chung inactive, Branch plays

FOXBORO -- In a mild surprise, safety Pat Chung will be inactive for today's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chung suffered a bruised knee in last week's win over the San Diego Chargers. Meanwhile, Deion Branch, who suffered a mild hamstring strain and will play for the Patriots.


The inactive for the Patriots are: Chung, OL Mark LeVoir, DL Kyle Love, OL Rich Ohrnberger, S Jarrad Page, WR Taylor Price, WR Matthew Slater and RB Fred Taylor.


For the Vikings, cornerback Lito Sheppard will sit this one out. Their complete inactive list reads as follows: QB Joe Webb (3rd QB), WR Hank Baskett, S Tyrell Johnson, CB Lito Sheppard, RB Albert Young, LB Erin Henderson, G Chris DeGeare and DT Jimmy Kennedy.


For more, visit the Patriots team page at and the blog It...

10/31/2010 - 2:54pm
It's official: Favre starts

FOXBORO -- The Minnesota Vikings announced shortly before 3 p.m. ET that there would be no changes to their starting offense, meaning Brett Favre will take the field and start at quarterback as they take on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 


For complete coverage throughout the day, visit the Patriots page at and the blog, It Is What It Is

10/31/2010 - 11:00am
Report: Favre uncertain about health

ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that Brett Favre is uncertain that he will be able to make it through his Vikings' game against the Patriots Sunday afternoon. The Vikings' QB, who is battling an injured ankle, has said that he expects to making the start against the Pats, which would extend his streak of consecutive starts to 292 games. "My expectations are to play and play well enough for us to have a chance to win this game," Favre told Werder Saturday. For more on the Patriots, go to the team page at

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