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03/17/2010 - 6:52am
Mock Draft: Sapp projected for Pats

In the fifth installment of WEEI.com's NFL mock draft, contributor D.J. Bean has slotted Clemson defensive end/outside linebacker Ricky Sapp as the player the Patriots are projected to land with the 22nd overall pick. Bean writes of Sapp: "Nothing has changed since Sapp turned in one of the better defensive performances at the combine, yet mock drafts have slowly been pushing him down toward the second round, a classic case of reader beware. If teams were high on Sapp back then, there is no way they are lower on him now. His knee is good and he has great speed for his size. The Patriots also had a private workout with Sapp on Tuesday." The current list also has somewhat of a shakeup in the draft's top five spots. To see the entire mock draft, go to the It Is What It Is blog by clicking here.


03/17/2010 - 6:40am
Mashup: NHL fast-tracks new rule

The NHL is trying to adopt a rule barring blindside hits to the head — such as the one that knocked out Bruins center Marc Savard — before the end of this season, instead of waiting until the offseason, as initially indicated at last week's general managers meetings. Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


03/16/2010 - 9:25pm
Patriots work out pair from BYU

WEEI.com has confirmed via league sources that the Patriots held workouts Tuesday with a pair of BYU players, fullback Manase Tonga and tight end Dennis Pitta. A 6-foot, 238-pounder, Tonga gained 166 yards on 40 rush attempts (3.7 yards per carry), as well as 271 yards receiving on 30 receptions as a senior. Pitta, a consensus All-American tight end, is 6-foot-5 and 247 pounds, and was a finalist for the prestigious John Mackey Award, given to the nation's premier tight end. As a senior, he caught 62 passes for a team-leading 829 yards on the season, including eight touchdown passes. The news was originally reported by the National Football Post. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


03/16/2010 - 8:26pm
B's blow by Hurricanes

Michael Ryder and Patrice Bergeron each scored their 16th goals of the season and Mark Recchi moved into a tie for 22nd on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list with his 560th career goal as the Bruins ended their season-long seven-game road trip with a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh on Tuesday night. Bergeron had to be helped from the ice with just under three minutes left after taking a Mark Stuart slap shot to the inside of the right knee. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog


03/16/2010 - 8:05pm
UConn edges NU in NIT

UConn survived a major scare from visiting Northeastern but held on to win 59-57 in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament Tuesday night. Matt Janning led Northeastern with 17 points, while UConn's Jerome Dyson had a game-high 18 points. Late in the contest, fifth-seeded NU pushed out to a six-point lead (54-48) when Chaisson Allen hit 1-of-2 free throws, but fourth-seeded UConn went on an 11-3 run to take command. A late 3-point attempt from Northeastern's Baptiste Bataille was off the mark at the buzzer, ending the upset bid. For more, click here.


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