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10/22/2009 - 6:36pm
Recchi appointed to NHLPA committee

Bruins forward Mark Recchi has been one of the players vocal about the process behind the dispatching of NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly last summer, according to a TSN report, and now he'll be a member of a four-player committee set to conduct an investigation of the union's internal operations. In addition to the 41-year-old Recchi, the player reps voted by a 25-5 margin to conduct an internal investigation of the Kelly firing and the B's forward will be joined by Chris Chelios, Rob Blake and Nicklas Lidstrom on the investigative committee. The four-player committee include interviews with current PA employees, discussions with former PA executives Paul Kelly and Glenn Healy, plus the possibility of an extensive look at email correspondence over the past several months. 


10/22/2009 - 3:51pm
Wakefield: 'Everything was awesome'

Speaking on a conference call, Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield said "everything was awesome" regarding Wednesday's surgery on his herniated disc in his back and that he plans on beginning his usual preparation for the 2010 season in 4-6 weeks.

Wakefield reiterated that he is still setting the goal of winning 200 career games, while also setting the mark for most victories by a Red Sox' pitcher, currently owned by Roger Clemens and Cy Young (192), which he is shy of 17 of tying. The 43-year-old said that he had no regrets on how he or the team handled the injury, which limited Wakefield to four starts after the All-Star break. Wakefield also said that his arm felt fresher, even before the injury, than the last few seasons.

 

It was assumed that if the surgery went well...

10/22/2009 - 3:01pm
Isiah hits back at Magic, Bird

Isiah Thomas responded to criticism from his longtime friend Magic Johnson by lashing out at the Lakers legend in a story today on SportsIllustrated.com. Johnson and Larry Bird contributed to a book by Jackie MacMullan, "When The Game Was Ours," which is due out Nov. 4. In the book, Johnson accuses Thomas of questioning his sexuality after Johnson was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1991. Johnson also confirms that Thomas was not well-liked by other NBA stars.

 

Thomas fired back at Johnson and defended himself in today's story. He also accuses Johnson of duplicitous behavior in his friendship with Bird.

 

"Let's be real. I'm not going to say the things Magic said in private about Larry, but I do know the public stance he's taken [in becoming Bird's friend]," Thomas told SI.com. "I know that's not how he felt about Larry Bird. Magic hated Larry, and he tried to make other people hate Larry. Magic...

10/22/2009 - 3:01pm
Bucs Injury Report for Thursday

Bucs Injury Report
Limited Participation

RB Clifton Smith (concussion)
CB Aqib Talib (hamstring)

Full Participation
DT Chris Hovan (ankle)
WR Michael Clayton (hamstring)
LB Barrett Ruud (elbow)
DT Ryan Sims (hand)


10/22/2009 - 2:58pm
Patriots Injury Report for Thursday

Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Participate

CB Darius Butler (ankle)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
T Matt Light (knee)
RB Sammy Morris (knee)
RB Fred Taylor (ankle)

Limited Participation
G Stephen Neal (not injury related)
S James Sanders (shoulder)
DB Shawn Springs (knee)
S Brandon Meriweather (foot)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
DE Jarvis Green (knee)
OT Nick Kaczur (ankle)
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
WR Randy Moss (shoulder)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
DT Vince Wilfork (ankle)


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