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08/23/2010 - 11:54am
Belichick: I haven't seen 'Hard Knocks'

FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday afternoon he has yet to see an episode of this season’s edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

Belichick went out of his way to applaud the work of NFL Films, which produces the show, saying “nobody does it better than” NFL Films when it comes to riveting TV. But he hasn’t seen this season, which features Rex Ryan and the Pats' division rivals, the Jets.

“I’ve missed it,” Belichick said.

According to Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, the Patriots have been approached in the past, and Belichick didn’t dismiss the idea when he was asked about it on Monday.

“Have I been approached? I’ve had a lot of offers,” Belichick said with a smile. “I think everything NFL Films does is worth watching. Nobody does it better than they do in terms of making football interesting. ... If NFL...

08/23/2010 - 11:23am
BC's Larmond out for season

Boston College wide receiver Colin Larmond Jr. suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice Saturday, the school announced. Larmond, a junior from Whippany, N.J., was the Eagles' top returning receiver, with 29 receptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns last season. He led the 2009 team in yards per catch (20.6) and finished second in receptions (29), yards (596), touchdowns (5) and average per game (45.8).

 

For more BC news, check The BC Blog.


08/23/2010 - 10:41am
Agent: 'No rush' on Chara extension
By: DJ Bean

As the Bruins look to sort out their cap mess for the coming season, it appears they may be less focused at the moment on extending their captain in Zdeno Chara, who is set to be a free agent at season's end.

 

Chara signed a five-year, $37.5 million deal as a free agent with the Bruins in 2006 and has been a key member of the team since, contributing as both the team’s top defenseman and its captain. Though there have been points at which Chara’s camp and the Bruins have touched lightly on the possibility of an extension, nothing has progressed past the preliminary stage.

 

Chara’s agent, Matt Keator, told WEEI.com that he and Chara are taking a “wait and see” approach, and that there’s “no rush now at all.”

 

Chara is the team’s highest-paid player and, at $7.5 million, has a cap hit that’s more than $4 million higher than any other defenseman...

08/23/2010 - 9:15am
Humbled Walker draws interest from NBA

Former Celtic Antoine Walker is a humbled man, changed by years of mistakes that he acknowledges led to his downfall, according to his uncle, former Red Sox infielder Chico Walker. WEEI.com's Jessica Camerato has the story of how Antoine is trying to work his way back to the NBA, which includes losing 18-25 pounds. Chico Walker claims that 4-6 teams have shown interest in the former All-Star forward, although Boston is not one of those clubs. The 12-year veteran had two stints in Boston before flaming out of the NBA in 2008 and suffering through financial and legal problems.

 

"He knows in order for him to get back in good graces, even with the fans, he has to walk that straight and narrow," Chico Walker said. "Fans in Boston have always been great to him, and that’s what he has to realize."

 

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08/23/2010 - 6:53am
Mashup: Emotional farewell for Piniella

Lou Piniella made an emotional farewell to baseball Sunday, managing his final game with the Cubs as he leaves early to tend to his ailing mother. Around the web, the previaling opinion is that baseball will miss the fiery and controversial Piniella. For more on that story, plus other news, videos, trivia and more, check out Monday's Morning Mashup.


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