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The importance of managers in Major League Baseball tends to be overhyped. There's only so much a manager can do to affect the outcome of a season, or even a game. And there's only so much difference between every manager in baseball. In other words, no…Share Tweet
Jeff Demps returning to trackJeff Demps, the former Florida running back who left football to focus on track and field, then signed with the Patriots after last year’s Olympics, is returning to track. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Demps has informed the Patriots that heShare TweetESPN.com Feb 26, 2013Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia returned to the mound for the first time since injuring his shoulder in the playoffs, getting through two scoreless innings Tuesday as St. Louis beat the Boston Red Sox 15-4.Share TweetThere has been a lot to talk about in the wake of the news that Tom Brady extended his contract with the Patriots, including some about what it means for Ryan Mallett that the Pats have secured their current starting quarterback through the 2017 season.…Share TweetBrandon Lloyd may be one-and-done in New England, and if he does leave the Patriots after just one year, it will be as much a result of off-field issues as his on-field production. Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots will probably …Share Tweet
Dempster gives Sox innings, professionalismThe Red Sox didn't just acquire an innings-eater back in December when they signed free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster, they also got a well-respected veteran who still has the same enthusiasm for the game he did five or 10 years ago.Share Tweet
Cruz's three-run double sparks CardinalsRyan Dempster looked strong in his debut with the Red Sox by firing two hitless innings, but the Cardinals' offense sprang to life after his departure and cruised to a 15-4 victory on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park.Share TweetBrady's contract basically has $57 million guaranteed, which puts him in line with other top QB contracts.Share TweetFailing to shake things up makes it harder for the Celtics to rebuild, even if the team continues to pull out gutsy wins.Share Tweet
Lowell the latest alum to lend helping handJust when you thought that Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield would complete the trio of recently retired players helping out at the Red Sox's camp, Mike Lowell emerged as a surprise guest instructor on Tuesday.Share TweetJoe Flacco's agent told USA Today Sports on Tuesday that Tom Brady's new deal with the Patriots will have "no impact" on his client's negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens.Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 26, 2013Are the Texans a perennial playoff threat, or is it now or never? Andrew Perloff assesses what went wrong after a dominant start to 2012, and how Houston can fix it.Share TweetRob Gronkowski was scheduled to be the NFL Network's red carpet correspondent for the Oscars, but mysteriously canceled on Friday. Busted Coverage's Gronkowski party photos, which are akin to the GPS tags conservationists use to track endangered species…Share Tweet
AFC East offseason Stock WatchESPN.com Feb 26, 2013Let's take a look at whose stock is up and whose stock is down in the AFC East. Rising 1. New England Patriots’ salary cap: Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady showed why he is a franchise player. Just weeks before free agency, Brady agreed to a bShare TweetThe Bills’ draft outlook hasn’t come into focus yet. The late rounds might provide a tight end for the Dolphins. A position-by-position breakdown of the Patriots. Crunching the combine numbers for a few potential Jets targets. The Ravens met with WestShare Tweet
Patriots offseason primer: After Ravens loss, expect a frenzyboston.com Feb 26, 2013Thanks to Tom Brady’s contract extension, the Patriots are armed with cap space in what should be a busy free agency period.Share Tweetgrantland.com Feb 26, 2013Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had surgery on his forearm last week to clean up an infection. These are the kinds of things that happen when your a...Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Brady's ImpactFeb 26Episode 277: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact of Tom Brady's contract extension. John Clayton breaks down Manti Te'o's performance at the NFL scouting combine. NFL32 crew discusses the transition from college to the pros.
Jeff Demps leaving New England PatriotsFeb 26Ian Rapoport has the latest on New England Patriots running back Jeff Demps leaving the team to return back to track and field.
Jeff Demps wants to keep running track and fieldFeb 26Ian Rapoport has the latest on New England Patriots running back Jeff Demps' plans to return to competing in track and field.
NFL Live OT: Perception Isn't RealityFeb 26Damien Woody and Brian Dawkins discuss Tom Brady's contract extension.