Welker back at practice, pleased for Hernandez

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Welker back at practice, pleased for Hernandez

FOXBORO -- Wes Welker returned to practice Monday after missing Friday night's game with the Bucs.The Patriots wide receiver was a focal point in the Patriots locker room prior to practice because of his inactivity and because teammate Aaron Hernandez got a contract extension. Welker had been hoping for an extension and instead got franchised. "It's good for him. I'm definitely happy for him," Welker said when asked about the Hernandez news."He's a great player and done a lot of great things for us. Good to have him here."

Asked about dealing with the uncertainty of his future beyond 2012, Welker answered, "I'm under contract, and I played out my last deal, and I'll play out this one and we'll see where we're at."Welker deferred to Bill Belichick when asked about his availability for Wednesday's preseason finale against the Giants, saying, "Just talk to coach on that."Belichick smiled and said Welker is "day-to-day."Welker expressed no reservations that he'll be ready for the opener September 9 in Nashville.
"Yeah, absolutely," he said. "I look forward to being out there with the team, and looking forward to 2012."

Bergeron ties it, Marchand wins it for Team Canada in World Cup final

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Bergeron ties it, Marchand wins it for Team Canada in World Cup final

Team Canada has the Boston Bruins -- two in particular -- to thank for a championship.

Patrice Bergeron tied the game on a power play at 17:07 of the third period, and Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left to win it as Canada defeated Team Europe, 2-1, Thursday night and won the World Cup of Hockey title.

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Extended podcast with David Ortiz on his career, PED's, the Marathon bombing and more

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Extended podcast with David Ortiz on his career, PED's, the Marathon bombing and more

David Ortiz offers thoughtful answers and insight in this interview with Sean McAdam touching on his beginning with the Red Sox, the Boston Marathon bombings, showing up on a PED list, his impact in the dugout, and more.

You can also see pieces of the interview on CSN Friday at 6:30pm on a special Arbella Early Edition with Gary Tanguay and Lou Merloni.

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