From Comcast SportsNetBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Manti Te'o told USA Today on Monday that he doesn't believe the online hoax that fooled him will affect his stock in the upcoming NFL draft.The former Notre Dame linebacker also said he has shut down his Twitter account and isn't sure if he will ever use social media again.Te'o has only granted a couple of interviews since he acknowledged falling in love with a nonexistent woman invented by another man who insists the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy was unaware of the scam during the online relationship.The NFL combine begins Wednesday in Indianapolis, and Te'o is certain to face a lot of questions from teams wanting to know more about how he was drawn into the bizarre hoax that made national headlines."I have to just go out there and perform and all that other stuff is behind me," he told USA Today. "What I did on the field is what I did on the field. I don't think what I did with this whole situation, I don't understand how it takes away from what I did on the field."As far as my stock dropping or rising, that's not up to me. The only thing I have to do is just do well, run fast, just be myself, be quick."Te'o, who has been training in Florida, also told the newspaper he isn't dating anyone and remains the same person he was before he found out about the scam."My trust in people is the same," he said. "I'm just more cautious."
Phil Perry joins SNC to discuss news that Tom Brady has traveled with the team to play against the Giants, and whether it is a bad move by the Patriots to give him playing time.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while excited for Season 2 of Stranger Things now that it’s official.
*An interesting look at Jack Eichel’s perspective during the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes as it seems like he took the hands off approach toward the end.
* On this date in NHL history a classy, legendary Hall of Famer, was born in late Habs forward Jean Beliveau.
* The USA Today has a list of 10 players that could change the fates of their respective teams this season, and there wasn’t a Bruins player among them.
* Former Bruins winger Blake Wheeler has been named captain of the Winnipeg Jets in a move that makes all the sense in the world. He’s really developed into a terrific player since being traded from Boston.
* PK Subban will visit a Montreal children’s hospital to give an update on his pledge to give a big helping hand.
* Resident NHL cheap shot artist Raffi Torres will be getting a tryout with the Carolina Hurricanes, but he’s one type of player that the league can do without these days.
* The Hockey News lists young center Matthew Barzal as a player that could make or break the season for the Islanders. That’s the same Barzal that the Bruins skipped two years ago to draft Zach Senyshyn in the first round, for those that are keeping score.
* For something completely different: Stranger Things season 2 details? Ummm, yes please.
BOSTON - Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 8-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park:
"After we got him an inning (Tuesday) night because he hadn't pitched in six days, we were not going to with the quick turnaround and get four outs from him,'' - John Farrell on whether Craig Kimbrel was available for the eighth inning.
"Taking three weeks off in the middle of the season is not easy for anybody. And the biggest thing with my shoulder is just trusting that it's strong and healthy.'' - Steven Wright on his struggles since coming off the DL.
"In a situation like that, you know they're going to try to get you to roll over on a double play. That's his job. For me, (my job) is to see the ball deep and put a good swing on it.'' - Aaron Hill, who had been 0-for-20 before singling home the go-ahead run in the eighth.
* The win was the Red Sox' 29th come-from-behind win of the year.
* The Sox improved to 13-3 against left-handed starters
* Hanley Ramirez became just the third Red Sox hitter since 1930 to erase a three-run deficit with a two-out grand slam
* Ramirez has knocked in 33 runs in his last 28 Fenway games.
* Dustin Pedroia enjoyed his fourth game with three or more hits in his last five games.
* Pedroia is 18 for his last 24 at Fenway.
* Jackie Bradley has a .941 OPS at home this season.
* Mookie Betts has reached safely in each of his last 19 games.
* Betts has 11 outfield assists this year and three have come against Tampa Bay
* Each one of Xander Bogaerts' last nine homers have come with two strikes.
1) Hanley Ramirez
Trailing 4-1, the Red Sox got a grand slam from Ramirez to give them their first lead of the game in the fifth. He later walked and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth.
2) Jackie Bradley Jr.
Bradley had been scuffling and dropped back down to the No. 9 spot in the lineup, but broke out with a single, homer, double and two RBI.
3) Aaron Hill
Hill played a fine game at third defensively, and snapped an 0-for-20 skid with an opposite-field, run-scoring single to snap a 6-6 tie.