Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was fined 7,500 by the league for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty incurred during New England's 37-16 win over the Jets Sunday.
He was whistled in the third-quarter after a touchdown ball-spike. It's a signature move for Gronkowski, but officials thought the spike happened too close to where Jets cornerback Donald Strickland was laid out in the end zone.
The tight end wasn't exactly rueful in retrospect. "I'm going to make my spikes bigger," he told ESPN.com earlier in the week. We'll see if his tune changes in the wake of Friday's fine.
Elsewhere on the roster, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork got off scot-free for Sunday's unnecessary roughness call.
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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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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