7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.
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The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with guest hosts Butch Stearns, Steve DeOssie and Fred Smerlas. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball player stricken with ALS who was the inspiration for the ice bucket challenge, became a father on Sunday. Frates’ wife, Julie, gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter they named Lucy.
Frates’ father, John, told WCVB-TV that the birth was “the perfect ending to the miracle month of August.”
“This is an awesome, awesome story that they have a baby girl,” Stearns said.
Added Stearns: “I don’t think any of us can imagine — there but for the grace of God go I with a disease like ALS, which, let’s be honest, is a death sentence. It’s just a matter of time. However, to me this story as it’s gone on is not about how Pete Frates and others are living with what is a death sentence. To me it’s about how they’re living. And this is the latest example.”
– A series of explicit photos appearing to show a nude Jennifer Lawrence hit the Internet as part of one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals ever. A hacker reportedly claims to have accessed cloud storage that contains photos from the phones and computers of celebrities including Kate Upton, Candice Swanepoel, Cat Deeley, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Rihanna.
“Why are they putting naked pictures of themselves in some cloud thing?” wondered Smerlas, adding: “What are you thinking about?”
Joked DeOssie: “Kim Kardashian actually hacked into the hackers to put hers there.”
“The story will fade out now, but it will be very interesting to see where Arthur T. takes this franchise now,” DeOssie said. “If he takes this and builds it into a bigger empire, more power to him. But if he takes this and all of a sudden in what has become a very competitive marketplace in New England now with places like Wegmans and Hannaford and Price Chopper and Stop & Shop and Shaw’s, now all of a sudden if he takes this and it goes south, where are all these people going to go?”
MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Rays, 1:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Phillies at Braves, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Brewers at Cubs, 2:15 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Tigers at Indians, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Miami at Louisville, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA playoffs: Fever at Sky, 4 p.m. (NBA TV)
Tennis: US Open, 11 a.m. (CBS), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Golf: Deutsche Bank Championship, 11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel), 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
AROUND THE WEB:
– Carol Vadnais, a defenseman for the Big, Bad Bruins of the early 1970s who was traded along with Phil Esposito to the rival Rangers in 1975, died Sunday of cancer, according to multiple reports out of Montreal. He was 68.
Vadnais, who played three full seasons and parts of two others in Boston as part of a 17-year NHL career, had been living in Laval, Quebec, since his retirement from hockey. He worked as a commercial and industrial real estate agent.
The Montreal native started his NHL career with the Canadiens in 1966. After playing 42 games over two seasons for his hometown team and winning a Stanley Cup in 1967-68, he was selected by the Oakland Seals in the 1968 expansion draft.
The Bruins acquired Vadnais late in the 1971-72 campaign — outbidding the Canadiens for the Seals captain — and he helped the Bobby Orr-led B’s win the Stanley Cup that season. A six-time All-Star, the speedy Vadnais had his most prolific season in 1974-75, scoring 18 goals with a career-high 56 assists.
He was sent to New York in the blockbuster deal early in the 1975-76 season that landed the Bruins Brad Park and Jean Ratelle. Vadnais went on to play seven seasons with the Rangers and one with the Devils. He finished his career in 1983 having played 1,087 regular-season games and recording 169 goals and 418 assists. He had 10 goals and 40 assists in 106 playoff games.
Vadnais served as an assistant coach for the Rangers for two seasons immediately following the end of his playing days. He then coached one year for the Verdun Junior Canadiens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before leaving the game for good.
McDonald, 29, was arrested early Sunday mooring and posted $25,000 bail in the afternoon.
He offered very little when approached by reporters upon his release, but he implied the charges will not stand.
“I can’t say too much, not right now, but the truth will come out,” McDonald said. “Everybody knows the kind of person that I am. I’m a good-hearted person.”
McDonald, a 2007 third-round draft pick, has played his entire seven-year NFL career with San Francisco.
“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously,” general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment.”
After Baltimore-based Under Armour made its massive offer to lure the Maryland native, including offering stock in the company, there was speculation that Nike would let him go. But over the weekend the shoe and apparel giant let Durant and his representatives at Jay Z’s Roc Nation that it wanted to keep him.
Durant, who will earn a share of royalties, is expected to make more from Nike than his deal with the Thunder, which will pay him $41.2 million over the next two years.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 1, 1987, in separate transactions, the Red Sox traded away which two players who performed key roles on the 1986 American League championship team for players to be named later?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “As far as putting the entire roster together, there are a lot of cases where it’s pretty clear cut, that’s obvious. But there are a lot of cases where you have to balance the experience of a player with the potential of a younger player with less experience and where you think those lines are going to cross when you think the player who may not be as good today is going to pass the player who right now is a little bit ahead of him, mainly because of experience. That’s always a difficult judgment to make ‘ not always ‘ it can be a difficult judgment to make.” – Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on finalizing the team’s roster
STAT OF THE DAY: 9 –Positions played in Sunday’s game by Brewers prospect Nathan Orf of the Single-A Brevard County Manatees, as he got a stint at every spot and even coached first base
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Braves right fielder Jason Heyward makes a nice sliding catch in Sunday’s game against the Marlins.
From Saturday night’s Dodgers-Padres game, with one out in the 12th inning of a tie game and the bases loaded, the Dodgers have four players form a wall on the right side of the infield, and it works as Seth Smith hits a ball to second baseman Dee Gordon, who fires home to get the forceout. (The Padres won, however, when Yasmani Grandal, the next batter, hit a single.)
Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp reached behind his back to catch a deflected pass.
From Saturday’s college football game between Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State, an official gets clobbered by a player when he can’t find an escape route on a pass play.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Henderson to the Giants (for Randy Kutcher), and Don Baylor to the Twins (for minor leaguer Enrique Rios)
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Barry Gibb, the eldest Gibb brother of the Bee Gees, was born on this day in 1946.
In the midst of this segment, Steve Buckley was proud to break the news that Pete Frates and his wife, Julie, had a baby girl, Lucy Fitzgerald Frates.
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In the second inning of last nights game, Dustin Pedroia attempted to tag a sliding Logan Forsyth. Forsyth's right arm hit Pedrioa in the head and caused him to leave the game with concussion-like symptoms. Since it happened in a game against Tampa, Chris and Buck discuss whether Forsyth had any malicious intent or not.
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