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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Padres, 4:40 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at Brewers, 1:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Cardinals at Pirates, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
College football: Mississippi at Florida State, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, Spain vs. Liechtenstein, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, Ukraine vs. Iceland, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Tennis: U.S. Open, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Saying her action was “a nod to [Colin] Kaepernick,” U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the playing of the national anthem before Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League game between her Seattle Reign and the Chicago Red Stars.

“I am disgusted with the way [Kaepernick] has been treated and the fans and hatred he has received in all of this,” Rapinoe told espnW’s Julie Foudy. “It is overtly racist. ‘Stay in your place, black man.’ Just didn’t feel right to me. We need a more substantive conversation around race relations and the way people of color are treated.”

Added Rapinoe: “We are not saying we are not one the greatest countries in world. Just need to accept that [it is] not perfect, things are broken.

“And quite honestly, being gay, I have stood with my hand over my heart during the national anthem and felt like I haven’t had my liberties protected, so I can absolutely sympathize with that feeling.”

Rapinoe said she would continue her protest the remainder of the season in an attempt to “continue the conversation.”

A World Cup and Olympic gold medalist, Rapinoe has been an advocate for LGBT rights since coming out in 2012. She also has fought what she claims is wage discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation and has weighed in on political issues on social media.

While two other NFL players joined Kaepernick in his protest during Thursday’s preseason games, Rapinoe is the first non-black athlete to join in.

— Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was hospitalized with a skull fracture after taking a line drive off the side of his head during Sunday’s game against the Mariners.

In the second, inning Kyle Seager lined a shot right back at Shoemaker, who turned his head just before contact. He stumbled to the ground before receiving medical assistance. He was helped off the field holding a towel to his head.

“That was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball field,” Seager said.

The Angels said a CT scan revealed that Shoemaker had a small skull fracture and small hematoma. He was slated to remain in Seattle overnight for observation.

“The fact of the matter is he was conscious and at least all his reactions were what they were supposed to be on the assessment. I think we could exhale a little bit,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “Just to get him up and walking off the field let you feel a little bit better about what could have been happening. It’s tough.”

— The Pelicans expressed support for guard Jrue Holiday while announcing Sunday that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team to care for his pregnant wife, former U.S. soccer player Lauren Holiday, who has a brain tumor.

“We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and a successful surgery for Lauren,” Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said in a statement, adding: “We understand that Jrue will miss some games, and his teammates are prepared to step up in his absence. We will welcome Jrue back with open arms when he is ready to return to the team.”

Jrue Holiday told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that his wife was diagnosed with a benign, operable tumor on the right side of her brain. Lauren Holiday is due to give birth in October, although she may be induced earlier, and the surgery will take place about six weeks later.

“The most important thing for Jrue to do right now is be with his wife and family,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said in a statement. “Every one of our coaches and players understands what Lauren and Jrue are going through, and they know we’re behind them 100 percent. We’ll continue to do everything we can to support them and help them get through these hard times.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 5, 1918, the Major League Baseball season ended early due to World War I, and the Red Sox began the World Series against which National League team?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m not going to lie, it’s like one of your buddies going to jail. It’s one of those type of things. The whole situation is unfortunate but it’s happened and we’ve got to move on. We love him to death.” — Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, on Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Games this season the Red Sox have lost on walk-off errors — a record in the divisional era of Major League Baseball — after Sunday’s 1-0 setback vs. the A’s ended on Brock Holt’s mistake fielding a ball off the wall in left field

‘NET RESULTS: Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward ties the Giants with a single up the middle in the ninth and then wins it with a bloop single to left-center in the 13th.

With two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game, and with an 0-2 count, Lonnie Chisenhall reaches out and flares a single to right field to give the Indians a walk-off win over the Marlins.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Chicago Cubs

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, was born on this day in 1946.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Bradfo calls Tanguay to talk some Sox baseball, but of course things are sidetracked for all types of other topics including Rob's career, Tanguay assisting other media members, broadcasters, Tanguay's capability of conducting an interview...and more! They also get into this west coast swing for Boston, the Steven Wright injury, if the bullpen can improve somehow and more.

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Bradfo calls Tanguay to talk some Sox baseball, but of course things are sidetracked for all types of other topics including Rob's career, Tanguay assisting other media members, broadcasters, Tanguay's capability of conducting an interview...and more! They also get into this west coast swing for Boston, the Steven Wright injury, if the bullpen can improve somehow and more.

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[0:05:23] ... the middle of their their their night not in Europe I believe John Farrell. BP he could run three weeks ago okay talk about. Want to get out we've gone through this is Gary maybe what ...
[0:13:07] ... driver around yeah I have been desperate like the old time and fishing trips everywhere now that's was that a packet. Yeah hey. It is Dustin ever ask about me. Now a retard about you're talking ...
[0:16:46] ... Shaughnessy is written when it comes to. The Red Sox are deathly front runners they get that big lead need to follow on those runs in those numbers to boost up those Major League stats that ...






In the final segment, the guys preview the season opener and regular season. They discuss the QB situation with Garoppolo and if there's any chance we get a glimpse of Jacoby Brisset in the first four games -- Spoiler Alert: Price says "Nope".

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In the final segment, the guys preview the season opener and regular season. They discuss the QB situation with Garoppolo and if there's any chance we get a glimpse of Jacoby Brisset in the first four games -- Spoiler Alert: Price says "Nope".

[0:02:04] ... a big person you gotta you gotta sell yeah. I could see Matt Light. On like at a beach meant that I had more if you could put that personality Stephen deals body. Did you if there's somebody should be in this business that Matt Light at that media has morals. That man populist thing you'd dumb bastard I mean it's true he has he does he wanna ...
[0:04:38] ... yeah. And the problem right now is blitz pickup do we know James White. Yet the level obviously Kevin Faulk was greater blitz pickup I mean no one has been at that level body of Marines. These two Foster how's he going to be a blitz pickup is this where you see your fourth tight end. No harbor. These are the things that I think that obviously Bill Belichick is going to be aware of but I think Jimmy can sit back and like anybody else if you give him time ...




A caller brings up Marcus Cannon and if he can improve this season which gets the guys on the topic of the offensive line and who will succeed this season. Of course, with Tanguay, there are some other shenanigans in this segment as well.

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A caller brings up Marcus Cannon and if he can improve this season which gets the guys on the topic of the offensive line and who will succeed this season. Of course, with Tanguay, there are some other shenanigans in this segment as well.

[0:03:25] ... it out like maybe Tuesday. Craig garrison. You know Christopher's trip Fridays Rob Ninkovich. Little deity. ID betting it takes Atari garrison is overexposed even though he was offered a book deal. I've talked with two ...
[0:12:24] ... to be the guys right unless they go out in fines again Jonathan Ogden. Right yeah he's going to be your guide at the position. Going forward so. There are ways to minimize if you have ...
[0:15:14] ... these productive citizen going to have lawsuit does not so much. Getting Logan Mankins to be great Logan link that degree when he cuts are just took in just a different level his ability as a ...
[0:16:05] ... this in this is an Opel does not politically at the apartment Stephen Neal. Defected to college wrestler was to wield and yeah area. The national funeral for the national championship for close to a unit ...






The boys get into the nuts and bolts of the roster and the cuts. They look at potential breakout years for some guys including RB D.J. Foster.
The boys get into the nuts and bolts of the roster and the cuts. They look at potential breakout years for some guys including RB D.J. Foster.

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The guys take a look at the Pats active roster and discuss 2 intriguing players that will be added when they return from injury -- RB Dion Lewis and WR Malcolm Mitchell.

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