The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Hackers obtained hundreds private photo's of celebrities such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Market Basket is back in business, and Pete Frates and his wife Julie have a baby girl, Lucy.
The usual suspects had the day off so the hosts of The Real Post Game Show stepped to talk about the Pats. Logan Mankins and Ryan Mallett were both traded and Miami is 6 days away.

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.”

– Following last week’s settlement in the Demoulas family feud, the Market Basket supermarket chain is returning to full operations.

“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?”

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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Greg Amsinger of the MLB Network made an impressive prediction Wednesday night, calling Buster Posey‘s walkoff home run that gave the Giants a 4-2 victory over the Rockies.

“Not only does he call what’s going to happen with Buster Posey at the plate, but he’s also going to call what the play-by-play guy is going to call,” Benz explained.

“It was the next pitch ‘€¦ It was literally like seconds,” Merloni marveled.

– Merloni said he recently typed a text message to his wife but forgot to hit “send,” making the message moot.

“Do you guys ever do that?” Merloni asked. “I find myself doing that like all the time. I answer the text and once I’m done typing it, boom, I’m done. And then I go back like two hours later and I realize I never his send, that it’s still sitting there. Am I the only one who does that?”

Said Benz: “Invariably it’s the wife, and invariably it’s something in her world that’s important.”

Added Fauria: “That happened to me this morning. This very morning.”

– Fauria called attention to the fact that Lifetime network’s behind-the-scenes look at “Saved By the Bell” is set to air Monday night.

“All the hookups, all the fights, all the jockeying for position on camera,” Fauria said.

Fauria noted that the show will air repeatedly on Monday night: “In case you miss it, you have lots of opportunities to watch it.”

Said Merloni: “Make sure you text me. Hit send.”

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John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.

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Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.

Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with guest hosts Steve Buckley, Jerry Thornton and Fred Smerlas. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest while having surgery on her vocal chords at a nearby clinic, according to reports.

Rivers, 81, has been hosting a show on E! and continuing to perform stand-up comedy.

“She is 81 years old,” Thornton said. “Her face is 12, apparently.”

Added Thornton: “You know who’s really going to suffer out of this is [Rivers' daughter] Melissa, because what skill does she bring to the table? Melissa is literally going to have to climb into the hospital bed and die with her, because she’ll have no life.”

– USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team last week, accused coach Steve Sarkisian of being a racist, an accusation Sarkisian strongly denied. Brown said Sarkisian swore at him repeatedly in a meeting.

Thornton, who admits to being “a Notre Dame suck-up and thus “a big hater of USC,” nonetheless questioned if athletes nowadays are too soft.

“Do you get the feeling that this is the manifestation of that participation trophy generation — that like, nobody’s been talked to in a negative way before? No one’s ever been yelled at: ‘Shut up, make your bed and get on the school bus.’ ”

Smerlas recalled a number on times coaches swore at him, and he said he sees a difference in how coaches interact now. “College sports and high school sports is totally — I call them the pastry and Pop-Tart kids out in the suburbs,” he said.

– A youth dance team coach in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, was fired after an annual “lock-in” at the school gym in which she tries to scare younger members. Madi Salisbury shut off the lights with the intention of having a group of people scare the kids, something she compared to a haunted house. People jumped out and shot off pop guns, and parents complained that their girls were upset because they did not know if the guns were fake.

“It’s not like they hit them with a board, or threw ice water,” Smerlas said.

Said Thornton: “I’m going to guess that grief counselors are available for the girls on the Cannon Falls, Minnesota, dance team.”

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Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
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