MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NFL: Steelers at Bengals, 8:25 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Rangers at Rays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Cubs at Brewers, 8 p.m. (WGN) NHL preseason: Bruins at Canadiens, 7 p.m. (NHL Network) NHL preseason: Sharks at Canucks, 10 p.m. (NHL Network) Soccer: Premier League, Liverpool at Swansea City, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
• Tim Tebow hasn’t found an NFL team willing to add him to its roster, but apparently there’s some interest in an overseas league.
“We have offered him $1 million for two games,” Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaitsman told the website Russia Beyond the Headlines. “I talked with him personally and he wanted to go.”
Added Zaitsman: “He says that this is his top choice, but from what we know, it is his only choice.”
Zaitsman is hoping to have Tebow join his team in time to face the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia semifinals on Sept. 28 and then stick around for the title game. He wouldn’t be the only foreigner, as there are a number of Americans on the team and in the league. However, Zaitsman said the holdup is Tebow’s agents.
“They’re thinking of using him as a motivational speaker,” Zaitsman said. “They don’t want him to play football.”
• An Orlando television station apologized for having to broadcast the Jaguars’ 19-9 loss to the Raiders on Sunday. Apparently, many fans were complaining that they would rather watch the Manning Bowl between the Broncos and Giants.
WKMG scrolled a message during the game to explain that the station, located in a secondary Jaguars market, must adhere to NFL policy and air all of Jacksonville’s away games, adding: “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The Jaguars, coming off the worst season in franchise history, scored a league-low two points last week and are 0-2.
• Saturday’s Wisconsin-Arizona State game ended in controversy, as Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave downed the ball with 15 seconds left attempting to set up for a field goal that could have won the game, but the Badgers were unable to run another play an suffered a 32-30 loss.
Stave contributed to the problem because he bumped into a teammate while trying to take a knee, and it wasn’t clear if his knee actually hit the ground before he placed the ball down at the ASU 15-yard line. After a couple of seconds, an Arizona State player jumped on the ball. However, the officials ruled that the play was in fact dead. Yet the refs then failed to blow their whistles or show any urgency in setting up for the next play while the clock ran out.
“It was a shame it went down the way it went down at the end, and that’s really all I want to say about it,” Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson said. “It is a shame it went down that way. We [kneel] with 15 seconds left and never even got a chance to snap it again. I don’t know how that happens.”
The Pac-12 reviews call each Monday, although Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said Sunday that the school already got confirmation from the Big Ten supervisor of officials that the play was handled incorrectly.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 16, 1965, which Red Sox pitcher tossed a no-hitter, beating Luis Tiant and the Indians, 2-0?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s a blessing. Hopefully it’s not the last time. It’s a blessing to be here for so many years. It has been wonderful.” — Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, on playing against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — The Red Sox’ magic number to clinic the AL East, following Sunday’s 9-2 victory over the Yankees
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Niners quarterback Colin Kapernick makes good on his bet with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and shaves off an eyebrow following San Francisco’s Week 2 loss in Seattle.
Armenian soccer player Aras Ozbiliz tries to take a quick corner kick in a World Cup qualifying game against Denmark, but it doesn’t go well (skip to 18-second mark).
TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Morehead, whose only mistake was a second-inning walk to Rocky Colavito
SOOTHING SOUNDS: David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers was born on this day in 1950. He’s on the right in this video.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
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Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.