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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Twins at Royals, 8 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Marlins at Angels, 10:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
Basketball: Exhibition, Slovenia vs. United States, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Celtic vs. Maribor, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Tennis: US Open, 11 a.m. (Tennis Channel), 1 p.m. (ESPN). 7 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito

– Former Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who was widely vilified for his role in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal last year, met with Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith on Monday about the possibility of joining the team. Other reports indicated that there were more interested teams and he was expected to sign with one of them by the end of the week.

Incognito, who has a history of violent behavior on and off the field, reportedly was cleared by the NFL to return to action after being on paid suspension by the Dolphins for the final eight games of the 2013 season. He became a free agent in the offseason.

“If you know my history, I do believe in second chances,” Smith told reporters prior to sitting down with Incognito. “To me, nobody should have a death sentence. If you should, you’re probably in jail.”

Added Smith: “From there, what does it hurt to talk to someone? For me, as we go forward, I’m not holier than thou. I’m going to give everybody the benefit of the doubt until I have information that tells me otherwise. That’s where we are right now. Part of that process is Richie coming in.”

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Some Buccaneers players, including quarterback Josh McCown and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, said they would support management’s decision to bring in Incognito if the player can help the team win. Smith said he wouldn’t take the risk if he thought it would create problems.

“Would I have a football player on our team that I thought would mess up our team chemistry? The answer is no. Simple as that,” Smith said. “But I can’t assume that’s the case. To me, you go through the process. You look and you talk face to face with everybody that’s available. That’s what we’re doing.”

– One day after meeting with Jets officials following a 48-hour disappearance and apparently claiming his absence was justified, veteran cornerback Dimitri Patterson was suspended indefinitely by the team.

“Obviously, Dimitri felt he acted appropriately, but until we discussed it [Sunday] night, you don’t understand,” general manager John Idzik said, “And, to be honest, we’re still trying to understand all that went behind it. So, I would rather not characterize it.”

Patterson’s unapproved absence included missing Friday’s preseason game against the Giants and not returning messages from team officials. The GM said a “brief” suspension is needed to sort out the situation and make a determination about Patterson’s status.

“It’ll give us a little more time to gather more information around what led to his behavior,” Idzik said. “I think that way we’ll feel like we’ll make a very well-informed decision as to what discipline will be forthcoming — and there will be discipline involved.”

Normally talkative coach Rex Ryan was tight-lipped about Patterson, saying only: “I don’t want to say anything one way or the other about the situation because it’s a serious situation. How I feel, whatever, I’ll just leave as private thoughts right now.”

– USC cornerback Josh Shaw is sidelined indefinitely with two high ankle sprains, but the fifth-year senior can hold his head high because of the way he was injured.

Shaw, who started all 14 games last season and was elected a captain on Saturday, was at a family function Saturday evening when he saw his 7-year-old nephew struggling in a pool. According to the school, Shaw jumped from a second-floor apartment balcony onto concrete and crawled to the pool to help his nephew — who does not know how to swim.

“I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew,” Shaw said in a story on the school’s website. “My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be back on the field as soon as possible.”

Said USC coach Steve Sarkisian: “That was a heroic act by Josh, putting his personal safety aside. But that’s the kind of person he is. It is unfortunate that he’ll be sidelined for a while and we will miss his leadership and play, but I know he’ll be working hard to get back on the field as soon as possible.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 26, 1945, which Red Sox pitcher won his 20th game of the season, winning the game for himself by hitting an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 4-3, in Game 1 of a doubleheader sweep?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think in this case it is just an experience that he needs to go through to feel like he is going to start the game –€“ he is going to be in the game for every situation — second down, third down, goal line, red area, two-minute, whatever it is, he needs to be prepared for everything and handle whatever comes up.” — Patriots coach Bill Belichick, during his Monday appearance on the Dale & Holley show, talking about playing rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in Thursday’s final preseason game

STAT OF THE DAY: 2 – Games Washington safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended by the NFL for his hit on Ravens receiver Torrey Smith, the former Patriot’s sixth violation of player safety rules

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos):
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones steals a home run from Rays batter Evan Longoria and then throws out Matt Joyce trying to tag up.

From the same game, the Orioles hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning and then go back-to-back-to-back in the fifth.

Pirates right fielder Travis Snider races in and makes a sliding catch of a popup against the Cardinals.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave “Boo” Ferriss

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Valerie Simpson, of Ashford & Simpson, was born on this day in 1946.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.

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Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.

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[0:02:49] ... that you know -- -- -- on. You announced four cuts today. James Anderson Tommy Kelly will Smith and Justin Jones three of those veteran guys. Anderson Kelly and Smith. Is part of your decision to do with ...
[0:11:16] ... to him. Green Bay played Oakland Friday night pre season game and Mike McCarthy did something interest thing I thought. He went into the game and and said he's his decision was they were gonna go ...





Over the weekend, the Patriots announced the release of Tommy Kelly, Will Smith, and James Anderson. As cut down day looms, Dale and Steve talk about the Pats training came thus far.
Over the weekend, the Patriots announced the release of Tommy Kelly, Will Smith, and James Anderson. As cut down day looms, Dale and Steve talk about the Pats training came thus far.

Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB with Christian Fauria and guest host Danny Picard. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Auburn commit Kerryon Johnson opted for something a little bit more extreme than Gatorade in order to stay sharp during a high school football game Friday. The running back chugged a bottle of mustard at the sidelines at one point in order to avoid cramps.

“€œI have never seen anything like that in my entire life,” Picard said. “€œIf you had told me that this was a true story, I would say, ‘€˜No, no way.’ ”

“So every time I eat a hot dog, I’€™m also hydrating,” Fauria remarked.

While Fauria never chugged mustard before games during his NFL career, he did opt for another unusual beverage to stay cramp-free.

“€œI used to drink Pedialyte. I would drink, almost felt like a gallon, of Pedialyte before each game,”€ Fauria said. “After doing it for like 13 years, some researcher said, ‘€˜You know, you’€™re not getting any benefit from that.’€™ ”

“€œYou were in the NFL, and you were drinking Pedialyte?” Picard asked.

As is the case seemingly every year, drama and controversy surrounded MTV’€™s Video Music Awards, even during the event’€™s pre-show parties.

Shots rang out during an event hosted by singer Chris Brown during the early morning hours Sunday in West Hollywood. Music producer Suge Knight was shot six times in the attack.

“œThis is not the first time this has been news,” Picard said, as Knight was previously involved in the drive-by shooting that claimed the life of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996.

While Knight was wounded, reports emerged that the assailant was aiming for Brown and pop star Justin Bieber.

“œHow did they miss?”€ Fauria joked.

“€œLook, I know people hate Biebs, but they’€™re trying to take him out with bullets?”€ Picard said.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
Danny Picard and Christian talk about Mustard as a solution for cramps, The VMAs, and Suge Knight getting shot.

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Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Chandler Jones talks about his dominant performance against the Panthers and looks forward to the start of the regular season.
Brady joins Dennis and Callahan heading into week four of the preseason. He explains how he exercises his brain to maintain and build brain fitness.

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