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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Brewers at Cardinals, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Reds at Cubs, 8 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Mariners at Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
Minor League Baseball: Triple-A championship, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Arsenal at Dortmund, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: CONCACAF Champions, Olimpia at Portland, 10 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

– Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games for his behavior Sunday, when he grabbed his crotch as he walked off the field, apparently in response to booing home fans who were upset that he blew a three-run ninth-inning lead.

Papelbon was ejected from the game and proceeded to argue with umpire Joe West, insisting that he was only adjusting his cup and was not responding to the crowd. He maintained his innocence Monday, while apologizing to those who might have misunderstood his actions.

“While I completely understand how the fans would perceive my gesture while being booed, it was not my intent whatsoever to insult the fans of Philadelphia,” the former Red Sox star said in a statement. “If it was perceived in that manner, I sincerely apologize.”

The team, however, appeared to agree with MLB, while implying it had no authority to punish the pitcher itself.

“The Phillies fully support the decision of the Commissioner’s Office, which has exclusive jurisdiction for on-field player behavior,” the team said in a statement. “By Major League Baseball rules, the Phillies have no authority to make official judgments about activity which occurs on the field or to determine the appropriate penalty for misconduct. We apologize to our fans for the actions of our player yesterday.”

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The outspoken Papelbon, who had overcome some early season struggles, had converted 14 consecutive save opportunities since July 22 before blowing Sunday’s game and taking the loss.

Derek Jeter is going out not with a bang but with a whimper in New York, and it’s gotten so bad that the Yankees benched their captain for Monday’s game.

Jeter entered the night without a hit in his last eight games (0-for-24), reaching base just once during that span, via a walk. He is hitting .116 in September (5-for-43) after hitting .207 in August. His season batting average has dipped 10 points to .250, and he has just three home runs.

“He’€™s just scuffling; he had somewhat of a tough August, and September has been even tougher,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “There are a few guys that are going through that. It’€™s not the time of year that you want it to happen. We’€™ll give him a day off today, see if we can get him out of it and get him going.”

With two weeks remaining in the season — which ends for the Yankees with a trip to Fenway Park — New York retains a slim chance of reaching the playoffs, and Jeter said that is his only focus.

“I’€™m not thinking about myself,” he said. “I’€™ve been 0-for-more than I am right now in the past. You think about it, you’€™re constantly answering questions about it, constantly talking about it. I’€™m just trying to help us win.”

– Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann apologized Monday for bad behavior from the school’s fans prior to and during Saturday’s game against Penn State.

During the Scarlet Knights’ first-ever Big Ten Conference game, some Rutgers students wore shirts that read “Ped State” in reference to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Other fans raised a banner in the parking lot that had an image apparently meant to represent Sandusky and a child under the Penn State logo.

A photo of fans wearing the offensive shirts made it up on the school’s Facebook page but were removed when administrators became aware.

“On behalf of Rutgers University and the athletic department, we would like to apologize for the regrettable actions of a handful of Rutgers fans on Saturday that do not convey the message of good, competitive spirit that we look forward to having with our new Big Ten rival Penn State University,” Hermann in a statement Monday. “Some of the signage and T-shirts that we have been made aware of were both inappropriate and offensive. I have spoken with and apologized to the Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour and I would like to apologize equally to the Penn State University fans, as well as Rutgers fans that were subjected to this classless display that does not represent the ethos of our university, athletic department or fan base.”

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: “I try to stay in my lane. All of those things, none of it’€™s really my business or my control. I’€™ve just been focusing on the games and what I can do better. The things that are taking place on other teams or league-wide decisions, those are a different pay grade than me.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his Monday appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show, on the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson controversies

STAT OF THE DAY: 8 – Consecutive strikeouts to start Monday’s game by Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, tying a major league record

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): In the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game, Royals baserunner Terrance Gore races around from second base to score the winning run on Lorenzo Cain’s infield single up the middle against the White Sox.

The Royals tie the game earlier in the inning when Jarrod Dyson, who was stealing third base, scores on a wild pitch.

Anthony Rizzo, in his first game back with the Cubs after being injured, hits a walkoff home run in the ninth inning for a 1-0 victory over the Phillies.

Ben Zobrist beats the Yankees with a walkoff single in the ninth inning for a 1-0 victory.

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier dives and flips the ball with his glove to shortstop Danny Santana to start an impressive double play against the Tigers.

Indians reliever C.C. Lee gets pranked with a cup on his hat.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Morehead, whose only imperfection 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.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

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We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

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[0:03:13] ... have to make your plan for the game when. You find out Adrian Peterson -- plan. Well I mean sold. You know I think there's still a good quality Dachshund I think the north's on the ...
[0:04:29] ... early in the game. There -- some pretty as shocking accusations against Adrian Peterson. That -- as the activation was reinstated today. Do you have any thoughts about how that transpired the decision to deactivate of the decision to reinstate them so any thoughts on Adrian Peterson off the field. Non Ireland and we're just you know fortunate to win yesterday in an -- -- on the Oklahoma through ...
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We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday after win one of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday after win one of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.

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An impassioned Dale Arnold and Michael Holley discuss the child abuse case of Adrian Peterson, and how the Vikings wasted little time in reinstating him to active duty after sitting him for one week vs the Patriots.
An impassioned Dale Arnold and Michael Holley discuss the child abuse case of Adrian Peterson, and how the Vikings wasted little time in reinstating him to active duty after sitting him for one week vs the Patriots.

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We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.
We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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After Saturday nights big win at home against USC, Coach Addazio joined the show to discuss how BC imposed their will on their will on USC, and how important it is for the region to care about college football.

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