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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: White Sox at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Athletics at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The first female to serve as an NFL coach — albeit only for the preseason — is a former Boston College rugby player.

Jen Welter, who played 14 seasons in the Women’€™s Football Alliance, will join the Cardinals as a training camp/preseason intern to work with the team’€™s inside linebackers.

Welter, 37, has already coached men, serving as linebackers and special teams coach with the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League. She also played for the Revolution briefly, as a running back and special teams player in 2014 — becoming the first woman to play a non-kicking position in a pro men’€™s league when she had two carries for minus-3 yards in the Revolution’€™s opening game that season.

‘€œCoaching is nothing more than teaching,’€ Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday in a story on the team’€™s website. ‘€œOne thing I have learned from players is, ‘€˜How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don’€™t care if you’€™re the Green Hornet, man, I’€™ll listen.’€™ I really believe she’€™ll have a great opportunity with this internship through training camp to open some doors for her.’€

Added Arians: ‘€œShe came for an OTA and I met her and I thought she was the type of person that could handle this in a very positive way for women and open that door.’€

Arians noted that he talked to the team’€™s veteran players about Welter and ‘€œthey were all very cool with it.’€

Said Arians: ‘€œIt’€™s not going to be a distraction in any way.’€

Welter, who has a master’€™s degree in sports psychology and a PhD in psychology, is the second woman to join the league this offseason, as Sarah Thomas was hired as the first full-time female NFL official in April.

Tweeted Welter on Monday night: I am honored to be a part of this amazing team.

— Jonathan Martin, the victim in the Dolphins bullying scandal that dominated NFL news in 2013, reportedly will retire due to a back injury that would have required surgery for him to play again.

Tweeted NFL.com’€™s Ian Rapoport: Former #Dolphins & #49ers OL Jonathan Martin is retiring, source said. A back injury means surgery, and he’€™s choosing to walk away.

Martin was traded from the Dolphins to the 49ers last offseason and started nine games, but he was released in March. One day later, he was picked up off waivers by the Panthers.

The 25-year-old from Stanford has played three NFL seasons, starting 32 games.

Larry Bird has proven to be a far better NBA executive than Michael Jordan, but the Celtics legend acknowledged Monday that MJ would win if the two suited up for a game.

‘€œI hate to admit this, but he’€™d kill me,’€ Bird said in an interview on ‘€œThe Dan Patrick Show.’€ ‘€œI’€™m 40 pounds more than I was when I played. I’€™m broken down. I really don’€™t care like I used to. I have a fight in me, but it’€™s not the fight that I once had. But it’€™d be a pretty close game.’€

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 28, 1983, the Rangers replaced which former Red Sox manager with which other former Sox skipper?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ‘€œI strongly believe that bringing the Olympic Games back to the United States would be good for our country and would have brought long-term benefits to Boston. However, no benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our city, and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result.’€ — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, after the United States Olympic Committee ended the city’€™s bid to host the 2024 Summer Games

STAT OF THE DAY: 13 — Consecutive seasons with 20 or more home runs for David Ortiz — who hit his 20th during Monday’€™s 10-8 loss to the White Sox — making him second to only Babe Ruth for the most consecutive 20-home run seasons in the American League

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): With the Cubs trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hits a two-run home run for a walkoff win over the Rockies.

Orioles batter Matt Wieters leads off the 11th inning with a walkoff home run against the Braves.

Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin steals a home run against the YankeesMark Teixeira.

Cubs second baseman Addison Russell dives for a grounder up the middle, pops up to his feet and throws to first for the out against the Rockies.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Don Zimmer was replaced by Darrell Johnson, the opposite of the situation in Boston in 1976

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jonathan Edwards was born on this day in 1946.

Blog Author: 
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