John, Gerry and Buck opened the show discussing the Mankins deal.

In Wednesday’€™s edition of “Headlines”€ on Dennis & Callahan, Steve Buckley brought three stories to the table as he filled in for Kirk Minihane.

- The first story related to the Aaron Hernandez case, with a Boston Herald report noting that some evidence — including multiple cell phones and iPads –€” cannot be used because the police overstepped their search warrant’€™s boundaries.

“An iPhone 5, a BlackBerry Bold cellphone, and three iPads with GPS tracking capability were taken from Hernandez’€™s North Attleboro home June 18, 2013, by police investigating the slaying of Odin L. Lloyd the day before,” wrote the Boston Herald. “€œJudge E. Susan Garsh said the warrant let police look for one cellphone with Hernandez’€™s Connecticut number and did not apply to the five devices, or make any mention of GPS devices.”

Despite the apparent break for Hernandez, all three hosts remained confident that the remaining admissible evidence — including video of Hernandez walking into his home with a gun after Lloyd’€™s death — would be enough to get him convicted.

“There’€™s still a lot of evidence,” Gerry Callahan said. “€œHe’€™s not walking.”€

- The second story was about the recent marriage of Boston Marathon bombing surviver James Costello marrying Krista D’€™Agostino, his nurse who helped him recover through surgery and rehabilitation.

“It’€™s a classic 1940s movie,”€ Buckley said. “€œHe was banged up, he went to the hospital, he met the nurse. His eyes met her, her eyes met his, something clicked and they got storied.”€

“That’€™s a nice story,” John Dennis responded.

- The final story focused on the reaction to Monday’€™s tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys. One of the videos shown saw Williams borrow a woman’€™s scarf, wrap it over her face and act like a woman from Iran, which led some on Twitter to call the video offensive.

They then played the video, with all three finding the video harmless.

“That sounds awfully offensive,”€ Callahan said sarcastically. “I can’€™t believe they let that through the censors.”

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cardinals at Pirates, 12:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Yankees at Tigers, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Albine Christian at Georgia State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Arsenal vs. Besiktas, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Tennis: US Open, 11 a.m. (Tennis Channel), 1 p.m. (ESPN). 6 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Kevin Love was introduced by the Cavaliers on Tuesday, and the All-Star forward promised he would be dedicated to his new home.

“I’m committed to this team, committed long term to the end goal and that’s to win championships,” he said.

Love has yet to play in the postseason, after his first spending six seasons with the perennially rebuilding Timberwolves.

The 25-year-old now will team with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the team that immediately becomes the favorite to win the Eastern Conference.

Love said James started recruiting him — or at least buttering him up — when they were teammates on the U.S. Olympic team in 2012.

“Sitting next to me, a locker really close to me and he would always tell me how good he thought I was,” Love said. “For me I would just kind of brush it off and shake it off because I was standoffish because I didn’t know him well.”

Eventually Love started to come around and realize, “One day maybe I could play with LeBron James.”

That became a reality this summer, after the Timberwolves realized they needed to get something in return for a player who made it clear he would leave next offseason as a free agent.

That created some hard feelings in Minnesota, and Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor questioned Love’s fit in Cleveland.

“I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him because I think he’s going to be the third player on the team,” Taylor said. “I don’t think he’s going to get a lot of credit if they do really well. I think he’ll get blame if they don’t do well.

“He’s around a couple guys that are awful good. I’m not saying Kevin isn’t good. I think where maybe he got away with some stuff not playing defense on our team, I’m not sure that’s how it’s going to work in Cleveland. I would guess they’re going to ask him to play more defense — and he’s foul prone.”

– Washington safety Brandon Meriweather has appealed his two-game suspension from the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens receiver Torrey Smith in Saturday’s preseason game.

A six-time offender of the player safety rules, Meriweather was suspended for two games last season as well but had the penalty reduced to one game on appeal.

First-year Washington coach Jay Gruden questioned the penality, saying Meriweather and Smith lowered their heads at the same time on the incomplete pass, while acknowledging Meriweather’s spotty record.

“Unfortunately, for Brandon, he’s got a history of these types of events,” Gruden said. “Whether or not it was significant enough to warrant a suspension is what they decided. ‘€¦ He tried to lower his target, I thought. I thought it was a legitimate football play, but the NFL didn’t see it that way.”

Smith said in a tweet that he does not think Meriweather should be suspended.

– After a story on the USC website hailed safety Josh Shaw as a hero for jumping off a second-floor balcony and dragging himself to a pool to rescue his 7-year-old nephew from the water, the school is investigating, prompted by tips calling the story into doubt.

“We’re looking at it,” coach Steve Sarkisian said after Tuesday’s practice. “Josh is adamant with what occurred, and we’ll continue to vet some of the other stories that have come across our desk or across our phones, and see where we can go from there.”

Shaw, who was selected as a team captain Saturday shortly before the incident, suffered two high ankle sprains and is out indefinitely.

“Josh Shaw has been a good leader for us,” Sarkisian said. “He’s given me no reason not to believe what he has told us that occurred, but we do need to know. I think it’s important to know in the direction we’re headed.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 27, 1967, in another memorable game during the Impossible Dream season, the Red Sox held off the White Sox, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader after which Sox right fielder threw out Ken Berry at home in the ninth inning?

QUOTE OF THE DAY:Logan Mankins is everything we would ever want in a football player. It is hard to imagine a better player at his position, a tougher competitor or a person to represent our program. He is one of the all-time great Patriots and the best guard I ever coached. Logan brought a quiet but unmistakable presence and leadership that will be impossible to duplicate. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when difficult decisions have to be made — and this is one of the most difficult we will ever make — but like every other decision it was made for what we feel is in the best interests of the team.” – Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in a team statement, on the trade of offensive lineman Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers

STAT OF THE DAY: $99 million – Transfer fee paid by Manchester United — a British record amount — for Real Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): With the Royals trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Alex Gordon delivers a two-run home run to beat the Twins.

Old friend Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch for the Athletics against the Astros.

During Tuesday night’s game in Toronto, a young Red Sox fan nabs a foul ball but gives it away to a younger Blue Jays fan.

An Astros fan invited to throw out the first pitch has a little trouble with her delivery, slamming the ball into into the ground and off to the side.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jose Tartabull

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Edward Patten, who was a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips, was born on this day in 1939. He’s the one in the middle.

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Jerry Spar
Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.
Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.
Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.
Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.
Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.

[0:00:27] ... We get handed this panic this this story. Six time probable guard Logan Mankins trade into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. -- tight end Tim Wright will be shocked to hear he played his college ball Rutgers. And according to Adam chapter fields colleague at espn.com. A fourth round pick in next year's draft. That's the hall that you get welcome -- -- what whatever will we talk about today up and dale. You know what I figured out Tommy Kelly that was the surprising move I figured it out. You gotta pay for Jermaine Jones somehow I mean there's a whole lot of money going to Jermaine Jones of New England Revolution you got to free up. Some money here for I mean I got nothing neither this is for me this hearkens back. To that day when they traded Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders that's what this felt like to me when and sit in the office and field said patriot just trade Logan Mankins. To Tampa Bay and I went. It what appeals little easier to sell that move though when you're getting. You know a ...
[0:02:13] ... -- and the patriots motivation to get creative or trade -- Why Logan Mankins is expendable at teams like a reasonable place to start because although Logan Mankins was April blow last year. And news and you can -- jumping on this one I think he may be the most respected veteran. In that locker may be aside from Tom Brady certainly offered to -- ball. 32 years old so he's on the back half of his career but he's not in his late thirties but if you look at the patriots in the roster construction right. You look at the players that project is locks were in your locks for the 53 man roster you've got guys like Dan Connolly. Logan. -- the Logan Mankins who no longer look Americans could said that a little while ago Tim Connolly Ryan when dale. Marcus cannon Josh Kline John ...
[0:05:04] ... more low on a national level and a local level is that. Logan Mankins and I'm -- to anchor it is has has has. -- move past his peak his pride last year toward the end ...
[0:05:40] ... kind struggled gave up forty sacks the most in Tom Brady's career. Logan Mankins reportedly was responsible for eleven of those. You wouldn't think that would necessarily translating to a Pro Bowl selection but it did ...






Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.

[0:00:27] ... We get handed this panic this this story. Six time probable guard Logan Mankins trade into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. -- tight end Tim Wright will be shocked to hear he played his college ball Rutgers. And according to Adam chapter fields colleague at espn.com. A fourth round pick in next year's draft. That's the hall that you get welcome -- -- what whatever will we talk about today up and dale. You know what I figured out Tommy Kelly that was the surprising move I figured it out. You gotta pay for Jermaine Jones somehow I mean there's a whole lot of money going to Jermaine Jones of New England Revolution you got to free up. Some money here for I mean I got nothing neither this is for me this hearkens back. To that day when they traded Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders that's what this felt like to me when and sit in the office and field said patriot just trade Logan Mankins. To Tampa Bay and I went. It what appeals little easier to sell that move though when you're getting. You know a ...
[0:02:13] ... -- and the patriots motivation to get creative or trade -- Why Logan Mankins is expendable at teams like a reasonable place to start because although Logan Mankins was April blow last year. And news and you can -- jumping on this one I think he may be the most respected veteran. In that locker may be aside from Tom Brady certainly offered to -- ball. 32 years old so he's on the back half of his career but he's not in his late thirties but if you look at the patriots in the roster construction right. You look at the players that project is locks were in your locks for the 53 man roster you've got guys like Dan Connolly. Logan. -- the Logan Mankins who no longer look Americans could said that a little while ago Tim Connolly Ryan when dale. Marcus cannon Josh Kline John ...
[0:05:04] ... more low on a national level and a local level is that. Logan Mankins and I'm -- to anchor it is has has has. -- move past his peak his pride last year toward the end ...
[0:05:40] ... kind struggled gave up forty sacks the most in Tom Brady's career. Logan Mankins reportedly was responsible for eleven of those. You wouldn't think that would necessarily translating to a Pro Bowl selection but it did ...