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MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Royals, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: Premier League, Liverpool at Manchester City, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: US Open, 11 a.m. (Tennis Channel), 1 p.m. (ESPN), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)


Dimitri Patterson

Dimitri Patterson

– Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson met with team brass on Sunday night after failing to show up for Friday night’s game against the Giants and having no communication with the team for about 48 hours.

General manager John Idzik said during a conference call prior to Sunday’s meeting that while Patterson had not returned messages from himself and coach Rex Ryan, Patterson’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, let them know earlier Sunday that the player was physically OK, although the reason for his disappearance was not made clear.

“I’d like to talk to him so we could figure out what’s behind it,” Idzik said.

Patterson, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal in April and was expected to start in the team’s depleted secondary if he was able to fight through a variety of leg injuries that slowed him down this summer, was last seen at the pregame meal Friday.

“Obviously, as the game went on, we still had major concerns for his health and where he was, but were unable to locate him,” Ryan said.

Added Idzik: “There really wasn’t any warning that we had of something like this,” Idzik said. “There was nothing to indicate this kind of behavior.”

Broncos receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion — his third diagnosed concussion in less than a year — when he was hit by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, and Peyton Manning was not pleased with the play.

The Denver quarterback let Swearinger know right after the play — on which Swearinger was penalized — then Manning drew a flag for taunting after he yelled at the safety following a touchdown pass on the next play.

On Sunday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien came to the defense of his player.

“D.J. was not trying to do any harm,” O’Brien said. “He was trying to make a play, make a tackle. The call was correct. What you continually have to do is show the guys on tape what a proper tackle is. It’s not leading with the head. It’s hitting with your shoulder and hitting basically between the shoulders and the waist and not above the neck area. But last night’s play was a tough one to say, ‘You were really at fault there.’ ”

Swearinger said after the game that he was attempting to make a clean play.

“I led with my shoulder,” Swearinger said. “That’s the only thing I can do. He’s a short guy. I led with my shoulder. The results are the results and that’s all I can do on that play.”

– Algeria’s interior ministry ordered a police investigation after a player died of a head injury after being hit by a rock thrown from his own team’s rooting section after a game Saturday.

Cameroon striker Albert Ebosse, who played for JS Kabylie in the country’s top league, was leaving the field with his teammates after a 2-1 loss to USM Alger at JS Kabylie’s home field in Tizi Ouzou when fans began throwing rocks.

The 24-year-old, who led the league in scoring last season and had scored his team’s lone goal in Saturday’s game, was taken to a hospital right next to the stadium after being struck. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

“We expect exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence,” African confederation president Issa Hayatou said in a statement.

The Algerian Football Federation and the pro league both scheduled emergency meetings to address the situation, with federation president Mohamed Raouraoua saying he hoped that “the perpetrators of this unspeakable act are severely punished.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 25, 1995, which Red Sox player hit a home run for the fifth consecutive game, tying a team record held by four others?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’ve never been on the DL. It will be a long five days without playing baseball, I guess.” Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who was sidelined after being hit in the head by a pitch in Friday’s game

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 – Sweeps all-time by the Mariners in series of three games or more at Fenway Park, with Seattle accomplishing the feat for the first time this weekend

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The Mets turn a triple play against the Dodgers, going 6-4-3 and then throwing out Yasiel Puig at home.

Brian McCann gives the Yankees a 7-4 victory over the White Sox with a walkoff home run in the 10th inning.

From the Champions Hockey League in Europe, Kloten Flyers forward Vincent Praplan puts on a spin move and then skates through the majority of the HV71 defense and scores in Friday’s game.

From the Australian Hockey League, Rick Del Basso celebrates his game-winning shootout goal by sliding on his helmet.

From Friday’s soccer game in Spain, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo tries to break free from Athletico Madrid defender Diego Godin and unleashes a couple of punches to Godin’s face — yet he was not ejected.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jose Canseco (joining Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Dick Stuart and George Scott)

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Elvis Costello was born on this day in 1954.

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Jerry Spar

The Revolution have added U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones, the team announced Sunday. The 32-year-old midfielder played every minute for the U.S. at this year’s World Cup and scored a beautiful goal in the team’s 2-2 draw against Portugal.

According to the team, the Chicago Fire also expressed interest in Jones, and both the Revs and Fire had the available salary budget and designated roster spot to accommodate the move. Jones was assigned to the Revs following a blind draw between the two clubs.

“This is a great opportunity for us to add one of the best players in the United States to our club,” Jonathan Kraft said in a press release. “We thought Jermaine was the best player for the U.S. in the World Cup and we are excited to welcome him to New England. Robert and I have always said that any major DP signing would need to make an impact, on and off the field, and we believe the addition of Jermaine will do just that. When we learned that he was interested in signing with MLS, we immediately informed the league of our interest. He is a dynamic player and is certain to have a tremendous impact on our team and in our community. We look forward to his many contributions.”

“I’m very excited to come to MLS and join the Revolution,” Jones said. “New England is an exciting team on the rise, and I believe I can come in and help the team make a push toward MLS Cup. Playing with the U.S. National Team has given me a great connection with the American fans and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them every weekend. I’m ready to get started with the Revs.”

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The boys talk about the Red Sox making the Castillo signing and what that will mean going forward as far as other moves. Will we FINALLY see Stanton come to Boston? The guys also discuss Pedro and David Ortiz, and foreign players coming to play for the Sox.
Sports Sunday kicks off with a discussion on Schilling's revelations from the D&C show last week. They also get into the Rusney Castillo signing, if they like it and what it means for the future of the franchise. Also, don't forget - Buck's Old Time Baseball Game is tomorrow night!

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Jim and Pete are back with another edition of the Fantasy Football Hour. This week the guy's start to prepare you for your draft. They discuss the importance of Week 3 in the preseason and how teams are shaping up in terms of impact players. Jim and Pete also welcome Martin Frank from the Delaware News Journal to the show to give his take on what the Eagles will provide for fantasy owners this season. Then the boys break down draft strategies and the Rotobahn Fantasy Draft Guide.
Butch and Buck roll on with Sports Sunday and get into what the Red Sox will look to do next, how they can improve the pitching staff and potential trades they could make. The Bogaerts debate plays a huge part in what the future of the team looks like. Butch also briefly gets into fantasy football talk as he prepares for his draft.
Danny talks to Mike about how he feels about Brady and the back up situation.
Danny talks to Mike about how he feels about Brady and the backup situation.

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Tom E Curran joins the show to talk about Pats/Panthers and the latest news coming out of training camp.
Tom E Curran joins the show to talk about Pats/Panthers and the latest news coming out of training camp.

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