Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

[0:01:12] ... Some guys getting healthy some guys getting more experience out there. With Tom Brady. You know the everyone's organ hard. You have to ask them on that you know -- as an individual I'm trying to. ...
[0:01:58] ... cohesive as possible. You're -- this offseason -- lot of talk W quarterback Tom Brady and nationally people try to say you know he's not -- believe these knock down a -- got one does wonder like ...
[0:02:34] ... had any other guy. Are talking Julian -- right now. On at Gillette Stadium and Julian -- and all these young guys boys Dobson Tompkins. Else has some new -- and senators do you feel for ...
[0:03:31] ... pretty much the main thing. Join a jolt they came for all patriots fans across New England when it was announced that gronkowski would be able to participate in training camp. And was cleared to play ...

Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.

[0:00:57] ... with -- B day two of training camp at Gillette for the New England Patriots. Is the debate over Ray Rice gaining just 82 game suspension. About domestic violence and how the league is handling that with ...
[0:11:23] ... that happens with -- writes based on stuff that happens with. With Ben Roethlisberger like you said yourself like. I mean he was he was Iran expert was issued all these these penalties and -- and ...
[0:14:36] ... great. But the -- does that there was a holding penalty on Troy Brown. It was first goal of the ones so they decide just take their chances. With the first gold one handed off in ...
[0:18:25] ... Cincinnati. Cleveland and Pittsburgh divisional rivals are looking at this with the Baltimore Ravens and he's get off way too late he issued it eight he should get ten he should be suspended for the whole year part of the reason is that outcry right now the -- comparison. Cleveland fans are -- Pittsburgh fans are mad because the Roethlisberger stuff. Might -- in here into it for example of this habit and New England Patriots player something similar like this happens you. Would we be arguing on behalf of that player. Less you know I don't fix ...

Broadcasting live from Gillette Stadium, the guys discuss the overrated story lines from Patriots training camp.
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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The stories of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane

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Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.

[0:04:55] ... of the talent and try to stand by detail John Harbaugh coached Baltimore Ravens have this say about three right situation. We always said from the beginning that the circumstances were determined consequences. There are consequences ...
[0:11:56] ... -- be -- right speed bump in front of you go forward DeMarcus Ware resides in their defense right. Currently not make at least theoretically on paper the case that for the first time. This season's success will not be based solely on Tom Brady's ability to rack up a lot of points. Yes we -- what we've been asking Bill Belichick. The defensive genius to -- the last improve the defense hello for five years -- writers are so we think that has ...

Kevin Love won’t be going to Cleveland — for at least another 30 days.

The Cavaliers signed No. 1 overall picked Andrew Wiggins on Thursday, meaning he can’t be traded for at least 30 days.

Wiggins has been linked to trades talks with the Timberwolves involving Love, but he can’t0 officially be moved until at least late August.

Restrictions have been placed on newly signed rookies dating back to the 1998-99 collective bargaining agreement as a way to prevent teams from circumventing salary cap rules. At the time, rookies were included with all free agents in a rule that prevents any newly signed player from being traded for three months of before Dec. 15 of the next season.

Rookie contracts were separated into a different category when it was modified in the 2005 CBA, creating the 30-day timeline between singing and trading a player.


Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Here are the highlights from Friday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

NASA: Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago

A recent revelation by NASA explains how Earth had a near miss with a solar flare on July 23, 2012, from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.

Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado said that Earth and its inhabitants were lucky the eruption happened when it did because it would have struck Earth had it occurred one week earlier.

“So a bunch of people knew this and didn’t tell us?” Dennis asked. “Should we not have been warned?”

The report suggests the power of this eruption would have blacked out the Earth completely, with an economic impact exceeding $2 trillion.

“If the world’s over, why would you even measure the impact?” said Minihane.

Said Meterparel: “Who’s the last man standing? Who is Will Smith in ‘I am Legend?’ ”

“The president. He’s in a bunker underneath,” Dennis responded.

Jacqueline Bisset: ‘Older women continue to want sex but men don’t want to sleep with them’

Actress Jacqueline Bisset has a new film, “Welcome to New York,” that she stars in about men and women and their hormones, and she plays a woman who is married to an adulterous financier.

When discussing her new film and her own opinions on sex, Bisset, 69, was unhappy with the way older women were viewed by men sexually, saying, “Older women continue to want sex but men don’t want to sleep with them.”

“You know me, I like the older ladies,” Minihane said.

Said Meterparel: “I don’t know why you wouldn’t, especially Jacqueline Bisset.”

This led to a discussion about older women and which ones they find attractive.

“You think 70 and under is in play?” Minihane asked.

Said Meterparel: “I think 60 and under is in play.”

Seinfeld may be coming to Netflix; another season being discussed

Jerry Seinfeld said in a Reddit chat that “Seinfeld” could be coming to Netflix, and another season may be discussed.

“That would be a disaster,” Minihane said.

According to Meterparel’s Hollywood sources, “Curb your Enthusiasm” will be returning for another season.

“I’ve got some sources,” he said.

Doctor claims that dogs understand what humans say to them

Dr. Gregory Burns of Emory University said based on MRI examinations, dogs have brains more similar to that of humans than previously believed.

“I take a back seat to nobody in my admiration for dogs, but I don’t think they understand when I’m explaining to them when a tree falls in the forest it doesn’t make a sound,” Dennis said.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

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MLB: Red Sox at Rays, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cardinals at Cubs, 4 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Blue Jays at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Tulsa Shock at Washington Mystics, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)


Mike Priefer

Mike Priefer

– Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer, who was suspended three games by the team for taunting former punter Chris Kluwe with homophobic language, met the media Thursday and acknowledged his poor judgment.

“In this situation, with my comment, I’ve failed,” Priefer said. “I didn’t just go below the bar. I went way below the bar. I made a mistake. I was wrong. I brought a lot of undue attention to the Minnesota Vikings organization and brought an unwanted distraction, and I apologize.”

Added Priefer: “I learned a hard lesson. I’ve got to be sensitive to other people in what I say, and that’s not going to happen again.”

General manager Rick Spielman said the suspension will begin at the start of the regular season, and Priefer won’t be allowed at team headquarters until it’s been served. Despite the fact that Priefer initially lied about having made the offensive remark, Spielman spoke highly of the coach.

“I can’t tell you how much I respect him, not only as a family man and as a person but also as a football coach,” the GM said. “He’s made a mistake and he owned up to that mistake and he’s going to serve his suspension and then we’re going to move on.”

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Kluwe said earlier this week he plans to sue the Vikings, but his attorney has held off while talking with the team about a settlement.

– Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III avoided commenting directly about former coach Mike Shanahan, but his words Thursday made it clear he’s in a better place with new coach Jay Gruden and offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

“You don’t go from the ability to read defenses one year and not have that ability the next, so I don’t believe that one bit,” Griffin said. “And it’s really just a good thing to have two coaches who believe in you. Sean and Jay have done a great job. They’ve given me a lot on my shoulders in that quarterback room, and I cherish that. You want to be asked to do more — or just to do the bare minimum as a quarterback.”

Last preseason, a disappointed Griffin was allowed limited participation in practice as he recovered from knee surgery. And at the end of the season, Griffin was shut down for the final three games.

Teammates can see that Griffin is more comfortable following the turnover.

“The stress is kind of off him,” cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. “Worrying about reps, worrying about a head coach that you don’t really know about if he likes you, if he doesn’t like you, things like that. From the jump, from the moment Jay came in here, Robert kind of knew that Jay wanted him, he wanted to coach him, he felt like he could be special, and we all see that.”

– Former Twins infielder Chuck Knoblauch‘s induction ceremony into the team’s Hall of Fame was canceled Thursday after he was arrested the night before in Houston for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife. Knoblauch was to be honored Aug. 23.

“There are no plans to reschedule,” Twins president Dave St. Peter said. “I suppose over time this could be revisited, but at this time from the Twins’ organization perspective, we currently have no intent to reschedule.”

Knoblauch, who was convicted of hitting his previous wife in 2010 and received a year of probation, is due in court July 30 after posting $10,000 bond.

Knoblauch, 46, was the 1991 American League Rookie of the Year and a four-time All-Star with the Twins. He went on to win three World Series with the Yankees and finished his 12-year-career with the Royals in 2002. He was mentioned in the 2007 Mitchell Report for having used human growth hormone while playing in New York, which he later publicly admitted.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 25, 1966, Ted Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his speech Williams lobbied for the induction of which two players?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There are very few people who have the opportunity that I have, and I’€™€™m very appreciative of it. You never know when the last one is going to be, so you just appreciate the moments that you have. Every year, it’€™€™s something different. This could be your last training camp; you never know. So you’€™ve got to make it count, and you can’€™€™t take anything for granted in the NFL. I try to do the best I can for this team and hope it leads to a great year.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on the opening day of training camp in Foxboro

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 – Hits for the Red Sox in Thursday’s 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Nori Aoki hits a walkoff single in the 14th inning to give the Royals a win over the Indians.

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun races in and lays out to make a diving catch on a fly ball from Tigers batter Ian Kinsler.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Negro League stars Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Bruce Woodley, former member of the Seekers, was born on this day in 1942.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar