Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.

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Roger Goodell told reporters at a press conference yesterday that he was unaware of Hardy's comments about coming out "guns blazing" and talking about Brady and Gisele. Callers give their reaction to how they feel about Goodell and the "integrity" of the NFL.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.
Melrose joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season for the Boston Bruins and local prodigy, Jack Eichel.

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The guys discuss whether Tom Brady will use Greg Hardy's cringe-worthy comments as motivation this Sunday in Dallas.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the New York Times article that's calling for the permanent replacement of Curt Schilling with Jessica Mendoza.

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Glenn gets angry at Greg Hardy and his comments in his first media appearance since his suspension. Also, the guys rip Roger Goodell for saying he was unaware of any comments.

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NHL: Jets at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Wild at Avalanche, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB playoffs: Rangers at Blue Jays, 3:37 p.m. (FS1)
MLB playoffs: Astros at Royals, 7:37 p.m. (FS1)
NFL: Colts at Texans, 8:25 p.m. (CBS, NFL Network)
College football: South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: SMU at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Washington at USC, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA preseason: Celtics at Real Madrid, 3 p.m. (CSNNE, NBA TV)
NBA preseason: Cavaliers at 76ers, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA preseason: Raptors at Lakers, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: UEFA Euro qualifying, Germany at Ireland, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)


Chris Burns

Chris Burns

— Bryant University assistant Chris Burns became the first openly gay Division 1 men’s basketball coach when he shared his story in a first-person account at

Wrote Burns: Sports was always a place I couldn’t be me. Basketball gave me a very secure identity at a young age, which was crucial, but as I grew older, it became a juxtaposition between the accolades of my on-court success and the fear created by being gay.

The more I achieved and excelled at my sport, the further I felt from myself. It made it extremely hard to fully enjoy the successes I achieved.

Burns, who played at the Rhode Island school from 2003-07, is in his third year as an assistant to Tim O’Shea. He told O’Shea last year and eventually shared his story with the team.

Senior forward Curtis Oakley said the team was supportive of Burns after an “initial shock factor.”

“Everyone was, like, ‘Yo, Burns, we rockin’ with you.’ It was all love,” Oakley said.

Wrote Burns: Since I started telling people in college basketball over the last few months, I’ve realized my fears were far worse than reality. I’ve realized that people, for the most part, are human beings first. For a guy who’s relatively cynical and can be negative, the reactions of people in my sport and in my life have shut me right up and reenergized my hope in the human spirit, in empathy.

You’ve got to give the majority of people credit for changing attitudes and credit to all the people who have worked to make that possible. Things have gone fairly well for me so far.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski also expressed his support for Burns. The legendary mentor reached out to Burns after being informed by a reporter.

“My message to him is, first off, congratulations, I’m very proud of you,” Krzyzewski told USA Today. “Next, please know you’ll be accepted by your brothers in the sport of men’s basketball. You’re included now in a very strong way. I think this will be something coaches in our sport will love.”

— Knicks coach Derek Fisher reportedly had an altercation with Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, a former Lakers teammate, over the weekend, due to Fisher’s relationship with Barnes’ estranged wife.

The New York Post reports that Fisher, who filed for divorce in March, is dating Gloria Govan, who is estranged from Barnes. According to the Post, Fisher was at a party at Govan’s home Saturday night and Barnes drove there when he found out. That’s when the altercation occurred.

Fisher missed Monday’s Knicks practice for personal reasons. The team said it was related to travel problems. He was back on the bench for Wednesday’s preseason opener against a Brazilian club team.

“My state of mind is that we have a game tonight and nothing that I’ve experienced has anything to do with how we perform tonight,” Fisher said before the game,” adding: “I’m not distracted in any way.”

Fisher and Barnes, known for being an emotional and aggressive player, played alongside each other with the Lakers from 2010-12.

“We are aware and currently gathering information regarding today’s report involving Matt Barnes,” the Grizzlies said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”

— One day after arriving toward the end of a mandatory workout and failing to offer a valid explanation for his tardiness, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey took the field with his teammates right on time for Wednesday morning’s workout.

The Mets are headed to Los Angeles on Thursday for the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.

“We’re going to make sure Matt gets to the plane and gets on board, so he’ll be with us tomorrow to work out — I think,” manager Terry Collins joked.

“It’s over. Done. New day. We took care of it.”

Harvey, scheduled to start Monday’s Game 3 in New York, was “extremely apologetic” Wednesday and spoke to his teammates, Collins said.

Harvey was fined for his mistake, but Collins downplayed the issue.

“It’s not big to us. It’s not major news to us. It’s major news to you guys because it’s a story and I certainly get that, but we handle that kind of stuff in-house,” Collins said. “Why he wasn’t here? I don’t care. The only thing I care about is he wasn’t here and so that I have to worry about and that I have to take care of and I have.”

Added Collins: “We had a little bit of a setback, a little bit of a problem, distraction, on an off day. Who really cares?”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 8, 2004, the Red Sox squandered a five-run lead in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Angels at Fenway Park. However, in the bottom of the 10th, which Red Sox player blasted the game-winning home run to completed the series sweep?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Our rules and the integrity of our game aren’t because someone’s popular or somebody’s a Super Bowl champ or not. They’re to be applied evenly. Our teams expect that, and that’s our job. That’s our responsibility. That’s my job. And so, no I don’t regret that. And we will continue to uphold the integrity of the game and we’ll do that as vehemently as we can.” — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, on Deflategate

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Hits allowed by Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta in his complete-game shutout of the Pirates as Chicago took a 4-0 win in Wednesday’s National League wild card game

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Things get testy in the Cubs-Pirates game when Cubs ace Jake Arrieta is hit by a pitching the seventh inning.

LeBron James borrows a young fan’s phone and takes a selfie during the Cavaliers‘ preseason game against the Hawks.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Robert Bell, lead singer of Kool & the Gang, was born on this day in 1950.

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Jerry Spar