The Red Sox have an early game today, so manager John Farrell spoke with Lou, Christian and Tim about Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. John is optimistic about Kelly's athleticism. He also said he'd love to have Jon Lester back in a Red Sox uniform. Also, he admits that he has been called out for an Ice Bucket Challenge.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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

– President Barrack Obama has stopped into Bunch of Grapes Bookstore during trips to Martha’s Vineyard while on a family vacation.

“He’s playing golf every day, playing golf with Ray Allen,” Callahan said. “He’s got a family, kids, friends, got to get ice cream. When does he have time to read?”

Asked Meterparel: “Does he play golf in the rain?”

“It seems like he plays golf during anything,” Callahan said. “Wars, international crises. … It’s not a good look.”

Obama likely won’t be there on Wednesday, however, as Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton is expected to be there to sign copies of her latest book.

“She and the president have been in a little bit of a battle right now,” Minihane said. “She’s been critical of him lately.”

– A man accused of killing his roommate in Gainesville, Fla., told the Siri application on his iPhone that he needed “to hide my roommate” on the day the men were last seen together.

The evidence was used Tuesday in the trial of Pedro Bravo, who is charged with drugging and strangling roommate Christian Aguilar after an argument.

“What a dope,” Minihane said. “Do any of you guys use Siri? I don’t even know how to use it.”

Said Callahan: “I don’t either. I’m always afraid.”

“I voice texted the other day, and that was like a first for me,” Meterparel said.

– The cousin of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to refusing to testify before a grand jury even though she had been granted immunity.

Tanya Singleton was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer.

Singleton, 38, is subject to GPS monitoring for her entire probationary period. She will spend the first year of this period confined to her Bristol, Conn., home, except for medical and legal appointments.

“This Tanya Singleton story is unbelievable,” Minihane said. “She’s got a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old, she has cancer, she’s sick and she does not want to rat out Aaron Hernandez.”

Added Callahan: “Which seems absurd until you remember that everybody around Aaron Hernandez ends up dead.”

Blog Author: 
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Gerry is back from vacation and caught up with Meter and Minihane.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Reds, 12:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: White Sox at Giants, 3:30 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Yankees at Orioles, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Chicago Sky at Washington Mystics, 11:30 a.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Atlanta Dream, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: NWSL, Western New York vs. Sky Blue, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Softball: Little League championship, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)


Steve Ballmer officially became owner of the Clippers on Tuesday, and the NBA decided to fight back against Donald Sterling by filing its own lawsuit against the litigious former owner.

Ballmer paid $2 billion for the team, a deal that was closed after a Los Angeles court confirmed that Shelly Sterling was authorized to represent The Sterling Family Trust, which owned the team.

“I hate losing the team,” said Shelly Sterling, who will be named “owner emeritus” and receive 12 tickets (two courtside), parking and VIP passes at Staples Center for home games.

She added: “I am confident that Steve will bring the city a championship team in the very near future.”

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The NBA’s suit against Sterling is a counterclaim in response to his $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed in June. The NBA alleges he caused “devastating and incalculable harm” to the league.

– The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery after he suffered a compound fracture in his right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage, as his injury did not involve ligaments, tendons, joints or nerves. George underwent surgery Aug. 2 and is recuperating at his home.

In a Tuesday press conference, team president Larry Bird said a late-season return has not been ruled out, although typically it takes at least a year to recover.

“It’s going to be up to our doctors, our medical staff and Paul, but we would never put him in a situation where he’d be uncomfortable,” Bird said. “If he can play and he’s healthy to play, he’ll play. If our doctors think he’ll play at 60 to 70 percent, we wouldn’t do that.”

Added coach Frank Vogel of George: “He’s in really good spirits. He’s frustrated he’s not able to play this year. It’s going to be a tough process recovering from this, but he’s encouraged that a full recovery is expected.”

Donovan McNabb is even less of a fan of the wildcat offense now than when he played for the Eagles and his team installed it in 2009 with Mike Vick coming off the bench for a change of pace, saying, “I think it messes up the flow of any offense.”

Now a Fox Sports analyst, McNabb told the New York Daily News it would be the wrong move for the Jets, who have Vick on their roster alongside second-year QB Geno Smith.

“The Jets tried this whole garbage with Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez and it got them nowhere,” McNabb said. “In the situation now, I think it takes away from what Geno Smith can do. It’€™s a maturity process for him to try to develop into an NFL quarterback. Now you’€™re taking him off the field or splitting him wide to bring in a 34-year-old quarterback? To do what? I understand the ‘wow’ effect, but it’€™s not a good thing for either quarterback.”

Added McNabb: ‘€œMike wants to be the starter. He doesn’€™t want to go in there to be the Tim Tebow of the 2012 Jets. Nobody wants that.’€

Marty Mornhinwheg was Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator in 2009, and he’s with the Jets now, preparing his team for occasional use of the wildcat.

“It depends how you do it,” Mornhinweg said. “I suspect looking forward there will be times when you may see a little bit. There may be times when you don’€™t see much of it.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 13, 1955, which catcher became the youngest player in Red Sox history when he made his debut at the age of 17 in an 18-9 loss to the Senators at Fenway Park?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “A lot of times when pitchers throw high and tight, they think the batter backs off and gets flustered. That’s not how I am. I get more focused.” Yoenis Cespedes, after hitting the go-ahead, two-run home run in the Red Sox’ 3-2 victory over the Reds one pitch after getting brushed back

STAT OF THE DAY: 3-0 — Jon Lester‘s record in three starts with the Athletics, after he picked up the win in Tuesday’s 11-3 victory over the Royals

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham makes a stellar play to start a double play against the Giants in the bottom of the ninth inning, then delivers the game-winning hit in the top of the 10th.

Indians right fielder Tyler Holt makes a diving catch of a line drive against the Diamondbacks.

Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings makes a running catch and holds on to the ball after hitting the wall.

Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez makes a blind backhand stop of a one-hopper against the Tigers.

Chris Carter hits two home runs for the Astros, and the same fan comes up with both baseballs.

The Giants pay tribute to longtime fan Robin Williams.

Foot Locker’s newest “Short memory” commercial features soccer star Landon Donovan, who does not recall that he was cut from Team USA prior to this summer’s World Cup.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jim Pagliaroni, who did not play another major league game until five years later

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Dan Fogelberg, who died in 2007, was born on this day in 1951.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
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