All 3 Patriot QB's looked good on Friday night in pre-season action. With Tom Brady's spot secure on the depth chart, MFB take a look Mallett and Garoppolo and wonder if it's worth keeping 3 QB's on the roster.

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On a Patriots Monday, Julian Edelman sat down talk about Friday night's game vs. the Eagles. He talked about all the flags that were thrown and how the team has to adjust. He also compares his comfort level with Tom Brady right now, to where he was heading into camp LAST season.

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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– During Sunday’s edition of CSNNE’s “The Baseball Show,” filmed on the deck of Jerry Remy‘s restaurant around the corner from Fenway Park, a TV light fell and nearly hit Merloni.

“We were down at Jerry Remy’s, it’s always great being down there,” Merloni said. “And then all of a sudden, mid-sentence, I think while Bob Neumeier was speaking — we get the lights out there because we go until 8 o’clock — all of a sudden it just fell right on the set. It just fell right in front of my lap, while on TV, live TV. ‘€¦ This light fixture just came smashing down right in front of me, Neumy and Steve Buckley. We didn’t know where to go with it. It was kind of freaky. But the show went on. We didn’t skip a beat. We just kept talking like it didn’t happen.”

Added Merloni: “It’s always fun. There’s never a dull moment on ‘The Baseball Show’ right there on Comcast. Smashes right in front of me, right in my lap.”

– A 24-year-old man in Portsmouth, England, was arrested and fined after throwing himself backwards and making ghost noises in a cemetery while mourners visiting graves stood nearby. Anthony Stallard also allegedly kicked a soccer ball at graves with a friend, although charges of causing damage to gravestones were dismissed after witnesses did not show up to court.

“This is flat-out a knucklehead,” Fauria said, adding: “As this family was mourning the death of a loved one, this guy acts like the scene from ‘Ghost.’ ‘€¦ He’s basically mocking the mourners.”

In his defense, Stallard’s lawyer said (via the Daily Mail), “He has accepted that his behavior, if it had been outside of a cemetery, would not have been inappropriate. But inside a cemetery, while people are grieving for their loved ones, it might be.”

Said Fauria: “No crap. Are you kidding me? You have to release a statement saying that?”

– WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson announced late last week that they are engaged. Griner, a 6-foot-8 center, plays for the Phoenix Mercury, while Johnson is a 6-foot-3 forward for the Tulsa Shock.

Said Benz: “I’m fine with gay marriage. I’m thinking of it from the standpoint of playing against your spouse, playing against your significant other. ‘€¦ I don’t care about the gender/sexuality of it whatsoever. It’s just, can you imagine an athletic competition where you would have to foul your spouse, try to strip the ball, block the ball, I don’t know, drive the lane and go around your spouse like Cory Johnson is going to have do. There’s a complete conflict of interest here, isn’t there?”

The hosts debated what the players will do when competing against each other and how much information they would share about each other’s weakness or injuries with their teammates.

“The goal is to win, right?” Fauria said. “What are you going to do?”

“Weak-ass layup, Brittney Griner doesn’t rotate over and swat it into the 32nd row if she can because it’s her spouse?” Benz wondered. “There’s something weird about this, isn’t there?”

Said Fauria: “I guess you really have to make a quick decision. Do you want to be happy when you go home? It’s going to be taken out on somebody. ‘€¦ It can be a delicate situation. There might be a lot of apologies, a lot of foot rubs. Who knows what else?”

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Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Hasselbeck joins Dennis and Callahan to breakdown all the preseason action.
All the day's stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today's headlines include the situation in Missouri and a tragic accident on Nantucket.
Dino is back from vacation and he catches up on all the stories he missed while he was away.

Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– The situation continues to get worse in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after African-American teen Michael Brown was shot to death by a white Ferguson police officer.

“œWhat’€™s going on in Ferguson?” Callahan asked.

Joked Dennis: “A Market Basket is closing down in Ferguson, I think.”

In an effort to quell the rioting and unrest in the St. Louis suburb, Missouri governor Jay Nixon ordered in the National Guard on Sunday night. Protestors have shot at and thrown Molotov cocktails at police during the many riots and standoffs in the aftermath of Brown’€™s death.

Said Dennis: “I threw a snowball at a cop car once, that’€™s as bad as I got.”

– An experienced€ skydiver died Sunday morning in an accident at the Skydive Pepperell Center.

Daniel Pelrine, 37, an ironworker from Mattapan, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.

“€œWhy don’€™t people listen to me? That’€™s suicide, going there to skydive,” said Callahan, who recounted a bad experience he had with the company.

“€œIt is something that’€™s never had an ounce of appeal to me. … What’€™s the upside?,”€ Minihane asked.

“€œThe upside is that it’€™s exciting,” Callahan responded.

“What’€™s the downside?”€ Minihane added.

“You can die,”€ Callahan said.

– In an accident over the weekend, 27-year-old Corey Griffin died Saturday after diving off of a building and into the water at Straight Wharf in Nantucket.

Griffin, who was in Nantucket to raise money for ALS awareness and his close friend Pete Frates‘€™ fund, had raised $100,000 to fight the disease before his tragic death.

“€œHe was a fun-loving guy whose heart was in the right place,”€ Callahan said.

Callahan continued: “œI’ve done much dumber things than that, and he sounds like an awesome guy and it’€™s so friggin’ sad.”

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Conor Ryan

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MLB: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Reds at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. (MLB Network)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Czech Republic vs. South Dakota, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Australia vs. Mexico, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Washington vs. Texas, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Rhode Island vs. Illinois, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
NFL preseason: Browns at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: Premier League, Chelsea at Burnley, 3 p.m. (NBCSN)


Jon Lester‘s winning streak ended at seven Sunday night with a 4-3 loss to the Braves, and it was costly for the Athletics, who could have regained first place after surrendering the American League West lead they had held since April 28 a day earlier.

The A’s have lost seven of their last eight games and are percentage points behind the Angels, who also lost Sunday.

Lester allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in six-plus innings. He had been 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA in his first three starts with Oakland since his trade from Boston, and he had not lost since a June 7 defeat in Detroit while pitching for the Red Sox. He had allowed only one home run in his previous 11 starts — none with Oakland — but gave up two Sunday in Atlanta.

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The left-hander didn’t get much offensive support aside from two home runs from Wellesley’s Nate Freiman.

“Guys are competing, we just aren’t getting results right now,” Lester said. “The times that we need to get a guy in, we’re just not doing it. The times we need to make a pitch, we’re not doing it. This team’s too good to stay in this funk.”

Said A’s manager Bob Melvin: “This is really the first bad road trip we’ve had this year. This was not a good trip. So we’ve got to get home and we’ve got to regroup. It will be good to get home in front of our crowd. They’re usually good for us.”

– Umpire Tony Randazzo clearly does not care for Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, and he’s not shy about letting him know.

On Saturday, McClendon was ejected by Randazzo for complaining about balls and strikes from the dugout, although McClendon claims it was other Mariners who were voicing their displeasure.

“I was most upset that I got thrown out of the ballgame, and [Randazzo] thought it was me that was saying something and it wasn’t me,” McClendon said. “Then when I went out there to ask why I was thrown out, he said, ‘I’ve seen your act before.’ ”

Added McClendon: “I don’t think that was called for. That’s not fair. If you think I said something about a ball or strike, throw me out of the game. I get that. But to talk about past history, that’s not fair. It is what it is. It’s over with. Just move on.”

However, it only got worse. On Sunday, McClendon was tossed after Randazzo, working at third base, objected to a seated McClendon waving his hand dismissively following an appeal on a check swing that went the Tigers’ way. McClendon appeared to not realize he had been ejected.

“He said I put my hand up,” McClendon told reporters. “That’s a new one.”

Randazzo, speaking to a pool reporter, did not dispute that explanation.

“Took his hand and shooed off my call,” the ump said.

McClendon said he’s not aware of what he might have done to get on the ump’s bad side.

“I’ve never had a problem with him before this weekend, so I don’t understand this,” McClendon said. “If there’s a history between us, I’m certainly not aware of it.”

Derek Jeter received a warm welcome in Florida when the Yankees visited the Rays over the weekend, and Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon wasn’t thrilled with the Tropicana Field fans.

Maddon voiced his disappointment after Saturday’s 3-2 loss in which Jeter had the game-winning RBI single in the top of the ninth before a rare sellout crowd of just over 31,000.

“It’€™s great that it’€™s sold out,” Maddon said. “And I understand that the people like Derek Jeter,. But you’€™ve got to come out and root for the Rays, too, you understand. I mean, I totally understand what’€™s going on. But I’€™m not going to sit here and defend all of that noise in the Yankees‘€™ favor in our ballpark. I’€™m not going to defend that. So we’€™re going to come out and root for the Rays. We’€™d appreciate that.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 18, 1967, Red Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro suffered a devastating injury when he was hit in the face by a fastball from which Angels pitcher?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You guys have no clue. Sometimes I hide it on the outside, but inside it’€™s just tough.” – Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, on how he felt after his disastrous weekend that was capped off by him making a mental mistake and failing to step on second base for a forceout before throwing to first to get a double play in Sunday’s 8-1 loss to the Astros

STAT OF THE DAY: 20-5 – The Royals’ record in their last 25 games, following Sunday’s 12-6 victory over the Twins

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Drew Stubbs hits a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rockies a 10-9 win over the Reds.

The Rangers rally from a run down in the ninth inning to walk off against the Angels on Adam Rosales‘ hit to deep left.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jack Hamilton

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Johnny Preston, who died in 2011, was born on this day in 1939.

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Jerry Spar