We tackle four topics all sparked by the departure of Jerome Iginla from the Bruins after only one season.

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[0:07:54] ... AFC championship he can play in the AFC championships as long as Tom Brady Bill Belichick. Again I'll say it's 5050 but -- that by march it'll be closer to two with three or four. So you think ...

Buster Olney of ESPN discuss the contentious Jon Lester contract negotiations, the Red Sox chances of making the playoffs, and the possible moves the team could make at the trade deadline.

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[0:01:52] ... guess now the other thing is. Would help private conversation is between Jon Lester and Boston Red Sox -- -- report. So today he is -- baseball's quickly refuted by Lester in the Red Sox I don't believe. That you would just make it up and I think it's at the point now maybe early stage re engaging directly from wrong. It is no need to include Jon Lester until it gets serious where where does it stated in which come with that report. Well it is no question and Andy in at some point. It recently the Red Sox indeed you can argue that it on Saturday night was it a week ago wouldn't do you have any way to read document trying to get that thing. At least you get to a point where they're putting an offer on the table but I think the worst of the barn door I think it's all but over the Jon Lester is going to free agency and I think the only way to play. Circumvent that is if the Red Sox do with ...
[0:10:21] ... throw at you you're just because I do think other skiers that David Ross got JP the other day that those get the best out of Jake Peavy was auditioning and it just kind of the way I looked at you to -- Jake Peavy. To be traded maybe make one more start or even the coming weeks and and who would be possible buyers. Well first ...

The guys discuss Koji Uehara's fatigue and Xander's loss of discipline at the plate.
The guys discuss whether or not the World Cup was a success for the United States.

On Wednesday’s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Christian Fauria, Lou Merloni and Tim Benz discussed some sports-related items in the news.

To hear the segment, check the MFB audio on demand page.

– Chile was eliminated from the World Cup with Saturday’s loss to Brazil that had to be decided by penalty kicks after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Chile nearly won the game when Mauricio Pinilla delivered a hard shot that clanged off the crossbar late in extra time.

Rather than attempt to forget the close call, Pinilla decided to memorialize it by having the image tattooed on his back with the words “One centimeter from glory” underneath.

The heavily tattooed 30-year-old also had “Blessed” and “For life” added to his face.

“He quite possibly took the worst possible experience of his life, a sporting experience and he had it tattooed on his back so he can constantly be reminded of his own failure,” Fauria said. “So I guess I ask you: Is there anything in your life that you would want to be reminded of — bad, something bad — that you would actually put in tattoo on your back. ‘€¦ Would you want to see that constantly? Would you want to be reminded of it constantly?”

Questioned Merloni: “Why would you want to be reminded of that?”

Fauria compared it to former Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith getting a tattoo of his dropped pass in the end zone in Super Bowl XIII. Merloni brought up Bill Buckner‘s error in the 1986 World Series.

“Stop beating yourself up,” Fauria said of Pinilla. “You’re going to have another shot.”

Bobby Bonilla received his annual gift from the Mets on Tuesday in the form of a $1.19 million check. The former outfielder was bought out by the team before the 2000 season, and instead of paying him $5.9 million and getting it over with, the Mets struck a deal to defer the payments.

As part of the agreement, the Mets — who at the time were profiting handsomely from their investments with Bernie Madoff — started making 25 annual payments to Bonilla in 2011. With the agreed-upon 8 percent interest, Bonilla’s total payments will reach $29.8 million.

“The best investment he ever made,” Fauria said. “The worst contract probably the Mets ever did.”

– According to the gossip pages, former model Kendra Wilkinson threw wedding photos into the pool and flushed her wedding ring down the toilet after learning that her husband, former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, had an affair with a transgender YouTube model.

Wilkinson, who gave birth to the couple’s second child five weeks ago, reportedly heard rumors about the affair and then found an unexplained credit card charge on Baskett’s bill. Wilkinson and Baskett have been married five years.

This led to a discussion about transvestite and transgender people.

“My thing is like, you can’t tell the difference,” Fauria said. “I’m not defending his actions, because he’s married. My point to you is that, did he know this was a transgender/transvestite? Or is that what he was looking for? Because the story is, hahaha, that’s really a dude, bro.”

Added Fauria: “Could you tell the difference? And my point to you is no. The really hot ones ‘€¦ There was one who was going to be Miss America.

“There are some, oh, that you can tell,” Merloni said. “But if you have the top 10 trannies in America, you probably wouldn’t.”

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Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins

The Nets are wasting no time replacing Jason Kidd.

Brooklyn is closing in on a deal with Lionel Hollins to be its next coach, according to ESPN.com. The two sides are said to be finalizing a multiyear agreement worth north of $4 million annually.

Hollins led the Grizzlies to three straight playoff appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference finals in 2012-13, before being let go by the team due to philosophical differences with ownership.

Hollins reportedly met with the Nets on Monday and Tuesday after Kidd left to take over the Bucks earlier this week.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Kiko Alonso

Kiko Alonso

Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his ACL during a workout in Oregon and is expected to miss all of next season, according to an ESPN report.

The Bills said they learned of the injury Tuesday, but they did not specify when or how it occurred. ESPN reported a recovery period of 7-9 months is expected.

“We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it could be significant,” general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement Tuesday.

Alonso finished second in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting last season after recording 159 tackles.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Rolando McClain‘s retirement may be short-lived.

The Cowboys acquired the rights to the former Ravens linebacker in exchange for a sixth-round pick, while Dallas, which placed Sean Lee on season-ending injured reserve, also will receive a seventh-round pick from Baltimore, the team announced Tuesday.

McClain, 25, was drafted by the Raiders eighth overall in 2010, but his career was shortened by off-field issues, including multiple arrests. McClain, who hasn’t played since 2012, retired in October 2013 but was expected to report to Baltimore’s offseason training program before retiring again in April.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

A psychologist’s report revealed Wednesday that Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatized after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year and will be an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care.

Defense lawyer Barry Roux read excerpts from this report to the judge overseeing the double-amputee Olympic runner’s murder trial. The report said Pistorius is suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and “his condition is likely to worsen” if he doesn’t continue to receive professional treatment.

The report was done during a 30-day observation period at a state psychiatric hospital. The report, compiled by three psychiatrists, determined Pistorius was not mentally ill when he fatally shot Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013. The report concluded that Pistorius did not have a history of “abnormal aggression or explosive violence.”

Medical expert Wayne Derman said Pistorius is an “anxious individual.” He testified that Pistorius is “hyper-vigilant” and often was restless.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux

Flyers star Claude Giroux was arrested Tuesday night for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer, according to a report by the Ottawa Sun.

Sources told the Sun Giroux spent the night in jail and alcohol is believed to be involved, although few details were immediately available.

Police told the Sun they cannot comment unless charges are made. The 26-year-old is expected to be released Wednesday without any criminal charges.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas