John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday an MRI revealed rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp.

Benjamin apparently injured the knee Sunday when he collided with another player. The Panthers sent the first-round pick in for an MRI as a precautionary measure.

“We got a bit of good news,” Rivera said. “It’s stable and everything is fine. There’s nothing structurally wrong. It is bruised. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.”

Rivera said it should take a “few days” for the swelling to subside, but wouldn’t give a specific timetable on Benjamin’s return.

The former Florida State receiver has been working with the starters so far in camp. He made 54 catches for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns for FSU last season, made the winning touchdown catch against Auburn in the national championship game.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in the Boston Harbor

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A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor

[0:00:06] ... net work. Is that our I don't know eight judge ruled. Against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday. In his attempt to block the two billion dollar sale of the clippers the former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Superior Court Judge Michael Davis. Cited this early estranged wife Shelley. And Shelly burst into tears -- the ruling was announced I can't believe it's over I feel good. Let's all just. Hold hands and thank the lord to Doc Rivers will not quit that's true currency was is bags were packed usually I was -- -- she heard her talk about this. ...
[0:01:45] ... guess that means the league. The Arizona Republic reports that suns forward PJ Tucker was arrested for what is being termed. Super extreme. Did you lie and yes that's the actual all her scooper picks trained ...
[0:03:58] ... different lists. -- makes a good one maybe just try and honored Derek Jeter. At 222 ago and discuss point 55 -- -- 28 year old James Henderson in of Indian. I from national point 55. ...





Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?

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[0:12:04] ... which is easy. And he's -- and and linesman agreed appointee said Stephen Drew mixed ten million and right are you gonna make the case that camps that -- ten million of drew is making ten million. All of the characters you can go along with three wide of the roads are you from ten million dollars -- of the first thing that that came to mind with Stephen Drew took ten million. For what because there was a law or no lol but there was the time of near panic. When they were when the search for Stephen Drew was going on right before they signed an -- thought that was the not everybody but the war was felt that this ...
[0:14:46] ... good arms trade peavy trade do but not -- One. If -- Jon Lester. I'd go begging on my hands and knees up the back stairway to management and ownership Wednesday. Please -- -- send -- ...






Lions president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said Monday that the team is postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

Suh is entering the final year of his contract. If the two sides can’t come to an agreement after the season, the Lions could still use their franchise tag on him.

“[Suh has] told me he wants to be here. I have a good relationship with him,” Mayhew said. “I know I want him to be here. I don’t know what else to tell you.”

Suh said after practice Monday that he doesn’t want to discuss his contract situation.

“It won’t be a distraction to me,” Suh said. “I’m just out here playing football and having fun.”

Lewand said Detroit’s salary-cap situation isn’t the reason for delaying contract talks.

Suh has 27 1/2 sacks in four NFL seasons. He was selected second overall by the Lions in 2010.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit, creating a $70 million fund to test current former college athletes for brain injuries.

Players can use the results of the test as grounds for suing for damages.

The NCAA also agreed to apply a universal policy specifying how teams must treat players who receive hits to the head.

The settlement applies to multiple men and women sports programs, including football, basketball, hockey, soccer, wrestling, field hockey and lacrosse.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Derek Jeter may be 40 years old and in the midst of his final major league season, but it hasn’t stopped him from adding to his list of accomplishments.

The Yankees shortstop collected hit No. 3,420 of his career Monday night with a single to center off Yu Darvish in the seventh inning of a 4-2 Yankees loss, putting him ahead of Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the all-time hits list.

“It’s quite an accomplishment,” Jeter said after the game. “It’s tough to enjoy it when we lost the game, but I’m pretty sure when this season’s over and done with, I’ll look back and get a chance to realize how special it is. Any time you talk about a list of all-time great players, it’s pretty special.”

Jeter went 3-for-4 with a walk Monday.

Jeter’s next target is Honus Wagner, who sits in sixth place with 3,430 career hits.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts was voted in Monday as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, succeeding the ousted Billy Hunter with 32 votes from the committee members and player representatives.

Roberts becomes the first woman to lead a major North American sports union.

“Today, we started out by telling the players how monumental today was,” players association president Chris Paul said (via ESPN.com). “We’ve never had this amount of players here for a meeting, to give their input and feedback. After all the hours and time our executive committee, along with an amazing search committee that helped throughout this process, it’s an unbelievable feeling to have the wonderful Michele Roberts now as a part of our team.”

Roberts said she would assemble a management team to run the union before starting negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The players can opt out of the current CBA after the 2016-17 season.

“They’ve got their union back, and I’m going to make sure that they are empowered to take their union exactly where they want their union to go,” Roberts said. “It’s going to be a team that’s going to empower them to be able to do their business as they decide.

“I am a bad woman, but I’m not that bad. We are going to have a team, a very strong team, what I call a team of gladiators, that’s going to help these men and women, again, go in the direction they choose to go. It’s a new day. It’s not a one-person, Superman, ‘I’ve got this.’ It’s going to be a team.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Byron Scott

Byron Scott

It wasn’t a matter of if the Lakers were going to hire Byron Scott as their next head coach, it was more about when they were going to make it official.

That announcement finally came.

More than a week after Scott told reporters he had been hired, the Lakers confirmed Scott as the franchise’s 25th head coach in a news release Monday night. He will be introduced at a press conference Tuesday at the Lakers’ training complex.

“We’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward.”

The Lakers have been without a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30.

Scott is 416-521 as coach for three teams. He led the Nets to a pair of NBA Finals.

Scott played for the Lakers for 11 seasons. He was a teammate of Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas