Not everyone is excited about former Patriots receiver Randy Moss returning to the NFL. While Moss' agent claimed Tuesday night that three teams have shown an interest in the 35-year-old, former Vikings teammate Cris Carter said Moss first will need to prove that his attitude has improved.

With the Red Sox just a couple of weeks away from playing the Twins 66 times in 20 days, you are just about guaranteed a Sox, Bruins or Celtics game on TV (usually at least two) every night over the next couple of months.



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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't quite as excited about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin as everyone else. Despite Lin leading the shorthanded Knicks to five straight wins, including a 38-point effort against the Lakers that earned him the cover of Sports Illustrated, Mayweather insists Lin is getting preferential treatment because of his race.

On his Twitter page Monday, Mayweather wrote: Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise.

Terrell Owens made a weekend appearance on Dallas radio station KESN as he prepares to join the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, and the controversial wide receiver insisted that it's the media's fault that he is viewed as a troublemaker.

Because he asked, here’s what I would suggest Bill Belichick do with the Patriots this spring when he is building his roster for a run at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.



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According to the Boston Herald, Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis recently got engaged to Tom Brady's sister Julie, a California schoolteacher who has a 5-year-old daughter.

The Inside Track report indicates that Youkilis, who married Enza Sambataro in Mexico in 2008 but reportedly parted ways in 2010, was with the Bradys in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl. Although, it should be noted that the Herald gossip columnists reported in October that Youkilis was spending time with a different Brady sister, Nancy (a story that was soon removed from the paper's website).

Red Sox legend Oil Can Boyd admitted Wednesday that he frequently used cocaine during his major league career, often before he pitched.

"Oh, yeah, at every ballpark," Boyd told WBZ NewsRadio's Jonny Miller. "There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system. It's not like you have time to go do it while in theme, which I had done that.

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs offered his take on the Gisele Bundchen controversy, after Tom Brady's supermodel wife was videotaped criticizing Patriots receivers following Sunday's Super Bowl. Bundchen was responding to a heckling Giants fan when she said that her husband could not catch the ball as well as throw it.

Said Jacobs to reporters at Tuesday's Giants victory parade in New York: "She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up."

Knicks fans have found a hero in Harvard product Jeremy Lin, who scored 28 points Monday night in his first career start and led his shorthanded team past the Jazz.

But New York coach Mike D'Antoni was not pleased with the Madison Square Garden faithful, who booed Jared Jeffries on an inconsistent night for the Knicks forward who was filling in for Amar'e Stoudemire (with his family in Florida after the death of his brother).

To no one's surprise, there was a riot on the UMass campus following Sunday night's Super Bowl. Despite a request earlier in the week from Giants receiver and UMass alumnus Victor Cruz for students to "watch the game, be safe, enjoy the parties, and don't hurt anybody or anything," thousands of students assembled in the Southwest Plaza and the situation quickly turned ugly, following a pattern of behavior seen after major sporting events involving area teams.