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07/29/2011 - 7:34am
Mashup: Player's father rips Cards' La Russa

The Cardinals traded outfielder Colby Rasmus to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, and that's fine with Rasmus' father, who tired of Cards manager Tony La Russa picking on his son. La Russa had claimed that Rasmus stopped listening to the coaches and implied he was going to his father for hitting advice. Responded Tony Rasmus, a high school coach in Alabama: "Evidently Tony has absolutely made that stuff up. He's got it on the brain. If I was working with my son I'd tell people. Tony needed pitching and wanted to force the GM into making a trade, so he belittled Colby to the fans."

Added the elder Rasmus: "There are three or four guys in the St. Louis clubhouse right now, thinking 'Uh-oh, who is the manager going to pick on next with Colby gone?' "

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07/29/2011 - 1:09am
Report: Savard still dealing with PCS
By: DJ Bean

Bruins center Marc Savard is still suffering from headaches stemming from his latest concussion, general manager Peter Chiarelli told The Boston Globe. The center's post-concussion symptoms are expected to keep him out of training camp.

Savard played in only 25 games before a clean hit from Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick on Jan. 22 resulted in the 34-year-old center's latest concussion and ended his season. The report states there is no upate on whether Savard, who will get his day with the Stanley Cup on Monday, will get his name on the trophy despite not playing enough games (41 regular-season or one Stanley Cup finals).

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07/29/2011 - 12:33am
Source: Patriots, Mallett close on deal

The Patriots and quarterback Ryan Mallett were close on a deal Thursday night, so close that the rookie could be in camp and ready to go as soon as Friday morning, according to a source. Mallett, who was taken with the 74th overall pick in the draft, is apparently set to sign a four-year deal.

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07/28/2011 - 8:32pm
Pats make Ridley, Williams signings official

The Patriots officially announced the signings of third-round draft choice Stevan Ridley and seventh-round draft choice Malcolm Williams. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Here's a portion of the press release issued by the team on the agreements:

Ridley, a running back from Louisiana State, was selected by the Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft with the 73rd selection overall. Ridley, 5-11, 225 pounds, became the 13th player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season with 1,147 rushing yards in 2010. His 15 touchdowns runs in 2010 tied Kevin Faulk (1997) for the fourth most in team history.

Williams, a defensive back from Texas Christian University, was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft with the 219th selection overall. Williams, 5-11, 200 pounds, originally signed with Oklahoma but ended up at Trinity Community College before going to Texas Christian University for...

07/28/2011 - 5:48pm
Reports: Ochocinco dealt to Patriots

Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has been dealt to the Patriots, according to multiple media reports. In 10 seasons in the NFL — all of them with Cincinnati — the 33-year-old out of Oregon State has 751 catches for 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns. According to ESPN, Ochocinco has accepted a restructured three-year contract from the Patriots.

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