Just another day of controversy in the cycling world. Tour de France 2010 winner Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned substance on the final rest day of the event, according to his spokesman. Contador, a three-time winner, blames it on tainted food. Meanwhile, friends of Lance Armstrong are being called to testify before a grand jury investigating doping in the sport.
In football news, former Giant Tiki Barber said coach Tom Coughlin's job is in jeopardy, plus we've got video of the early leader for interception of the year. Check it out at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Brian Billick joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit and was asked about Tom Brady's fourth quarter struggles on the road. "I'll take Tom Brady as my quarterback any time, any place, on the road in the fourth quarter and I'll beat you with whoever you got," Billick said. "Any time you look at a road record you got to look at: What was the circumstance, who were they playing, what was the circumstance of the team did they have to force the ball down the field."
The Patriots will be tested on the road as Billick noted: "You look at New England's schedule, they're going to figure it out here pretty quick. You're talking about Miami, Baltimore, San Diego, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Indy. That's ambitious to say the least."
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CHICAGO -- Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, who is recovering from surgery on a sports hernia, said prior to the Red Sox' 5-2 loss to the White Sox that he will use the 2011 season as the sole barometer when it comes to determining when he will retire. Cameron had said when
CHICAGO -- Speaking after the Red Sox' 5-2 loss to the White Sox, Josh Beckett said that the back injury he had been sidelined with for almost two months wasn't a factor since he returned to the team's rotation on July 23. The pitcher finished off his 2010 season with a six-inning outing, in which he allowed four runs on 11 hits, giving up three runs in the seventh inning.
"The back has been pretty good," said Beckett, who ends '10 at 6-6 with a 5.78 ERA.
"A lot of things are based on results. People say results don't really matter, but results matter. When it's all said and done, that's what you have."
Since returning from the disabled list, Beckett went 5-5 with a 4.94 ERA. In the season's final month, he made five starts, going 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA while pitching at least six innings in each of the outings. Asked if he was hoping to build off of the final few appearances,...
CHICAGO -- A day after being officially eliminated from postseason consideration, the Red Sox stayed stuck at 87 wins, losing to the White Sox, 5-2, Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Taking the loss for the Red Sox was starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who once again fell victim to the one, big inning. This time the righty's fate was sealed in the seventh, when he surrendered three runs after allowing just one leading into the inning. Beckett, who was making his final start of the season, finished by giving up four runs on 11 hits, with five strikeouts and four walks, over six innings. He finishes the season with at 6-6 with a 5.78 ERA.
The Red Sox finished with just four hits, with Marco Scutaro, David Ortiz, Mike Lowell, and Jed Lowrie each collecting one apiece.
The Red Sox struck first with a run in the fourth inning off of Chicago starter Freddy Garcia (7IP, 2R), coming when Ortiz placed a...
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Gerry and Kirk go at it on whether or not Brady is starting to decline.
The guys opened the show discussing the latest on the Ravens and Steve Bisciotti.
MFB wonder if the fans can look past Richie Incognito's problems in Miami and would embrace him if he could shore up the offensive line. Also, the guys note that the only 2 teams the Pats have beaten...are awful.
Tim, Lou and Christian open up the show talking about how the O-Line players rank in the NFL, using ProFootballFocus as a reference. The name, Richie Incognito, has been thrown around, too.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
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