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08/07/2012 - 12:59pm
Beckett: Sox 'exact opposite' of dysfunctional
By: DJ Bean

A cheerful Josh Beckett joined WAAF's Hill Man Morning Show Tuesday to discuss his situation with the Red Sox and the upcoming sixth annual Beckett Bowl. 

Following are highlights of the interview. For the complete transcript of baseball and Red-Sox related questions, click here. To hear the complete interview, click here

On whether he feels he's misunderstood by fans and media: 

"I think for me, I'm just me. I don't pay too much mind to when people have their opinions about it. I'm not going to change and I think sometimes that's kind of what the media outlets want you to do here. They want you to be who they want you to be instead of just who you are. I'm just me, and I have a really good support group around me. As long as I don't do anything to piss my wife off, I'll be OK...

08/07/2012 - 12:22pm
Pats move back practice with Saints

FOXBORO -- The Patriots and Saints have adjusted their joint practice on Tuesday outstide Gillette Stadium to accomodate the travel of coaches Bill Belichick and Joe Vitt, both of whom attended the funeral of Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles coach Andy Reid. 

Practice will begin at approximately 2 p.m. and run to 4:30 p.m. with both coaches speaking on the field to the media afterward. 

Belichick and Vitt both have close ties to Reid and traveled to Philadelphia for Tuesday morning's services. Garrett Reid, 27, was found dead in his Lehigh University dorm room at Eagles training camp early Sunday morning. 

The Patriots will practice with the Saints on Tuesday afternoon and again on Wednesday morning before meeting in the Patriots preseason opener Thursday night at Gillette Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The Saints beat the Cardinals, 17-10, Sunday night in the annual NFL Hall of Fame game in Canton, OH. 

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08/07/2012 - 11:02am
Rivers: 'We could really use' Delfino

The Celtics' rumored interest in Carlos Delfino emerged a few weeks ago, but coach Doc Rivers told Argentinian website Olé that while the C's have looked into signing the free agent swingman, they likely won't have enough money to lure him to Boston.

"We've looked, and I wish we had the money to add him," said Rivers. "We could really use him." Rivers praised Delfino's ability to strip the ball defensively (1.5 steals per game defensively this past season) and move it offensively (2.3 assists per night in 2011-12). "They've turned him into a shooter," added the Celtics coach, "but he can give you more."

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08/07/2012 - 8:15am
Mashup: Jets alum sour on Tebow

Last week President Obama said he was skeptical of the Jets decision to bring in Tim Tebow. The POTUS is not alone. On his radio show Monday, Boomer Esiason suggested Gang Green should cut ties with Tebow before he even settles in.

"If I was the Jets you want to know what I would do? I would cut Tim Tebow. I really would," Esiason said. "I'm telling you right now I would, and I'll tell you why I would: it's just not in any way, shape or form benefiting this team. I just don't see how it benefits this team.

"Unless one thing I'd say is you've got a bunch of lunatics in the locker room as evidenced by the words of Antonio Cromartie and Chaz Schilens coming back and Antonio Cromartie basically saying to Chaz Schilens I wish you didn't go to the media," Esiason said. "And then you've got Santonio Holmes there who basically thinks he's the greatest in football and he'll tell you himself. It's like the self-promotion of...

08/07/2012 - 1:00am
Report: Belichick to attend Reid funeral

On Tuesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick will attend the funeral of Garrett Reid, the late son of Eagles coach Andy Reid who passed away earlier this month, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Belichick and Reid have been close for several years, and on Sunday, Belichick offered his condolences to the Reid family, saying, "Andy is a good friend of mine. My heart goes out to him and his family."

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