Saints coach Sean Payton, meeting the media at the NFL owners meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday morning in his first interview since being suspended for the 2012 season, talked about how he felt upon learning of his punishment.
"You go back to a range of emotions that hit you," he told the assembled press. "You're disappointed. You're disappointed in yourself that it got to this point. I think we're trained as coaches to begin preparation right away. I find myself reflecting on it. You go through a lot of emotions."
Payton's suspension is set to begin Sunday. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Payton has until Monday to appeal, in which case he could stay on as coach until the appeal is heard.
"I'm appreciative of the opportunity to appeal," Payton said. "I don't know if there would be a benefit."
Added Payton: "I think the commissioner has done a great job of communicating with us...
The U.S. soccer team will not play in the 2012 Olympics following Monday's shocking 3-3 tie with El Salvador in Nashville, Tenn. The Americans, needing a win, were leading 3-2 in stoppage time when El Salvador midfielder Jamie Alas fired a shot from 25 yards out that split two defenders and went in off the hands of goalie Sean Johnson.
"This is probably the worst feeling I've ever felt in my life so far as a pro athlete," U.S. captain Freddy Adu said. "This is going to be hard to get over. But at the end of the day things like this happen. For me, I never want to feel this way again, and I'm going to do whatever it takes to never feel this way again."
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Duke freshman guard Austin Rivers, son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, confirmed through the school Monday that he will enter the 2012 NBA draft. Reports had emerged last week indicating that Rivers planned to turn pro.
"Austin had a terrific year as a freshman and has put himself in a position to pursue his dream of being a great player in the NBA," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "He is an outstanding young man with an even-more-impressive family. We are in total support of Austin, his family and his decision. We look forward to watching him continue to develop and excel at the next level."
Rivers averaged a team-high 15.5 points this season and was a first-team All-ACC pick and the ACC Rookie of the Year. He scored 19 points in the Blue Devils' NCAA tournament loss to Lehigh.
"Coach K and the rest of the staff really helped me develop and improve in all areas of the game," Rivers said in a...
Paul Pierce scored a season-high 36 points and hauled down 10 rebounds as the Celtics cruised past the Bobcats, 102-95, Monday night in Charlotte. With Philadelphia idle on Monday, the Celtics improved to 27-22 and moved into a first-place tie with the Sixers atop the Atlantic Division. Kevin Garnett added 24 for the Celtics, who won for the third time in four games.
As has been the case of late, the Celtics came out on fire in the first quarter, using a 14-0 run to break a 13-13 tie and roll to a 33-15 lead after 12 minutes. But the story was different in the second quarter as the Celtics let the Bobcats run wild. Charlotte outscored the Celtics, 35-19, cutting Boston's lead to 52-50 at the half.
The Celtics, behind Pierce, rediscovered their offensive rhythm in the third quarter, scoring 30 points and claiming an 82-75 lead heading into the fourth. Pierce added three blocks, four assists and three steals. The captain also made 15-of-...
The Patriots announced Monday they have released fullback Lousaka Polite. Polite, 30, joined the Patriots on Dec. 27, 2011 and played in the season-finale vs. Buffalo (1/1) as well as all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLVI. Overall, he has played in 76 NFL games with 27 starts and has 95 rushing attempts for 296 yards with one touchdown and 41 receptions for 233 yards and one touchdown. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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