According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland called the Patriots to inquire about a potential deal for hold-out offensive lineman Logan Mankins.
"I suppose the sound on the other end of the phone line was Bill Belichick laughing uncontrollably at the suggestion he might trade a Pro Bowl player to a division rival," Armando Salguero wrote in the Herald. "But you have to admire Ireland's moxie for exploring the issue, however improbable. The Patriots, after all, have made some curious trades and roster decisions lately."
Mankins was not traded before last week's NFL trade deadline. Now, he has until Nov. 16 to decide whether or not to sign his tender offer from the Patriots in hopes of accumulating enough service time to be eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Red Sox principal owner John Henry, in an email to the Boston Globe, confirmed that pitching coach John Farrell would be leaving the Red Sox to take over as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. Farrell served as Sox pitching coach for four seasons, from 2007-2010, and turned down the opportunity to interview with other clubs on multiple occasions during that time. But Henry suggested that the pitching coach was ready to see his career advance with a new challenge.
"We were able to keep John as a part of our organization longer than a couple of other teams would have wanted, but it really is time for John to step up to the next level," Henry's email said. "He will be an effective, excellent manager. I expect him to manage in MLB for as long as he wants to. He's going to an excellent...
Juan Uribe's opposite field, solo home run in the eighth inning proved the game-winner for the Giants, who ultimately claimed a 3-2 victory over the Phillies in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The win gives the Giants a ticket to take on the Rangers in the World Series, a destination San Francisco hadn't reached since 2002. San Francisco will host Game 1 of the World Series against Texas at home Wednesday night.
San Francisco closer Brian Wilson, a native of New Hampshire, came on in relief of Tim Lincecum with one out in the eighth to record five outs for the save. Lincecum, who threw 104 pitches Thursday night, made his first relief appearance since 2008, getting one out while allowing a pair of singles before giving way to Wilson, who struck out Ryan Howard looking on a full count with runners on first and second.
Philadelphia jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first off of Giants' starter Jonathan...
Tuukka Rask and the Bruins suffered a bit of deja vu on Saturday night, as the young goaltender played well but allowed goals due to a couple of flukey plays and a breakaway in a 3-2 Rangers victory.
Artem Anisimov and Alex Frolov netted first-period tallies for the Rangers on a batted-in rebound and knuckling puck over Rask's glove, respectively. Marc Staal scored on a breakaway fresh out of the penalty box in the second to give New York their third goal.
Nathan Horton and Zdeno Chara picked up the goals for the Bruins, with Chara sending one past Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist while the B's were on a two-man advantage with five seconds left in the first period. Nathan Horton scored his fifth goal of the season in the second period to make it 3-2.
The Bruins are now 4-2-0 on the season, with both losses coming in games started by Rask. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at...
The Patriots on Saturday signed safety Sergio Brown to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. To make room on the 53-man roster for Brown, they released running back Thomas Clayton.
Brown, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Notre Dame on April 29. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 4 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6.
Clayton, 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, was signed by the Patriots from the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad on Sept. 30. He originally signed with New England on June 11 and was released on Sept. 4. Clayton spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons on the San Francisco practice squad and 2009 on injured reserve with the 49ers after originally joining the team as a sixth round draft choice out of Kansas State in 2007. He was inactive during his two games on the New England 53-man roster.
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