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10/12/2010 - 9:48am
More uncertainty for Sox' Liverpool bid

The Red Sox' bid for Liverpool FC faces further uncertainty after billionaire Peter Lim said that he was increasing his offer to buy the British soccer club, the Associated Press reports. The New England Sports Ventures (NESV) bid of $476 million was approved last week by the board of the soccer club.

 

But the sale of the club is currently in court, with the Royal Bank of Scotland (which holds most of the club's debt) trying to force the sale of the club, over the objections of current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. Meanwhile, Lim announced that he was upping his bid to $507 million, while also saying that he would make $63 million available to the club to pursue players during the transfer window.

 

The current owners claim that the sale figure undervalues the club....

10/12/2010 - 6:59am
Mashup: Favre still silent about accusations

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre reached a couple of milestones in Monday night's loss to the Jets — 500 touchdown passes, 70,000 passing yards — but much of the postgame discussion was about the accusations of sexual harassment against him. He refused to answer the questions. Meanwhile, Jenn Sterger, the Jets TV host who allegedly was on the receiving end of X-rated text messages from Favre, reportedly is keeping quiet about the situation and might be in line for a payout from the QB to stay that way. Read more about that story and others at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


10/12/2010 - 6:10am
Brady: Casserly report 'certainly not' true

During his weekly appearance with the Dennis & Callahan Show, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the report by CBS NFL analyst Charley Casserly that the QB had a heated confrontation with Randy Moss prior to the trade of the wide receiver wasn't accurate.

 

"No, certainly not. I don't know why these things come about, but they do. I think it's just a competitive media culture out there now," said Brady. "I love [Moss] as a person, as a player. I don't think I've ever had an altercation with a teammate. I think you command a certain level of respect in the locker room. I think that's the culture of our team. I don't think I've ever seen any players in our locker room fight. That's just not the way it is."

 

Brady later continued, attempting to move on from the conversation regarding Moss, "He's moved on. He played for another team last night. And we've moved on. We had two...

10/12/2010 - 1:07am
Moss to Brady: 'I appreciate the text'

Randy Moss met with the media following the Vikings' 29-20 loss to the Jets on Monday night. Moss, who caught four passes for 81 yards and a TD in his first game since the trade from the Patriots, was asked about the report from CBS pregame analyst Charley Casserly that he and Tom Brady had a locker-room altercation a week before the trade.

 

"Tom sent me a text today," said Moss. "Tom, I know you're watching, buddy. I appreciate the text. Sorry we didn't bring it home buddy, but I appreciate the text." 

 

For more Patriots news visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.

 

 


10/11/2010 - 9:22pm
Giants advance past Braves, Cox

The celebrated managerial career of Bobby Cox came to an end, driven in part by a Braves defense that was a constant weakness in the Division Series and also by the deference of the Braves skipper to one of his players.

 

Cox and the Braves were eliminated from the postseason by the Giants, who claimed a 3-2 victory in Game 4 to clinch the best-of-five Division Series between the two clubs. Atlanta led, 2-1, entering the top of the seventh inning, on a night when starter Derek Lowe -- pitching on three days' rest -- was largely overpowering.

 

Through 6 1/3 innings, Lowe had allowed just one hit (a Cody Ross solo homer in the sixth) while striking out eight. But with one out in the seventh, he allowed a walk and an infield single, prompting Cox to head to the mound for what looked like a pitching change. But Lowe was adamant about his desire to stay in the game, and Cox left him on the hill. Lowe promptly issued a five-pitch...

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