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10/04/2011 - 1:39pm
Report: Tito plans to manage next season

According to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, Terry Francona would manage next season if offered an opportunity.

Other than the Red Sox, the White Sox are currently the only club with a managerial opening. Francona -- who managed in the White Sox minor-league system from 1991-95 -- has been rumored to be a serious candidate for the White Sox job.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.

 


10/04/2011 - 9:51am
Brady on D&C: Pats 'excited' to play Jets

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan Tuesday morning to discuss New England's win over the Raiders on Sunday and the team's much-anticipated matchup with the Jets this Sunday. 

Brady talked about the Jets defense and how New York will prepare for a Patriots offense that is averaging 507 yards of total offense per game. 

"It will be interesting to see how they play us," Brady said. "I'm glad we have a week to prepare for them. We're going to need it. We're going to be excited to play when we see them on Sunday. It's been a long time since we played them." 

Brady said that New York's defense keys in on what the opposing offense likes to do and tries to take that away. But the Patriots have shown that they now run the ball in addition to their passing attack, as the Patriots racked up 183 yards on the ground against Oakland. 

"We'll try to figure...

10/04/2011 - 7:03am
Mashup: Williams' song yanked from MNF

ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s song from "Monday Night Football" after the singer compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during an appearance on a Fox News show earlier in the day. Williams, who also referred to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as "the enemy," did not apologize in a statement released through his publicist later in the day, but he did claim "I have always respected the office of the president."

Williams' song, "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night," has been used in the MNF intro since 1989.

Read more about that story and others -- including Joe Namath's latest criticism of the Jets and their reaction -- plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


10/03/2011 - 8:51pm
Source: Sox haven't set list of candidates
By: Anonymous

A source has told WEEI.com's Alex Speier that the Red Sox have yet to finalize their list of candidates for their vacant managerial position.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported Monday that the Sox will interview Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, though the source tells Speier that the Sox have not requested permission to speak with Mackanin. 

Mackanin, 60, has served in his current position since 2009. He has not been a full-time manager, but was an interim manager with both the Reds and Pirates. 

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox


10/03/2011 - 7:17pm
Julien: B's not saying 'repeat'
By: DJ Bean

After the Bruins wrapped up their team-building trip to Great Diamond Island, Maine, coach Claude Julien said that he likes his team's mindset as the B's look to defend their Stanley Cup championship. 

"I don't think we're going to rest on our laurels, but it doesn't mean we can't look back on the past and work with the things that are going to help us get through this year," Julien said. "I think you've got to take what's important from last year and carry it over to this year."

The Bruins will open the season Thursday night against the Flyers at TD Garden. A team has not repeated as Stanley Cup champions since the Red Wings won in both 1997 and 1998.

"Some of our players have talked about how you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. You don't always see it happening, and when it does happen, one thing you've got to do is say, 'Hey, we can do this again.' Now, we have the tools and we've got the experience behind...

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