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09/01/2010 - 1:51pm
Ochocinco calling his shot vs. Pats?

Chad Ochocinco has never been the shy, retiring type, and what he says he has planned for the regular-season opener against the Patriots is no exception.

Ochocinco said Tuesday on Twitter that if he scores a touchdown against the Patriots on Sept. 12 at Gillette Stadium, he's going to take one of the muskets from the Minutemen — who traditionally stand in the end zone each game and fire their muskets after each New England touchdown — and fire it, "as they do when the [Patriots] score" he wrote.

Ochocinco has traditionally engaged in some offbeat end zone celebrations, including jumping into the stands at Lambeau Field, "proposing" to a cheerleader and giving CPR to the football after a touchdown.

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09/01/2010 - 1:05pm
Herzlich aims to play in BC opener

Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich is back practicing as he tries to battle back from his broken foot, and it's possible the senior standout could see some action in Saturday afternoon's season-opener vs. Weber State at Alumni Stadium.

 

"He has decided he's going to push on with it," BC coach Frank Spaziani said Wednesday on the weekly ACC Football Coaches Teleconference. "He just started out there [practicing] Saturday for the first time, and Sunday a little bit. Of course, we were off Monday. Yesterday he was out there, did a little bit more. As you could imagine, not having played football in I don't know how many days … and coming back from the cancer and the broken bone, he's — rusty is not the right adjective — he's behind a little bit. But he's working hard.

 

"Never put anything past him. Hopefully, we can get him in the game this week."

 

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09/01/2010 - 12:44pm
Francona on D&H: Ailing Doubront sent home
By: Jay Asser

Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined the Dale & Holley show on Wednesday for his weekly conversation and revealed that Felix Doubront was sent back to Boston due to suffering neck pain on his non-throwing side.

 

"On his non-pitching side of his neck in the front there he was having some pain," Francona said. "So, we actually decided because of last night to send him back to Boston today to get him looked at and figure out what's going on there to rule out some things. The good news is that it's not his pitching arm, in fact it's not his arm, it's his neck but it's on the other side and he was starting to grab at it a little bit so we kind of wanted him to get it looked at and we'll see what the word on it is."

 

Francona was asked about various controversial decisions in the Tampa Bay series, including J.D. Drew's catch on a sacrifice fly.

 

"I know a lot of so-...

09/01/2010 - 9:39am
Remy on D&C: Sox have a lot to play for

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and said he doesn't believe the Sox have given up on the season yet. "Have they turned the page yet toward next year? No, they haven't done that yet," Remy said. "And the reason I say that is because there's too many guys on this team that have a lot to play for. They've got young guys that are trying to prove they're going to belong here at the beginning of next year, guys like [Ryan] Kalish. And they've got veteran guys who are playing for contracts. [Adrian] Beltre, [Victor] Martinez, [David] Ortiz — all these guys are playing for contracts."

 

Josh Beckett has come under fire for his poor season, but Remy is optimistic that he can bounce back, especially after Tuesday night's solid outing, "I don't think the guy's done," Remy said. "I think there's plenty left in the tank."

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09/01/2010 - 7:16am
Mashup: Another columnist suspended

Washington Post columnist Mike Wise was suspended for a month for knowingly sending out a false tweet indicating that Ben Roethlisberger's NFL suspension had been reduced to five games, a "joke" Wise says he made to show how far journalism standards have fallen but one that blew up in his face. On his radio show, Wise apologized for his actions and accepted his punishment. It's been a rough week for national columnists, with Wise's embarrassing behavior coming on the heels of Jay Mariotti's misadventures that led to his national ridicule. Read more about that story, plus get updates on Manny Ramirez' strange introductory press conference with the White Sox and Roger Clemens' South Carolina golf outing, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


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