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10/08/2010 - 1:02pm
Players, umps set to meet this winter

According to a report on ESPN.com, a rare meeting between major league players, umpires and officials is scheduled to take place in December to discuss the state of relations between players and umpires. The meeting is a response to what the report described as increased tensions between the two groups and concerns about a lack of transparency in terms of how umpires are supervised.

 

There have been several high-profile disputes between umpires and teams involved in the postseason this year, bubbling over to the point where both Rays manager Joe Maddon and Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire were thrown out of games on Thursday. That comes on the heels of a season in which several players expressed concern that the strike zone was either more inconsistent or bigger than it had been in previous seasons, playing into a record-setting year for strikeouts per nine innings...

10/08/2010 - 12:12pm
UConn admits major NCAA violations

The University of Connecticut announced Friday that its men's basketball team committed major NCAA recruiting violations and will face self-imposed sanctions. The penalties include two years' probation and a loss of one scholarship for the next two seasons. However, the school denied charges by NCAA investigators that coach Jim Calhoun failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance.

 

The violations include impermissable telephone calls and text messages, as well as impoperly provided game tickets to high school coaches and others.

 

UConn has a hearing before the NCAA next Friday.

 

To read more, click here.

 

 


10/08/2010 - 11:37am
King on D&H: Moss 'was a headache' to Pats

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined the Dale & Holley show Friday for his weekly update on the NFL. King said he had no inside scoop on the Randy Moss situation, but he knows enough to draw some conclusions.

 

Said King: "Something happened. Or some couple of things happened. ... What basically has happened is that we have seen the Patriots made a move that is not in the best interests of the team right now — in other words, to win this week. And so, something happened. Some event or events have happened to sour the Patriots on Randy Moss. And even though their statements of the last few days would have led you to believe they were talking about John F. Kennedy rather than Randy Moss, and what a wonderful human being he is, and how the next thing he's going to do in life is discover a cure for cancer — I mean, enough of telling us what we don't believe, which is that Randy Moss is the greatest guy on the...

10/08/2010 - 11:34am
Taylor, Wright missing at Patriots practice

FOXBORO — Running back Fred Taylor, cornerback Terrence Wheatley, offensive lineman Nick Kaczur and defensive lineman Mike Wright were all missing from the start of Patriots practice on Friday outside of Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


10/08/2010 - 11:13am
Poll: Who should replace Moss?

Randy Moss is gone, and it's not yet clear how the Patriots will replace his production. There are rumors that the Pats are interested in acquiring suspended Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson or former Patriot Deion Branch, now with the Seahawks. Or, they could put the speedy Brandon Tate in Moss' spot, or throw more to rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez. What do you think? Cast your vote in our poll at the It Is What It Is blog.


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