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08/17/2010 - 9:55am
Kendall on D&C: Mankins likely to miss year

Former NFL offensive lineman Pete Kendall joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning. Kendall, a first-round draft pick in 1996 out of Boston College, had a similar dispute to Patriots lineman Logan Mankins prior to the 2007 season, when the Quincy native played for the Jets. It led to him being traded to the Redskins.

 

Kendall said he foresees Mankins sitting out the season in his contract dispute with the Patriots, although he left room for Mankins to change his mind. "I wouldn't say there's no shot," Kendall said. "[But] there does seem to be hard feelings."

 

Added Kendall: "He's played five years, he has an expired contract. He's not under contract now. And I guess the way I look at it is he's got a chance to come in and risk injury for, correct me if I'm wrong, about a million and half [dollars] this year. Or he can stay healthy and most likely hit the free agent market next March...

08/17/2010 - 7:43am
Mashup: Reporter fired for hat choice

A radio reporter in Arkansas who was sent to a press conference to interview University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino after a Razorbacks scrimmage wore a Florida Gators hat to the session, and it didn't go well. Not only did Petrino make a disparaging comment, the reporter, Renee Gork, tweeted that she was fired by Hog Sports Radio for her fashion faux pas. Gork also was the victim of online harassment when Arkansas fans found her Facebook page, on which she displays her affection for Florida and makes some critical comments of the school she was covering. Read more about that story, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


08/17/2010 - 6:37am
Mets' K-Rod out for season

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez suffered a torn ligament in his thumb reportedly during last week's confrontation with his girlfriend's father after a game at Citi Field and will have surgery that will force him to miss the rest of the season.

 

"Obviously I'm disappointed, discouraged, frustrated," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. "When you get this kind of news it's ... we've just been through a lot. We seem to continue to have difficulties keeping things from — having these type of injuries or these type of setbacks. Every year it seems like we get a little something here or there."

 

The 28-year-old reliever was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment after last Wednesday's incident. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Sept. 14.

 

On the morning after the fight, the Mets put the four-time...

08/17/2010 - 12:08am
Red Sox sign Ranaudo for $2.55M

The Red Sox signed supplemental first-round pick (No. 39 overall) Anthony Ranaudo to a $2.55 million deal just before the midnight deadline to strike deals with 2010 selections. Until the final minutes leading up to midnigh, Ranaudo had been prepared to return to Louisiana State University.

 

 

According to one source, the Sox had “no clue” about whether they would be able to convince Ranaudo to turn pro until just before midnight. But in the end, the team did just that with a pitcher who entered the 2010 season viewed as potentially the top available college pitcher, but whose stock slipped due to injury and poor performance.

 

Ranaudo, who is represented by Scott Boras, proved that he was healthy again with a dominant performance in the summer Cape League, thus convincing the Sox that he was worthy of a bonus in line with one of the top...

08/16/2010 - 7:44pm
Bill Lee to start for Brockton Rox

Bill Lee, 63, signed a deal with the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League Monday and will pitch in the team's final game of its schedule, Sept. 5 against the Worcester Tornadoes in Brockton. According the Associated Press, Lee, who still owns the Red Sox franchise record for games pitched by a left-hander (321), pitches more than 200 innings per year in over-40 men's leagues in New England and Atlantic Canada. Lee pitched for the Red Sox from 1969-78 before being traded to Montreal in '79. He last pitched in 1982, at the age of 35, appearing in seven games for the Expos. For more Red Sox coverage see the team page at weei.com/redsox.

 

To listen to Lee talk about his decision to sign with the Rox listen to his interview on the Planet Mikey Show by clicking here.


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