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11/15/2011 - 9:04am
Mashup: Jets' Ryan sorry for confrontation

Rex Ryan was caught on video shouting an obscenity at a Patriots fan who was taunting the Jets coach after Sunday night's game at MetLife Stadium. After the Jets' 37-16 loss, the fan yelled, "Hey, Rex, [Bill] Belichick is better than you." Responded Ryan: "Shut the [expletive] up."

On Monday, Ryan apologized. An NFL spokesman said the league is looking at the situation, and there is speculation that Ryan will face a fine.

"I was emotional,” Ryan said. “It was an emotional time. I was coming in. You know, I obviously made a mistake. I was full of emotion and just popped off. Obviously, I know I represent the National Football League, I know I represent the Jets and I know it was a mistake. And I apologize for it. This is who I am. I made a mistake. I’m about as big a competitor as there is. At that time, I was in no mood to hear anything. But I also understand I have to handle that better."


11/15/2011 - 2:26am
Source: Four teams courted Papelbon

MILWAUKEE -- According to a major league source, four teams showed serious interest in free agent closer Jonathan Papelbon prior to the reliever signing a four-year, $50,000,058 deal (with a $13 million vesting option) with the Phillies. The list of clubs included Philadelphia, but not the Red Sox, who never made a formal offer to Papelbon.

Two of the teams, besides Philadelphia, were in position to make a serious offer, with one potentially trumping the money settled on with the Phillies. But as Papelbon stated in his Monday press conference, the combination of Philly's aggressive negotiations and the potential to win won the closer over.

"The Phillies showed they were interested in me and I wanted to make this decision quick and get it over with," he said. "I didn't want to sit there and debate on whether I go back to...

11/15/2011 - 12:21am
Cubs interview Sox bench coach Hale

MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale had a phone interview with Cubs GM Jed Hoyer about the team's managerial vacancy, Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said at the GM Meetings. Hale has been with the Sox since the 2006 season, when he came from Texas to be the Sox’ third base coach. After spending four years in that capacity, he became the Sox’ bench coach in 2010, spending the last two seasons alongside Terry Francona in the Sox dugout.

"He kind of falls into the Terry Francona category, where we know each other so well that we didn't have to put him through the entire process," said Epstein. "DeMarlo's a great coach, grew up in Chicago and it was worthwhile hearing from him."

Hale, a Chicago-area native, has been a major league coach for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he spent nine years as a minor league manager with the Sox (from 1993-99) and then the Rangers.

While he is...

11/14/2011 - 10:17pm
Cherington: Search may be down to two
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters Monday that Dale Sveum's second interview will be held Wednesday, and that the Sox may interview another candidate for a second time.

Sveum, who served as Boston's third base coach from 2004-05, is currently the Brewers' hitting coach. 

"I felt a real comfort with him on a personal level," Cherington said of Sveum. "We like his experience, a broad base of experience from playing and the type of player he was, the type of players and managers he was around as a player. He’s been in boston as a coach. Had success in boston as a coach. Had success in milwakuee as a coach. Has managed a little bit. Has managed in the minor leagues. As I mentioned last week, the next phase is getting ownership a little bit more involved. Wanted them to have a chance to get to know him better.”

The GM said that he believes Sveum and the other candidate will be the only ones...

11/14/2011 - 10:15pm
BC holds off UNH in opener

Patrick Heckmann scored 19 points and fellow freshman Ryan Anderson had 13 points and 10 rebounds as Boston College opened the season with a 67-64 victory over the University of New Hampshire Monday night at Conte Forum.

The young Eagles overcame brutal free throw shooting (17-for-31) to hold off the Wildcats (1-1), who closed an 11-point deficit midway through the final period and had a chance to force overtime in the final seconds.

After BC's Matt Humphrey missed 1-of-2 free throws, UNH raced down the floor and Alvin Abreu drilled a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining to make it a two-point game. BC guard Jordan Daniels was fouled on the ensuing inbounds and hit 1-of-2. Abreu then turned over the ball while trying to drive the lane on UNH's final possession.

Chandler Rhoads led UNH with 20 points.

BC managed to avoid becoming the first ACC team to lose this season. The league is 18-0 after all four ACC teams in action Monday...

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