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07/22/2010 - 12:43pm
BC's Tennant signs with Saints

A league source has confirmed former Boston College offensive lineman Matt Tennant has signed a contract with the Saints. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the National Football Post is reporting that the total base value of the deal is worth $1.96 million. A fifth-round pick of the Super Bowl champions, Tennant is a 6-foot-5, 300-pounder who started for three years with Boston College, including 41 straight at the end of his career despite undergoing two “Tommy John” surgeries —one on each elbow — during his high school and college career. For more football news, check out It Is What It Is.
 


07/22/2010 - 12:31pm
Report: Pats fifth-most valuable franchise

The Patriots are the fifth most-valuable franchise in the world, according to the latest edition of Forbes. Compiled by the magazine using a variety of sources, the magazine assesses the overall value of the team at $1.36 billion, which puts them behind only the legendary soccer team Manchester United (first at $1.83 billion), the Cowboys ($1.65 billion), the Yankees ($1.6 billion) and the Redskins ($1.55 billion). For more on the Patriots, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


07/22/2010 - 8:34am
Olney: Brewers' Hart 'good fit' for Sox

ESPN baseball writer Buster Olney was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about possible trade deadline moves around the league.

 

"Corey Hart might be a good fit for the Red Sox," Olney said, speculating that the Sox could have interest in the Brewers outfielder. David DeJesus of the Royals is another player rumored to be on the Red Sox' radar. "He certainly is an attractive player, and I know the Red Sox like him ... but there's no question they're going to bidding against other teams," Olney said, including the Padres as one such team.

 

Olney said the Sox' AL East rivals also will be busy as the July 31 deadline approaches. "The Yankees are going to get better," he said, noting that New York is working to improve its bench, with plans to improve the pitching as well. As for the Rays: "I do think they're going to add a bat," he said, noting that Tampa...

07/22/2010 - 8:05am
Mashup: USC rewrites record books

On the heels of its announcement that it's returning the Heisman Trophy awarded to Reggie Bush, USC is rewriting its record books to reflect the sanctions handed down by the NCAA. The school will add "about 100 asterisks" to its media guide with an explanation that the teams' accomplishments in the mid-2000s were "later vacated due to NCAA penalty." Meanwhile, the Downtown Athletic Club is trying to decide if it should remove Bush as the official winner of the 2005 Heisman. Read more about that, plus get an update on the Don Mattingly-umpire controversy from Tuesday night, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


07/21/2010 - 10:11pm
Celtic prevails in extras at Fenway

Paul McGowan scored the decisive goal in extra penalty kicks as Celtic F.C. defeated Sporting Club de Portugal before 32,162 in the inaugural Fenway Football Challenge Wednesday night at Fenway Park. McGowan's goal came just moments after Liedson's shot went over everything and into the right field grandstands, giving Celtic the 6-5 edge in penalty kicks. 

 

Helder Postiga's header in the 82nd minute lifted Sporting Club de Portugal into a 1-1 draw in regulation. Diogo Salomao just missed moments earlier, hitting the crossbar on a header, drawing Celtic keeper Lukasz Zaluska out of position and allowing Postiga to knot the match. 

 

Georgios Samaras scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute to give Celtic the lead in the first Fenway Football Challenge.

 

Samaras, who played for Greece in the recent World Cup, had several chances in the first and second half before getting tripped by Anderson...

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