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10/25/2012 - 8:05am
Mashup: Jets' Ryan wants apology from Bush

Rex Ryan and the Jets have moved on from the Patriots to their next controversy. Two days after getting defensive in the face of questions about his team's conservative play-calling in Sunday's loss in Foxboro, Ryan said he wants an apology from Dolphins running back Reggie Bush for comments Bush made earlier in the season.

Bush, who left the teams' last meeting early with a bruised left knee, had accused the Jets of trying to hurt him under orders from Ryan. When New York cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a season-ending left knee injury, Bush said it was an example of "what goes around comes around."

Ryan insisted that his comment about putting "hot sauce" on Bush was misinterpreted.

"I apologized for my comments, and I expect him to do the same," Ryan said Wednesday. "I never was saying we were going to try to injure Reggie Bush. That's not even close.

"He's going to get our attention...

10/24/2012 - 11:38pm
Sandoval's 3 HR lead Giants past Verlander

Pablo Sandoval joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to launch three homers in a World Series game. The rotund Giants third baseman went deep twice off Tigers ace Justin Verlander and once more in the fifth inning against reliever Al Albuquerque to lead the Giants to an 8-3 victory in Game 1 over Detroit. 

While Sandoval was the dominant force for the Giants, the San Francisco lineup unleashed an impressive assault on Verlander, who lasted just four innings while permitting five runs on six hits and a walk. It was the shortest start by the 2011 AL Cy Young and MVP winner since he lasted two innings in a start on June 22, 2010. 

Sandoval was the catalyst, with a solo homer to center in the bottom of the first to give the Giants a 1-0 lead, a two-run shot to left field in the third and a solo homer to center in the fifth. He also added a single, giving him 13 total bases, second most ever in a World Series...

10/24/2012 - 4:29pm
Mayo misses with elbow/illness, 12 limited

FOXBORO -- Jerod Mayo missed practice Wednesday at Gillette with an illness and an elbow injury. Mayo injured the left elbow on Sunday late in the first half. He came back to play in the second half with a black athletic wrap on the elbow. Also out Wednesday were Brandon Bolden (knee), Steve Gregory (hip), Ras-I Dowling (thigh), Tracy White (foot) and Trevor Scott (hamstring). 

Logan Mankins and Brandon Lloyd were among the 12 players listed last limited by the Patriots, who practiced in sweats and shells Wednesday on the upper grass fields outside Gillette Stadium. 

The team will practice again at Gillette on Thursday before leaving on red-eye flight for London late Thursday evening for their game Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

Here is Wednesday's full report:  

Did Not Practice

LB Jerod Mayo (elbow/illness) 

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

S...

10/24/2012 - 3:34pm
Doc: We'll just let Ray keep talking

WALTHAM -- Both Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo refused to get into a back and forth regarding Ray Allen's comments to the Miami Herald that a potential trade that would have sent him and Rondo to Phoenix for Amar'e Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa was at the heart of the issues between Allen and Rondo. 

"I don’t know what happened," Rondo said. "I’ve just been focusing on hitting the gym. Haven’t read any papers or seen anything on the news." 

Rivers also said he wasn't aware of the comments and added, "We’re just going to let Ray keep talking. It’s easier." 

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10/24/2012 - 3:32pm
Joseph earns Celtics' final roster spot
By: DJ Bean

WALTHAM -- Rookie Kris Joseph has earned the 15th and final spot on the Celtics' roster, the small forward said after Wednesday's practice. 

Joseph, a second-round pick out of Syracuse in the 2012 draft, said he "kind of put two and two together" when the team waived Micah Downs and Rob Kurz but said he was given official word following the practice. 

Coming into camp, Joseph, Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith were all battling for two open roster spots, but both Christmas and Smith were cut when the team signed Leandro Barbosa. 

Joseph said Wednesday that he hadn't been given a previous inclination that he would make the team, despite the likelihood that the athletic forward would seem to have a leg up on Downs and Kurz. 

"You can never tell because everyone is so nice in this organization," Joseph said. "They talk to everyone the same way so you never really know, but when Jamar and DC got...

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