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11/08/2011 - 2:32pm
Pats-Colts has been flexed out of prime time

The NFL announced Tuesday afternoon that the Dec. 4 game between the Patriots and Colts that was set for prime time on Dec. 4 has been flexed out and been rescheduled for a 1 p.m. start. The league did not announce game would replace Patriots-Colts in that slot, but did indicate the replacement will be revealed no later than Nov. 22. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


11/08/2011 - 12:44pm
McNamara: Boyd too drunk to pitch Game 7

Former Red Sox manager John McNamara spoke to the New York Times on Tuesday, a day before a retrospective on the 1986 postseason will air on MLB Network.  

McNamara defended his decision to leave Bill Buckner in the game in the 10th inning of Game 6 of the World Series vs. the Mets. The Red Sox entered the bottom of the 10th with a 5-3 lead, and throughout the postseason McNamara had inserted Dave Stapleton as a defensive replacement for Buckner in late innings. McNamara, of course, stayed with Buckner in Game 6, a game that ended with the first baseman's error on Mookie Wilson's ground ball.

“Buckner was the best first baseman I had,” McNamara told MLB network. "And Dave Stapleton has taken enough shots at me since that he didn’t get in that ballgame, but Dave...

11/08/2011 - 8:35am
Mashup: Vick voted most hated NFL player

Michael Vick might be rebuilding his image after his prison stint, but in the eyes of many people he has a long way to go. Forbes magazine has results of a poll of the most disliked players in the NFL, and the Eagles quarterback ranked first, with 60 percent of respondents saying they disliked him. Women were especially disapproving of Vick, with 70 percent viewing him negatively.

Vick is followed by Jets receiver Plaxico Burress and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Two first-year Patriots are on the list. Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth checks in at No. 4, with a 46 percent disapproval rating, and receiver Chad Ochocinco is sixth at 35 percent.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


11/08/2011 - 7:12am
Source: Tito to interview with Cards Tuesday

According to a major league source, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is scheduled to interview for the St. Louis Cardinals' vacant managerial position Tuesday. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday that Cardinals GM John Mozeliak was planning on interviewing at least one candidate Tuesday, with the hope of having a manager in place by next week. St. Louis had planned to interview six candidates to replace the retired Tony LaRussa, with Cards special assistant Mike Matheny, Triple A manager Chris Maloney, and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing all interviewing last week.

Other potential candidates who could garner interviews with Mozeliak are Ryne Sandberg and St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.

 


11/07/2011 - 11:59pm
Report: Phillies have talks with Papelbon

According to a tweet from SI.com's Jon Heyman the Phillies have had talks with both Ryan Madson and Jonathan Papelbon recently and "seem to determined" to sign one of the two closers. Earlier Monday, it was reported by multiple outlets that Philadelphia was making a strong push to re-sign Madson, who saved 32 games for the Phils in 2011, going 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 62 games.

One industry source suggested the Phillies would prioritize Madson due to their familiarity with the closer, although interest in Papelbon remains strong on the free agent market.

Papelbon, who saved 31 games for the Red Sox in '11, is just about three months younger than Madson (both born in 1980). The Sox reliever went 4-1 with a 2.94 ERA in 63 games in his sixth season closing game for Boston.

Both relievers are Type A free agents, potentially resulting in two draft picks for their '...

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