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11/01/2011 - 2:16pm
Olney on M&M: Mackanin 'perfect' for Sox

Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday. Olney was first asked about Pete Mackanin, who interviewed for the Red Sox managerial opening Monday. Olney, who covered Mackanin in the minor leagues, said the Phillies bench coach would be a solid successor to Terry Francona.

"It would be a perfect choice," Olney said. "He's smarter than a whip, he's tremendous in terms of being someone who is adaptable. I'm sure you read the stories today that he has a keen interest in some of the baseball statistics and statistical analysis, which is going to be something that if you are a general manager now you are going to want to hear. The big thing is how he deals with players. … If some guy messes up on the field, he'll deal with it. If something is out of line, he'll deal with it. Guys play hard for him."

The issue of compensation for Theo Epstein continues to linger, with Tuesday as the deadline...

11/01/2011 - 12:30pm
Belichick, Pats not commenting on Edelman

The Patriots issued a statement regarding the situation surrounding wide receiver Julian Edelman Tuesday afternoon, saying they were "aware of the reports" involving Edelman, but would "defer any comment to his representatives at this time."

According to reports, officers were called to a Back Bay nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a possible assault. Edelman was arrested on a single count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. Edelman was taken into custody but posted bail and was released by police.

Edelman was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday afternoon, entering a plea of not guilty. Edelman was released on personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from the woman he allegedly assaulted.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about Edelman on his Tuesday afternoon conference call.

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11/01/2011 - 9:36am
Report: Edelman arrested on battery charge

According to a report in the Boston Globe, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will be arraigned on charges of indecent assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Officers were called to a Back Bay nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a possible assault.

Edelman was arrested on a single count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. Edelman was taken into custody but posted bail and was released by police.

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11/01/2011 - 7:52am
Mashup: Shaq revisits Kobe feud in new book

Shaquille O'Neal has written an autobiography (with help from Jackie MacMullan), and he pulls no punches when it comes to his feud with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Among the revelations: Kobe was upset that Shaq did not show more support when Kobe faced rape charges in Colorado, and the team stepped in and told both players to stop taking their beefs to the media. However, Kobe ignored the team's instructions and blasted Shaq in an interview with Jim Gray.

Writes Shaq: I told Kobe, "If you ever say anything like what you said to Jim Gray ever again, I will kill you." Kobe shrugged and said, "Whatever."

O'Neal also recounts a run-in he had with then-Heat coach Pat Riley in practice, when the center pushed teammates aside and had a face-to-face screaming match with Riley.

As for his future, Shaq writes: They've already got some things cooking in Hollywood for me. Adam Sandler called me in June 2011 and...

10/31/2011 - 11:03pm
Sox hope to have manager by Thanksgiving

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington offered a timetable regarding when the Sox hope to have a manager by, suggesting the preference would be to make a decision prior to Thanksgiving.

"I hope it doesn't get to December," he said. "We'll see. We're going to use this week and probably part of next week to have an initial round of interviews, and there'll probably be follow-ups. Our hope is that we have a manager in place before Thanksgiving, but Tito [Francona] was after Thanksgiving. We'll see. I don't want to put a date on it."

Cherington explained the organization's stance following the team's first interview for its vacant managerial position, conducted with Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin.

The general manager said that the Red Sox would interview Milwaukee hitting coach Dale Sveum Wednesday, with the possibility of more interviews to be scheduled later in the week. Cherington estimated he would be talking to...

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