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07/10/2012 - 2:14pm
Saints announce joint practices with Pats
By: DJ Bean

The Saints announced Tuesday that they will have have joint practices with the Patriots this preseason. The two teams last practiced together in 2010. 

After playing the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 5 against the Cardinals, the Saints will travel to Foxboro for two days of practice on Aug. 7 and 8 before the two teams square off in a preseason contest on Aug. 9. 

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07/10/2012 - 12:35pm
Selig: Bobby V movie on Dominican unfair

KANSAS CITY -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, in a session with the Baseball Writers' Association of America at the All-Star Game, said that he has not seen the movie Pelotero -- a documentary on the amateur signing process in the Dominican Republic for which Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine served as executive producer -- but that he has been told that it is inaccurate, dated and unfair.

The documentary, which follows the signing process of amateurs Miguel Angel Sano and Jean-Carlos Batiste, describes Major League Baseball as possessing a potentially corrupt monopoly when it comes to permitting young players to sign, while also implicating both players and teams in the falsification of birth dates. Since the signing period followed by Pelotero, Major League Baseball issued rules changes regarding the international amateur market; MLB has also made a concerted effort in recent years to improve age and identity verification of...

07/10/2012 - 12:00pm
Singleton on M&M: Sox shouldn't be sellers
By: DJ Bean

Former Major League outfielder and current ESPN Radio analyst Chris Singleton joined Mut & Merloni Tuesday, discussing the Red Sox' chances down the stretch. 

Though the Sox (43-43) are a .500 team, Singleton said that the roster is talented enough to deter general manager Ben Cherington from selling off parts. He noted that the Cardinals didn't play their best baseball until late last season before eventually winning the World Series.

"I don't think [Cherington's] in a position where you can trade players. There's just too much of an opportunity," Singleton said. "You have to look back at what St. Louis did last year. At this time of the year last year … they were dreadful to watch. They seemed to be just lifeless, there was no energy. Not that they didn't have it, but it just didn't seem to come across. … They ended up winning the world Series. I think teams have to look around at that and say, 'Last year the...

07/10/2012 - 11:53am
Report: Krstic staying in Russia

One-time Celtic center Nenad Krstic is staying with CSKA Moscow after agreeing to a new deal that runs through the 2013-14 season with a club option for the following season, via a report on Sportando. In a statement, Krstic said that he explored NBA offers but ultimately decided to return to Russia where he averaged better than 14 points and five rebounds for in Euroleague play.

It's unclear whether the Celtics would have had interest in briging him back. A team source noted last week that they were focused on other matters. By staying in Russia, the Celtics will be able to retain Krstic's Bird rights, but they can't include him in a sign-and-trade agreement because he is more than one-year removed from the roster.

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07/10/2012 - 7:01am
Mashup: Focused Moss 49ers' 'best receiver'

New 49ers receiver Randy Moss has impressed coach Jim Harbaugh so much that Harbaugh has called Moss the team's "best receiver right now," according to SiriusXM NFL Radio host Rich Gannon, who recently spoke with the coach.

Gannon, a former NFL quarterback, said he learned that Harbaugh sat down with Moss before the former Patriots receiver signed with the team and the two men talked about expectations.

Said Gannon: “At the end of the meeting, Randy turned to Jim Harbaugh and said, ‘Coach, what do you want me to do, what can I do for you?’ And Jim looked at him and said, ‘For starters, I’d like you to sit in the front row of my meetings.’

“[Harbaugh] said by doing that it’s brought guys like [Michael] Crabtree, who’d hang out in the back, and some of these other young guys, now they’re sitting up front with Randy Moss. They don’t have the hoodies on anymore. They...

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