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09/30/2011 - 9:17am
Report: Sox' Henry tells Francona he's gone

According to the New York Daily News, Red Sox owner John Henry scheduled a meeting with manager Terry Francona Friday morning to tell the skipper the team will not pick up his option for 2012 and '13. Daily News writer Bill Madden credits sources with the information and reports that the decision was Henry's and not general manager Theo Epstein's.

WEEI's John Dennis reports that the meeting was scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Francona has managed the Sox since 2004, posting a 744-552 record over eight seasons and winning two World Series titles.

An earlier report from the Chicago Sun-Times indicated Francona was not planning to return to the team following a frustrating final month to the 2011 season.

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


09/30/2011 - 7:58am
Mashup: NHL fan says banana toss not racist

The man who threw a banana peel on the ice as Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was starting a shootout attempt against the Red Wings last week did not mean to make a racist statement and is "mortified" at how he is being perceived, according to his lawyer. Chris Moorhouse, of London, Ontario, was only hoping to prevent a goal, lawyer Faisal Joseph explained. "He was horrified when he saw the implications a day later as to how it had come out, and he said to me, 'If I had an apple or an orange, I would have thrown that out onto the ice. I did not realize the significance,' " Joseph said. "This is a young guy who's guilty, if anything, of an act of stupidity."

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


09/30/2011 - 7:10am
Reports: Francona likely done in Boston

According to multiple reports, Terry Francona is scheduled to meet with Red Sox management Friday morning about his future in Boston. FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal credits major league sources as saying Francona is not likely to return as manager, with the team leaning toward not picking up his reported $4.25 million option for 2012 and $4.5 million option for 2013. The Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports that a major league source said Francona will ask out. "He has had his fill of the whole thing," the source told the Sun-Times.

There is speculation that Francona could end up managing the White Sox, following Ozzie Guillen's move to the Marlins. Francona managed in...

09/29/2011 - 10:08pm
MRI scheduled for Kampfer (knee)
By: DJ Bean

Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer left Thursday night's preseason loss to the Senators after taking a hit from Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen. Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game that Kampfer had suffered a left knee injury and had an MRI scheduled for Friday. 

Kampfer played 38 games in Boston last season before being relegated to seventh defenseman duties and eventually suffering a right knee injury in Providence. He entered Thursday night's game competing with Matt Bartkowski to secure the seventh defense spot. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


09/29/2011 - 9:24pm
Thomas, Bruins fall to Senators
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins saw the Senators come back in the third period Thursday and defeat the defending champs, 2-1, at TD Garden.

Milan Lucic got the Bruins on the board in the first period with a power-play goal, and the B's dictated the pace of the game for much of the first two periods. 

After registering just 10 shots on Tim Thomas in the first two periods, the Senators got goals from Daniel Alfredsson and David Rundblad, the latter of which came on the power play with 4:01 remaining in regulation. 

The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power play, while the Senators went 1-for-4.

The B's will wrap up the preseason Saturday night in Bridgeport, Conn., against the Islanders.

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


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