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09/28/2012 - 9:09am
Lombardi: Winslow has heart but not knee

NFL Network analyst Mike Lombardi made his weekly Patriots Friday visit with Dennis & Callahan guest hosts Dale Arnold and Kirk Minihane to talk about the return of the regular referees and other news from around the league.

The veteran officials returned for Thursday night's Ravens-Browns game and were welcomed back by the players and fans.

"I'm not sure it was much better, but at least they had control of the game," Lombardi said. "Now we can complain about them, knowing they understand the rules. The last group, I'm not sure they even knew what the rules were. I'm not even sure they knew where they were. … I didn't think they could be this bad. I didn't think we were going to take guys from the Lingerie League. I thought we were going to take guys that really -- I figured there had to be 150 nerds out there that read the rule book in the world, that were studying it. Certainly it's boring as heck, but I thought there...

09/28/2012 - 8:14am
Mashup: NBA working on flopping policy

In Friday's Morning Mashup, we have video of a wedding at a Raiders game (really, it's a must-see video, the Black Hole at its finest), final commentary on the NFL officiating lockout, and reports of the NBA's new flopping policy.

Via ESPN:

Spokesman Tim Frank said Thursday the league is finalizing procedures to deal with flopping, the art of falling down when little or no contact was made in an effort to trick referees into calling a foul.

Frank said the competition committee met two weeks ago and discussed plans that would go in place this season. Commissioner David Stern believes too many players are deceiving referees by flopping and has been seeking a way to properly penalize them.

The procedures likely will involve a postgame review of the play by the league office, rather than an official calling an...

09/27/2012 - 6:33pm
Sox announce Varitek's hiring

The Red Sox announced in a press release that retired catcher Jason Varitek has been hired as a special assistant to the general manager. In that capacity, he will work with the front office in an off-the-field capacity. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.

From the team's press release:

“Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward,” said Cherington.  “He will be involved in a number of areas including Major League personnel decisions, evaluations, and mentorship and instruction of young players.  We are fortunate to have him in this role.”

Selected as the 18th full-time captain in Red Sox history on December 24, 2004, Varitek holds the Red Sox record with 1,488 games caught.  He appeared in 1,546 Major League contests over 15 seasons with the club from 1997-2011, the fourth-longest tenured...

09/27/2012 - 6:23pm
Report: Francona has contact with Indians

According to FoxSports.com, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has been in contact with the Cleveland Indians regarding the team's vacant managerial position. The Indians fired their previous manager, Manny Acta, earlier Thursday.

The report cites major league sources as saying Francona is a candidate for the job. Sandy Alomar Jr., who is serving as the Indians' interim manager, is also considered one of the front-runners for the position.

The 53-year-old Francona does have history with the Cleveland organization, having served as a special assistant for the Indians during the 2001 season. He has spent the '12 campaign working for ESPN as a baseball analyst.

While there is some doubt regarding the Indians' willingness to meet Francona's perceived price tag (he made $4 million his final season with the Red Sox), the former...

09/27/2012 - 5:30pm
Patriots officially release Winslow
By: DJ Bean

FOXBORO -- The Patriots officially released tight end Kellen Winslow on Thursday afternoon, with no immediate roster addition announced. 

The move, first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, leaves the Patriots with three tight ends for this weekend, as Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells. Schefter reported that the 29-year-old Winslow, who has battled chronic right knee injuries, asked for and received his release from the Patriots on Thursday. Winslow declined to speak to reporters at Gillette Stadium on Thursday morning before the team headed out for practice.

Schefter noted that tight end Aaron Hernandez, who suffered a right ankle injury against the Cardinals in Week 2 and did not play in Week 3, is improving. Winslow was signed following the injury to Hernandez and played his only game with the Pats in Week 3 against the Ravens.

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Ep. 59: Kirk’s Mailbag

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