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07/13/2011 - 10:32am
Mannix: C's Frank not in mix for Wolves

After Timberwolves general manager David Kahn finally got around to firing coach Kurt Rambis on Tuesday, he mentioned that one of the criteria for a new coach would be to play up-tempo. That's an odd requirement since Minnesota already played at the fastest pace in the league last season.

It's no surprise then that Celtics assistant coach Lawrence Frank, whose speciality is defense, is not a candidate for the job, as Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reported via Twitter. Frank has been interviewed for almost all the available head coaching jobs this offseason and is said to be one of the finalists for the other open position in Detroit.

In his one season with the Celtics, Frank took over the lead assistant job on coach Doc Rivers' staff from Tom Thibodeau, and the Celtics remained one of the top defensive teams in the league. It's unclear whether Frank will be back with the team next season, but it seems likely that he could return if he doesn't...

07/13/2011 - 9:31am
Steelers' Harrison: Goodell 'stupid,' a 'devil'

Steelers linebacker James Harrison had some interesting comments about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with Men’s Journal magazine.

“If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison said to the magazine. “I hate him and will never respect him.”

Harrison also called the commissioner a “crook” and a “devil.” He went on to say that Goodell is “stupid,” a “puppet” and a “dictator.”

The linebacker went on to say that if the Steelers had beaten the Packers in the Super Bowl, following the game he would have whispered the following into the commissioner’s ear: “Why don’t you quit and do something else, like start your own league in flag football?”

Harrison was fined $100,000 for illegal hits last season and has not been shy about voicing his opinion on the league and the...

07/13/2011 - 7:16am
Mashup: Vick lines up another endorsement

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who recently signed an endorsement deal with Nike, is on the verge of a three-year, $1.55 million contract with MusclePharm, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Said MusclePharm director of team development Joseph Lawanson: "We don't have any problem considering him at all. And for us to consider him, we're confident that he has rehabilitated himself."

Read more about the story and others — including a piece about Cowboys legend Michael Irvin posing for Out magazine — plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


07/13/2011 - 12:35am
Bullpen catcher: Beckett looked OK

PHOENIX -- Josh Frasier, the bullpen catcher for the American League, said after the AL's 5-1 loss to the National League in Tuesday's All-Star Game that he didn't notice any physical issues with Josh Beckett leading up to the time the Red Sox hurler decided not to enter the game. Frasier confirmed what Beckett said during the game, that the pitcher's left knee wasn't an issue him until toward the end of the second-inning warm-up session.

"That was the first time I ever caught him, so I don't know what's normal and what's not normal. He didn't seem to be hurting a lot, but I don't know his personality," Frasier said. "His stuff looked OK, but I don't know what normal is. The last six pitches or so he just slowed down."

Beckett, who was slated to pitch the second inning, said that the decision not to enter the game due to a stiff left knee was purely precautionary, and if it was a regular-season game he would have pitched....

07/12/2011 - 11:28pm
NL wins All-Star Game over Gonzalez, AL

PHOENIX -- A fourth-inning solo homer by Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez proved the only offense that the American League could muster, as the National League claimed a 5-1 victory in the All-Star Game. The outcome -- the second straight win for the senior circuit -- ensured that the National League's World Series representative will have home-field advantage.

Gonzalez gave the AL a short-lived 1-0 advantage by ripping a solo homer just over the right-field fence against Phillies hurler Cliff Lee. However, the NL rallied in the bottom of the frame, when Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder drilled a three-run homer off the top of the fence in left-center. The NL added an insurance run in the following inning on a run-scoring single by Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier and concluded its scoring with an RBI double from Giants corner infielder Pablo Sandoval in the seventh.

Gonzalez delivered the standout moment of the game among the Red...

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