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05/11/2010 - 7:58am
Brady scheduled to talk with D&C Wednesday

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is scheduled to appear as a guest with Dennis & Callahan Wednesday at 7 a.m. Brady hasn’t talked a whole lot this offseason, doing just one in-depth interview since the end of the 2009 campaign. If you miss the interview on Wednesday, visit the It Is What It Is blog for a transcript or the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand section to listen to it.


05/11/2010 - 7:58am
Jon Barry on D&C: Rondo in elite company

Jon Barry, who serves as an NBA analyst on ESPN and ABC, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to talk about the Celtics-Cavaliers series. Barry said Rajon Rondo's performance on Sunday cements his status as the maquee player on the C's, ahead of the Big Three. Said Barry: "He's quickly becoming the system, like Steve Nash in Phoenix. There's not a guy in the league who wouldn't say he wants to play with Steve Nash. Rondo's quickly becoming the guys who is mentioned in that same breath."

 

Barry said the Cavaliers continue to lean too heavily on LeBron James. "Their reliance on him to be superhuman is just too much," Barry said. "When he doesn't go crazy, they don't win. They've got enough talent that they should be better than this."

 

Barry suggested the Cavaliers should try inserting center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who has taken a back seat to Shaquille O'Neal in the...

05/11/2010 - 6:44am
Welker: No timetable for return

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who is recovering from ACL and MCL injuries to his left knee suffered in the regular-season finale in December, told The Oklahoman newspaper that he is battling to get back on the field but can't predict when he'll be able to return to action.

 

"It’s so early right now, it’s hard to put any sort of timetable on it," he said. "My main deal is just working hard and putting myself in the best position possible to be ready whenever I’m ready. No telling when that’s going to be or how long it’s going to take, but all I can do is just work hard."

 

Welker said he's trying to make sure he follows the prescribed guidelines so that his injuries are healed before he returns to the field.

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05/11/2010 - 6:35am
Mashup: Griffey under fire for in-game nap

Ken Griffey Jr. is not fading gracefully into the sunset in Seattle. The Mariners legend is struggling at the plate and his team is struggling as well after heading into the season with high expectations. Following a report that Griffey missed a pinch-hitting appearance last week because he was napping in the clubhouse, some are calling for the 40-year-old to retire. Also check out stories about Tigers outfielder Johnny Damon getting some revenge on the Yankees, and disgraced Olympic track star Marion Jones preparing for her WNBA debut. We've also got videos of Tom Menino's instant classic speech from Monday and Mets analyst Keith Hernandez falling asleep in the booth. It's all at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


05/11/2010 - 5:56am
Police investigate LPGA golfer's death

LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead in a Las Vegas suburb Sunday afternoon, and police are investigating the 25-year-old's death. Blasberg played in her only LPGA tour event two weeks ago in Mexico, finishing tied for 44th. She was a standout at the University of Arizona, winning six times in two years before turning professional in 2004.

 

"She was a very popular player and well-liked and we're going to miss her," LPGA spokesman David Higdon said. "This is a very close-knit group of players and tour and we're saddened by what happened."

 

Added LPGA veteran Meg Mallon: "I'm just very sad and just really kind of sick to my stomach that a life ended so young."

 

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