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10/29/2010 - 7:55am
Mashup: Astros ban Clemens from field

Roger Clemens signed a contract with the Astros in 2004 that locked him into a 10-year personal services deal with the team upon his retirement. Now, however, the Astros don't want the disgraced ace around the club. "I think everybody is just on hold until they see where he is with the government," Astros owner Drayton McLane told the New York Daily News on Thursday. "He doesn't get involved in any way in our spring training or when he goes to where [his son] Koby is on one of our minor league teams. He doesn't get involved in the activities of the team. He's strictly a parent and a spectator." Read more about that story, plus check out other stories, videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


10/29/2010 - 7:24am
Report: Childress leaning to sitting Favre

A source has told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Vikings head coach Brad Childress is "leaning toward" starting Tavaris Jackson at quarterback, which would end Brett Favre's record streak of 291 consecutive starts. Favre hasn't practiced all week due to a stress fracture in his left ankle. According to the NFL Network Favre has "confided" in some close to him that he's not convinced Childress will allow him to play Sunday in Foxboro. To read the complete report click here.


10/29/2010 - 7:01am
Moss in Minnesota: 'I'm content'

Randy Moss spoke to the Boston Herald on Thursday, as his Minnesota Vikings continue to prepare for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Moss was asked if, more than three weeks after the trade from New England to Minnesota, he was happy with the Vikings.

 

"Everything's fine, man," Moss said. "I'm content. I'm OK. Ain't no problems."

 

Moss would not answer questions about Brett Favre, but did discuss how he felt about returning to Foxboro to play against his old team.

 

"I don't really have a feeling [about returning]," said Moss, who caught 50 TD passes in his 51 games with the Patriots. "I'm just excited to play football every week."

 

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10/29/2010 - 7:01am
Gammons: 'Don't expect' Martinez back

MLB and NESN analyst Peter Gammons checked in with The Big Show on Thursday afternoon to discuss a number of topics, including the World Series, who will win the battle for the services of free-agent-to-be Cliff Lee and the Red Sox’ offseason. Gammons was asked if he thought the Red Sox needed to make a splash in the free-agent market.

 

"There is no doubt in my mind that they are going to go really hard after Carl Crawford," said Gammons. "That will be a matchup with the Angels, and you know there are some puffs of smoke coming out of New York that suggest the Yankees might go after him, even though their primary need is pitching."

 

Gammons also weighed in on the future of Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre, who are also leading figures in the 2010 free-agent class.

 

"I don't expect Victor Martinez to come back, I think Detroit is going to give him four or five years,...

10/29/2010 - 2:21am
Kessel: 'I could care less' about chant
By: DJ Bean

The Maple Leafs had a tough night on Thursday as they were shut out by Tim Thomas, but nobody got it anywhere near as badly as Phil Kessel. The former Bruins’ fifth overall pick left town after the B’s, unable to strike an extension with him prior to last season, sent him to the Leafs for a package of draft picks. Since the trade, Kessel has been unable to muster a single goal against his former club, much to the delight of Bruins fans. Tyler Seguin, chosen second overall with Leafs’ first-round pick acquired in the deal, put the cherry on top by scoring against his hometown Leafs in the second period.

 

The reaction to that? The loudest “Thank you, Kessel” chant that one could imagine.

 

“I was on the bench and I was trying not to laugh,” Seguin admitted. “All the guys were kind of cracking up because it just stayed together so well. It was surprising.”

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