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11/04/2011 - 11:36am
Lombardi on D&C: Pats 'a team in transition'

NFL Network's Mike Lombardi joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday for his weekly analysis of the Patriots and the NFL.

Looking at Sunday's Patriots-Giants matchup, Lombardi said he expects the Patriots offense to return to form against a Giants defense that struggles against the ground game.

"I think you'll see balance out of the Patriots," he said. "I think you'll see them run the football. I think you'll see them be able to run the ball. The Giants haven't been able to stop the run at all. They've given up over five yards a carry. They're 32nd in the league in run defense. They're the worst team in the National Football League on first down run defense. So, they can't really stop anybody in the running game, which doesn't allow them to utilize their skills, which is be the pass rusher."

The Patriots defense also comes in with something to prove, especially against the pass. Asked about what has become perennial...

11/04/2011 - 10:15am
La Russa on D&C: 'Won't be managing'

Tony La Russa, who retired this week after leading the Cardinals to a World Series title, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and said he doesn't see any circumstances that would lead to his return to managing, be it in St. Louis, Boston or anywhere else.

"I don't think so," he said. "I had the perfect situation in St. Louis. You can't ask for a better place to work, better people to work with, a team that was terrific, fun. So, if that's not going to make it, bring you back -- I think it was just time to do something else. It won't be managing."

La Russa insisted he would have retired even if the Cardinals not won the championship.

"Absolutely," he said. "I had been playing around with it the last few years. At some point, you know it's going to end. I'm also aware that, a long time in one city, at some point, you've got to have a fresher voice and leader of the team on the field. So, it...

11/04/2011 - 7:21am
Mashup: Jets' Ryan plays Pats fan in movie

Jets coach Rex Ryan apparently will do anything for publicity. That includes pretending he's a Patriots fan. According to actor Adam Sandler, Ryan will make a cameo in Sandler's upcoming movie "I Hate You, Dad," which was filmed in Massachusetts last summer. Ryan plays a lawyer who also happens to be "a mammoth Patriots fan."

"We wrote it in the script," Sandler told NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen. "He was great enough to be loose and funny about it. He talks about [Tom] Brady. He talks about coach [Bill] Belichick. He's really cool."

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

11/03/2011 - 10:27pm
Report: NBA players consider decertifying

With the NBA and the union that represents the players scheduled to meet again on Saturday, The New York Times and Yahoo! Sports are reporting that 50 players have discussed dissolving the union if the negotiations produce a deal they find unfavorable. The 50 players held two conference calls with an antitrust attorney this week, separate from the union, to discuss their options that could include decertification.

The threat of decertification could be seen as a tool to command some semblance of leverage to avoid any more concessions on the players' part. The Times report states that "players involved will oppose any deal that includes less than a 52.5 percent share of league revenues for players, or any number of proposed restrictions on free agent movement."

Decertifying is not that easy: At least 30 percent of the...

11/03/2011 - 9:45pm
Baird, Duquette to interview with O's

According to multiple reports, Red Sox vice president of player personnel and professional scouting Allard Baird and former Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette are two of the four finalists for the Orioles' general manager position. Also interviewing for the job will be Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer and Twins vice president Mike Radcliff.

The 50-year-old Baird, a New Hampshire native, served as Royals general manager from 2000-06, joining the Red Sox soon after his dismissal from Kansas City.

Duquette has been out of Major League Baseball since being fired by the Red Sox prior to the 2002 season. The 53-year-old recently interviewed with the Angels for their vacant GM job, which ultimately went to former Sox scout Jerry DiPoto.

The Orioles were thought to be on the verge of hiring Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava earlier this week, but after meeting with Baltimore ownership the Toronto executive chose to remain working under...

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