The popular Disney Channel cartoon show "Phineas and Ferb" has a deal with the NHL. Characters from the show — which features the adventures of two creative stepbrothers and their pet platypus, who also is a secret agent — will appear on NHL merchandise, and videos from the series will be shown during games.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the sponsorship spectrum, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick not only has another endorsement deal, he's becoming part owner of a company that is hoping to break through in the sports drink and medical business.
Read more about those stories and others, plus check out trivia and videos — including a clip of Hope Solo and Abby Wambach kicking soccer balls at taxicabs on David Letterman's show — at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
BALTIMORE — According to a major league source, contrary to a report earlier Wednesday, Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran has not agreed officially to waive his no-trade clause to the Red Sox or any other team because he has not yet been traded. He did express an interest in going to the Sox at the All-Star game, suggesting that it would be “a no-brainer” for him to accept a trade to Boston given the team’s place in the standings, but that has not been codified.
And while the Red Sox have certainly been kicking the tires in the Beltran derby, their conversations with the Mets about the All-Star have not advanced beyond preliminary discussions that would place them “in the mix.” According to a major league source, the Mets have received interest from 8-10 teams on the outfielder, with the Sox being characterized as one of the six most interested teams.
For more on where the Sox stand on Beltran,...
Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins and San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson have waived a request for unrestricted free agency, but are still seeking $10 million each in compensation in return for signing off on the dismissal of the Brady vs. NFL lawsuit, according to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports and Jim Trotter of SI.com.
Mankins and Jackson, two of the 10 plaintiffs in the suit, were denied unrestricted free agency during the 2010 uncapped season, and both sat out a sizable chunk of the season as a result. (Jackson and Mankins were among a group of players who have had to wait six years to reach unrestricted free agency because of previous rules.) Jackson tweeted earlier this week that he has “made no demands, I wanna play ball like the rest of my peers!” Meanwhile, the Mankins’ camp has remained silent since the report first broke earlier this week.
It’s unclear how much this is potentially holding up a...
A new NFL collective bargaining agreement is ready to be sent to the 10 players named on the anti-trust suit against the NFL, paving the way for a vote on Thursday if pending issues are resolved, according to Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated. Trotter reported the news Wednesday afternoon, via his twitter page.
"Player reps have voted to forward settlement agreement to named plaintiffs, pending resolution of some outstanding issues," Trotter reported. "Class counsel will continue negotiating with NFL attorneys in hopes of resolving the matter by [Thursday], so owners can vote on it. The players vote is conditional, meaning they're prepared to forward the settlement if certain issues can be resolved with the owners. One of the issues presumably is the $320 million the players lost in benefits last season during the uncapped year."
Tom Brady is named as a lead plaintiff on the suit...
Veteran offensive lineman and a lead negotiator for the NFL Players Association Kevin Mawae warned Wednesday that players are “not tied” to a deadline to get the NFL up and running again.
It had been thought after significant progress had been made late last week that a new CBA was just a matter of finalizing details between lawyers for both players and owners, and further that a deal would be in place for owners to ratify at their meeting in Atlanta on Thursday. Mawae, himself a free agent, told reporters Wednesday they won’t push through a deal in the next 24 hours without answering the questions of all players and listening to all concerns.
“We want to go back to work, but we will not agree to a deal unless it’s the best deal for the players.” Mawae said Wednesday outside NFLPA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and nine of the 10 members of the...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys finish the show bantering about Max Kellerman apparently getting the Skip Bayless job, Iceland's win over England in the Euro 2016, and Caitlyn Jenner on SI
Texas Rangers sideline reporter Emily Jones likes getting doused by Gatorade. A D&C caller accuses the guys of being sexist in their analysis, which leads to a debate of the hottest sideline reporters in sports.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Tuesday's Dale and Holley show which feature some measure of tension during the interview with John Farrell and during a Rick Porcello debate
The Red Sox needed a big start from a pitcher, and Porcello delivered. Glenn and Lou talk about last night’s win in Tampa and discuss what ERod needs to do while down in Triple A.
David Price is on the mound this afternoon in Tampa, but after last outing’s terrible performance, the pressure is on for him to perform. Glenn and Lou discuss Price and his need to take over a game.
Red Sox GM Mike Hazen joins Glenn and Lou to talk about what went into sending ERod down to Pawtucket, and what the trade market looks like at this point in the season.
Ugh. Dale and Michael after another crap-fest of a Red Sox game break it all down and listen in to John Farrell and David Price's post game comments.
We close the show out with some of the best cuts of the day.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Jerry Thornton and "Uncle Buck" Adam Cormack break down the greatest season finale of all-time, the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. Jerry and Uncle Buck debate if this season was the greatest season in television history.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
It's somewhat of a rarity on D&C, but the phone lines were open on Tuesday as the Kirk Minihane haters and MiniFans alike called in take him on.More from this show