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03/29/2010 - 12:06pm
Pats didn't see Brady-McDaniels feud

Two players from the 2005 Patriots said Monday morning they didn’t know about the divide between Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady that season that caused them not to talk to each other for three weeks, according to a story in Sunday’s Denver Post.

While neither player denied the story, one player said when they were around Brady and McDaniels at the same time that season, you couldn’t tell they were clashing. But at the same time, it wasn’t like any reported divide between the two had an effect on the New England offense that season.

“You couldn’t tell if you were around them,” one player said of Brady and McDaniels that year. “But then again, our offense wasn’t that good either.”

That season, McDaniels was in his second year as quarterbacks coach and also had a hand in play-calling for the first time after former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis left to take over...

03/29/2010 - 10:47am
More accusations for Steelers

Coming on the heels of accusations of inappropriate conduct by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at a Georgia nightclub, Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes was accused of bad behavior at an Orlando nightclub this month. According to a lawsuit filed last week, a woman charged that Holmes threw a glass that hit her in the face and gave her a cut near her eye after a dispute about seating in the club's VIP section March 7. She claims Holmes and police officers pressured her not to pursue a complaint.

 

Meanwhile, Roethlisberger is not expected to report to voluntary offseason workouts that begin today, according to a Steelers spokesman.


03/29/2010 - 10:16am
Report: Rangers still scouting Lowell

According to ESPN.com, the Texas Rangers are in the market for a corner infielder, and the they "keep coming back" to Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell as a potential target.

 

The Sox and Rangers agreed upon a trade this winter that would have sent Lowell to Texas in exchange for prospect Max Ramirez, with the Sox assuming $9 million of his $12 million salary for the coming season. That deal was scuttled when it was discovered that Lowell would require surgery to repair a tendon on his right thumb. The ESPN.com article suggests that the Rangers are confident that they can still consummate a deal for Lowell by offering Ramirez.

 

The surgery forced Lowell to start his spring training later than his teammates. He was further delayed on Friday when he fouled a ball off of his left leg, just...

03/29/2010 - 7:36am
Mashup: Burk blasts Tiger, Masters

Check out our newly reconfigured Morning Mashup, where we highlight some interesting stories from around the sports world. Martha Burk, who protested Augusta National's exclusion of women in 2003, commented on Tiger Woods' return for the Masters, saying: “I think this is a safe haven for him. They’re all chauvinists themselves. It’s a perfect fit. He’ll be welcomed. These people have a fundamental disregard for women. What produced Tiger Woods as we now know him goes back a long way.”

 

There's also a story from England about a government proposal that would force soccer team owners to hand over a percentage of their club to local supporters and offer controlling interest to the fans should they want to sell the team. And check out the piece on Gilbert Arenas' estranged mother, who died this month at 46 after a troubled life....

03/29/2010 - 6:30am
St. John's stalls Skinner, eyes Lavin

While Boston College coach Al Skinner still is considered a candidate for the St. John's job, the Red Storm appear to focusing on former UCLA coach and current ESPN analyst Steve Lavin. According to an ESPN report, Lavin spoke with St. John's athletic director Chris Monasch Sunday night and was expected to have another discussion Monday.

 

The Boston Globe reported that one factor working against Skinner is his desire to bring all of his assistants from BC with him. St. John's wants someone on the staff with stronger ties to the New York AAU scene. Lavin reportedly would hire Dave Leitao, a former assistant at UConn and head coach at Northeastern (his alma mater), DePaul and, most recently, Virginia.

 

Multiple reports indicate St. John's also has interest in Temple's Fran Dunphy, Rhode Island's Jim Baron and Cornell's Steve Donahue, but none of those three has interviewed.

 

Meanwhile,...

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