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07/26/2011 - 12:18pm
Report: Pats to release Banta-Cain

According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots have informed linebacker Tully Banta-Cain that he will be released on Thursday.

Banta-Cain -- who underwent surgery last Friday to repair an abdominal tear -- had a team-best 10 sacks in 2010 and five sacks in 2011, second on the club to Mike Wright's 5.5. 

Banta-Cain was set to earn a base salary of $2.3 million in 2011.

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07/26/2011 - 10:42am
Herzlich signs with Giants

Former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich has signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.

"Decision is made I will be a #GIANT can't wait to get to #NYC. Thank you for everything." tweeted Herzlich on Tuesday morning. 

The 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year -- who missed the 2009 season as he overcame Ewing’s sarcoma -- was not chosen in April's NFL Draft. There were several reports on Monday that had Herzlich potentially landing in Baltimore, but the linebacker instead heads to the Giants, a team loaded with BC connections, including head coach Tom Coughlin (and several assistant coaches and members of the front office) and guard Chris Snee.

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07/26/2011 - 9:46am
Rondo: Perkins trade affected C's too much

As has long been suspected, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo admitted to Yahoo! Sports that the trade of his good friend Kendrick Perkins in late February had a bigger impact on the team's mental focus than it should have.

"It wasn't like the man passed away or something," Rondo told Yahoo! Sports reporter Marc J. Spears. "I think we put too much emphasis on it. It's a business. He got traded. He's very happy where he's at. We still talk, and I'm always going to have his back. It shouldn't have affected us the way it affected us."

Of course, as Celtics head coach Doc Rivers pointed out, the starting five that won the 2008 NBA title never lost a playoff series with a healthy Perkins on the floor. The team's 2004 first-round draft pick missed the first 43 games of the 2010-11 NBA season, recovering from the ACL tear he suffered in the Game 6 loss to the Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals.

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07/26/2011 - 7:50am
Mashup: Did ex-Flyers party too much?

It was a surprise to much of the hockey world when the Flyers traded captain Mike Richards and Jeff Carter this offseason. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that it may have had more to do with the players' off-ice activities, with two unnamed ex-teammates implying Richards and Carter were partying and drinking to excess. The two refused to write their uniform numbers on a board in the locker room under a pledge to abstain from alcohol as per coach Peter Laviolette's request.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied the rumored reason for the trades and was offended that players would reveal such information. "That's our locker room. Our inner sanctum. Our board. Someone's crossing a line here," he said.

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07/26/2011 - 3:30am
Youkilis may sit Tuesday with hamstring issue

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after his team's 3-1, 14-inning loss to the Royals that the tests on Kevin Youkilis' right hamstring were encouraging, but the third baseman would still most likely miss the team's game against Kansas City Tuesday.

Youkilis was forced to exit the game Monday night after landing awkwardly on first base while running out a ground ball in the sixth inning.

"The exam was really good. We're fortunate," Francona said. "He hit the bag and I think his heel kind of gave way a little bit and he felt it in his hamstring. I think we'll stay away from him tomorrow, but hopefully it won't be anything more than that. The exam was really good. He had full range of motion, there was no deficit, so he should be OK. He's a little beat up in a lot of areas."

If Youkilis can't play in the second game of the four-game series, Yamaico Navarro would be his logical replacement. Navarro got three at-bats...

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