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11/09/2009 - 12:29pm
Wilfork on Porter: 'Back it up'

Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork visited with the Dale & Holley show Monday morning, one day after helping the Patriots beat the Dolphins and tighten their control on the top spot in the AFC East. Wilfork commented on Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, who was vocal during the days leading up to the game but did not deliver any meaningful plays on Sunday.


"You have to play between the lines, and obviously he didn't do that yesterday," Wilfork said. "So, he can talk all he wants, but, back it up. I always say that people we have who trash-talk out on the field, I'm like, 'Hey, if you're going to talk, back it up. Because at the end of the day, the spotlight is going to be back on you. You did all the trash-talking through the course of the week, let me see what you gone done.' "


Added Wilfork: "We take whatever he says for motivation. So, keep motivating us."



11/09/2009 - 12:18pm
Red Sox have new head trainer

CHICAGO -- has learned that the Red Sox have promoted Mike Reinold to the role of head trainer. Reinold replaces Paul Lessard, with whom the team has parted ways. Reinold had been serving as the team's assistant trainer. Reinold has been with the Red Sox since following the 2005 season, coming to the team after working with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. The Winthrop native has been credited with developing one of baseball's most noted rehabilitation/strengthening programs for pitchers. Lessard also had been with the team since just after the '05 season, coming over from the Diamondbacks organization, where he was head trainer from 1997-05.

11/09/2009 - 11:55am
Chiefs release Larry Johnson

The Kansas City Chiefs announced the release of running back Larry Johnson, following his suspension for using gay slurs in criticizing the team and the media. Johnson is now eligible to be claimed off waivers, but any claiming team will have to pay the prorated portion of his $4.55 million salary. If Johnson is not claimed, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

11/09/2009 - 11:51am
Green, Gathright elect free agency

Red Sox infielder Nick Green and outfielder Joey Gathright both elected free agency after the Sox attempted to outright them to the minors last Thursday. As players with three or more years of major-league service time, the two players had the right to refuse the assignment and instead become free agents, eligible to sign with any club.
Green, who is scheduled to undergo surgery on his back today to relieve the disc and nerve issue that prevented him from playing down the stretch, hit .236 with a .303 OBP and .366 slugging mark in 103 games for the Sox this year.
The Sox acquired Gathright in a trade with the Orioles late in the year. The speedy outfielder hit .313 with a .353 OBP and .313 slugging mark in 17 plate appearances, and was on Boston's postseason roster for the series against the Angels.

11/09/2009 - 10:56am
Brady on D&C: Peyton's my friend

Tom Brady checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to talk about Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.


"That's a real good win for us. They have a good team in all phases," Brady said. "It's a very challenging defense 'cause they can rush the passer so well. Their special teams — we saw what they did against the Jets the week before. And then offensively they have such a unique style. There's no other team you face throughout the season like the Dolphins."


Looking ahead to Sunday's game against the undefeated Colts, Brady was asked about his counterpart in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning. Brady said he's impressed with the way Manning carries himself. "He's a great competitor," Brady said. "He's always doing the right thing and saying the right thing, and I've got a great appreciation for him and his style of play." Brady added that he "definitely" ...

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