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11/19/2009 - 10:00am
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At the stroke of midnight, as Thursday rolls into Friday at the stroke of midnight, the free-agent period will get underway in earnest, with clubs free to present players with contract offers for the first time. The offseason thus enters a new period, where the likes of Jason Bay, John Lackey and Matt Holliday will start to get a true sense of their worth on the open market.
There’s plenty to digest, and’s Lou Merloni, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier will be in the Virtual Pressbox on Thursday, November 19, at noon, to take your questions about how the offseason is shaping up. Join them in the sixth installment of the Thursday baseball chat series.
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11/19/2009 - 9:59am
Rivers: 'Has to be about winning'

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and talked about coaching style and dealing with troubled players. In the wake of news stories about coaches being questioned for their abrasive styles, Rivers was asked about his coaching philosophy.


"The number one thing for me is you have to remain agenda-free," Rivers said. "It has to be about [the players], and it has to be about winning. I think if you have those two things — and they believe that, and it has to be true — then they will follow you. ... That doesn't mean the decisions you make are always right. But when you make a decision, and it's always about what's good for the team, then it's very difficult for someone to question you on that."


Rivers said playing for Pat Riley with the Knicks was a memorable experience. "Pat Riley was a great motivator," Rivers said...

11/19/2009 - 8:50am
Mashup: Browns want LeBron

Maligned coach Eric Mangini says the Cleveland Browns welcome NBA star LeBron James anytime he wants to try football. What's he got to lose? Meanwhile, they're irate in Ireland after France eliminated the Irish from the World Cup on a goal that should have been disallowed by a hand ball. We've got the video of the controversial play. We also have videos of a memorable hockey goal celebration and a college basketball coach stunned by a reporter's question, plus links to the day's top stories, trivia and more at Thursday's Morning Mashup.

11/19/2009 - 8:31am
Edwards: Pats will be motivated

ESPN analyst Herm Edwards spoke with Dennis & Callahan on Thursday morning to talk about fourth-and-2 and other NFL news.


"It's a tough call. Obviously, probably 31 other teams punt the football in that situation," Edwards said. "Bill has made a lot of great decisions. Obviously, you make one like that, and all the ones you've made that have won games for you and won playoff games for you, everyone forgets that. That's the deal about being a head coach. Every situation you make that doesn't work out, you're going to have to answer for it. But the good thing about it is it's really going to bring their team together, knowing that team. Bill really doesn't have to motivate his team this week. I think everyone in the nation has already motivated that football team, especially if you're on the defensive side."


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11/18/2009 - 10:00pm
Celts rediscover winning ways

Rajon Rondo had 12 points in a key third-quarter spurt and finished with 18 points and 12 assists as the Celtics pulled away from the Golden State Warriors, 109-95, at TD Garden on Wednesday night. Paul Pierce finished with a team-high 19 and passed Isiah Thomas for 48th on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Rondo also hit a 3-pointer near the end of the third quarter that helped put the Celtics up, 80-67. Rondo also ended his free-throw futility streak in the third when he converted at the end of a three-point play, ending a string of 10 straight misses, three shy of the NBA record. The Celtics, who led only 49-48 at halftime, snapped their two-game skid and improved to 9-3 on the season. Golden State (3-8) was led by Corey Maggette with a game-high 23. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 

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