Days after Tom Brady‘s suspension was upheld by commissioner Roger Goodell, Giants owner John Mara has taken the league’s side. Mara said that Goodell had a difficult decision decision to make, and that “he did his job.”
“Listen, the commissioner had a very difficult job to do here, but at the end of the day, I think he made a decision on the evidence and the facts that were before him without regard for the profile of the player or his personal relationship with the owner,” Mara said, via the New York Daily News. “You know...
ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen, who reported in January that the NFL determined that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs in the AFC championship game were 2.0 pounds under the minimum pressure allowed by the league — information that turned out to be inaccurate — refused to join the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, canceling his scheduled appearance after becoming frustrated with the hosts’ promotion of the interview.
“You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time,” Mortensen told D&C. “I will not allow WEEI [Robert] Kraft or anybody to make me the centerpiece of a story that has been misreported far beyond anything I did in the first 48 hours. Maybe when the lawsuit is settled, in Brady’s favor, I hope, we can revisit. Don’t call.”
The show reached out to Mortensen anyhow, but the call went directly to voicemail....
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This one came out of nowhere.
Having won just three of their last 16 games, while sitting on the verge of a four-game sweep at the hands of the red-hot White Sox, Thursday night’s series finale didn’t seem promising for the Red Sox. Add in that John Farrell‘s team had to reverse its course against Chris Sale, one of the top pitchers in the American League, and the Sox best chance would seem for the rain to pick up steam from 7 p.m. and on.
But the rain did let up, resulting in just a 51-minute delay, and as it turned out the Red Sox were...
It was one of the weirdest plays you’ll ever see.
In the fourth inning, Pablo Sandoval struck out swinging against White Sox lefty Chris Sale on a tailing fastball inside, but while swinging and missing the pitch hit him in the left forearm.
The Red Sox announced he left the game with a left forearm contusion.
“Pablo is probably day-to-day. He’s sore right now,” manager John Farrell said. “That was a fastball that chased him. It look like it might hit him in the throat if [he] didn’t take it on the wrist on the swing. A scary moment. The scan here at the ballpark is clean. But, still day-to-day.”
The third baseman was the last out in the inning and...
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