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Tuesday’s Mashup: Mike Francesa reportedly desperate to return to radio

Lucy Burdge
April 24, 2018 - 6:38 am

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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Minnesota at NY Yankees, 6:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m. (NBATV, NBCSB)
NBA: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: San Antonio at Golden State. 10:30 p.m. (TNT)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Mike Francesa has been retired from WFAN for about five months and he’s reportedly already itching to get back on the air.

According to the NY Post, a Francesa return to WFAN is possible and his representatives have met with executives from 98.7 ESPN New York and WOR 710 AM.

“I’m not answering questions about any specific stations,” Francesa said, after a pause, when asked by the Post if he would return to WFAN.

That’s not a no.

Francesa retired in December and was replaced with Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott in the afternoon.

He has been eligible to sign with another radio station since April 1 but is having trouble finding a landing spot.

It became apparent Francesa was going to miss being on the air when he made an appearance on CNBC just days after his WFAN goodbye.

-- Mitt Romney was in the building for the Utah Jazz game against the Thunder Monday night and was not exactly a silent spectator.

The former Mass. governor had courtside seats to the Game 3 matchup and used them to heckle Russell Westbrook when he got into foul trouble in the first half.

Romney wore a custom No. 5 Romney Jazz jersey while taunting Westbrook repeatedly as he walked off the court with four fouls.

The Jazz beat the Thunder 113-96.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Tom's intentions have not changed. He's consistently said he'll play beyond this contract and into his mid 40s, or until he feels he isn't playing at a championship level. I understand the constant speculation, but this is one point he's been firm about." -- Don Yee, to Adam Schefter, on Tom Brady

 

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