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Report: Jets have interest in T.O.

07.27.10 at 9:16 am ET
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According to a report from ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, the Jets are exploring the idea of signing controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens. The report indicates the Jets have contacted Owens agent, Drew Rosenhaus, although the possibility of Owens landing in New York is considered a longshot.

The Bengals are considered the favorites to sign Owens after offering him an incentive-laden contract with a deadline of Wednesday to accept a deal.

Read More: Rumor Mill, Terrell Owens,

Report: NL West teams eye Royals’ Podsednik

07.27.10 at 9:11 am ET
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According to an AOL FanHouse report, the Royals are “getting bombarded with sudden interest” in left fielder Scott Podsednik from some NL West teams. Podsednik, 34, ranks third in the American League with 30 steals and has a 13-game hitting streak during which time he is batting .375.

Read More: Rumor Mill, Scott Podsednik,

Tuesday’s Morning Mashup

07.27.10 at 7:37 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Angels, 10:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)


Lane Kiffin should have known better when he decided to tread on Tennessee territory. The former University of Tennessee coach, who became Public Enemy No. 1 in the Volunteer State for the way he left the Vols after just one season to take over at USC, is being sued by the Tennessee Titans for luring assistant coach Kennedy Pola from the NFL team. The Los Angeles Times has the details of the lawsuit, which accuses Kiffin of “maliciously” intending Pola to breach his contract with the Titans.

♦ Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano finally apologized for his dugout tirade on June 25 that led to his suspension, but it came on ESPN instead of in front of his teammates. Because of that, Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times calls Big Z an “attention-seeking pitcher” who hasn’t learned his lesson.

Ken Berger at CBSSports.com writes that despite what we heard after Monday’s meeting with team executives, Hornets guard Chris Paul still wants to be traded from New Orleans.

♦ At SportsIllustrated.com, Frank Hughes talks to Harvard product Jeremy Lin about the guard’s opportunity to prove himself in the NBA with the Warriors.

♦ The New York Post has the story of two Drexel basketball players and New York natives who were arrested on robbery and weapons charges for allegedly robbing a fellow student.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On July 27, 1991, who became the first former Patriot to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I expressed my desire to win and I like what they said about the direction that they want to take the team. I have been a Hornet my entire career and I hope to represent the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana for many years to come.” — Hornets guard Chris Paul, after meeting with team executives Monday

STAT OF THE DAY: 5-0 — The Red Sox’ record vs. the Angels this season

‘NET RESULTS: Ron Artest of the Lakers is staying in shape in the offseason by playing dodgeball. Here’s his intro:

And here’s some game action:

And here he is getting knocked out:

Here’s an incredible Ultimate Frisbee catch.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Offensive lineman John Hannah

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Maureen McGovern is 61 today.

Read More: Carlos Zambrano, Chris Paul, Lane Kiffin,

Agent: Celtics still considering House

07.27.10 at 6:27 am ET
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It was reported earlier this month that the Celtics had interest in bringing back sharpshooting guard Eddie House. On Monday, House’s agent told The Boston Globe that he has spoken with the team, although he didn’t sound too optimistic.

“It’s something Danny [Ainge] and I have discussed,” agent Mark Bartelstein said. “But nothing’s imminent.”

House, who made $2.5 million last season between the Celtics and Knicks, could be offered only $1.35 million by the C’s.

Other reports have indicated the Bulls and Heat might consider making an offer to the 10-year veteran who shot 38 percent from the floor and 34.8 from 3-point range last season.

Also Monday, the Celtics officially announced the re-signing of Marquis Daniels.

Read More: Eddie House, marquis daniels, Rumor Mill,

Cavs send West to Wolves for Sessions

07.27.10 at 6:20 am ET
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The Cavaliers traded two former Celtics guards — Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair — to the Timberwolves for point guard Ramon Sessions, center Ryan Hollins and a future second-round draft pick.

West, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to weapons charges in Maryland, is likely to be bought out by the Timberwolves, a transaction that would cost Minnesota $500,000 if done by Aug. 5. Telfair also is expected to be bought out or traded.

“With the arrivals of Luke Ridnour, Michael Beasley, Nikola Pekovic and the signing of Darko Milicic, it was clear that Ramon and Ryan would have lesser roles this season if they were to remain,” Timberwolves general manager David Kahn said in a statement. “This move provides them a better opportunity in Cleveland and adds to our flexibility both this season and beyond in relation to the salary cap.”

The Cavs made their first major move since losing LeBron James by adding two players with potential.

“In Ramon, we’re excited to add a young, multi-dimensional guard, and with Ryan, we’re adding a young, athletic center,” new Cavaliers GM Chris Grant said in a statement issued by the team. “We think both Ramon and Ryan are really good fits for this team. We’re also happy to add another asset for the future with the additional draft pick.”

Read More: Delonte West, Ramon Sessions, Rumor Mill,

Sox have renewed interest in Arizona’s Snyder?

07.26.10 at 10:19 pm ET
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The Red Sox could have a renewed interest in Arizona catcher Chris Snyder. According to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, D’backs interim GM Jerry Dipoto is interested in dealing Snyder (as well as some other Arizona players), and with a possible deal for Mets’ catcher Rod Barajas likely off the table because of an injury to Barajas, the Sox could be interested. Boston has reportedly expressed an interest in Snyder, a 29-year-old who is hitting .231 with 10 homers and 32 RBI this season.

Read More: Chris Snyder, Rod Barajas, Trade deadline,

Yankees trying to deal Park

07.26.10 at 8:28 pm ET
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According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Yankees are trying to deal reliever Chan Ho Park. Park has struggled this season in New York — the 37-year-old has allowed 37 hits in 32.1 innings for a 5.57 ERA.

Read More: Chan Ho Park, Trade deadline,

Sox in market for Barajas before injury

07.26.10 at 7:27 pm ET
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According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Red Sox offered right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for catcher Rod Barajas in a deal before Barajas recently suffered an oblique strain. The 34-year-old Barajas, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday retroactive to July 25, is hitting .228 with 12 homers and 34 RBI this season for New York.

Read More: Ramon Ramirez, Rod Barajas, Trade deadline,

Lowell losing popularity?

07.26.10 at 5:53 pm ET
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According to a report from ESPN, the Tigers and Rangers, two teams believed to be considering Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell, could be losing interest.

With both Carlos Guillen and Brandon Inge on the disabled list, there would appear to be an opening for Lowell in Detroit, but the report states the Tigers will likely not be suitors.

The Red Sox came close to sending Lowell to Texas in the offseason before a thumb injury for the infielder nullified a deal that would have landed the Red Sox catcher Max Ramirez.

Speaking to the media last Saturday, Lowell didn’t indicate any worry regarding July 31, as he believes he could likely still be dealt in a waiver wire deal.

“I don’t think I’m a (July) 31st guy,” Lowell said. “I’m going to clear waivers in two seconds. That’s not a fear for me. I don’t think I have a deadline of that. if anything, if I’m someone who might be considered along with other people, the other people might have deadlines, so it might screw up something for me. but me personally, I don’t think there’s an urgency for the 31st from another team’s standpoint. But it’s very low on my priority list to be honest with you.”
Read More: Mike Lowell, Trade deadline,

Delcarmen, Ramirez expendable?

07.26.10 at 5:23 pm ET
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According to a report from ESPN, the Red Sox may be willing to trade relievers Manny Delcarmen or Ramon Ramirez is it means bringing back a piece needed for the stretch run.

In 42 appearances and 40 1/3 innings this season, Ramirez has a 4.69 earned run average with two saves. His WHIP is currently 1.31.

Delcarmen has had a very inconsistent season for the Red Sox, posting a 5.00 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. The 28-year-old spent time on the disabled list earlier in the month with an elbow strain.

After posting ERAs of 1.74 and 1.84 in April and May, respectively, Delcarmen has posted ERAs over 10 in each of the last two months.

Read More: Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez, Trade deadline,