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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Randy Moss reportedly wants to play again next season

01.28.13 at 7:44 am ET
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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (NESN, NHL Network)
NBA: Magic at Nets, 7:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at Louisville, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Delaware at Drexel, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Alabama State at Texas Southern, 7 p.m. (ESPNU
College basketball: Kansas at West Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: South Florida at Marquette, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

Randy Moss reportedly wants to return in 2013 after helping the 49ers reach the Super Bowl this season. (AP)

♦ Former Patriots receiver Randy Moss, whose comeback to the NFL after a one-year absence has led to an appearance in the Super Bowl with the 49ers, reportedly will attempt to play again next season.

Pro Football Talk credits a source with knowledge of Moss’ thinking as saying the player wants to return. He is slated to become a free agent in March, one month after his 36th birthday.

Moss has stirred up some controversy in every one of his previous five stops in the league, but he has been quiet in San Francisco, accepting his responsibility as a role player while making 28 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Pro Football Talk also reports that quarterback Alex Smith, who lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick midway through the season, will seek his release before the start of free agency. The team was expected to try to trade Smith, who is due $8.5 million in 2013, but apparently he is willing to forfeit that money for a chance to sign with a team of his choice.

♦ The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that the Drug Enforcement Administration and Major League Baseball are investigating a training and nutrition adviser to Alex Rodriguez for links to performance-enhancing drugs.

Anthony Bosch is said to be a well-known figure among current and former Latin players in South Florida. Bosch and his father, Pedro Publio Bosch, were connected to Manny Ramirez when the then-Dodgers outfielder was suspended for 50 games in 2009 for using a banned substance. Pedro Bosch, a physician, reportedly wrote the prescription for the banned drug used by Ramirez.

♦ Olympic 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones was a part of the gold medal-winning U.S. bobsled-skeleton team at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Jones served as the brakewoman on the bobsled driven by Elana Meyers, which finished third and contributed to the Americans’ team title at the combined event.

Jones is a two-time world champion in the indoor 60-meter hurdles, winning in 2008 and ’10.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 28, 1967, the Red Sox used the No. 4 pick in the amateur draft on which New England player?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Obviously the Rondo news is pretty tough. I knew it before the game; no one else knew it. I just didn’t think it was any time to tell any of our guys that. I told them after the game. Pretty emotional in the locker room.” – Celtics coach Doc Rivers, on the loss of point guard Rajon Rondo due to a torn ACL

STAT OF THE DAY: 62 – Years since the Celtics last played consecutive double-overtime games, as they did this weekend vs. the Hawks and Heat

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): From Saturday, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving beats the Raptors with a long 3-pointer with less than a second remaining.

Assistant coach Chris Clark of the North American Hockey League’s Wanatchee Wild walks on the ice pretending to be a blind man in an effort to embarrass the referees.

A runaway snowmobile heads toward the crowd at the X Games.

TRIVIA ANSWER: New Hampshire’s Carlton Fisk

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Sarah McLachlan was born on this day in 1968.

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