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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Jerry Remy says MLB pitchers shouldn’t get translators during mound visits 06.07.17 at 9:45 am ET
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Toronto at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at NY Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
WNBA: Atlanta at New York, 11 a.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. (ABC)


— Jerry Remy caused a stir Tuesday night when he said it should be illegal in baseball for translators to accompany trainers and coaches on mound visits for foreign pitchers. He believes foreign pitchers should “learn baseball language.”

Remy made this comment during the NESN broadcast of the Red Sox-Yankees game when Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild visited starter Masahiro Tanaka on the mound and and was accompanied by Tanaka’s translator.

“I don’t think that should be legal,” Remy said.

Dave O’Brien replied, “Seriously?”

Remy: “I really don’t.”

O’Brien: “What is it you don’t like about that?”

Remy: “Um…Learn baseball language. It’s pretty simple. You break it down pretty easy between pitching coach and pitcher after a long period of time.”

O’Brien: “I would say that probably they’re concerned about nuance being lost in some of these conversations.”

They dropped the topic after that and moved on but Remy’s comments earned swift reaction on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report: Rex Ryan made the moves on a bachelorette party, told woman she has ‘nice feet’ 06.06.17 at 10:15 am ET
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Rex Ryan's foot fetish reportedly lives on.  (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Rex Ryan’s foot fetish reportedly lives on. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Rob and Rex Ryan spent their weekend in Nashville throwing fists and complimenting feet.

The brothers, who were seen fighting people in a Margaritaville restaurant, also reportedly made the moves on a bachelorette party. Busted Coverage interviewed a woman, Jess, who says she was the recipient of the Ryans’ flirtations. Apparently, Rex Ryan told her she had “nice feet,” before winking and saying, “You know what I like.”

According to Jess, the Ryan bros also found a stealthy way to get her number. After the group posed for a picture, she says Rex Ryan requested she send the photo to him. The only to do that, of course, is via text message. And what do you need to text somebody?

Their number.

The Ryan brothers may no longer be able to draw up effective defensive schemes. But they sure know how to get them digits.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Peyton Manning plays golf with Donald Trump 06.05.17 at 7:52 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Washington at LA Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Nashville, 8 p.m. (NBC)


— Peyton Manning was spotted playing golf with Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Sunday before visiting the White House later that day. 

Manning was in town to receive the Lincoln Medal at Ford’s Theatre on Sunday night. The medal is awarded to the person who “exemplifies the lasting legacy and mettle of character embodied by the most beloved president in our nation’s history, President Abraham Lincoln.” 

Trump has spoken in the past about his friendship with the retired quarterback. During an interview with CBS last year, he spoke highly of Manning, calling him a “very good guy.” 

“I very much have always liked Peyton Manning,” Trump said. “He is a very good guy. I know him. And he is a very, very good guy. So, I have to go with the person I know and I like. … But I will stick with Peyton, because he is a very good guy.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Rex Ryan hires twin brother Rob as assistant head coach 01.11.16 at 7:45 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Bruins at Rangers, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College football: National championship, Alabama vs. Clemson, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Bucknell at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)


— Last month Rex Ryan hinted a possible reunion with his twin brother, Rob, saying “it is fun to be around him, there’s no question about it, and I know he’s a great coach.” On Sunday Rex made it official, announcing that Rob would be his assistant head coach for defense.

“I’m excited to have Rob join our staff and I think he will be a great asset for our defense,” Rex said in a statement. “He has a tremendous working knowledge of our schemes and I look forward to his input.”

What’s not clear is the fate of last year’s defensive coordinator, Dennis Thurman, who has assisted Rex for many years. Rex made no announcement regarding other staffing changes.

The Ryan brothers last worked together in 1995 when they were Cardinals assistants on a team coached by their father, Buddy. Rob then moved to college before returning to the pros to coach linebackers for the Patriots under Bill Belichick from 2000-03. He then served as an assistant for the Raiders, Browns, Cowboys and most recently the Saints, who fired him as defensive coordinator in November.

“On a personal note, it’s been a number of years since we have worked together,” Rex said. “And so we are both really looking forward to this opportunity.”

— Lionel Hollins’ tenure as Nets coach last just a season and a half, as he was fired Sunday following the team’s 10-27 start, second worst in the league. And general manager Billy King, in the final year of his contract, was reassigned.

Now the team reportedly has its sights set on John Calipari. According to a Yahoo! Sports report, the Nets want the Kentucky coach to be coach and team president.

“It’s clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership,” owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. “With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture and identity and give Brooklyn a team that it can be proud of and enjoy watching.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Bengals QB Andy Dalton takes offense to J.J. Watt’s teasing after loss to Texans 11.17.15 at 8:06 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Sharks at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Wild at Penguins, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Bucks at Wizards, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Raptors at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: Stephen F. Austin at Northern Iowa, 8 a.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Valparaiso at Rhode Island, 10 a.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Alabama at Dayton, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Colorado at Dayton, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: DePaul at Penn State, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Memphis, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Missouri at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Kentucky vs. Duke, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Nebraska at Villanova, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Georgetown at Maryland, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Kansas vs. Michigan State, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Toledo at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Ball State at Ohio, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: UEFA Euro, Sweden at Denmark, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Exhibition, France at England, 3 p.m. (FS1)


— Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a rough day Monday. Not only was he unable to get his team in the end zone in a 10-6 loss to the Texans that left Cincinnati with its first loss of the season, he was offended by seemingly innocuous comments from Texans star J.J. Watt afterward.

In an on-field interview with ESPN after the game, Watt joked about Dalton’s “Red Rifle” nickname, saying: “Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB Gun, and I think we did that. He is a great player, and they are a great team, but our coaches put together a great game plan, we executed the game plan, everybody did their job.

“It wasn’t pretty. I mean, it was 10-6. That is a great football team over there, but we were able to do some great things on defense to help stop them to only two field goals.”

During his press conference minutes later, Dalton — who went 22-for-38 for 197 yards with one interception — expressed his concern with Watt’s words.

“I’m disappointed in him because of the integrity of this game,” Dalton said. “I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a really good player. There are a lot of kids and people who look up to him, and for him to make comments like that, he’s just showing that’s acceptable to say that kind of stuff.

“It’s disappointing for one of the best players in this league to come out and say something like that, so that’s all I’m going to say about that. He’s a good player, but for him to be one of the best in this league and to show that integrity, it shows what he’s about, and that’s disappointing.

— After a promising start, the Jets have lost three of their last four games and are a game out of last place in the AFC East. The good feelings in New York are fading, and that’s evident in the players’ comments to the media.

Rookie receiver Devin Smith did not take kindly to a comparison to Stephen Hill — a similarly speedy second-round pick who showed potential as a rookie in 2012 but could not break through. Smith, who has just seven receptions for 82 yards and no touchdowns in six games, did not care to hear the word “bust” thrown around.

“Yeah, to be honest, the people who say that, they don’t got [expletive] going on themselves,” Smith said. “Doesn’t matter to me. They don’t know football themselves.”

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Report: Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator 02.06.13 at 11:29 am ET
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The Saints are planning to hire former Cowboys assistant coach Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator, according to an ESPN report that credits league sources.

Ryan, who was fired as Cowboys defensive coordinator on Jan. 8, said at the time, “I’ll be out of work for like five minutes.” Dallas owner Jerry Jones had said that he would make significant changes to the Cowboys after they finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

Ryan spoke with the St. Louis Rams earlier in the offseason, but they eventually decided not to hire him. Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” that Ryan will interview with the Saints at the end of the week.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: ESPN fires Rob Parker, apologizes for Brent Musburger 01.09.13 at 7:41 am ET
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NBA: Suns at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
NBA: Lakers at Spurs, 8 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
NBA: Mavericks at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Boston College at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Nebraska at Michigan, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Louisville at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Iowa State at Kansas, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Minnesota at Illinois, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Arkansas at Texas A&M, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: West Virginia at Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: UNLV at New Mexico, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Washington at California, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Hawaii at UC-Irvine, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
College hockey: Harvard at Boston University, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)


‘™¦ Two days after Rob Parker went on a Detroit television show and attempted to convince people his comments about Robert Griffin III were taken out of context and that he was not questioning RGIII’s “blackness,” ESPN announced that it was parting ways with the “First Take” panelist.

“Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end,” a statement from the network read. “Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew his deal.”

Parker, who had been on the show for six years, was serving a 30-day suspension. A “First Take” producer also reportedly was suspended, apparently due to the fact the show re-aired repeatedly with the offensive comments unedited.

In other ESPN news, the network apologized on Tuesday for announcer Brent Musburger gushing about the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron during Monday night’s national championship game. Katherine Webb, the 2012 Miss Alabama, said she wasn’t offended — and her Twitter following has jumped about 200,000 since she was shown on TV during the game — but ESPN felt the need to silence critics of the announcer’s behavior.

“We always try to capture interesting storylines, and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test,” the statement from ESPN read. “However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far, and Brent understands that.”

‘™¦ Tuesday was a rough day for the NFL’s Ryan family. On the same day the Cowboys announced the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed that two of his assistant coaches (offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh) would not be retained. The Jets also need to hire a new defensive coordinator to replace Mike Pettine, whose contract expires at the end of this month and is interviewing with the Bills, but apparently it won’t be Rex’s brother, as a New York Daily News reports indicates the Jets will go with Dennis Thurman.

“I inherited a team that was 31st in the league in defense and made them better,” Rob Ryan told “I [expletive] made them a hell of a lot better. I’ll be out of work for like five minutes.”

Rex Ryan, who has two years and more than $6 million remaining on his contract, acknowledged Tuesday that he had concerns he might not be retained after the Jets’ woeful 2012 season. Now, he has a renewed focus as he looks to turn around the team’s fortunes.

“I’€™m approaching this day like it’€™s the first day. Period. Like my first day as a head coach,” he said. “This is a new chance for me. This is a beginning, certainly not an end.”

Ryan also continued to express confidence in his team.

“We are going to be a dangerous football team,” he said. “I can promise you that. I’€™m going to tell you: You’€™re not going to want to play the Jets.”‘€¨’€¨Added Ryan: “We’€™re not going to be bullied. We might not win every game, and no team does. But you’€™ve got to stand for something. We’€™re going to be the team you don’€™t want to play.”

‘™¦ Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., after he allegedly lied about his identity following a traffic stop for tinted windows. McClain, who was sentenced to 180 days in jail for firing a gun next to a man’s head in 2011 (the case eventually was dismissed after the victim decided to drop the charges), insisted police are out to get him.

“I’m falsely accused of everything,” he told the Decatur Daily. “It’s corrupt. It’s terrible.”

McClain, 23, the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft, was suspended by the Raiders two games late this season after arguing with coach Dennis Allen. He played in 11 games (starting nine), recording 60 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. He has two years and more than $9 million remaining on his rookie contract.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Jan. 9, 1993, who resigned after two seasons as Patriots chief executive officer, clearing the way for the new staff led by coach Bill Parcells?

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Rex Ryan’s brother comments on foot-fetish controversy 09.06.11 at 7:27 am ET
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MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m.


‘™¦ Jets coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother Rob, the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, face off against each other when their teams open the season Sunday night in New Jersey. On Monday, Rob was asked about the foot-fetish video of his brother that surfaced in December, which Rex never directly commented on.

“Aw, hell, who cares?” Rob told reporters in the Cowboys locker room. “Believe me, everybody has whatever screwed-up thing going on. I don’t care. I’m sure you do, and everybody else that points fingers. Who cares? Everybody has a life off the field. Who gives a crap? I’m sure I’m worse than he is. So, big deal.”

Rob eventually did let down his guard a little, acknowledging about his brother: “He is a little freaky, I guess. Hell, I don’t know. I like everything about my wife. She’s got great feet, too. She’s got everything nice. What the hell.”

‘™¦ Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who left Ohio State under the cloud of an NCAA investigation and after a Sports Illustrated report that his program regularly broke the rules, was named a game-day assistant for the Colts last week. On Monday, following criticism that Tressel did not face a penalty similar to his former quarterback Terrelle Pryor (suspended for the first five NFL games) the team announced that Tressel will not join the team until Week 7.

‘™¦ Running back Chris Jennings had a really bad weekend. First, the 25-year-old was cut by the Jets on Saturday. Then on Sunday morning the former Browns backup was arrested in Ohio after driving 147 mph in a 65 mph zone. He also faced charges of driving under suspension and having expired plates.

‘™¦ Tennis star Andy Roddick reportedly is feuding with ESPN analyst John McEnroe and refused to be in the same room with the tennis legend at the U.S. Open in New York. According to the New York Post, Roddick would not visit the ESPN suite at Arthur Ashe Stadium for an interview until he was assured that McEnroe had left. Roddick did not comment on McEnroe during the interview but called the position of tennis analyst “the easiest job in the world,” adding: “Everyone is an expert, but I am better than most of them have been.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Sept. 6, 1964, the Red Sox gave up on which locally born pitcher who would go on to become a three-time All-Star, selling him the Pirates?

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Rob Ryan calls Eagles ‘all-hype team’ 08.02.11 at 9:00 am ET
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Somebody’s taking a page out of his twin brother’s book.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, brother of loud and proud Jets head coach Rex Ryan, took a shot at the Eagles following a Monday practice. The Eagles added Pro Bowl cornerbacks Nnamdi Asmoguha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie during this abbreviated offseason as well as defensive end Jason Babin and quarterback Vince Young. That led Young to call Philadelphia a “dream team.”

In reference to his team’s newest defensive linemen (Marcus Spears, Kenyon Coleman and Jason Hatcher), Ryan told the Fort Worth Star Telegram, “I’ve got three bullies over there waiting for Thursday. These are proven players, and that’s what we need. I don’t know if we win the all-hype team, I think that might have gone to somebody else, but we’re going to beat their ass when we play them.”

Ryan never confirmed that the “all-hype team” was in fact the Eagles but the Star Telegram notes that it was easy to read between the lines of the above quote.

Rex Ryan had been a little more forth-coming in telling reporters Monday that he was “challenging the league” to beat the Patriots.

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Dick Jauron reportedly will be Browns defensive coordinator 01.21.11 at 1:17 pm ET
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Massachusetts native Dick Jauron is set to become the defensive coordinator for the Browns under new head coach Pat Shurmur, according to a Sports Illustrated report. The 60-year-old Jauron, who has been a head coach for three NFL teams, last season served as Eagles secondary coach. In Cleveland he would replace Rob Ryan, who was not retained by Shurmur.

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