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Terry Bradshaw does backstage striptease at Fox Sports studios

11.22.16 at 12:01 pm ET
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Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson shared these videos on her Instagram of Bradshaw doing some impromptu topless modeling behind the scenes at Fox Sports on Sunday.

Thompson seemed to enjoy it but Howie Long (and probably everyone else)? Not so much.

I will never watch Fox NFL Sunday or a shingles commercial the same way again.

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‘Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’ thankfully renewed for second season

11.22.16 at 9:03 am ET
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VH1The first season of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner has been a thrill ride. From Martha Stewart and Rick Ross getting steamy in the kitchen, to watching Snoop Dogg terrified of lobsters, to Martha’s gangster method for killing chickens, the show is riddled with comedy gold moments. So much so, that the highly acclaimed cooking show has already been picked up for Season 2. More Snoop. More Martha. What else could you want?

I was really hoping this show would work and I’m pleasantly surprised it does. I wouldn’t call it comedy gold but it’s not terrible.

The third, and most recent, episode features Snoop Dogg in a sweater vest and Stewart having Thanksgiving dinner with Chris Bosh, Naya Rivera and 2 Chainz. 2 Chainz wore sunglasses and a hat at the table but he was endearing, calling Stewart “ma’am” and “Miss Martha.”

As it stands right now I would call this show “watchable.” Who am I to tell VH1 how to structure their shows but I would make a few changes to this one for the second season.

For starters, take out the live studio audience. Completely unnecessary.

The DJ/MC and the live musical performances, also unnecessary. Keep the focus on Snoop Dogg and Stewart and the celebrity guests and it’ll be the new Barefoot Contessa.

And take it off VH1. This show has Food Network potential. It is infinitely better than the shows they have Guy Fieri doing these days.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Darrelle Revis sues former agents for allegedly increasing fees; Dennis Rodman charged in July hit-and-run case

11.22.16 at 8:19 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NHL: St. Louis at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Chicago at Denver, 9 p.m. (NBA)
College football: Akron at Ohio, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Texas Tech vs. Auburn, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: IUPUI at Marquette, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Purdue vs. Utah State, 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Oregon State at Tulsa, 9 p.m. (ESPNews)


Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

— Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is suing his former agents for increasing their legal fees without his knowledge while he was playing for the Patriots.

Revis sued Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod along with their sports agency Schwartz & Feinsod, LLC last week in Westchester (N.Y.) Supreme Court.

Revis alleges when he signed an endorsement deal with Healthy Beverages, LLC, the producer of the Steaz green tea energy drink, Schwartz increased his legal fee from 10 percent to 50 percent on the deal without telling Revis.

The complaint states in January 2015 Schwartz had Revis initial pages detailing legal fee changes without explaining them or “giving Mr. Revis time to read it or a copy to read at a later date.”

At that time, Revis was with the Patriots and documents say he was “focused on the playoffs and the Super Bowl” and signed the legal fee documents because he “trusted” Schwartz.

Schwartz’s attorney denied the accusations and claims Revis filed this lawsuit to get out of paying the agents fees he owes from the deal he signed with the Jets.

This offseason Revis split with Schwartz and Feinsod who negotiated all of Revis’ contracts since he was drafted, including his most recent five-year, $70 million contract with the Jets before the 2015 season.

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Rougned Odor has a younger brother named Rougned Odor, who reportedly masturbated teammate as part of hazing ritual

11.21.16 at 8:20 pm ET
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Yahoo SportsEight Texas Rangers prospects were questioned by police in the Dominican Republic after a video showed a group of players sexually assaulting an underage teammate in a hazing incident that targeted players new to the team’s Dominican complex, sources familiar with the case told Yahoo Sports.

While prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press charges for the alleged assault, they told the court they intend to charge at least four players who held down a teammate and masturbated him, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Among those expected to be charged are the younger brother of Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, also named Rougned, and Yohel Pozo, a top catching prospect, both 19 years old. The players facing potential charges have been told not to leave the country, according to sources.

Jeff Passan seriously buried the lede here because not only does Rougned Odor have the name Rougned Odor but so does his brother.

Rangers second baseman Rougned Roberto Odor has a younger brother named Rougned Jose Odor, who is a Rangers prospect.

The Rangers have two players in their system named Rougned Odor.


This was first reported in 2015 when the Rangers signed the younger Odor but we all forgot and now we’re being reminded all over again in the most unlikely of ways.

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Mass. people are blaming Donald Trump for their weight gain

11.21.16 at 9:48 am ET
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Boston GlobeCome this time of year, it’s usually the holidays that lead to overeating. But now another event has some people packing on the pounds: the election of Donald Trump.

From Massachusetts General Hospital’s Weight Center, to a pilates studio in Belmont, to a South End bakery, some Hillary Clinton supporters have taken to stress eating, bigly.

“The response is similar to what you see after a divorce or a death in the family,” said Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity-medicine physician at MGH’s Weight Center.

“Numb” and “fearful” patients are backsliding into comfort food, she said, adding that it’s too early to know whether people will lose the Trump weight.

“We’ve never dealt with anything like this,” she said. “But I can say that if you look at historical events that are very stressful, they can lead to long-term weight retention.”

Alas, as aspiring dieters know, plain old life can lead to long-term weight retention — as can celebratory events, meaning elated Trump voters may be gaining weight, too. Yes, in a rare show of bipartisanship, those on both sides of the aisle could be putting on the Trump 10.

We are running out of things to blame for gaining weight.

I once read a magazine article with the headline, “Is your house making you fat?” So blaming outside factors for weight gain is nothing new –Trump is just the easiest target right now.

My favorite part of this is when one Burlington resident said, “Last night I went for homemade mac and cheese. It was satisfying, although that damn [jerk] is still going to be my president.”

And a Pilates teacher is freaking out because she had two glasses of wine three nights in a row and that’s just so out of character for her. An executive for a diet app company said after the election, “A lot of our active users couldn’t even stand to log in.”

People who are gluten-free are eating regular bread. One Somerville vegan said she just wants to be around people an if someone tries to feed her a vegetarian meal instead of a vegan one she would eat it because she values the human connection over being vegan.

It’s just utter chaos out there.

On the flip side, the “Trump 10″ is also going the other way: “A (smaller) group of Clinton diehards have already stopped eating out of sorrow.”

Trump’s win has obviously deeply affected these people, but I applaud them for not being too dramatic about it.

Monday’s Morning Mashup: NBA fines Steve Kerr for publicly criticizing refs; NFL kickers missed 12 PATs Sunday

11.21.16 at 8:22 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.

NBA: Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (CSN)
Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. (NBATV)
Houston at Oakland, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Tennessee at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball:
Georgetown at Oregon, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball:
Saint Francis Brooklyn at Providence, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball:
Georgia at George Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball:
Notre Dame at Colorado, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball:
Western Carolina at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball:
Norfolk State at Butler, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball:
Oklahoma State at UConn, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball:
Kansas at UAB, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball:
Texas at Northwestern, 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network)
College basketball:
North Carolina at Chaminade, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)


Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr

— The NBA has fined Warriors coach Steve Kerr $25,000 for public critisism of an official after comments Kerr made on Thursday during a radio appearance.

The Warriors won a close game against the Raptors on Wednesday during which the referees made some calls Kerr didn’t like.

Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan was not called for blatant traveling and this inspired Kerr’s comments.

“I can literally put together a blooper reel of plays that are embarrassing travels that are just not called,”  Kerr said, adding: “It’s a shame. Guys are getting away with murder out there. And fans see it. My favorite is when you see the visiting team travel and you see like a 1,000 fans in the background all doing the traveling signal with their hands. If those people saw it, how come the refs didn’t?”

The amount of $25,ooo is the typical fine for coaches publicly criticizing officials.

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Thinking Out Loud: Promising start for PC basketball

11.18.16 at 5:34 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to Tawny Kitaen?

— Providence’s debut against Vermont definitely was a positive surprise. There were no “deer in the headlights” looks from the younger players, but more of a “we belong” feel to the play on the floor. Oh, they’ll have some moments this year, good and not-so-good, but they DO have talent.

— Game 2 at Ohio State was a different story. The Buckeyes are long, strong and physical, and basically punished PC in the paint during the first half Thursday night in a 72-67 PC loss. Freshman Kalif Young (6-foot-9) has ability, but he’s simply not ready — yet. And without Emmitt Holt, who was in foul trouble, the Friars had no answers for dribble-penetration from the strong OSU guards and forwards.

— We did say there would be nights like this. But Rodney Bullock (career-high 27 points) will keep his team in games, and the Friars will have their chances. A school record-tying low of three turnovers against OSU also will keep you in plenty of games as well.

— Junior guard Kyron Cartwright, who has assumed command of the team from Kris Dunn at the point, was a leader in the Big East a year ago (as a backup) in assist-to-turnover ratio. He’s averaging 10 dimes per game already this season.

— Think OSU (58K undergraduate students) and PC (3,800 undergrads) have anything in common? The only retired jersey that the Ohio State hockey program has is No. 22, hanging in the rafters of the Value City Arena where the hockey Buckeyes also play their home games with the basketball team. That No. 22 belonged to 1984 All-American Paul Pooley — who coached the Hockey Friars from 1994-2005. Pooley is currently the associate head coach at Notre Dame.

— Remember Randall Hanke, the 6-11 Friars big man who bridged the Tim Welsh and Keno Davis coaching eras at PC? After his graduation from school in 2009, and following a seven-year career playing overseas (Scotland, Spain, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Germany, Great Britain) Hanke now is a volunteer assistant for Ed Cooley’s staff this season and considering a coaching career for himself.

— Cooley once recruited Hanke while he was at Boston College under Al Skinner (in 2003-04), losing that battle to Welsh at the time. What goes around, comes around.

— WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana, reported this week that after his 27-point, 10-rebound performance for the Mad Ants, former Friar Ben Bentil is leaving the NBADL team on a 60-day contract to play overseas — and make some quid — apparently in China. The team expects Bentil to return to the Mad Ants after his 60-day deal expires, but it first needs a formal approval from the D-League.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Yankees writer gives David Ortiz lone 1st-place AL MVP vote; Doc Rivers praises Kate Upton’s tweets

11.18.16 at 8:22 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NBA: Golden State at Boston, 8 p.m. (CSN; ESPN)
NBA: LA Clippers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Memphis at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football: UNLV at Boise State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Loyola Chicago at Saint Joseph, 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Oral Roberts at Mississippi, 3 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Women: UConn at LSU, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Montana at NC State, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Washington State at Creighton, 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)


— David Ortiz got one first-place American League MVP vote in this year’s balloting, and it came from an unlikely writer.

New York Daily News Yankees beat writer Mark Feinsand gave Ortiz the first-place vote, and he explained why in a column published on Thursday.

“After much deliberation, I voted David Ortiz in the top spot on my ballot. And I don’t regret it for one moment,” Feinsand wrote. “Before you ask, yes, I’m aware that he doesn’t play in the field. Voting for a designated hitter was not something I did without serious thought, but after examining all the numbers, talking to players, coaches and managers around the league and crunching the numbers some more, I felt Ortiz was the most impactful player in the AL this season.”

Feinsand said his vote was swayed partially by a comment someone once made to him about Ortiz.

“One manager told me something that stuck with me as I struggled with my vote. ‘Every time Betts comes up with two guys on base and two outs, I feel confident that my pitcher will get him out,’ the manager said. ‘When Ortiz comes up with two on and two out, if I’m dumb enough not to walk him, the only question is whether he’s going to hit a double or a home run. He’s terrifying.'”

Feinsand said he believes Mike Trout, the AL MVP winner, deserves the award, but he believes Ortiz deserved it more.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Floyd Mayweather visits Donald Trump, poses for picture; Vin Scully wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

11.17.16 at 8:14 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NHL: Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NESN)
NFL: New Orleans at Carolina, 8:25 p.m. (NBC; NFL Network)
NBA: Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Chicago at Utah, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College football: Louisville at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Arkansas State at Troy, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Clemson at Davidson, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: W. Michigan at Villanova, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Xavier at Missouri, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Northern Iowa at Arizona State, 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Mississippi State at UCF, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Arkansas State at Georgetown, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Rutgers at DePaul, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Michigan at Marquette, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)


— More than two years after Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant about Floyd Mayweather, the president-elect took time to pose for a picture with the boxing champion.

Mayweather stopped by Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday and took a photo with Trump and his son, Donald Jr.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Carmelo Anthony condemns Phil Jackson’s ‘posse’ comment; NBA teams reportedly boycott Trump hotels

11.16.16 at 8:01 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NBA: Dallas at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Golden State at Toronto, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Memphis at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Northwestern at Butler, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: UMass-Lowell at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College football: Ball State at Toledo, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)


— Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is siding with LeBron James over Phil Jackson in the incident surrounding Jackson’s “posse” comment.

After Jackson, the president of the Knicks, referred to James’ inner circle as a “posse” during a criticism of the Cavaliers star on Monday, James took offense to the use of the term, believing it was motivated by race. James also said he no longer has respect for Jackson.

Anthony took James’ side over his boss’.

“I would never want to hear that word about people I consider family and people that I’ve come up with and been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said. “I would want to be called a tight-knit group or a family, because that’s what I consider those people.”

Anthony also said it’s easy for him to understand the word “posse” is offensive to some people.

“I think anybody would understand that. Anybody,” he said. “I don’t think you have to be a rocket scientist or an educated person to understand what that means to us.”

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