The New England Patriots announced that they have released veteran TE Bear Pascoe, first-year S Cedric Thompson and rookie free agent DB V'Angelo Bentley.
Pascoe, 30, was signed by the Patriots on July 27, 2016. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with the New York Giants (2009-13), the Atlanta Falcons (2014) and the Detroit Lions (2015). He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (184th overall) by San Francisco out of Fresno State in 2009.
Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2016 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game on TBS on Tuesday, October 4th. Game One of the 2016 World Series on FOX is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th in the ballpark of the American League Champions.
Following the scheduled Sunday, October 2nd conclusion to the regular season, potentially necessary regular season Tiebreaker Games would be telecast exclusively by ESPN on Monday, October 3rd. Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game on TBS will be followed by the Wednesday, October 5th National League Wild Card Game, which will be telecast exclusively by ESPN.
Both AL Division Series will be scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 6th. The first full slate of Division Series games, featuring two NL Division Series openers and a pair of ALDS Game Two contests, will be held on Friday, October 7th. Overall, the Division Series are scheduled to run from Thursday, October 6th through the following Thursday, October 13th, with potential Game Fives on Wednesday, October 12th (ALDS) and Thursday, October 13th (NLDS). TBS will cover all ALDS games, while FS1 or MLB Network will cover the NLDS.
The American League Championship Series, beginning on Friday, October 14th, will be telecast by TBS. The National League Championship Series, set to start on Saturday, October 15th, will be telecast by FOX or FS1. A potential Game Seven of the ALCS is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd, while a Game Seven of the NLCS is set for Sunday, October 23rd.
Game One of the 2016 World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th at the ballpark of the American League Champions. The 112th Fall Classic will move to the National League City on Friday, October 28th. If a Game Seven proves necessary, then it would be scheduled for Wednesday, November 2nd in the AL city. The scheduled off days during the World Series are Thursday, October 27th and Monday, October 31st (if a Game Six is necessary). FOX Sports will present live telecast coverage of the World Series for the 19th time.
All games telecast on MLB Network, TBS and FOX will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2016 MLB Postseason games, including the Wild Card Games and any necessary Tiebreakers.
The 2016 Postseason schedule, subject to change, accompanies this press release and can be viewed in its entirety at MLB.com/postseason.
After opening the preseason at home for the first two weeks, the Patriots will close out the 2016 preseason on the road for the final two weeks, starting with a visit to the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. It will be the third straight year the two teams will be meeting in the preseason.
The Patriots are off to a 2-0 start and will be looking to begin the preseason with a 3-0 record for the first time since finishing the preseason a perfect 4-0 in 2003.
Ryan L. Fox
Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another edition of the PawSox Weekly Notebook, the guide for all those who want to know what’s going on with their favorite local baseball team. Unfortunately for the PawSox, time is running out. With the end of the season a little over two weeks away, the competition is starting to pull away. Can the PawSox keep up or will they be left out for a second year in a row?
What was initially concern for the safety of athletes in Brazil, the Ryan Lochte Rio Robbery saga has played out in the media over the last week, and quickly devolved into a tall tale told by a group of drunk swimmers at a gas station.
While elements of the four-time gold medalists story were true, it was the false elements that caused concern -- and near international incident -- in the revocation of passports from members of the Lochte clan, as the titular character fled safely to the U.S.
Friday, however, Lochte came clean, admitted that he had embellished in his recount of the events of August 14, and offered an apology for his actions.
Read Lochte's Instagram apology below
This week’s game will be broadcast by the Patriots Preseason Television Network on Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 PM ET and can be seen in every New England state, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.
The preseason network’s flagship station is WBZ-TV CBS in Boston. WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche provides play-by-play and is joined by former Patriots tight end Christian Fauriain the broadcast booth. Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham will provide sideline analysis along with WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton. Patriots Football Weekly’s beat writers Paul Perillo and Andy Hart will also provide insight and analysis.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Ryan L. Fox
Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another edition of the PawSox Weekly Notebook, the guide for all those who want to know what’s going on with their favorite local baseball team. Things are heating up right now at McCoy and I’m not talking about just the temperature. With less than a month left in the 2016 MiLB Triple-A season, the PawSox have clawed their way into the Governors’ Cup playoff race. Although there are some stalwart teams ahead of them (Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Rochester Red Wings), that won’t stop this team from trying to get back into the postseason.
Less than a week ago, Johnston, R.I., featherweight Joe Pingitore spoke about his desire to one day climb to the top of the rankings in the northeast and perhaps headline a future CES MMA fight card.
He'll get his chance much sooner than anticipated.
Originally scheduled to fight Bill Jones Friday night on the main card of "CES MMA 37" at Twin River Casino, Pingitore (6-2-1, 2 KOs) will now face the region's top 145-pounder, Matt Bessette (19-7, 5 KOs) of Stafford Springs, Conn., in a five-round bout for the vacant CES MMA Featherweight Title, one of three title fights airing live on AXS TV.
Forget everything you think you know about Alex Rodriguez, his unapologetic narcissism, his steroid use or his subsequent year-long suspension from Major League Baseball.
What we saw Sunday at Yankee Stadium had nothing to do with business or A-Rod’s on-field performance (or lack thereof). This was personal. The Yankees have been looking to stick it to A-Rod since Major League Baseball suspended him for the entire 2014 season for what it deemed “overwhelming evidence” that Rodriguez not only illegally obtained performance-enhancing drugs from the now-defunct Biogenesis lab, but also sought to hinder the league’s investigation into those allegations.
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