Wakeup call: The replacement refs strike again

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Wakeup call: The replacement refs strike again

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Tuesday, September 25:

BASEBALL
Life is good in Yankee Universe: They won, the Orioles split, and Andy Pettitte is back. (AP)

The Rangers now lead the A's by five games with nine to play in the A.L. West after Monday night's walkoff win. (AP)

Status quo in the A.L. Central as the White Sox (CSN Chicago) and Tigers (AP) both won. (AP)

Looks like the Cardinals are going to have the chance to defend their World Series championship after all. (AP)

Substitute "Bobby Valentine" for "Ozzie Guillen", and "any member of the Red Sox" for "Heath Bell", and you might have yourself a preview of some post-Oct. 3 interviews you could be hearing around here. (AP)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
I don't know what your plans were from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, but change 'em. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Rudy's all excited about 4-0 Notre Dame. (CSN Chicago)

COLLEGE HOCKEY
The experts are predicting another banner year at Boston College. (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

HOCKEY
The Seattle Oilers? Maybe. (AP)

OLYMPICS
Talk about a gold medal performance. Kerri Walsh Jennings just discovered she was five weeks pregnant with her third child when she and teammate Misty May Treanor dominated the beach volleyball competition in London. (NBC's Off The Bench)

PRO BASKETBALL
None other than James Worthy is warning the Lakers not to be planning that championship parade just yet. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

New addition to the pro sports injury list: Puncture wound on the ankle from stepping on a spike strip in a parking garage. (AP) No, really.

PRO FOOTBALL
I'm sure you've heard all about it by now, but here are the details on the incredible finish in Seattle. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

Golden Tate doesn't know what all the fuss is about, since "I know I had the ball." (Pro Football Talk)

Give Mike McCarthy credit: He somehow held his tongue. For the most part. (Pro Football Talk)

Maybe he thought about John Fox and Jack Del Rio before stepping to the podium. (AP)

Look out, Michael Vick. Doesn't sound like Andy Reid's too happy with you. (CSN Philly)

It appears Darrius Heyward-Bey is going to be all right. (CSN Bay Area)

On a much more mundane level, so is Reggie Bush. (AP)

Still don't know about Matthew Stafford, though. (AP)

But we do about Austin Collie, and it ain't good. (AP)

The Bills may have both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller available when they host the Patriots on Sunday. (AP)

Another postgame, another arrest for the Falcons. (AP)

Score after one round: Brandon Marshall 1, Warren Sapp 0. (Pro Football Talk)

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.