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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Charged With Two Misdemeanors From March Arrest

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been formally charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his arrest in March. Hamilton County (Indiana) prosecutors said Friday that Irsay had been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body. An affidavit says...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Smart, Celtics Draft Workout Scheduled

Rajon Rondo is a member of the Boston Celtics — for now — but that isn’t keeping the team from exploring all of its options in the 2014 NBA draft. Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart has a workout scheduled with the Celtics, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. The Celtics have the No. 6 pick in the June 26 draft and Smart is generally projected to go somewhere in the five to...
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Ray Rice’s Wife Sorry For Allegedly Being KO’d By Him; Twitter Erupts

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice held a news conference Friday with his wife to discuss a February incident in which he allegedly knocked her out in a casino elevator. It didn’t go well. His wife, Janay, apologized for her role in the incident, and Rice made an extremely poor analogy in his first public comments on the matter since his arrest. Janay Rice says she deeply regrets...
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Stephen Drew Optioned To Single-A Greenville; Alex Wilson Recalled By Red Sox

Stephen Drew will get some minor-league at-bats in Single-A before rejoining the Boston Red Sox. The veteran shortstop, who was signed to a pro-rated one-year contract Wednesday, was optioned to the Greenville Drive on Friday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson was promoted from Pawtucket to fill Drew’s spot on the 25-man roster. Wilson, 28, will look to make his first...
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Red Sox-Rays Live: John Lackey Takes Bump Hoping To Stop Boston’s Bleeding

3:30 p.m.: John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox both look to bounce back as the team hits the road in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox (20-26) have lost seven games in a row, dropping back-to-back three-game sets for the first time since April 2012. The Rays (20-28) are looking for improvement of their own, sitting in last place in the disappointing American League East. Lackey (5...
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Brock Holt Leads Off, Mike Napoli Returns To Lineup For Red Sox

Brock Holt is lucky number six, as in players who have manned the leadoff spot for the Boston Red Sox this season. Holt will get things started for a struggling Sox lineup that welcomes back Mike Napoli, who missed the last two games with flu-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking to try something new, as his lineup has mustered only 16 runs during their current...
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WATCH: Big Papi and friends get candid on ‘Back Of The Shop’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is as entertaining off the field than he is inside the batter’s box. Fans have recognized Big Papi’s larger-than-life personality over the years, so it’s no wonder FOX Sports asked the Sox DH to appear in the premiere episode of “Back Of The Shop” — a show that promises to give fans an unfiltered look into the private conversations...
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Rangers’ Dan Carcillo Suspended 10 Games For Physically Abusing Official

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended 10 games by the NHL on Friday for physically abusing an official during the first period of Thursday night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Montreal Canadiens. A linesman was trying to restrain Carcillo after teammate Derek Dorsett was engaging in a fight with Canadiens forward Brandon Prust. Carcillo made...
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Jim Benning Downplays ‘Boston Model,’ Looks To Add Depth To Canucks

There is no such thing as the “Boston model,” according to someone who was really important in building the “Boston model.” The Vancouver Canucks hired Jim Benning to be their new general manager this week after the 51-year-old spent nearly seven years as a member of the Boston Bruins organization. During his time with the Bruins, Benning eventually ascended to assistant...
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Norman Rockwell’s ‘The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)’ Sells For $22.6M

NEW YORK — A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players has sold to a private buyer for $22.6 million. “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” led the bidding Thursday at Christie’s auction of American art in New York. “The Rookie” shows Hall of Famer Ted Williams and other seasoned veterans as an awkward newcomer arrives for spring training. The painting appeared...
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Thunder’s Serge Ibaka Could Play In Game 3 Against Spurs Despite Injury

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was expected to miss his team’s Western Conference finals matchup against the San Antonio Spurs with a calf injury, but he may be on the verge of making a stunning return to the lineup. The 24-year-old could play in Game 3 and is considered day-to-day, the team announced Friday. “The abundance of blood and therefore swelling in Serge’s...
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Will Middlebrooks Focused On Rehab, Understands Stephen Drew Signing

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks knows what’s most important to him right now and that’s getting healthy. Once that happens, the young infielder has to assume everything will somehow work itself out. Middlebrooks is working his way back from a finger injury while, the Red Sox have made one really big move that could affect Middlebrooks in a big way. The Sox signed...
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2014 NHL Mock Draft: Updated Projections, Conference Finals Edition

The 2014 NHL draft will be held in Philadelphia on June 27-28, and with Memorial Cup and Calder Cup action heating up over the last few weeks, it’s time to look at an updated mock draft. This year’s draft class doesn’t have the franchise cornerstone-type of prospects such as Nathan MacKinnon or Seth Jones (both from the 2013 draft), but there’s lots of depth at all three...
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Sealver Siliga Could Be Vince Wilfork’s Perfect Backup For Patriots (Mailbag)

Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo’s season-ending injuries ravaged the New England Patriots’ defensive depth in 2013, but there could be a silver lining to those losses in the future. Defensive tackles Sealver Siliga and Chris Jones and linebacker Jamie Collins received increased playing time last season after Wilfork and Mayo went down. Those young players will need to be counted...
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David Desharnais Says Brandon Prust’s Hit Was Legal, ‘Set The Tone’ In Game 3

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will have a hearing with the NHL on Friday to discuss his nasty-looking hit on Derek Stepan on Thursday night. Prust’s teammate David Desharnais is probably confused as to why that’s the case. Prust is likely facing some sort of supplemental discipline after he laid out Stepan during the first period of Montreal’s 3-2 overtime win in...
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Stepan to have surgery on jaw, Prust to have NHL hearing

NEW YORK — Rangers forward Derek Stepan has a broken jaw and is undergoing surgery following a hit by Montreal’s Brandon Prust during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault made the surprising announcement Friday on the first of two off days in the series New York leads 2-1. Prust wasn’t penalized in the first period of Montreal’s 3-2 overtime...
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Milan Lucic, Chris Kelly Undergo Surgery, Both Expected To Be Ready For Camp

The Boston Bruins’ offseason fixes have started, but they have nothing to do any sort of roster moves. The Bruins announced Friday that forwards Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly underwent successful surgeries. Lucic had surgery done on an ailing right wrist, while Kelly had a herniated disc fixed. Both players are expected to be ready for training camp, general manager Peter Chiarelli...
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Yu Darvish Scrambles Torii Hunter’s Brain With 55-mph Eephus Pitch (GIF)

Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter had a processing error in the batter’s box when Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish dished a 55-mph eephus pitch during Thursday’s game. With two outs and an 0-2 count against Hunter, Darvish threw the low-speed curve ball at the perfect time: The Rangers led by seven runs and there was no one on base. The pitch didn’t cause a strikeout...
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Red Sox Examine Clay Buchholz’s Mechanics In Search For Answers

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is not right, and the Sox are doing all they can to figure out why. They think they might have found the answer. The solution, Red Sox manager John Farrell believes, lies in Buchholz’s mechanics and delivery. Farrel said Thursday that he and pitching coach Juan Nieves studied Buchholz after another rough outing Wednesday, and they’re hoping...
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Johnny Manziel’s Agent: $25M Sexual Harassment Lawsuit ‘Insanity’

A person by the name of Samantha Schacher filed for a restraining order against Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. The plaintiff is seeking $25 million in damages, claiming the former Texas A&M quarterback has been sexually harassing her since February 14, 2013 and has sent her nude pictures and videos of himself, according to reports. The document was filed...
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Reports: Donald Sterling Signs Clippers Over To Wife To Negotiate Sale

It seems that disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sees the writing on the wall. He has reportedly agreed to let his wife, Shelly, negotiate a sale of the team. The decision would end the weeks-long drama surrounding the NBA’s attempt to force the pair to give up control of the team after Sterling was caught on tape making racially insensitive remarks. Sterling...
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David Ortiz Compares Red Sox’s Offensive Woes To ‘Disease Going Around’

The Boston Red Sox are struggling in all aspects of the game right now, which is exactly how you find yourself in the middle of a seven-game losing streak. Boston will try to end that skid on Friday night, and an offensive awakening certainly would help. Scoring runs has been an issue for the Red Sox lately. The Sox have scored just 16 runs in those seven losses. They scored just...
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Push To Ban On-Street Basketball, Hockey Nets Is Latest Proof That People Stink

Some people’s lives suck, and because of that, they feel the need to try and make other people’s lives suck, even if those other people are children. That’s apparently the case for some people in Peabody. Some fed-up citizens are working to ban basketball and hockey nets from the city’s streets because the goals are apparently becoming too much of a nuisance. The Salem News...
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Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote: Richard Sherman Among Final Four Players

The cover of Madden NFL video game franchise has often been a blessing and a curse. It’s good for a player’s brand to be associated with the best-selling and most popular NFL video game franchise of all time, but being on the cover has brought some bad luck to several players. The famous “Madden Curse” has been blamed for a player’s poor performance or injury during the...
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Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Xander Bogaerts Homer Leads To Happy Dance

Xander Bogaerts went up and over Boston’s famous Green Monster this week for this third home run of the year. While thousands of Red Sox fans inside Fenway Park were excited to see the tater, no one was more excited than the parking attendant who ended up snagging the ball on top of the parking garage on Lansdowne Street. Check out the happy dance below, along with the other Bud...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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