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Ho-hum. Just another weekend in the life of the greatest coaching legend of modern times. Visit the White House. Give the leader of the free world a ring-laden “thumbs down.” Hit the White House Correspondents Dinner. Get caught eyeballing Chrissy Teigen’s magnificent booty. Get mocked by her boyfriend, John Legend. Then have your girlfriend, who’s basically a hotter, smarter, over-50 version of Teigen, give you her blessing because who the hell there wasn’t looking? (Which is a very good point by the way. Chrissy was making the rounds along Radio Row at the Super Bowl in Phoenix and it was a physical impossibility to not stare. Seeing her there amidst all the great unwashed radio professionals, it was like a being from some higher plane of existence had teleported in among us.) John Legend can snicker about Spygate all he wants. But Linda Holliday showed who the real legend is.
MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 6:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Nationals at Braves, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Giants at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA playoffs: Bucks at Bulls, 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA playoffs: Grizzlies at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) NHL playoffs: Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. (CNBC) NHL playoffs: Islanders at Capitals, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
The team has made it clear it will fight to avoid paying Rodriguez the $6 million bonus he is due for tying Mays, based on his use of performance-enhancing drugs that led to his season-long suspension in 2014. And the Yankees have not promoted Rodriguez’s pursuit of the home run title this season.
Asked about the situation Sunday night, Rodriguez said: “I don’t have a marketing degree. I’m just focusing on playing baseball.”
Fans at Yankee Stadium continued to be supportive of Rodriguez, who had a double in Sunday’s game, helping the Yankees rally for a 6-4 victory that puts them at 11-8 and tied for first in the American League East.
“It was energizing,” he said of the fans’ support Sunday. “The buzz was incredible. To feel that energy was pretty cool.”
Added Rodriguez: “I’m excited about the win today, the home run, and I’m having fun.”
Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list after stumbling out of the batter’s box on a fly out in the fifth inning and being helped off the field.
On Sunday, reports emerged that the two-time 20-game winner might have to miss the rest of the season, and the team did not deny them.
“Unfortunately, it is not great news,” general manager John Mozeliak said. “Any way you slice it, he is going to be missed for a while, and potentially losing the season is very real.”
— UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, brother of Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, was being sought by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning that sent a pregnant woman to the hospital.
“We are now definitely looking at him as a suspect,” Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said.
The woman, in her 20s, had “non-life-threatening injuries” after the accident. She was driving another vehicle.
Jones, who recently moved to Albuquerque, is facing a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge and would have to pay for damages to the vehicles and medical costs of the woman.
Jones, who tested positive for cocaine one month before defending his title against Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3 and later admitted himself to a drug treatment facility, is scheduled to fight again May 23 in Las Vegas. He has denied he has a serious drug problem.
In 2012 he was arrested for DUI after crashing his Bentley into a telephone pole in Binghamton, New York. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge and did not serve any time in jail.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 27, 1950, Red Auerbach was named coach of the Celtics. Which coach did he replace?