As bad as things have been for the Red Sox, they've been worse for former Sox slugger Jason Bay. The Mets outfielder, in his third subpar season in New York after signing a four-year, $66 million free agent deal, returned from six weeks on the disabled list (fractured rib) and went 0-for-11 over the weekend as the Mets were swept by the Yankees. Bay is hitting .197 with three home runs and five RBIs in 61 at-bats this year, showing few signs of being the player who contributed in a number of ways during his brief stint in Boston.

Boxing is back in the news again, and again it's not for something good. The weekend's most talked-about sports event was Saturday night's world welterweight title fight in which Manny Pacquiao lost a split decision to Timothy Bradley, a decision that was met with wide disapproval. Pacquiao landed more punches than Bradley, 253-159, but two of the three judges in Las Vegas sided with Bradley.

"I think the judges had their eyes closed," Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said. "Something wasn't right."

Two black players for the Netherlands were targeted with monkey noises and loud jeers Thursday by hundreds of fans at Stadion Miejski during a training session in Krakow, Poland, for Euro 2012. The players, who had visited the site of the former Auschwitz World War II concentration camp a day earlier, responded by moving their drills to the other end of the stadium.

Jose Canseco's comeback bid is off to a slow start. The Worcester Tornadoes designated hitter is not impressing against Can-Am League pitching, hitting .171 with one extra-base hit (a double) and 15 strikeouts in 41 at-bats. To add to his indignity, Canseco was ejected from Sunday's game after arguing a generous strike call.

Canseco has played in 12 games for the Tornadoes, who are 7-9 and in third place of five teams, a half-game out of last place. Worcester ranks second in attendance, averaging 2,252 fans per game.

The oft-injured J.D. Drew isn't around for Red Sox fans to pick on anymore, but his brother is continuing the family legacy as a member of the Diamondbacks. Shortstop Stephen Drew has been out since suffering a severe ankle injury last July on a slide into home, and the team's owner is not happy with how long it's taking him to return.

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon took the loss Monday night after surrendering a single to Elian Herrera that scored the winning run for the Dodgers in the top of the ninth inning. Papelbon thought he struck out Herrera the pitch before, and he shared his thoughts about home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after the 4-3 loss.

"I thought he was terrible all day," Papelbon said.

Papelbon talked to Reyburn after the inning.

Former Mets general manager Jim Duquette is scheduled to donate a kidney to his 10-year-old daughter Monday at a Baltimore hospital. Lindsey Duquette suffers from a rare kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and has undergone dialysis treatments for 14 hours a day for over a year since going into end-stage renal failure in May 2011, when her kidneys had to be removed.

According to a report in USA Today that details the final days of Junior Seau's life, the former Patriots linebacker suffered from insomnia and regularly took a sleeping pill before he shot and killed himself May 2 at his San Diego-area home.

Wally Szczerbiak, who played six-plus seasons with Kevin Garnett on the Timberwolves and briefly played for the Celtics as part of his 10-year career, did not pull any punches in his criticism of the Big Ticket on Wednesday night. Despite Garnett's stellar performance this postseason -- including 18 points and eight rebounds in Wednesday night's Game 2 loss -- Szczerbiak, now a CBS Sports analyst, pointed to Garnett's late-game struggles in a series of tweets.

Terrell Owens had hopes of returning to the NFL, but now the 38-year-old wide receiver is not even playing in the Indoor Football League following his release from the Allen (Texas) Wranglers. Owens, who caught 35 passes for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games this season, told the Wranglers he would not play in two upcoming away games and then missed an appearance at a children's hospital, the team said. That led to his departure from the squad, as both a player and part-owner.