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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Tom Werner joined the show to discuss the latest on the Sox.

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The guys opened the show discussing the latest on Ray Rice.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– A judge in South Africa ruled that Oscar Pistorius did not intentionally kill his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, when he shot her to death in their home last year. Pistorius said he thought Steenkamp was a burglar when he shot her repeatedly through a bathroom door.

“It just defies logic,” Dennis said.

Said Callahan: “You have a gun, you’re armed through the teeth, and you’re afraid that they’ll see you so you shoot through the door. Have you ever heard of such a thing?”

Steenkamp was a popular model in South Africa who was set to appear on a reality TV show at the time of her death.

“I don’t know South African law, but are there any extra charges added because she’s so friggin’ hot?” Callahan asked.

Said Minihane: “Yes, there’s the ‘so friggin’ hot’ charge, not often used in South Africa, but it’s happened occasionally.”

Minihane noted Pistorius already has a new girlfriend.

“She’s not nearly as hot,” Callahan said. “His girlfriend’s kind of homely.”

Said Minihane: “When you kill your ex-girlfriend, you go from a 10 to like a 6.”

– Former boxer Mike Tyson, in Toronto to promote his one-man stage show, responded angrily when a talk-show host brought up the fact that he’s a convicted rapist. Tyson unleashed a series of expletives on live TV — including calling CP24 host Nathan Downer a “rat piece of [expletive]” — before Downer ended the interview.

With the Ray Rice situation making headlines, it’s been noted that Tyson is being welcomed to cities such as Toronto despite his history of domestic violence.

“We had him on and we yukked it up with him. So, we’re as guilty as anyone else, right?” Minihane said. “We call people frauds; we’re total frauds on this.”

This led to a discussion of actors and athletes who are celebrated despite them having a domestic violence incident in their past.

“If Tyson’s caught on video doing one of these things, it’s all different,” Minihane said. “The only reason Rice is different is because he got caught.”

– Morgan Freeman reportedly will play an iconic civil rights lawyer in “Ted 2,” which is being filmed in Boston.

Rumors have it that Ted, a talking teddy bear, will get married in the sequel to the popular 2012 movie that stars Boston native Mark Wahlberg.

“Wahlberg’s career fascinates me,” Minihane said, noting the variety of roles he plays and movies he’s in.

“The thing I like about him is he still seems like just a meathead from Boston,” Callahan said.

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MLB: Red Sox at Royals, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cardinals at Reds, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
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College football: Louisiana Tech at North Texas, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football: Houston at BYU, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Basketball: FIBA World Cup, United States vs, Lithuania, 3 p.m. (ESPN)


– A South African judge ruled Thursday that Oscar Pistorius did not intentionally kill his girlfriend when he shot her in their home last year, but the former Olympic hero still could be convicted of culpable homicide.

Judge Thokozile Masipa, who is deciding Pistorius’ fate along with two other judges, began the verdict portion of the trial Thursday morning as a tense Pistorius sat listening. Pistorius broke down and started crying when Masipa said he was not guilty of premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

The verdict portion could last for hours or even days as the judge explains her analysis of the evidence and testimony.

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Masipa called Pistorius a “very poor witness” during the trial, noting that he avoided answering some of the prosecution’s questions, but said that it does not mean he is guilty. Pistorius claimed he thought Steenkamp was a burglar when he shot her repeatedly through the bathroom door in the middle of the night.

The trial has lasted five months, including a one-month break so that Pistorius could be examined by mental health specialists.

Pistorius, who uses prosthetic legs, participated in the 2012 London Olympics, inspiring people worldwide.

– Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was granted a leave of absence from the team to consider his future in football. Abraham, in his 15th NFL season, suffered a concussion in Monday’s win over the Chargers, but coach Bruce Arians said that was not the main reason Abraham was considering retiring.

Abraham, who missed most of training camp because he was receiving treatment for an alcohol problem following a DUI arrest in Atlanta, has five days to mull things over before he must be either reinstated or ruled out for the rest of the season.

Arians said the 36-year-old “will determine if he wants to continue playing football, whether his heart’s still in it and he has the fire and desire to do it,” while going through the NFL-mandated concussion protocol.

Said Arians: “I think with all the things that he’s gone through in the last month, he’s got a lot of things outside of football that he’s never dealt with before. There are some people that can help him in that regard. I’m not one of them. ‘€¦ There are things I’m not clinically smart enough to know what depression is and things like that, so there’s many issues that could be involved.”

– A former Mets employee is suing the team, claiming she was fired because co-owner Jeff Wilpon did not approve of her having a baby while single.

Leigh Castergine, who was promoted to senior vice president for ticket sales and service the same month she became pregnant, alleges that Wilbon repeatedly made comments about his disapproval of her marital status. She said she reported Wilpon’s behavior but no action was taken and the team’s executive director of human resources advised her to quit.

The lawsuit states that Castergine was fired on Aug. 20 after being told she failed to reach her sales goals and was not being as aggressive as she had been.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 11, 2005, which Red Sox pitcher was the hard-luck loser in a 1-0 loss to the Yankees, pitching a complete-game three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk but allowing a home run to Jason Giambi?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We have no knowledge of this. We are not aware of anyone in our office who possessed or saw the video before it was made public on Monday. We will look into it.” – NFL spokesman Brian McCarty, responding to an Associated Press story in which a law enforcement official says he sent a copy of the Ray Rice videotape to the NFL

STAT OF THE DAY: 9 – Consecutive decisions lost by Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman, who fell to 1-9 after Wednesday’s 10-6 loss to the Orioles

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Pirates star Andrew McCutchen hits an inside-the-park home run — without even needing to slide — against the Phillies.

Nationals third baseman Kevin Frandsen bare-hands a one-hopper and fires to first baseman Adam LaRoche, who nonchalantly scoops the one-hop throw to get the out against the Braves.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tim Wakefield

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo was born on this day in 1968.

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Jerry Spar
Reports now say that the NFL league offices did have access to the tape, and now all hell is breaking loose in what appears to be a massive cover-up by the NFL.
Reports now say that the NFL league offices did have access to the tape, and now all hell is breaking loose in what appears to be a massive cover-up by the NFL.
Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the shortcomings of Roger Goodell and his staff regarding the situation surround Ray Rice and his suspension. Tim thinks Goodell should be fired and Christian doesn't. The callers weigh in as Lou builds his own opinion.

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