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Kevin Alston returned from his fight with leukemia to help the Revolution reach the playoffs. (AP)
Revolution defender Kevin Alston was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year on Monday after playing this season despite being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a rare but treatable form of leukemia, back in April.
The 25-year-old Alston started the first four games of the 2013 season before he left New England’s game against Dallas on March 30 feeling sick. After multiple medical tests, it was revealed that Alston had been diagnosed with cancer.
Alston was placed on the disabled list on April 8 and immediately began treatment. Alston returned to the pitch July 27 and proceeded to play in five of New England’s final 14 games, including the last three games. Alston’s presence out on the field was huge down the stretch, as he helped New England advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Alston handily won the vote over Philadelphia’s Conor Casey, Seattle’s Lamar Neagle and Portland’s Donovan Ricketts, receiving 99.8 percent of the vote from players, team officials and media members.
New England is coming off of a bounce-back campaign in 2013, as the Revolution finished third in the Eastern Conference with 51 points.
The Revolution also announced that tickets are on sale for the 2014 season, including four- or six-game holiday gift packs, which also give purchasers exclusive pre-sale opportunities for Gillette Stadium concerts and special events.
The guys discuss the breaking story of Pierzynski agreeing to a deal with the Red Sox.
[0:00:59] ... -- why that change of policy when they had other options before AJPierzynski it would represent somebody who would kind of assimilate himself more than this guy rightly will. Our he's one of these guys ... [0:02:01] ... -- So that what. And didn't we hear the same thing about JonnyGomes. Who's the one that hated Gomes before he played together PB -- Gomes to live played together and -- loved him sounds ... [0:02:38] ... of bitching and moaning in that clubhouse about roles and responsibilities under JohnFarrell. Right but he's got a pretty defined role I would think coming in here I would think I don't -- -- jury ... [0:05:32] ... spring training if not sooner meeting where David sits down with -- AJPierzynski and says there's an opportunity here. And this is the way we do things around here it probably enough to say it probably understood should've talked hurting him in with 4% of the people of Major League Baseball survey. Think this guy is by far the biggest A hole. That's 'cause he's a trash talking catcher so we have that up close and personal relationship with them and probably yeah apps. At hitters on occasion but. Again some people thought JonnyGomes was -- -- Does anyone -- more than than Pedroia. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ...
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Bucks at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Indiana at Syracuse, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Illinois at Georgia Tech, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Penn State at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Michigan at Duke, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Notre Dame at Iowa, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Florida State at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Utah at Boise State, 10:05 p.m. (CBSSN)
NHL: Stars at Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: West Ham at Crystal Palace, 2:40 p.m. (NBCSN)
Adrian Laroze Briskey was charged Monday with murder in the death of Michelle Shepherd following a party for about two dozen Alabama fans to watch the game. After Auburn returned a missed field goal 109 yards with no time left on the clock for the victory, Briskey, 28, allegedly became enraged when Shepherd and others joked about the loss.
“She said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost,” said the victim’s sister, Nekesa Shepherd. “And then she started shooting.”
Michelle Shepherd, a 36-year-old mother of three, was shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment complex in suburban Birmingham. The women apparently did not know each other before the party, having been invited by a mutual friend.
Briskey had been drinking during the party and “went crazy” afterward, Nekesa Shepherd said.
“It was over a football game,” Shepherd said. “I’m never going to forget it because she died in my arms.”
• The NFL on Monday acknowledged that officials erred in Sunday night’s game between the Giants and Washington when the head linesman signaled for the chains to move when there was not a first down on Washington’s final drive.
“Obviously they made a mistake and you live with it,” Washington coach Mike Shanahan said after speaking with Dean Blandino, who oversees the league’s officiating.
Washington was driving in an attempt to score the game-tying touchdown when Pierre Garcon caught a pass on second-and-5 and was stopped just before the first-down marker. Referee Jeff Triplette signaled third down, but the head linesman motioned for the crew to move the chains as the teams hurried to the line of scrimmage.
After an incomplete pass on the next play, Washington was surprised to learn it was fourth down.
“In this situation where there is obvious confusion as to the status of the down, that play should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs,” Blandino said in a statement. “This should have occurred regardless of the fact that Washington had no timeouts and it was inside two minutes.”
Washington, which complained that the ruling affected its play-calling, completed a 6-yard pass on the next play, but Garcon fumbled, and New York secured the ball and the win.
• The high school football team from Newtown, Conn., will not play on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at an elementary school in town, as the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference approved the school’s request to reschedule the Class LL title game to the day before the Dec. 14 anniversary if the team gets that far.
Newtown High, which dedicated its season to the 26 victims of the shooting, is 12-0 and plays Tuesday night in the quarterfinals. The semifinals are Saturday, and the state finals are Dec. 13-14.
“The football committee did feel that due to the sensitivity surrounding the Newtown events … if the school reached the finals it’s appropriate not to ask them to play on that anniversary date,” CIAC spokesman Joel Cookson said.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 3, 1962, the Bruins sent Andre Pronovost to the Red Wings for which undersized but feisty center?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “They had a few new things that they had implemented for our game, and they definitely did some different things than we were expecting, but nothing that really blew our mind. It just was different, and we had to adjust. Then the execution ultimately was better in the second half than it was in the first half, obviously. I think that was the major difference.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his weekly Monday morning appearance on Dennis & Callahan, addressing the insinuation by Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith that the Patriots somehow cheated in Sunday’s 34-31 victory, when New England rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit
STAT OF THE DAY: 22 – Career NFL wins for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson following Monday night’s 34-7 rout of the Saints, tying him for the most wins ever by a second-year QB
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos):Shabazz Napier hits a second-chance buzzer-beater to give UConn a 65-64 victory over Florida.
Will Ferrell, as “Anchorman” Ron Burgundy, shows up at the Roar of the Rings curling tournament in Winnipeg.
From Sunday night, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League held their annual Teddy Bear toss, in which fans throw stuffed animals on the ice after a goal. The team collected almost 26,000 teddy bears that were slated to be distributed to children in need.
TRIVIA ANSWER: 5-foot-8, 150-pound Forbes Kennedy, who spent four seasons in Boston and later antagonized the B’s as a member of the Flyers and Maple Leafs
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Ozzy Osbourne was born on this day in 1948.