Roger Clemens signed a contract with the Astros in 2004 that locked him into a 10-year personal services deal with the team upon his retirement. Now, however, the Astros don't want the disgraced ace around the club. "I think everybody is just on hold until they see where he is with the government," Astros owner Drayton McLane told the New York Daily News on Thursday. "He doesn't get involved in any way in our spring training or when he goes to where [his son] Koby is on one of our minor league teams. He doesn't get involved in the activities of the team.

The color commentator for Florida Atlantic University football broadcasts, Dave Lamont, was not happy when the FAU quarterback took a hit to the head on Saturday. Lamont proceeded to yell at the officials, scream for the league commissioner and challenge everyone in the Arkansas State press box to a fight. He later apologized.

 

Injured Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins took shots at Bengals receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco on Sunday, saying on CBS' NFL pregame show Sunday that the players are not "serious about football." Owens and Ochocinco responded on their "T.Ocho Show" on Versus this week. Owens criticized Jenkins for being injured, while T.O. claimed he did not know who Jenkins is.

According to a Yahoo! Sports report by Adrian Wojnarowski that includes admissions from a number of players, a Knicks representative has routinely flaunted NBA rules regarding workouts of college players the past four seasons. East Coast scout Rodney Heard, who was hired by former team president Isiah Thomas, allegedly conducted illegal workouts for a number of prospective draft picks — including one for then-Kansas star Brandon Rush in 2007 in which Rush suffered a major knee injury.

With Tuesday night's Heat-Celtics game the most highly anticipated NBA opener in recent memory, we decided to look through the history books for the most memorable season-opening games in Boston sports since 2000. Our list includes games from all four of Boston's major pro sports teams. Some had happy endings, and some led to early cries of "Wait 'til next year." Check out our list at the LEEInks blog.

The manager for Jenn Sterger spoke to the New York Daily News on Monday and said the Jets game-day hostess' life "has been turned upside-down" due to the Brett Favre allegations. Phil Reese said there has been "no communication" with representatives for Favre about a settlement, and he said Sterger is "leaning toward" talking to NFL investigators.

 

After Ilya Kovalchuk signed a $100 million contract with the Devils, big things were expected in New Jersey. It hasn't started out so well. The team is off to its worst start in two decades at 2-6-1, first-year coach John MacLean can't find the right linemates for his star winger, and Kovalchuk was benched Saturday night for an undisclosed reason. Speculation centers around a missed team meeting.

Forbes magazine has a list of the worst World Series champions ever. Two of Joe Torre's Yankees teams are on it, but the 1987 Twins are at the top. The 1916 Red Sox, with a young lefty pitcher named Babe Ruth, are fifth. Meanwhile, Forbes lists the 1975 Reds, who beat the Red Sox in seven games in a memorable World Series, as the most dominant champion of all-time. Also in the news, The Wall Street Journal explains why the Yankees losing isn't always good news for the rest of Major League Baseball.

At a Mayo Clinic conference on concussions in ice hockey, a panel recommended banning hits to the head at every level of the game — from youth to the NHL — and eliminating bodychecking under the age of 13. "The clock is ticking," said conference co-organizer Dr. Michael J. Stuart, the chief medical officer for USA Hockey and the father of three sons who have played in the NHL (including Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart).

Senator Scott Brown called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to discuss the case of Danroy “DJ” Henry, a Pace University football player from Easton who was shot and killed by New York police early Sunday morning outside a bar near the school’s campus.

 

Brown said he has been in communication with Henry’s family in Easton and wanted to share the information that Henry was not drinking and instead was at the bar to drive his friends home when a brawl broke out and police arrived.