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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Rays at Reds, 7:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Bobcats at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Pacers at Heat, 7:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Pistons at Bulls, 8 p.m. (WGN)
NBA: Warriors at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Blackhawks at Capitals, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Avalanche at Sharks, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
Golf: The Masters, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is one of three NFL players named in a police report for an incident involving a woman who says she passed out in a Miami hotel room and woke up at a hospital with no knowledge of how she got there.

The 49ers star was with teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette on April 1 at the hotel where Lockette lives. The woman, who acknowledged having a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past, said she was told by the men to use marijuana before drinking shots of alcohol with them. She later went to the bedroom to lie down because she was feeling lightheaded. Kaepernick allegedly joined her and undressed her, but she does not remember what happened after that, and police stressed that there are only unproven allegations at this point.

“As far as whether there was a crime committed, it’s too early to say,” police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

The 49ers and Seahawks issued statements only saying they were aware of the incident.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said.

Kaepernick, 26, just completed his third season, leading San Francisco to the NFC title game a year after sparking the team’s run to the Super Bowl. He has been working out in the Miami area.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning, coming off a disappointing 2013 season, had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Thursday after rehab efforts did not relieve the discomfort, the team announced.

Manning sprained the ankle in New York’s regular-season finale. The 33-year-old finished the season with a career-high 27 interceptions and a QB rating of 69.4, his worst since his rookie season in 2004 (55.4). The Giants finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

Manning had been working out with his brother, Peyton Manning, and members of the Giants and Broncos at Duke University under the watch of Duke coach David Cutcliffe, who coached both Mannings in college.

“I’m looking forward to the start of the offseason program on the [April] 21st,” Manning said. “I will be in the weight room and in the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense. I got some good work in this week at Duke, and I think it’s smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn’t an ongoing issue. I’m eager to get to work with our new offensive coaches and system.”

– Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons will accompany a fan to Fenway Park for the Red Sox-Yankees game April 23 as part of a contest to benefit the Peter Gammons Scholars through the Foundation To Be Named Later.

Fans can enter for free via Fame4Good.com/campaign/peter through next Wednesday. The winner will receive round-trip airline tickets (if more than 150 miles from Boston) and a one-night stay in a downtown Boston hotel, and meet Gammons on the field for batting practice prior to sitting with him to watch the game.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 11, 1998, which Red Sox pitcher recorded his 1,000th career strikeout while making his Fenway Park debut?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Rules are rules. You can’€™€™t use pine tar. Otherwise they all would, I’€™€™ll tell you that. If a pitcher could use pine tar I guarantee they would have a pine tar rag in their back pocket. I’€™€™m not saying he did. I don’€™€™t know what that was, but if it’€™s against the rules ‘€¦” – Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, on Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda allegedly using pine tar in Thursday’s game

STAT OF THE DAY: 50 – Assists this season for David Krejci, who reached the mark with a helper in Thursday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Blues forward T.J. Oshie is knocked out by a hit from Wild enforcer Mike Rupp.

University of Minnesota’s Justin Holl scores a shorthanded goal with less than a second remaining to beat North Dakota in Thursday’s NCAA hockey semifinal.

From the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s Geoff Platt takes a pass and knocks the puck into the air, taps it with his stick and then smacks it into the net for a goal against Lev Prague.

From Wednesday’s American Hockey League game in Worcester, Sharks coach Roy Sommer‘s son Marley, who has Down syndrome and autism, sings the national anthem.

Nationals star Bryce Harper goes undercover as a reporter to ask fans what they think of Bryce Harper.

Here’s a video showing highlights of Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-4 high school junior from Liberty Christian Prep in Orlando, Fla.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pedro Martinez, who was acquired from the Expos in the offseason

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Joss Stone was born on this day in 1975.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Bradford chats with Dennis, Callahan and Minihane about last night's Red Sox loss and the controversy surrounding Yankees' starter Michael Pineda.
Kirk Minihane looks at all the latest news from around the globe. Including Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman, The Rock and Roll HOF induction and Draft Day hitting the box office.

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[0:10:17] ... say you like it's it's it's it's failure waiting to -- picked Cleveland Browns right. Yeah but that for the Cleveland Indians and major promise the NFL cooperate with this move which means that the balls ...





Bradford chats with Dennis, Callahan and Minihane about last night's Red Sox loss and the controversy surrounding Yankees' starter Michael Pineda.
Kirk Minihane looks at all the latest news from around the globe. Including Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman, The Rock and Roll HOF induction and Draft Day hitting the box office.

[0:05:07] ... show I would guess is good point we're just real personalities like. Jon Lester. Move. -- Davis love the third. Of one to twelve months that would be a good Retief who see her achieve -- -- -- It was ...
[0:09:17] ... get -- -- Final story is like -- draft -- opens today. Kevin Costner movie is giving you history but critics. Terrible reviews should have had steam -- yeah supporting act if you development costs goes ...
[0:10:17] ... say you like it's it's it's it's failure waiting to -- picked Cleveland Browns right. Yeah but that for the Cleveland Indians and major promise the NFL cooperate with this move which means that the balls ...





Dino, Gerry and Kirk examine whether Michael Pineda cheated during last night's Red Sox-Yankees game.

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[0:08:18] ... everything to -- this -- 10 under. A shot an eighty -- Bill Haas. I saw the most amazing fact I would like I got to confirm it. Since 2008 than -- six years. The winner ...
[0:09:24] ... at the eighteenth hole tactics it was amazing what these. Like the US open it did watching yesterday it was a mental test yet -- Patrick read it in an approach on what a role in ...
[0:10:43] ... -- 7937. Dennis and Callahan broadcasting live from Foxwoods Resort Casino. The bachelor party just like your phone calls are next and when we come back the coolest thing in your sweep the coolest thing in ...






Todays 4at4 is about the NCAA and John Calipari.

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[0:02:21] ... like he's finished the sentence now and they're already getting. And a free education room and board and as you said. That three meals a day as it has. I think they can come up with ...
[0:04:00] ... dates of the fab five and I think who said it famously Chris Webber I can't I can't afford to buy the Jersey my own Jersey that's on sale. -- at the University of Michigan. Or ...
[0:07:30] ... about the next. Four years that's about the super athletes not about LeBron James Andrew wigand's jewel MB to a point one and done. If you are a good player who's being recruited by. Taxes and ...






Todays 4at4 is about the NCAA and John Calipari.

[0:00:08] ... No team today just -- and question one. John Calipari is a new book I wrote called players first coaching from the inside out. In his book he compares the NCAA it's the last couple years ...
[0:02:21] ... like he's finished the sentence now and they're already getting. And a free education room and board and as you said. That three meals a day as it has. I think they can come up with ...
[0:04:00] ... dates of the fab five and I think who said it famously Chris Webber I can't I can't afford to buy the Jersey my own Jersey that's on sale. -- at the University of Michigan. Or ...
[0:07:30] ... about the next. Four years that's about the super athletes not about LeBron James Andrew wigand's jewel MB to a point one and done. If you are a good player who's being recruited by. Taxes and ...






Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.
Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.

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[0:05:10] ... I've got to pay Brady and Manning in all these guys -- Zdeno Chara. One college sports if you can if you continue. The college college sports you don't have to do that which is why ...
[0:09:47] ... things one is some guys being -- little bank up of accident Chris Kelly and got to play. At all tonight after. Playing only one shift I believe in the third period a couple of its goal and sent a -- Minnesota. The other is that there are systematically rusting -- they they intentionally -- -- unit Genworth who -- -- tonight in Winnipeg. For the Minnesota game Patrice Bergeron and that reversed on have been changed into his room today they gave me a lot of money yards for the morning ...