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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Dodgers at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA playoffs: Cavaliers at Raptors, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Dream at Wings, 8:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: Exhibition, England vs. Australia, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Ray Rice

Ray Rice

— The Ravens apparently wanted to make sure their rookies understood the importance of staying out of trouble, so the team called in the one player most likely to get the young players’ attention: Ray Rice.

The former Ravens running back, who has been out of the league since video emerged of him punching out his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator in February 2014, lectured the team’s rookis Wednesday in his advisory role.

According to a story on the team’s website, Rice “made a terrible mistake” that caused him to be suspended and then released by the Ravens, who have since “dedicated themselves to the cause of domestic violence awareness and education.”

Explained the team in a statement: “Our 27 sessions to our rookies through our player engagement program review and teach life management and life lessons. Rice, who played for the Ravens from 2008-2014, delivered an important message that included his story, both the good and the bad. He clearly had the attention of our rookies.”

Owner Steve Biscotti indicated after the team released Rice in September 2014 that he believed Rice could help guide the younger players.

“I believe in my heart that Ray would be a great addition to us when it comes to trying to steer these guys from young men to grown men,” Biscotti said then.

— Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees on Thursday after a stint on the disabled list, and he picked right up where he left off, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in New York’s 3-1 loss to the visiting Blue Jays.

The Yankees wasted a strong performance from CC Sabathia in losing for the second game in a row after a six-game winning streak.

“Definitely a missed opportunity at home,” Rodriguez said. “Anytime that our big guy gives us seven strong, two runs, we should win those games.”

In addition to the two strikeouts, Rodriguez grounded out on the first pitch he saw in the second inning and flew out to right field in the seventh.

Rodriguez, who has recovered from a strained right hamstring, ended his day by making Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna throw 10 pitches in his ninth-inning at-bat before striking out.

“It was 0-for-4. There’s not much to evaluate,” Rodriguez said. “The last at-bat was fairly competitive, and Osuna threw a pretty good pitch 3-2.”

Manager Joe Girardi said Rodriguez’s at-bats “seemed OK. I know he didn’t get any hits, but we had a lot of guys that didn’t get hits today.”

— It was a rough season for Wizards forward Markieff Morris, and his offseason isn’t off to a good start.

Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession. After “suspected marijuana” was found during a search of his bag, he was taken in for questioning and later released on his own recognizance without being charged.

Morris, a Philadelphia native, started this season with the Suns, but he was upset because the team traded his twin brother, Marcus, last offseason, and he went public with his desire to be traded. During a game in December, Morris threw a towel at then-coach Jeff Hornacek, earning him a two-game suspension. In February he got into a screaming and shoving match on the bench with teammate Archie Goodwin.

Morris eventually was traded to Washington, where he stayed out of trouble for the rest of the season. The 26-year-old finished the season averaging 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 27, 1985, in the Memorial Day Massacre at Boston Garden, the Celtics routed the Lakers, 148-114, in Game 1 of the NBA finals. Which Celtic set an NBA finals record by shooting 11-for-11 (including four 3-pointers)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It happens. I feel like I put some pretty good swings on the ball and they got caught.” — Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., after his 29-game hitting streak ended in Thursday’s 8-2 loss to the Rockies

STAT OF THE DAY: 2 — Goals Thursday night by Penguins rookie forward Bryan Rust — who only scored five goals the entire regular season — as he led Pittsburgh to a 2-1 victory over the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals

‘NET RESULTS: Warriors star Steph Curry helps keep Golden State’s season going as he comes up with a steal and then a nifty basket late in Thursday’s 120-111 Game 5 victory over the Thunder and tells the fans, “We’re not going home.”

Yadier Molina alertly makes a catch after a pop-up bounces out of the glove of teammate Aledmys Diaz.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gets a tour of the Iowa home featured in the movie “Field of Dreams.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: Scott Wedman

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Bruce Cockburn was born on this day in 1945.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.

[0:00:10] ... How are ot all draft pick it over with now because the Baltimore Ravens have been slapped around the National Football League not to expect audit. To the tune of what one week of OT a ...
[0:02:59] ... NFL teams in the aftermath of the draft. During rookie camp. The Baltimore Ravens had pads on their rookies for work outs in direct violation of the CPA in an NFL rules. Ben Watson former patriots tight end now hell maybe former Baltimore Ravens Biden too but currently a member of the Baltimore Ravens and is that. I wrapped the the NFL PA. Reported the ravens and said hey you know both put ads on rookies ...
[0:03:48] ... you think this is to be one of those things to a Mike Vrabel said boy you know the teams really make a lot of money up this patriots place you know and I and then. ...
[0:06:40] ... NFL figure out. No rule book it's a teachable rule book is Tom Brady one's mood named turner jerseys and I got asked. OK there's his Red Shirts and stand that job action. I I did ...






We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.

[0:00:10] ... How are ot all draft pick it over with now because the Baltimore Ravens have been slapped around the National Football League not to expect audit. To the tune of what one week of OT a ...
[0:02:59] ... NFL teams in the aftermath of the draft. During rookie camp. The Baltimore Ravens had pads on their rookies for work outs in direct violation of the CPA in an NFL rules. Ben Watson former patriots tight end now hell maybe former Baltimore Ravens Biden too but currently a member of the Baltimore Ravens and is that. I wrapped the the NFL PA. Reported the ravens and said hey you know both put ads on rookies ...
[0:03:48] ... you think this is to be one of those things to a Mike Vrabel said boy you know the teams really make a lot of money up this patriots place you know and I and then. ...
[0:06:40] ... NFL figure out. No rule book it's a teachable rule book is Tom Brady one's mood named turner jerseys and I got asked. OK there's his Red Shirts and stand that job action. I I did ...






Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.

[0:06:37] ... quickly they can get over this emotional devastation they suffered because the Lawyer Milloy. And coach Belichick can not get them back. They have to do this on there all they have to come back and ...
[0:07:16] ... kind of forgotten. Because of high end because. The eventually usurping by Rodney Harrison. Well let me ask you this young Ben and Andy and anybody else. Awesome lawyer Malloy up for the patriots hall of fame recently. Yeah and didn't make Posey applicants with last year and it seemed more than now it was like who got a last year. I also got that last year. Two I was two years ago. So I'm addict who that probably answers the question guys. Then you say you know like me one more volatile it was Willie McGinest. As he was up really as well as flatly number I well sorry your lives that you think so yes yeah three ...
[0:17:58] ... Mike is yoga gallery I don't know if you're nervous Mike. That Danny Fortson gets traded and he was like hey man. I'm so glad to be out of there that shipments taking this amassed he ...





Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.

[0:06:37] ... quickly they can get over this emotional devastation they suffered because the Lawyer Milloy. And coach Belichick can not get them back. They have to do this on there all they have to come back and ...
[0:07:16] ... kind of forgotten. Because of high end because. The eventually usurping by Rodney Harrison. Well let me ask you this young Ben and Andy and anybody else. Awesome lawyer Malloy up for the patriots hall of fame recently. Yeah and didn't make Posey applicants with last year and it seemed more than now it was like who got a last year. I also got that last year. Two I was two years ago. So I'm addict who that probably answers the question guys. Then you say you know like me one more volatile it was Willie McGinest. As he was up really as well as flatly number I well sorry your lives that you think so yes yeah three ...
[0:17:58] ... Mike is yoga gallery I don't know if you're nervous Mike. That Danny Fortson gets traded and he was like hey man. I'm so glad to be out of there that shipments taking this amassed he ...





We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.

[0:01:49] ... earlier let's an operator and Greg library that. Joseph Thornton of the San Jose Sharks around their way to the Stanley Cup finals and we just hope the final. It's the place the sharks finally decide to ...
[0:04:25] ... Late in the conference final news the cavaliers with the help of Richard Jefferson. Which Toronto to the brink of elimination. Jefferson is joining aid never resurgence of the role player for the cavs but there's one guy just can't let go its path. Ask don't talk about what you need to do to win. Do what you need to do to win Richard Jefferson. Great loose ball play and then I've always been a terrific finisher on the right. God the world stage ready plate will ...
[0:05:27] ... to what young men decided to use social media to. Ask a Washington Redskins cheerleader to his prop. And of course she said yes. A Maryland teenager harness the power of the Internet to get a ...
[0:08:06] ... character right there and what exactly with a pass hopeful do what Bill Belichick rolled a bottom. I thought about that so many times that scene out here I mean listen here I've actually been now. ...






We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.

[0:01:49] ... earlier let's an operator and Greg library that. Joseph Thornton of the San Jose Sharks around their way to the Stanley Cup finals and we just hope the final. It's the place the sharks finally decide to ...
[0:04:25] ... Late in the conference final news the cavaliers with the help of Richard Jefferson. Which Toronto to the brink of elimination. Jefferson is joining aid never resurgence of the role player for the cavs but there's one guy just can't let go its path. Ask don't talk about what you need to do to win. Do what you need to do to win Richard Jefferson. Great loose ball play and then I've always been a terrific finisher on the right. God the world stage ready plate will ...
[0:05:27] ... to what young men decided to use social media to. Ask a Washington Redskins cheerleader to his prop. And of course she said yes. A Maryland teenager harness the power of the Internet to get a ...
[0:08:06] ... character right there and what exactly with a pass hopeful do what Bill Belichick rolled a bottom. I thought about that so many times that scene out here I mean listen here I've actually been now. ...