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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Rays, 12:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Marlins at Tigers, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Orioles at Padres, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Mets at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN2)
College baseball: World Series, Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Liberty at Lynx, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Sun at Mercury, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 7 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Zurlon Tipton played two seasons for the Colts. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Zurlon Tipton played two seasons for the Colts. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

— An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday on former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton, who died Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself while at a car dealership in suburban Detroit.

Tipton, a 26-year-old Detroit native who starred at Central Michigan, had brought his car into the Roseville dealership for service in the morning, general manager Mark DeMara told The Detroit News.

“At some point, he reached into a duffel bag that was on the passenger seat of his vehicle and the pistol that was in there deployed and shot the gentleman in the abdomen,” DeMara said.

Tipton initially was alert and talking as he was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Police said there was a second firearm in the bag, but it’s unclear why he had them or who owned them. They ruled the death an accident.

Tipton played two seasons for the Colts after being signed in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 13 regular-season and three playoff games, scoring his first rushing touchdown in the AFC championship game against the Patriots on Jan. 18, 2015. He was waived on Dec. 21. Four days later, he was arrested and charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon after firing a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside his girlfriend’s Indianapolis-area house. According to media reports, Tipton indicated he was attempting to protect his girlfriend from an ex-boyfriend who had threatened her. The prosecutor’s office did not pursue charges.

Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief paid tribute to Tipton in an Instagram post Tuesday, writing: It’s crazy I just got that phone call bro cause I just talk to you and we talked about the future and teams giving you your second chance. No matter where I’m at or what team I’m on ill have that 37 on my wrist or glove.

— Days after Johnny Manziel’s father called the former Browns quarterback “a druggie” and said he hopes he ends up in jail for his own sake, Manziel posted an image on Instagram of himself overlooking a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

In the photo, Manziel is wearing a Browns jersey of troubled receiver Josh Gordon. Wrote Manziel in the caption: @flashgordonxii I won’t take this thing off for a week. You my brother FOR LIFE. JUST WAIT ON THIS COMEBACK!!!! #CaboWabo #JoshAintHere #hiDad #HappyBdayDaveEvans

Gordon is coming off a season-long suspension and is expected to apply for reinstatement Aug. 1. His first attempt for reinstatement was denied after he tested positive for marijuana in March.

Manziel has had a tumultuous offseason, including facing a charge of domestic violence, and remains unsigned.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On June 29, 1994, the Celtics selected which paralyzed player with their 10th-round pick in the NBA draft?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “No one is really talking about the winning streak. We realize we are playing well right now. We’re just trying to keep that going. Ultimately an 11-game game winning streak doesn’t mean much if you don’t continue to build the momentum that you have.” — Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, after Cleveland kept alive its streak by rallying for three runs in the ninth inning for a 5-3 victory over the Braves

STAT OF THE DAY: 2 — Major league teams that have not had a losing streak of four or more games this season, with the Red Sox remaining in that pairing (with the Indians) by ending their three-game skid with Tuesday’s 8-2 victory over the Rays

‘NET RESULTS: Padres center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. hits a long home run in the first inning, then in the following half-inning reaches over the fence to steal a home run from the Orioles.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reaches over the tarp and falls into the crowd to make a catch against the Reds.

Astros right fielder George Springer makes a diving catch against the Angels.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Landon Turner, who was paralyzed in a car accident before his senior year at Indiana

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Colin Hay, former lead singer of Men at Work, was born on this day in 1953.

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We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Amidst an absolute free-fall for the Red Sox, fans are angry, and most of the ire is being directed at John Farrell
Amidst an absolute free-fall for the Red Sox, fans are angry, and most of the ire is being directed at John Farrell
Inspired by the tease of being great that Eduardo Rodriguez showed us in the past, we look at four other Sox players that had similar teases.

[0:05:01] ... made it worse for Willy woods who he was treated for Bloomberg Bronson Arroyo I mean had a nice contract. They needed a good he was a solid number five starter and then they promised Amanda ...
[0:09:24] ... time because of course that braves trade him a they brought in Jake Peavy JP the help that when the World Series this thing. Yet it got there or maybe now not exactly but. They've recovered. ...
[0:19:24] ... help weed with spring training I think they wanted him gone. When Dustin Pedroia you know they'll learn that's not how we do things around here right. I haven't heard any of that stuff paging our rob Bradford blog post in 321. This is a topic for you rob Bradford. This is it yeah dude is this team still wanna play for John Farrell and by the way if they don't he will be gone. He won't get saved if they don't want him right. And ...





Inspired by the tease of being great that Eduardo Rodriguez showed us in the past, we look at four other Sox players that had similar teases.

[0:05:01] ... made it worse for Willy woods who he was treated for Bloomberg Bronson Arroyo I mean had a nice contract. They needed a good he was a solid number five starter and then they promised Amanda ...
[0:09:24] ... time because of course that braves trade him a they brought in Jake Peavy JP the help that when the World Series this thing. Yet it got there or maybe now not exactly but. They've recovered. ...
[0:19:24] ... help weed with spring training I think they wanted him gone. When Dustin Pedroia you know they'll learn that's not how we do things around here right. I haven't heard any of that stuff paging our rob Bradford blog post in 321. This is a topic for you rob Bradford. This is it yeah dude is this team still wanna play for John Farrell and by the way if they don't he will be gone. He won't get saved if they don't want him right. And ...





We close out Dale and Holley with the best soundbites of the day.

[0:03:00] ... exactly in he's punchline. Plus a couple of great coaches today. First Buddy Ryan. Architect of the Chicago Bears for six defense father of wrecks and rot lot of fans will remember the fighting had on the sidelines with a offensive ...
[0:04:31] ... long Chuck Noll was the offensive coordinator so oh all time favorite Buddy Ryan quote. Quarterbacks overpaid overrated pompous bastards it must be punished. It's everything you need that nobody one cents a lot chuck knows off of the quarter where. Jets colts. Were were things that for the jets. From Winthrop play. On the this is that the the patriots hired. That's right no of Michael Thai politics not a good proper phrase is I don't think so she thought about and I don't I. I've got storage for your ...
[0:10:34] ... that the other from your team president. Here's the president of the New York Yankees showed some class pride basically called little more. Yeah that would be in delivery. Over the times are perfect mix things up ...





We close out Dale and Holley with the best soundbites of the day.

[0:03:00] ... exactly in he's punchline. Plus a couple of great coaches today. First Buddy Ryan. Architect of the Chicago Bears for six defense father of wrecks and rot lot of fans will remember the fighting had on the sidelines with a offensive ...
[0:04:31] ... long Chuck Noll was the offensive coordinator so oh all time favorite Buddy Ryan quote. Quarterbacks overpaid overrated pompous bastards it must be punished. It's everything you need that nobody one cents a lot chuck knows off of the quarter where. Jets colts. Were were things that for the jets. From Winthrop play. On the this is that the the patriots hired. That's right no of Michael Thai politics not a good proper phrase is I don't think so she thought about and I don't I. I've got storage for your ...
[0:10:34] ... that the other from your team president. Here's the president of the New York Yankees showed some class pride basically called little more. Yeah that would be in delivery. Over the times are perfect mix things up ...