According to documents submitted by the Dodgers in filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, the team owes Manny Ramirez $21 million. The debt represents the unpaid amount of money left on the $45 million contract Ramirez worked under with Los Angeles.
Ramirez played the second half of the 2010 season with the White Sox before joining the Rays on a one-year, $2 million deal for this season. The outfielder's year -- and career -- came to a halt, however, when he tested positive performance-enhancing drugs.
Others owned money by the Dodgers include Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones ($11.1 million), White Sox outfielder Juan Pierre ($3.05)
Rangers forward Sean Avery, who aggressively supported gay marriage in New York — a bill making gay marriage legal in the state was passed last week — now wants the league to get behind him. "It would be great for the NHL to take the lead among professional sports leagues in terms of social equality and justice and be out front and progressive regarding issues like this," he said.
As for the fact that he is one of the most disliked players in the league due to his obnoxious behavior yet now is campaigning for "social equality," Avery explained: "It's like I have a split personality on and off the ice, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. People who only know me as a player don't know me at all."
Read more about that story and others — including one about the future of another NHL pest, Maxim Lapierre of the Canucks — plus check out videos, trivia and more, at...
NORTON — Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi said Monday that former teammate Jerod Mayo will be the "best linebacker in the game within two years." Speaking before his annual golf tournament at TPC Boston, Bruschi said the "sky is the limit" for the Tennessee product and former efensive Rookie of the Year.
"He's done things there in his short career with the Patriots that I wasn't able to do until my eighth or ninth year or something like that. That's how far along he is. That's how good he is," Bruschi said of the 6-foot-1, 245-pound Mayo. "I never had the ability that he has — how fast he is, how big he is and strong. The sky is the limit for him. I truly see him being the best linebacker in the game within two years. I think that's how good he is.
"No matter what defensive scheme [the Patriots] run," he added. "They'll run some 3-4. They'll run some 4-3 looks....
In addition to draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore, the Celtics also have undrafted University of Pittsburgh guard Gilbert Brown in town to meet with the coaches.
Brown told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that Celtics head of basketball operations Danny Ainge contacted him shortly after the draft to say that Boston would be interested in signing the fifth-year senior, who averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a fifth-year senior for the Panthers.
"I'm definitely encouraged that the Celtics were interested," Brown told the Post-Gazette. "I was talking to them all day. They said it was the flip of a coin [between Moore and Brown] when it came time to make the pick."
Contracts for undrafted free agents will not be offered, however, until the NBA's labor situation is resolved, and so Brown is planning...
The Celtics introduced their two draft picks at Edison Elementary school in Brighton on Monday and both JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore said they are ready to do whatever it takes to help the team. Both players spent four years at Purdue and both earned their degrees. Celtics president Danny Ainge said the experience will help both players.
"These guys have both improved a lot over the course of their college careers," Ainge said. "They’ve played a lot of big games in a lot of hostile environments. I think that can only help."
Johnson, who stands at 6-foor-10 but only 220 pounds said he will look to add weight to stand up to the rigors of the NBA. Both he and the team see him as a four-man as opposed to a center. "I can run the floor, rebound, defend and be able to knock down that 15-18 foot shot pretty consistently," Johnson said. "That’s what I can bring to the team."
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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The guys discussed the future of the Red Sox leadership.
Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Bantamweight championship at UFC 190.
Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.
Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.
Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.
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