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07/11/2012 - 2:20pm
Kraft addresses viral audition video
By: DJ Bean

Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressed the viral audition video of he and actress Ricki Noel Lander's in which he reads lines from an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film. Kraft has been seen with Lander in public and has called her his "pal."

In the video, which spread vastly throughout the internet this week, Kraft reads Wilson's lines with Lander, who is wearing a bikini. Among the lines said by Kraft are "Nut up or move on" and "[expletive] you, [expletive]."

“I tried to help Ricki prepare an audition tape for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy by reading Wilson’s lines,” Kraft said in a statement.  “I never intended that it would be made public and I regret that it has.  I think we can all agree that Owen Wilson has nothing to worry about. I am going to stick to my day job.”

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07/11/2012 - 12:55pm
Ray: 'Can't say [Rondo] affected my decision'

Ray Allen downplayed reports of friction between himself and Rajon Rondo at his introductory press conference Wednesday afternoon in Miami as a member of the Heat, although he made it clear he does not have a strong relationship with the enigmatic Celtics point guard. While Allen acknowledged "there's differences" and noted that he has been in contact with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett but not Rondo this offseason, he insisted his move to Miami was not sparked by Rondo.

"I haven't spoken with [Rondo] at all," Allen said. "I know when I came down here I texted Paul and Kevin. Those are the guys that I talked quite a bit with over the years. We shared a lot of similar philosophies. Those are the guys, when we came into Boston together, a lot was put on our shoulders as to whether or not we were going to win. So, I look back at all our time spent in Boston. We've had a lot of disappointments, but we've shared a lot of thrills. And a...

07/11/2012 - 12:52pm
Sullinger, Moore keep C's undefeated

ORLANDO -- The Celtics won their third straight game in summer league competition, and once again it was Jared Sullinger and E'Twaun Moore who led the way in an 85-77 victory over the Pacers. Sullinger had 18 points and eight rebounds on 7-for-12 shooting, while Moore added 15 points, four rebounds and three assists.

JaJuan Johnson had his best game of the week with 11 points and five rebounds, and second-round pick Kris Joseph also had a solid performance with 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Fab Melo played only 12 minutes, but had three assists, to go with two points and four rebounds.

The Celtics continue play tomorrow against the Pistons at 11 a.m. The Pistons squad will be a good test for the Celtics. They're loaded with six drafted players including lottery pick Andre Drummond.

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07/11/2012 - 7:45am
Mashup: Paterno's family denies coverup

Former FBI director Louis Freeh announced that he would release his findings on the Penn State scandal Thursday morning, but after reports indicated Joe Paterno's legacy will be further tarnished, the late coach's family decided to make a preemptive strike. The family released a statement Tuesday insisting that the longtime Penn State coach "did not cover up for Jerry Sandusky."

"Joe Paterno did not know that Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile," the statement read. "Joe Paterno did not act in any way to prevent a proper investigation of Jerry Sandusky. To claim otherwise is a distortion of the truth."

Before he died in January, Paterno supported the trustees' decision to have Freeh conduct a thorough investigation, but the family -- which was denied the opportunity to see the report ahead of its release -- said it now has concerns about the fairness and confidentiality of Freeh's work.

"It is our firm belief...

07/11/2012 - 6:06am
Giants' Cabrera MVP as NL rolls past AL
By: WEEI

Giants players Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sparked a five-run first inning off Tigers ace Justin Verlander, and the National League cruised to an 8-0 victory over the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Cabrera, who played for the hometown Royals last season, was named MVP after hitting a single and two-run home run in three at-bats. Sandoval hit a bases-loaded triple in the first.

"I didn't come to win an MVP. That's just a surprise," Cabrera said. "The same opportunity that Kansas City gave me last year is the same opportunity that San Francisco is giving me every day to showcase my talent. Again, I'm just very thankful for the fans that voted for me to come here."

Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who allowed one hit in two innings, was the winner as the NL won for the third time in a row, giving the NL representative home-field advantage in the World Series.

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