Former Shaquille O'Neal confidant Robert Ross has filed a civil lawsuit that alleges, among other things, that the NBA great asked Ross to commit murders and "break an NBA player's shooting arm." Ross filed the civil lawsuit on Friday against O'Neal and his business partner, Mark Stevens.
Stevens' attorney Aaron Dyer told The Los Angeles Times, "Ross has always been in this for the money. It's no surprise he's filed a lawsuit seeking just that."
There is a separate criminal trial taking place in Los Angeles, in which Ross alleges that O'Neal hired gang members to kidnap him and obtain a sex tape involving O'Neal that Ross says he never had and was using as a threat to get money from O'Neal he said was owed him. O'Neal and Stevens were not charged in the case.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox saw their six-game win streak snapped Friday night, dropping a 9-6 decision to the Rays in the teams' series-opener at Tropicana Field. It was just the Sox' second loss in 10 games in July.
Starter Andrew Miller suffered his first defeat since joining the Sox, giving up seven runs on five hits and five walks while not striking out a batter over just 2 2/3 innings. The biggest blow against the lefty came in the second inning when Ben Zobrist launched an one-out grand slam, giving the hosts a 5-1 lead at the time.
David Price earned the win, giving up three runs over six innings, having to throw 121 pitches. It marked the first time in the last six games the Red Sox haven't driven the opposing starter from the game prior to completing five innings.
The Red Sox did come away with four home runs, with Darnell McDonald, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Marco Scutaro all going deep. Scutaro's was the only...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The offensive aspect of Carl Crawford‘s game was answered Friday night as he went 1-for-2 with a walk in three plate appearances in his first of two minor league rehab assignments with the PawSox. Crawford also scored and drove in a run in Pawtucket's 3-2 win over Durham at McCoy, helping Kevin Millwood improved to 5-0 in his minor league assignment with the Red Sox.
Crawford drove in Che-Hsuan Lin from third on a broken bat single to center, hanging in on a changeup from Durham starter Alex Torres in the first inning.
The biggest and best test of his left hamstring came in the third when he took ball 4 on a full count. After showing his batting eye hasn’t been affected in his month off, he took off for second on a hit-and-run on a single by Ryan Lavarnway. As important as his explosion from first was, his ability to put on the breaks around second was just as significant. He did both cleanly.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has been rehabbing his right elbow after undergoing Tommy John surgery, made an appearance in the visitors clubhouse at Tropicana Field prior to the Red Sox' series-opener against the Rays.
Matsuzaka, who underwent the surgery June 10, was optimistic about his progress, saying he was about a full month ahead of where teammate Junichi Tazawa was at similar points of his rehab from the same operation. The Sox starter reported through translator Kenta Yamada that he has almost fully regained his range of motion.
"One thing the doctors were surprised at was that, when they opened up my elbow, the ligament was completely torn," Matsuzaka said. "The damage was worse than expected."
Matsuzaka said his rehab consists of working out nearly every day, starting at 8:30 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. He did suggest that trying to rush back is a constant challenge.
With all signs pointing to an agreement over the weekend, NFL owners and players issued a joint statement late Friday afternoon acknowledging that significant progress has been made in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement and ending the four-month NFL lockout.
The owners and players met Friday for nearly eight hours, then issued a joint statement about their progress.
"The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues," the statement read. "Our legal and financial teams will continue to work through the weekend. We will continue to respect the confidentiality orders of Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan and will therefore refrain from commenting on specific issues or aspect of the negotiations. We will provide additional information [as]developments in this process continue."
The statement comes as both sides reached a breakthrough in negotiations between NFL...
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A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
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The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Hasselbeck talked about Gronk and his brother.
Brady discussed the loss in Denver.
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