The saga of the LeBron James pendant took an odd twist when the piece of jewelry was taken from the woman who said she paid $5 for it at a yard sale four years ago before realizing it was worth almost $10,000. Vaneisha Robinson, an amateur boxer from Akron, was fielding offers on eBay when she got a phone call from the mother of Maverick Carter, the CEO of James’ marketing company, saying that James wanted to but the pendant. But when she went to a meeting expecting to meet the NBA star, James wasn’t there, and she claims she was threatened and forced to surrender the item, which Carter said had been stolen from him. Police are investigating. Read more about that, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has hired Joel Segal as his new agent Thursday, according a league source. Moss, who is entering the final year of his contract, fired his longtime agent, Tom DiPiero, in the spring. The 33-year-old proceeded to interview numerous candidates before settling on Segal, who also represents Patriots Gerard Warren and Brandon Tate. For more Patriots news see the team page at weei.com/patriots.
After taking a CT scan Thursday, it was determined that Victor Martinez' fractured left thumb hadn't gotten any worse after there were some concerns that it might have been digressed in some way.
"They wanted to see it had become worse or displaced and it is OK," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona after his team's 7-2 loss to the Rangers Thursday night at Fenway Park. "He is still very tender. As that tenderness leaves he can do more, but that is where we are at."
Martinez was relieved the scan indicated he was continuing to take steps forward instead of back.
"It shows it got a lot better," he said. "I think from this point it's just seeing how it feels every day. Hopefully I can wake up tomorrow with no pain. I'm just taking it day by day and just seeing how it feels."
The catcher said he attempted taking swings Thursday, coming away...
Tim Wakefield allowed six straight hits after retiring the first batter of the game as the Texas Rangers scored six runs in the first en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park.
Wakefield [3-8] retired only six batters on the night and was pulled after facing three batters in the third and throwing 34 pitches on the night. Wakefield allowed seven runs - six earned - on eight hits in his shortest outing since pitching just 1 2/3 innings in Sept. 2008, also against the Rangers.
Tommy Hunter [6-0] stayed perfect on the season with 6 2/3 innings of solid work. Hunter allowed only solo homers to J.D. Drew in the fourth and Bill Hall in the seventh while Josh Hamilton provided the offense with three doubles before coming out for precautionary reasons with soreness behind his right knee.
The Red Sox lost a half-game to both the Yankees and Rays, who were idle on...
Jeff Goodman of WEEI.com/FoxSports.com has confirmed multiple reports that the Celtics have hired former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank as an assistant coach under Doc Rivers. The 39-year-old Frank had been the Nets head coach for seven seasons before being fired 16 games into the 2009-10 campaign. His career record with New Jersey was 225-241 in the regular season, and 18-20 in the postseason.
“I think it’s a good situation for me – I wanted to get back and coach, and I didn’t want to sit and wait, and you can’t ask for a better situation or a better organization,” Frank told the Newark Star-Ledger.
For more see the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
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