Former Celtics forward Antoine Walker appeared in a Las Vegas court Monday and was ordered to face trial on felony bad check charges that he failed to repay almost $1 million in gambling debts to three Vegas casinos. The judge noted that Walker had yet to make any progress repaying some $770,000 he agreed to pay in restitution, court fees and penalties.
Walker filed for bankruptcy last month in Florida, and the Las Vegas prosecutor indicated that he is working with Walker's lawyer on a deal that would avoid forcing Walker to serve jail time.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed to the media Monday morning that running back Sam "Bam" Cunningham is the latest inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Cunningham, the Patriots' career rushing leader with 5,453 yards, finished his tenure in New England with 49 overall touchdowns to rank third in franchise history. He is a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team and the 1970s All-Decade Team. Cunningham edged center Jon Morris and defensive tackle Houston Antwine, who were the other finalists. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
The trainer who allegedly injected Roger Clemens told authorities the former pitcher used money from his nonprofit organization to pay him, according to a New York Times report. Clemens' lawyer denied the accusations, and he continues to deny Clemens paid Brian McNamee for performance-enhancing drugs. Read more about that story at Monday's Morning Mashup.
For the second time in three years and the second time in as many appearances in the NBA finals, Ray Allen is dealing with a sickness to his diabetic son Walker.
"My son was in the hospital [Saturday]. He had a similar bout [during the 2008 finals] and he went hypoglycemic," Allen reported after Sunday night's Game 5 win over the Lakers. "It's just tough to deal with. With my son having diabetes, you just do everything you can, but his body just wasn't operating correctly. He wanted to fall to sleep and we couldn't let him fall asleep because he blood sugar was dropping into the 50s and 40s."
Allen was excused from the media availability on Saturday afternoon before rejoining the team for practice.
Two years ago, Allen's son, then 2 years old, had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment and Allen had to travel cross-country to spend time with him. On...
Rajon Rondo received a technical foul at the 4:42 mark of the second quarter of Game 5 for pushing Ron Artest following a hard foul from the Lakers forward to Kevin Garnett. Artest, though, had no problem with Rondo when asked about the altercation in a postgame interview.
"That's his teammate, his teammate hit the floor," Artest said. "And he didn't like it. He did what he had to do. Part of the game, I don't care. He pushed me, I'm not going to push him back. I gave a hard foul, he pushed me, the ref called a tech. Next possession, you know? Move on."
Rondo was asked the incident in his postgame press conference.
"Pretty self-explanatory," Rondo said. "I felt that Artest pushed Kevin. It wasn't just a regular foul and we weren't going anywhere, so in Kevin's defense I pushed him back."
Artest nearly fell down following the shove,...
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Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
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Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
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We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
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Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
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