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12/02/2011 - 9:16am
Mashup: Raiders LB arrested on gun charge

Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested Thursday after allegedly firing a gun during a fight Wednesday night in Decatur, Ala., his hometown. McCain, 22, is accused of holding a gun next to a man's head and, after the man begged McClain not to shoot him, firing it by his ear. He faces charges of assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and firing a gun inside city limits. The alleged victim also said McClain punched him in the face, as did one of McClain's friends. He told police he went to the hospital with a broken nose, swollen eye and concussion.

This is the second incident for McClain in his hometown this year. In January, McClain called police and said he had been shot at while driving down a city street, causing $5,000 worth of damage to his vehicle. He also faces a lawsuit from a 2008 incident in which he allegedly assaulted a University of Alabama student.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson said McClain was in Alabama for the funeral of his...

12/02/2011 - 8:28am
Francona: 'Someone cut my legs out'

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in a long-scheduled appearance on The Big Show, said that the Boston Globe story suggesting that his ability to manage had been undermined by the use of prescription pain medications made him feel "terrible." He suggested that he had been happy to take responsibility for the organization's collapse on the way out the door, only to be caught off guard when he was hammered by allegations of personal conduct that Francona said were untrue.

Francona said that he was under the impression, after talking with reporter Bob Hohler the night before the story ran, that he had corrected the record and that there would be no suggestion that he had an issue with pain medications. And so, he was surprised when reading the story to see that such suggestions remained.

"When I hung up with Bob, I was under the impression that he understood. I could have gotten him to talk to [Dr. Larry Ronan, a Red Sox...

12/01/2011 - 9:14pm
Valentine: 'I would have taken one [year]'

Speaking after his introductory press conference at Fenway Park, new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine admitted that he would have settled for even less than deal -- two years with two team options -- than he settled on with the team.

"I think my response was about 20 minutes, and there was no counter offer," Valentine said. "I was very comfortable. Let it be known I would have taken one [year]."

Valentine said he received an email from Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington while the 61-year-old was in Japan, at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday morning (Eastern Standard Time). It was at that point, Valentine explained, that he actually started believing securing the job would be a possibility.

"I wouldn't let myself believe it until Ben sent me an email saying, 'I'm going to send you an email,'" Valentine said. "And I said, 'It's real.'"

Asked about the duration of his contract, and how it signals a "win...

12/01/2011 - 7:30pm
Cherington: Valentine was my hire
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said at manager Bobby Valentine's introductory press conference that Valentine was his choice, and not just that of ownership or anybody else working above him. 

When the Red Sox did not offer candidate Dale Sveum the job after he interviewed with the team for a second time, rumors swirled that Cherington did get to ultimately make the decision. 

"It's just not true," Cherington said of whether president Larry Lucchino or somebody in ownership made the decision. "We went through a very thorough process. We talked to a lot of candidates, we did a lot of research on a lot of candidates. At the end of the process, I made a recommendation to ownership, I believe it was sometime on Monday, that we offer the position to Bobby, and we did sometime Monday or Tuesday morning, then he accepted it. 

"That's the truth," he added. "It was a collaborative process....

12/01/2011 - 7:29pm
Celtics preseason schedule set

With NBA players returning for real next Friday, there will only be about two weeks of training camp before the regular season is scheduled to tip-off on Christmas Day with the Celtics playing the Knicks. The NBA is expected to announce its full schedule next week, but the Celtics announced their two preseason games will be played on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Toronto at 1 p.m. and on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at TD Garden against the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the preseason game, as well as regular season games will go on sale in the week of Dec. 12.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


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