Former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens, who has been indicted on six charges that he lied to Congress regarding his use of performance-enhancing drugs, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon on criminal charges in Washington D.C. Clemens will appear before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, facing charges that he obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 separate statements made under oath, including the statement that he never used steroids or human growth hormone.
Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, has stated that federal prosecutors offered a plea but the pitcher rejected. The former pitcher faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.
To read SI.com legal expert Michael McCann's take on the case when he appeared on the Dennis &...
ESPN NFL analyst Marcellus Wiley joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and weighed in on the top teams in the league this season. Wiley, wo spent 10 years in the NFL as a defensive end, likes the Jets, but not as much as some others in the media.
"I think that they have a great chance. It's going to be interesting to see," he said, noting that there still are question marks, especially regarding chemistry issues. "When you have a good team and you add some great players, human nature makes you think you're going to be great automatically. It's not automatic. So, they have to go out there and work for it."
Wiley said he doesn't think the Jets' appearance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" will be a problem, even though they are providing opposing teams with ammunition. "I think it's a great thing for them," Wiley said. "I'm always a fan of anybody...
Forbes magazine compiled a ranking of NFL teams by their value, and the Patriots are third at $1.4 billion, behind only the top-ranked Cowboys ($1.8 billion) and the Redskins ($1.6 billion). The magazine praises the Pats as one of the best-run teams on and off the field, and notes that team sponsorship revenues are up again this season. And speaking of sports teams' financial information, the fallout continues after the leak of documents detailing some baseball teams' expenses and income. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is coming under fire after getting substantial assistance from Miami to build a new stadium following claims that his team was not nearly as healthy as the documents indicate. Read about those stories and more at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said following his team's 4-2 loss to the Mariners Wednesday night that Daisuke Matsuzaka -- who was scheduled to make the start in the nightcap of a Fenway Park doubleheader -- was scratched after experiencing tightness in his back while getting ready for his outing.
Francona went on to explain that there is no timetable for Matsuzaka's return to the rotation, with Jon Lester having been moved from Wednesday night's start to Friday against the Rays and Tim Wakefield filling in Wednesday night.
"Daisuke went out to throw his side, in between games. He had had a stiff back, but it became apparent pretty quick — he was throwing on flat ground and it kind of tightened up on him," Francona said. "So they came back in in a hurry.
"We walked through, kind of put the doctor on the spot, and he said, 'I can’t...
Adrian Beltre explained that when he was ejected by home plate umpire Dan Bellino just prior to starting the third inning of the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Mariners he was talking some friendly "smack" to Seattle pitcher Felix Hernandez and didn't say a word to the ump. Bellino tossed Beltre while the third baseman was getting ready to warm up at his position, presumably believing he was still talking about a called third strike the half-inning prior.
"I was talking to Felix, we had a little bet where he told me he was going to strike me out three times and I told him I was going to take him deep. He struck me out in the first at-bat and I went back to my position and he was talking smack," Beltre explained. "I was facing him, talking in spanish. I told him the next at-bat I was going to take him deep over the Monster. That's all I said to him. I heard the umpire talking to me. I told him I...
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