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08/02/2010 - 6:42pm
Ex: Sypher wanted to bring Pitino down

An ex-husband of Karen Cunagin Sypher, the woman accused of attempted extortion of Rick Pitino, told a jury that she refused a plea deal because she wanted revenge on the University of Louisville basketball coach. Randy Wise testified Monday that a couple of months after Sypher was charged, she told him, "I'm going down. I'm going to take Pitino with me."

 

Sypher has pleaded not guilty to extortion, retaliating against a witness and lying to the FBI, after she allegedly demanded money from Pitino in order to keep their secual liaison quiet.

 

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08/02/2010 - 5:01pm
BU says Parker's surgery successful
By: DJ Bean

Boston University announced Monday that men's hockey coach Jack Parker underwent successful bypass surgery on July 23 and is on pace to lead the Terriers in the 2010-11 season, which would be his 38th year on the job. 

 

Parker has led the Terriers to three national championships, with 2009 being the most recent occurence. He has gone 834-429-104 so far as head coach at BU. 

 

“The entire BU community wishes Jack a speedy recovery and respects his privacy during this time,” athletic director Mike Lynch said in release. “We look forward to seeing him lead the Terriers on the ice this fall.”

 

 


08/02/2010 - 3:03pm
Cameron to DL, Ells 'still feels something'
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox have placed outfielder Mike Cameron on the disabled list and recalled Daniel Nava. Cameron had missed two straight games and was not in Monday's lineup. Nava is currently in Boston with the team for the first game of a four-game set with the Indians but will not start barring an update of the lineup. Eric Patterson and Ryan Kalish are manning center and left field, respectively.

 

Cameron, who returned from the DL in late May with an abdomen injury, has been in and out of the lineup this season as he continues to deal with the lingering ailment. He has played in 48 games this season. 

 

The Red Sox are currently taking a wait-and-see approach regarding whether to proceed with surgery, which would end Cameron's season. The outfielder's preference remains to play if possible, but time will tell. Manager Terry Francona told reporters prior to Monday's game that the plan is to "let him rest, get some...

08/02/2010 - 2:56pm
Kraft on Welker: 'His DNA is different'

FOXBORO -- Count Patriots owner Robert Kraft among those amazed with the return of wideout Wes Welker to the practice field just over seven months after a serious left knee injury that required reconstructive surgery. Kraft was on hand Monday morning for the first practice prior to Monday night's scrimmage for season ticket holders inside Gillette Stadium. 

 

"You see Welker out there today, he's really unbelievable," said Kraft, who related with the height of the 5-9 Welker. "For any guy our size, for all of America, what he represents is so special. His DNA is different because he can take those hits, do things other people just can't do. And his attitude, what a great person. We're so lucky to have him here." 

 

Kraft also showed some love for another part of the receiving corps, which has been overhauled - the tight ends. In addition to 32-year-old Alge Crumpler, rookies Aaron Hernandez and...

08/02/2010 - 2:26pm
Lineups: Lackey faces Indians
By: DJ Bean

Mike Cameron is out of the Red Sox' starting lineup for the third game in a row as the team begins a four-game set with the Indians. John Lackey (10-5, 4.26 ERA) gets the start for the Sox and will be opposing Fausto Carmona (10-8, 3.92 ERA).

 

RED SOX

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Victor Martinez, C

6. Adrian Beltre, 3B

7. Ryan Kalish, LF

8. Bill Hall, 2B

9. Eric Patterson, CF

SP -- John Lackey

 

For more on the game, including batter/pitcher matchups, go to weei.com/redsox.

 


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