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05/03/2010 - 8:09am
Report: DEA investigates Saints

The Drug Enforcement Administration is looking into claims from a former New Orleans Saints security director that a senior staff member stole prescription pain-killers from the team's training facility and the club attempted to cover it up. Geoffrey Santini, a retired FBI agent who resigned as the team's security chief in August, filed a civil lawsuit on Friday detailing his charges and previously gave federal authorities evidence he collected. Coach Sean Payton reportedly was the recipient of a large amount of the stolen drugs, but over the weekend he issued a statement through the team, denying that he has never abused or stolen Vicodin.

 

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05/03/2010 - 8:00am
Mashup: Calipari's team GPA ranks last

John Calipari's University of Kentucky basketball team had an embarrassingly low team grade-point average, the worst among all 20 of the school's sports teams and the lowest among nine SEC schools that submitted the information to a Kentucky newspaper. The school's president is "disappointed." Get additional information on that story, plus gets more links, videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


05/03/2010 - 6:47am
Report: Ex-Patriot Dillon arrested again

According to a report on TMZ.com, former Patriots running back Corey Dillon was arrested Saturday night at on allegations of spousal abuse and was released after posting $50,000 bail. The website reports that a source close to Dillon said the four-time Pro Bowler adamantly denies laying a hand on his wife, although he admits the two had a dispute during dinner that led to them "throwing water and soy sauce at each other" at their home in Southern California. Dillon's wife, Desiree, filed for divorce last month. Dillon also was arrested last month for suspicion of DUI.


05/03/2010 - 12:39am
Reports: Pats sign ex-Brown WR Farnham

According to multiple reports, the Patriots have signed former Brown University wide receiver Buddy Farnham to a contract. The 6-foot, 194-pound Farnham, who took part in Patriots rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, caught 229 passes for 2,895 yards and 27 touchdowns while at Brown. A three-time All-Ivy selection, he had 74 receptions for 1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns, and was the fourth player in Brown history to be named Ivy League Player of the Year.

 

For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


05/02/2010 - 5:06pm
Sox' woes against O's continue in loss

The Red Sox suffered their first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1974, dropping the finale of their series by a 3-2 count in 10 innings. The Orioles enjoyed their second walkoff win in three days when Ty Wigginton drove the game-winning double to deep left-center against Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, allowing Nick Markakis to score from second. The Orioles are now 4-2 against the Sox, and 3-16 against the rest of baseball.

 

The Sox wasted an excellent effort by starter Josh Beckett, who allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings. Beckett struck out six and walked none. But despite his second quality start of the season, he was left with a no-decision.

 

The only offense that the Sox received was courtesy of a pair of solo homers from Jason Varitek and J.D. Drew, both of whom have now gone deep five times this year. With the loss, the Sox dropped to 1-5 in extra inning games.

 

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