A woman who dated former baseball star Jose Canseco has a hearing Thursday after filing a temporary restraining order against the onetime Red Sox player. Fitness model Leila Shennib, 24, said she has been the victim of harassment by the 47-year-old Canseco — including derogatory comments on Twitter, which were oddly followed by a marriage proposal — since they broke up early this year. Said Shennib: "He's a very selfish person and he doesn't think anyone can stop him. He's got a huge ego. He's really manipulative. All those things create a monster."
In other sports legal news, a San Diego judge sided with a Chiefs fan who was arrested at a Chargers game in 2009 after allegedly fighting security guards. The guards were physically removing the fan for obscene behavior but did not first warn him he was being ejected, so the judge dropped a misdemeanor battery charge.
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The Red Sox appeared poised to mount another comeback in Minnesota, but after they tied the game, 2-2, in the top of the eighth inning, the Twins immediately responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to beat Jon Lester and the Sox, 5-2.
Lester, who returned to the mound for the eighth after 106 pitches, walked leadoff man Joe Mauer and then allowed a one-out RBI double to Jim Thome as the Twins took a 3-2 lead. Lester finished the night having allowed four runs on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings, permitting five walks while striking out four and throwing 119 pitches.
After Thome's double, Danny Valencia followed with a run-scoring double against reliever Alfredo Aceves. The Twins tacked on a pair of singles against Aceve to plate another run and create the final margin of victory.
That, in turn, rendered irrelevant a Red Sox effort to overcome a 2-0 deficit. The Sox scored an unearned run in the sixth, and then David Ortiz...
Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth have agreed to redo their contracts, according to NFLPA documents.
Ochocinco was scheduled to make a base salary of $6 million in 2011, but has agreed to restructure his deal so they he will receive a base salary of $1 million in 2011 and $3 million annually in 2012 and 2013. Meanwhile, Haynesworth was scheduled to make base salaries of $5.4, $6.7, $8.5 and $10.3 million the next four years. Instead, the former Titan and Redskin will make a base salary of $1.5 million in 2011 and $6.7 million the following season.
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The Patriots and offensive lineman Logan Mankins have agreed to a six-year contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Pro Bowl offensive lineman had signed a one-year franchise tender earlier in training camp, but now figures to be with the Patriots long term, something New England owner Robert Kraft hinted at when he talked with reporters Wednesday afternoon. In speaking with the media, Kraft expressed optimism that the two sides, which had quarreled over the last year about a new deal for the offensive lineman, could reach a deal sooner rather than later.
“I hope that after locking up our core veterans and bringing in these seasons veterans as I call them, and probably you’ll see our good friend Logan Mankins will be signed up soon hopefully to be a Patriot for life,” Kraft said.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that he discussed the deliberate pace of Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game with MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre. In that contest, Josh Beckett's times to home plate were well in excess of normal, something that Francona suggesed reflected the humidity and Beckett's discomfort at times on the mound. Even so, the Sox manager agreed after talking to Torre -- his former counterpart for years with the Yankees -- to address the topic with his pitcher.
"He was working slow," said Francona. "I promised [Torre] that I would kind of give [Beckett] a kick in the pants."
Francona raved about communication with Torre, whose perspective on managing games between the Red Sox and Yankees is obviously informed by a wealth of experience.
"He's a great guy to talk to," said Francona.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.