Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned Monday, unable to survive after the widening scandal involving current and former players along with his admission that he lied to cover up NCAA violations.
"After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach," Tressel said in a statement released by the university. "The appreciation that [wife] Ellen and I have have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable."
Luke Fickell, the OSU assistant who already had been named interim coach for the first five games of the season, will coach for the enture 2011 campaign.
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A ticket scalper in Texas filed suit against the Rangers because the team refused to sell him 100 tickets to a Rangers-Yankees game. Michael Melendrez said the team regularly sold him blocks of 100 tickets for $10 apiece, and he resold the tickets for much as $75 each. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for fraud and deceptive trade practices.
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Justin Verlander held the Red Sox to just four hits over 7 2/3 innings, throwing a career-high 132 pitches, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Sox Sunday night at Comerica Park. It snapped the Sox' five-game win streak, ending Terry Francona's team's seven-game road trip with a 5-2 mark.
Verlander out-dueled Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who settled down after allowing two first-inning runs. Beckett finished his six-inning outing walking a season-high five batters while throwing 107 pitches. He did, however, retain the best ERA in the American League, finishing the game with a mark of 1.80.
The Tigers managed their first two runs on back-to-back hits from Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera in the first. They added another in the eighth when Don Kelly drove in Cabrera with a one-out single against Sox reliever Scott Atchison.
The Sox best chance came after they drove Verlander from the game with two outs in the eighth inning when...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Pitching in his first rehab assignment since going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps, Bobby Jenks allowed one run over one inning in getting the start for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox Sunday night at McCoy Stadium.
Jenks, who threw 20 pitches (11 strikes), struck out Indianapolis' Gorkys Hernandez swinging to start his outing, and then induced a flyout to center by Brian Friday in a one-pitch at-bat.
The reliever proceeded to walk Alex Presley on five pitches (throwing four straight balls), before giving up an RBI single to Andy Marte on a fastball. The base hit drove in Presley, who had stolen second on the third pitch delivered to Marte.
Jenks finished off his inning by getting John Bowker to ground out to second on a 2-2 slider.
Jenks threw 10 fastballs (seven strikes), four curveballs (three strikes), four changeups (all balls) and two sliders (one strike). His fastball sat between 93-95...
Matt Hill -- friend of Red Sox relief pitcher Daniel Bard -- was found in good health after going missing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. It appears that Hill went missing of his own will.
“Obviously, we’re thrilled that he was found OK and alive and unharmed,” Bard told the media Sunday morning. “There’s still a lot of questions that need to be answered, but we’re just trying to be happy in the fact that he’s OK. If he did do this under his own will, which, if you heard what I said yesterday, is probably the biggest shock to anyone that knows him."
Bard had met with a group of reporters on Saturday in an attempt to increase attention to the case of the 26-year-old Hill, who was a groomsman at Bard's wedding. Bard learned Sunday morning from another friend that Hill had been found.
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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.
Giardi and Price continue discussing the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Patriots.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
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 calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
Schill joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk after his controversial Facebook post sparked outrage on social media.More from this show
Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.More from this show
As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.More from this show
Tomase calls in to defend his take on Curt Schilling being dismissed from ESPN.More from this show