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11/01/2011 - 9:36am
Report: Edelman arrested on battery charge

According to a report in the Boston Globe, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will be arraigned on charges of indecent assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Officers were called to a Back Bay nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a possible assault.

Edelman was arrested on a single count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. Edelman was taken into custody but posted bail and was released by police.

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11/01/2011 - 7:52am
Mashup: Shaq revisits Kobe feud in new book

Shaquille O'Neal has written an autobiography (with help from Jackie MacMullan), and he pulls no punches when it comes to his feud with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Among the revelations: Kobe was upset that Shaq did not show more support when Kobe faced rape charges in Colorado, and the team stepped in and told both players to stop taking their beefs to the media. However, Kobe ignored the team's instructions and blasted Shaq in an interview with Jim Gray.

Writes Shaq: I told Kobe, "If you ever say anything like what you said to Jim Gray ever again, I will kill you." Kobe shrugged and said, "Whatever."

O'Neal also recounts a run-in he had with then-Heat coach Pat Riley in practice, when the center pushed teammates aside and had a face-to-face screaming match with Riley.

As for his future, Shaq writes: They've already got some things cooking in Hollywood for me. Adam Sandler called me in June 2011 and...

10/31/2011 - 11:03pm
Sox hope to have manager by Thanksgiving

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington offered a timetable regarding when the Sox hope to have a manager by, suggesting the preference would be to make a decision prior to Thanksgiving.

"I hope it doesn't get to December," he said. "We'll see. We're going to use this week and probably part of next week to have an initial round of interviews, and there'll probably be follow-ups. Our hope is that we have a manager in place before Thanksgiving, but Tito [Francona] was after Thanksgiving. We'll see. I don't want to put a date on it."

Cherington explained the organization's stance following the team's first interview for its vacant managerial position, conducted with Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin.

The general manager said that the Red Sox would interview Milwaukee hitting coach Dale Sveum Wednesday, with the possibility of more interviews to be scheduled later in the week. Cherington estimated he would be talking to...

10/31/2011 - 9:35pm
Cherington: Scutaro enters camp as starter

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday that he expects Marco Scutaro to enter spring training as the team's starting shortstop after the Sox chose to pick up the 36-year-old's $6 million team option for 2012.

"He finished the year as the starter, so I would see him going into spring training as the starter," Cherington said following the media access to managerial candidate Pete Mackanin, who represented the team's first interview for its vacant managers job. "We have some depth at that position with [Mike] Aviles and [Jed] Lowrie and [Jose] Iglesias coming in behind them, so we felt like going into spring training with a surplus in that area was an advantage to us -- and this offseason, having a surplus in that area is an advantage to us, too."

Cherington explained the reasoning behind picking up Scutaro's option, citing the shortstop's performance in '11, along with how he would be positioned in the free agent...

10/31/2011 - 9:15pm
Deadline for Theo compensation looming

Following the media access to managerial candidate Pete Mackanin, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that there was nothing to report regarding any agreement on the compensation coming back from the Cubs in exchange for former Sox GM Theo Epstein.

Commissioner Bud Selig had stated during the World Series if the organizations couldn't come to agreement on compensation by Nov. 1 then he would step in and mediate. According to Cherington, that scenario is a very real possibility.

"We've always felt like that was a possibility," Cherington said. "As I think I mentioned in the (introductory) press conference, it's a difficult deal to work out. It's hard to quantify the value of Theo Epstein. I have an idea of it, and Theo doesn't think he's worth as much as I do. We haven't been able to bridge that gap yet. It's possible we could. Both sides are comfortable with that outcome if it works out that way."

When asked how...

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