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05/19/2010 - 3:56pm
No suspension for Magic's Howard

Magic center Dwight Howard will not be suspeneded for the Flagrant 1 foul he delivered to Paul Pierce in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, ESPN's Henry Abbott reported. The NBA reviews all flagrant fouls to determine the severity, but ruled the play would "stand as called." 


05/19/2010 - 3:40pm
Daniels' father arrested, tasered at Game 2

 

The father of Boston Celtics guard Marquis Daniels was shot by a Taser gun and arrested during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Amway Arena on Tuesday. 

 

Willie L. Buie, 55, was charged with resisting arrest with violence.

 

Police reports indicate that officers responded to a disturbance in Section 106-107 around 10:55 p.m. The officers tried to remove Buie from his seat, but Buie refused. With the help of several more officers Buie was finally removed from the arena and into a security area. 

 

Buie, however, continued to resist arrest, keeping his hands under his body and refusing to be handcuffed. At that point an officer took his Taser and shot Buie in the back, a hit of electricity that lasted five seconds, according to reports. Following the Taser shot Buie put his hands behind his back and was handcuffed.

 
Buie reportedly has a long...
05/19/2010 - 3:17pm
Marlins' Ramirez now says he'll apologize

Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, after taking another day to think about his dispute with manager Fredi Gonzalez, now says he will apologize to his team. "I'm sorry that all this got so ugly. My intent was not to cause a distraction," Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com in a phone interview from St. Louis Wednesday. "I'm sorry that things got this heated. The team, the fans don't deserve it.

 

"We are all professionals here and we're pulling for the same side. I'll try to close this chapter and focus on playing baseball," said Ramirez, who was benched for a lack of hustle Monday and lashed out at his manager and teammates.

 

Gonzalex gave a radio interview Wednesday and tried to downplay the issue. "It's going to get resolved one way or the other today," Gonzalez said on Florida's WQAM....

05/19/2010 - 2:56pm
Beckett headed to DL, Nelson recalled

Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett, who left Tuesday night's game in New York with a lower back strain, is headed to the disabled list. Righty reliever Joe Nelson is being called up from Pawtucket to take his spot on the roster. Tim Wakefield will join the rotation in Beckett's absence.

 

For details on the decision to put Beckett on the D.L. and on Wakefield's reaction to his return to the rotation, visit the Full Count blog


05/19/2010 - 2:31pm
Drew leading off for Sox

With manager Terry Francona electing to give shortstop Marco Scutaro his first off day of the 2010 season, the Red Sox will feature J.D. Drew (back in the lineup after leaving Tuesday's game with leg issues) at leadoff, and Bill Hall at shortstop against the Twins on Wednesday:

 

RED SOX

 

Drew, RF

Pedroia, 2B

Martinez, C

Youkilis, 1B

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 3B

Hermida, LF

Hall, SS

McDonald, CF

 

SP -- Buchholz 


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