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10/03/2009 - 10:52am
Alcor denies abuse of Ted Williams' head

Alcor Life Extension Foundation, the Arizona company that stores the cryogenically frozen body of Red Sox legend Ted Williams, denied allegations widely reported Friday that its employees mistreated Williams' remains.
Former Alcor executive Larry Johnson, in a book due to be released Tuesday, made a number of shocking accusations, including that a staff member hit Williams' head with a monkey wrench while trying to remove an empty tuna fish can that was being used to prop up the severed head.
In a statement, Alcor said: "Alcor denies allegations reported in the press that there was mistreatment or disrespectful treatment of the remains of Ted Williams at Alcor, and will be litigating this and any other false allegations to the maximum extent of the law."
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10/03/2009 - 10:37am
Man arrested in Erin Andrews nude video case

A 48-year-old man from Chicago was arrested Friday night at O'Hare Airport and was due in federal court Saturday morning to face accusations that he videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews while she was naked in her hotel room. According to an FBI statement, Michael David Barrett faced federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, trying to sell them, and posting them online.
Said Andrews in a statement: "For my part, I will make every effort to strengthen the laws on a state and federal level to better protect victims of criminal stalking."
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10/02/2009 - 11:09pm
Some concern over Gonzalez' hand

The injury problems of the Red Sox grew on Friday night when Alex Gonzalez was hit on the right hand with a fastball from Kerry Wood in the eighth inning of a 6-2 win over Cleveland. Gonzalez said an initial scan revealed a 'little line' on the back of his right hand. Red Sox manager Terry Francona said the team's medical staff indicated the line could be something as simple as a blood vessel. Gonzalez will go for further tests on Saturday morning.
“I’ve got a little line that they see, but I have to go to tomorrow to have an MRI,” said Gonzalez said, whose hand and wrist were encompassed by an ice bag.”We’ll see tomorrow. They can’t tell if it’s a fracture or something else. There’s not a lot of pain, but we’ll find out tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, Jacoby Ellsbury said he'll be fine after getting his left ankle stepped on early in the game. He went for treatment...

10/02/2009 - 10:38pm
Matsuzaka effective in final tuneup as Red Sox win

Daisuke Matsuzaka limited the Cleveland Indians to two runs and five hits over six innings and won for the third time since his return from the disabled list as the Red Sox won their second straight, 6-2, Friday night at Fenway Park. Matsuzaka (4-6) threw 104 pitches and retired 12 straight batters after allowing a leading double to open the game. He was touched for two runs in the fifth, when he threw a game-high 26 pitches. Jacoby Ellsbury stole third base in the first inning for his 69th swipe of the season. He attempted to steal third in the third but was caught. Jason Bay had two hits and drove in a run while Kevin Youkilis doubled home two runs in the seventh. The Red Sox are monitoring two injuries as Rocco Baldelli is day-to-day after leaving with a left hip flexor strain in the fourth while Alex Gonzalez was hit on the right hand by a Kerry Wood pitch in the eighth. 

10/02/2009 - 8:17pm
Bruins/Capitals opener sets record for Versus Network

The Bruins didn't fare well on the ice against the Washington Capitals in their Thursday night opener at TD Garden, but the marquee hockey matchup lived up to its billing in the ratings book. The B's/Caps game set a record at the Versus Network for the highest number of viewers tuning in to an NHL opening night game. According to a Yahoo! Sports report, the hockey doubleheader of Bruins/Capitals and Sharks/Avalanche drew a record total of 832, 781 viewers to the sports cable network in its fifth year covering the NHL.

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