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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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...
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.
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.
FOXBORO - Playing with a sore back and playing through the pain was enough to impress Patriots head coach Bill Belichick when the subject of Randy Moss was brought up on Friday. "I thought he showed a lot of toughness last week," Belichick said of Moss, who caught 10 passes for 116 yards. "I think that’s one of the stronger performances I’ve seen. He was hurting. He had a will and he played through it. I know he’s doing a lot better this week than he was last week, but he showed me a lot of toughness in that game. He’s been tough, but I thought that was really … It was a pretty special performance." Moss practiced on Friday and was off the injury report and is expected to be ready for Sunday. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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