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Report: Titans’ Kenny Britt arrested after police chase

04.13.11 at 9:03 am ET
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Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested Tuesday afternoon in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., on three charges stemming from a police chase, according to FoxSports.com.

A police spokesman told the website that Britt was charged with eluding a police officer, lying to an officer/hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function. Eluding an officer is a third-degree felony, while the other two charges are misdemeanors. A passenger in the car, Jerel Lord, was charged with marijuana possession, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental function.

FoxSports.com reports that the incident began when Britt’s Porsche was clocked at 71 mph in a 50 mph zone. When an officer tried to pull the car over, it accelerated and began weaving in and out of highway traffic. The Porsche then exited the highway and was spotted on a nearby street with Britt and Lord walking away from it. The two initially denied being in the car, according to the report, and Lord tried to run away at one point while being questioned.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Tommy Amaker to stay at Harvard

04.13.11 at 7:35 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY WEDNESDAY:
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)
NBA: Knicks at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE; WRKO)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ After meeting with officials from the University of Miami on Monday, Tommy Amaker announced Tuesday that he will remain Harvard’s basketball coach. Amaker has spent four years in Cambridge, leading the Crimson to a share of the Ivy League title this past season. He reportedly turned down a five-year deal with Miami worth about $1.1 million per season. “I’m appreciative of and flattered by the interest shown in me by other fine universities, but I am proud and honored to represent Harvard,” Amaker said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to teach, lead and serve at this great institution.”

‘™¦ BYU reportedly asked basketball star Jimmer Fredette to stop attending class because too many people were requesting autographs and photos. “It was getting too disruptive,” explained Jimmer’s father, Al Fredette. Looking ahead, Jimmer’s dad said he’d like his son to play for one of the Northeast NBA teams because the family lives in upstate New York, and the Celtics are at the top of the list. “I’d love to see him play for Danny Ainge, but they have [Rajon] Rondo,” Al said.

‘™¦ With the NBA’s regular season coming to a close, Ailene Voisin in The Sacramento Bee wonders if the Kings have played their final game in California’s capital city.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 13, 1986, the Celtics beat the Nets, 135-107, to complete their home season at 40-1. Which team handed the C’s their lone home loss?

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Lakers’ Andrew Bynum injures knee

04.13.11 at 7:22 am ET
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Lakers center Andrew Bynum hyperextended his right knee in Tuesday night’s 102-93 victory over the Spurs. Bynum fell after stepping on Spurs forward DeJuan Blair‘s foot during the second quarter. He was scheduled to have an MRI Wednesday.

The Lakers played without backup point guard Steve Blake, who has chicken pox. There is concern that he might pass it to some of his teammates who have never had chicken pox, including Kobe Bryant.

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Rangers’ Josh Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with broken arm

04.13.11 at 6:59 am ET
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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton broke his right arm diving headfirst into home plate Tuesday night and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Hamilton took off after Adrian Beltre‘s foul popup near the Tigers dugout, as catcher Victor Martinez had left home plate to pursue the ball along with third baseman Brandon Inge.

“It was a stupid play,” Hamilton said. “The whole time the ball was in the air, the coach [Dave Anderson] was yelling, ‘Go, there’s no one at home,’ and I was thinking, ‘I don’t want to do this, something is going to happen.’ But I listened to my coach.

“It was way too aggressive. Maybe if they had both been closer to me, but they had a perfect angle to cut me off, and the only way to avoid a tag in that situation is to go head first.”

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Breakers to host charity soccer clinic for Japan relief

04.12.11 at 11:43 am ET
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The Boston Breakers, who opened their Women’s Professional Soccer season Sunday in Georgia with a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Beat, will host a clinic Friday to raise funds for the earthquake relief efforts in Japan.

Two Breakers players, Taryn Hemmings and Claire Zimmeck, trained with the Japanese club TEPCO Mareeze and returned to the United States two weeks before the earthquake and tsunami struck Northern Japan. They are expected to be joined by one of their Japanese teammates Friday.

The Kicks for Japan clinic will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Harvard University’s Cumnock Field for those who donate a minimum of $40. Breakers players and staff will run technical skills stations and sign autographs.

The Breakers’ home opener is Sunday (6 p.m.) at Harvard Stadium vs. the Western New York Flash.

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Joan Samuelson to run Boston Marathon

04.12.11 at 11:10 am ET
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Two-time Boston Marathon champion Joan Samuelson will toe the line in Hopkinton on Monday for the first time since 1993. Samuelson, who won the 1984 Olympic marathon, will start with the elite women at 9:32 a.m. The 53-year-old Maine native won Boston in 1979 and 1983, setting a world record in ’83 with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 43 seconds.

“Boston is a special race for me,” Samuelson said in a release. “The crowds know and appreciate the athletes competing and their accomplishments, and they never disappoint with their encouragement and enthusiasm. I look forward to experiencing their energy and excitement on Patriots Day.”

Samuelson has said she might attempt to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials. She would need a qualifying time of 2:46:00.

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Report: University of Miami talks to Harvard coach Tommy Amaker about opening

04.12.11 at 10:03 am ET
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According to a report in The Miami Herald, officials from the University of Miami traveled to Boston on Monday to talk to Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker about their coaching vacancy.

Amaker led the Crimson to a 23-7 record and share of the Ivy League championship this past season, the program’s first Ivy title ever. Harvard lost to Princeton in a playoff to determine the league’s NCAA tournament representative and then fell to Oklahoma State in the first round of the NIT.

If Amaker leaves, that would leave both Ivy co-champs with new coaches. Sydney Johnson left Princeton for Fairfield last week.

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UConn’s Kemba Walker expected to enter NBA draft

04.12.11 at 8:52 am ET
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Kemba Walker, who led UConn to the NCAA championship last week, is expected to announce that he will skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft. The school has called a news conference for Tuesday.

Walker, a 6-1 guard from the Bronx, averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds for the Huskies this season.

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Dodgers’ Rafael Furcal breaks thumb

04.12.11 at 8:18 am ET
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Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal broke his left thumb sliding into third base during Monday night’s game vs. the Giants. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

The 33-year-old Furcal missed two months last season with back and leg injuries.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Pistons’ Charlie Villanueva loses cool on court

04.12.11 at 7:43 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY TUESDAY:
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva, who was involved in an incident with Kevin Garnett earlier this season, has a new worst enemy. In Monday night’s game vs. the Cavaliers, Villanueva and Ryan Hollins were ejected following a fourth-quarter scrum. After things appeared to have calmed down, Villanueva ran across to the court in an attempt to get at Hollins while being restrained by a teammate and security guard. As he was led to the Pistons locker room, Villanueva said, “I will kill that dude. I don’t give a [expletive].” After the game, Villanueva was more subdued. “I overreacted,” he said. “He said some things that got me upset.”

‘™¦ Jose Canseco is back in baseball, as player/manager of the independent North American League’s Yuma Scorpions. His twin brother, Ozzie, will serve as his bench coach and hitting coach and also play. “Jose is a very accomplished player, he has a lot of sway in the media and in pop culture, and he’s bringing that to the city,” league president Kevin Outcalt said.

‘™¦ Two former University of San Diego basketball players and an assistant coach were among seven people charged in a point-shaving scheme Monday. Brandon Johnson, the school’s all-time leader in points and assists, allegedly took a bribe to influence a game in February 2010 and tried to get a former teammate to do the same this season. Johnson spent this season with the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League.

‘™¦ Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 surprises of the NBA season. No Celtics-related items made the cut. The Nets‘ trade for Deron Williams ranked No. 1, beating out the Carmelo Anthony drama.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 12, 1992, which Red Sox pitcher threw a no-hitter but lost the game, 2-1, to the Indians?

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