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WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY TUESDAY:
MLB: Yankees at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Tight end Jeremy Shockey has not avoided controversy during his NFL career, but on Monday he showed his better side. When fellow Panthers tight end Ben Hartstock could not breathe because he was choking on a piece of pork tenderloin, Shockey stepped in and dislodged the meat, the National Football Post reported.
“[Hartstock] started to go to the bathroom, and I don’t know if he collapsed, but he couldn’t breathe,” said Hartstock’s agent, Mike McCartney. “Some new guy came and tried to give him the Heimlich. It didn’t work. Then Shockey hit him in the back pretty hard and out came the meat. The Panthers told me it was pretty scary.
“Ben told me, ‘Shockey came over and gave me the Heimlich maneuver and saved my life.’ He was in good spirits and he’s real thankful for Shockey.”
♦ U.S. women’s soccer team goalie Hope Solo, building on her newfound celebrity after the team’s World Cup runner-up finish, will compete on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” this fall. Solo and Lakers guard Ron Artest are the two athletes who were named to the Season 13 cast, announced Monday. They’ll join actor David Arquette, Sonny & Cher offspring Chaz Bono, legal analyst Nancy Grace, model Elisabetta Canalis, reality TV personalities Kristin Cavallari and Rob Kardashian, talk show host/actress Ricki Lake, singer/actress Chynna Phillips, war veteran/actor J.R. Martinez, and fashion analyst Carson Kressley.
♦ Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 shorelines for college football this season, while Stewart Mandel at Sports Illustrated makes his bowl predictions. Mandel has Alabama and Oklahoma in the BCS title game, and Boston College playing Navy in the Military Bowl.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 30, 1997, Nomar Garciaparra‘s American League rookie-record hitting streak came to an end against the Braves at how many games?