June 11, 2008
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Pettitte, Clemens haven't talked
Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens haven't talked since their friendship was fractured in the wake of the Mitchell Report, and the Yankee lefthander doesn't think the chance will come up this weekend when the Bombers play an interleague series in Houston, where both men live. But, Pettitte says, he'd eventually like to talk to Clemens, who was once one of his closest friends in baseball. "I definitely hope so," Pettitte said Tuesday night. "But we just have to wait and see. We haven't talked." Asked if he thought Clemens would show up at Minute Maid Park, Pettitte said: "I have no idea. I don't know what to tell you about that." (New York Daily News)
Giants' Super Bowl rings stolen
Police say New York Giants Super Bowl rings were among the $2 million worth of items stolen from an Attleboro, Mass. jewelry company sometime over the weekend. Police say thieves disabled the alarm system at E.A. Dion's building, cut a hole in the roof and made off with a safe that weighed at least 1,000 pounds and contained gold, gems and the rings. The incident was discovered by an employee on Sunday when she was unable to access her work e-mail from home, apparently because phone lines had been cut. (Associated Press)
Jackson breaks Donaghy gag order
In breaking a gag order imposed last summer by commissioner David Stern on NBA employees from talking publicly about disgraced referee Tim Donaghy, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said last night the league should not govern the referees. Jackson is lobbying for a separate officiating entity to be established. "A lot of things have happened in the course of the Tim Donaghy disposition," Jackson said. "I think we have to weigh it as it comes out, and we all think that probably referees should be under a separate entity than the NBA entirely. That's what we'd like to see in the NBA. It would just be separate and apart from it. But I don't think that's going to happen. That's just a want and desire in the area of having everything apart from the NBA." Jackson's remarks came on the day new allegations were made by Donaghy that referees were influenced by the league to extend playoff series, including a 2002 Lakers-Kings battle. Last night when the 2002 series was brought up, Jackson said "a lot of things" have been "suspicious." Jeff Van Gundy was fined $100,000 by the NBA for once saying that an official told him Yao Ming was being targeted by referees. But last night Van Gundy said he didn't want to give credence to Donaghy's latest allegations because he's not credible. (New York Post)
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