We talkin’ about practice testimony

A federal judge has ruled rapper 50 Cent will not have to testify at Allen Iverson’s assault trial. At least, not this time.

Master of understatement

Attorney Mike Nifong admitted at his disciplinary hearing yesterday that he “maybe got carried away a little bit” in talking about the three Duke University lacrosse players who were charged with rape. Funny how the councilor can be be so understated when talking about himself but couldn’t restrain himself when the futures of our other people hung in the balance.

It’s not the “Breakfast of Creampuffs”

Tim Duncan will be featured on the cover of a special-edition Wheaties box. Phoenix Suns fans should know that if their team had won the championship, they would not have had their own Wheaties box because that would have made the cereal go soft.

Conspiracy theory

Douglas Alexander, the president of the Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Association credited with bringing this year’s moose lottery to his coastal hometown, won his first moose hunting permit this year after getting shut out the previous 27 years. Just a coincidence, though, right? I mean, David Stern wasn’t seen anywhere on the premises, was he?

They’ve had their Phil

The Boston Bruins Phil Kessel won the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. We all should be happy for Kessel given what he went through to get the award, but it’s a little bittersweet for Bruins fans considering the odds of him being traded just went through the roof.

Now what, Tito?

The Red Sox are scuffling offensively. The Yankees are gaining ground seemingly every day. So what does Terry Francona do to turn the tide? He puts J.D. Drew in the leadoff spot. If the Sox’ slide continues, the skipper’s next move to shake things up is going to be either A) naming Manny team captain, B) calling a hit-and-run with Wily Mo at the plate and Kevin Youkilis at first or C) challenging Dustin Pedroia to a game of one-on-one.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.