After Pierzynski went on the air and said he was disappointed to be sitting, North said there was no excuse for Pierzynski -- a weekly guest on the show -- to be sitting. Guillen, on the way to Wrigley Field, phoned from his car and launched into North. North began responding angrily and Guillen subsequently hung up. North later went to Guillen's office and brought him some fudge. Audio (courtesy Larry Brown Sports)Rangers 3B Blalock to have rib removed (AP)
...team officials said Friday he had been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, which affects the nerves that pass through the shoulder into the neck. The surgery will remove a rib on the right side of his upper chest.Heat's Wade may be out 6 months after two surgeries (AP)
"I decided to have both surgeries in one day so I could get the full rehab process started and return to the court as soon as possible," Wade said Friday in a statement. "I am feeling good, keeping my spirits up and looking forward to wearing a Heat uniform again soon."NBA Player Doug Christie and Wife, Jackie, to Release No Ordinary Love: A True Story of Marriage and Basketball (PRNewswire)
The book -- released through the Christies' publishing company, Infinite Love Publishing -- provides a candid look at the Christie's own relationship and illustrates how mutual respect, friendship, and a commitment to monogamy serve as the foundation of their marriage. The book also offers other couples important advice on maintaining a lasting, loving relationship.Troubled Montana State fires coach (AP)
Former wide receiver Rick Gatewood was arrested this week on drug charges and is accused of using his athletic scholarship money to traffic cocaine from California in the Bozeman area. His brother also faces drug charges. Gatewood is the sixth former Montana State athlete arrested or charged with crimes involving drugs or murder in the past year.Bengals' Nicholson arrested again (AP)
Linebacker A.J. Nicholson was arrested on a domestic violence charge Friday, the first arrest of a Cincinnati Bengals player since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cracked down on misconduct last month. Nicholson already was one of nine Bengals players arrested during a nine-month span, turning the team into a prime example of player misconduct. The team had gone four months without having a player arrested.