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November 13, 2012

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Dropping Dimes

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is getting close to an impressive yet obscure NBA record. With 10 assists in Monday’s 101-95 win over Chicago, Rondo surpassed the 10 assist mark for the 31st straight game.

Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton holds the league record with 37, a record he set in 1989.

Sox talk sluggers

The Red Sox have a gaping hole in the power department of their lineup at the moment after trading Adrian Gonzalez in August. It looks like the team is attempting to add some more pop along side David Ortiz in the lineup talking with a pair of current or former sluggers.

The Sox have been in talks with Rangers catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli. A 31 year old right handed power hitter who has lit up the Red Sox in the past, especially at Fenway Park, where is right handed bat could come in handy.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney the Sox have also been in contact with free agent Jason Bay, who just had his contract terminated by the Mets with two years remaining. Bay has been awful since joining the Mets but he played well for the Sox, he just might be a good fit for a cheap price.

ESPN Gaffe

ESPN was forced to apologize Monday night after a gaffe involving Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the Monday Night Countdown broadcast.

As is typical on Countdown, each coming segment is stripped along the left side of the screen. An upcoming segment on Roethlisberger that was supposed to read Roethlisberger “Dink and Dunk”, read Roethlisberger “Drink and Drunk”.

The mistake is ironic as the Steelers quarterback has a bit of a history with alcohol as commissioner Roger Goodell once referred to Roethlisberger’s alcohol use as “excessive” after suspending him for the first four games of the 2010 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Host Chris Berman apologized on the live broadcast.

“Earlier in the show we had a graphic error in the rundown,” he said. “We apologize for the mistake. Not sure how it happened. It won’t happen again.”

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru

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