Sharapova slams Williams off court

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LONDON –  Maria Sharapova took quite a shot at Serena Williams -- and it had nothing to do with tennis.

At her pre-Wimbledon news conference Saturday, Sharapova slammed Williams for the tennis star's controversial remarks regarding a high-profile rape case and told her to keep her opinions to herself when asked about a recent interview Williams gave Rolling Stone.

"I was definitely sad to hear what she had to say about the whole case," Sharapova said according to a report by the Times of India.  "If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids," Sharapova said, who was defeated by Williams in the French Open final earlier this month.

In the article, the author also surmised that critical comments directed at an unnamed player by Williams were referring to Sharapova.

Williams apologized in a statement released through her agent on Wednesday.  ''I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article,'' the statement said. ''What was written -- what I supposedly said -- is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.''

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The Bruins have their work cut out now

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Life got a little tougher for the Boston Bruins Saturday night with a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.  Going into game six with a three game lead, the Hawks will be out for blood.  It is now do or die for the Black and Gold.

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Chicago, IL –  Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals and the Chicago Blackhawks grabbed the series lead in a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals from United Center.

Kane scored a goal in the first and second period, while Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series. Dave Bolland wrapped up the win with an empty-netter in the final moments.

Chicago can wrap up its second Cup championship in four years on Monday as Game 6 will be played at TD Garden in Boston.

Zdeno Chara scored the lone goal for the Bruins, who played half of the second period and all of the third without Patrice Bergeron. The forward left the game with an undisclosed injury and was taken to a local hospital for observation...

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Red Sox dominate Astros

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Houston ace Bud Norris tries to avoid a four-game sweep on Sunday when the Astros visit Fenway Park for the finale of a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox.

The hosts won their third straight over Houston on Saturday, when Felix Doubront pitched into the seventh inning and David Ortiz continued his prolific start to the season at the plate by driving in three runs in an 8-4 Boston triumph.

Doubront (3-0) gave up four hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings. The Venezuelan lefty also walked four batters and had eight strikeouts.

Ortiz, who went 2-for-3, has a 19-game hitting streak going back to last season. That is tied for his career-best (July 17 - Aug. 6, 2002 with Minnesota). Ortiz, who was sidelined at the start of this season due to a right Achilles injury, is hitting .519 so far in 2013.

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run single as the Red Sox won their fourth in a row.

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College Football Bowl Games: Scores, Lineups & Schedules

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COLLEGE BOWL GAME LINEUPS, SCHEDULES and SCORES (all times ET):

 

Discover BCS National Championship:  Alabama vs Notre Dame Jan. 7, 2013 8:30 p.m.

 

Gildan New Mexico Bowl:  Nevada 48 - Arizona 49 final score

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:  Toledo 15 - Utah State 41 final score

 

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl:  Central Florida vs Ball State Dec. 21, 2012 7:30 p.m.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl:  BYU vs SDSU Dec. 20, 2012 8:00 p.m.

RL Carriers New Orleans Bowl:  E. Carolina vs La Lafayette Dec. 22, 2012 12:00 p.m.

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas:  Washington vs Boise State Dec. 22, 2012 3:30 p.m.

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl:  Fresno State vs SMU Dec. 24, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Little Caesars Bowl:  W. Kentucky vs C. Michigan Dec. 26, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Military Bowl (Northrop Grumman):  San Jose State vs BGU Dec. 27, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Belk Bowl:  Cincy vs Duke Dec. 27, 2012 6:30 p.m.

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl:  Baylor vs UCLA Dec. 27, 2012 9:45 p.m.

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl:  Ohio vs UL-Monroe Dec. 28, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Russell Athletic Bowl:  Rutgers vs Virginia Tech Dec. 28, 2012 5:30 p.m.

Meineke Care Care Bowl of Texas:  Minnesota vs Texas Tech Dec. 28, 2012 9:00 p.m.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl:  Rice vs Air Force Dec. 29, 2012 11:45 a.m.

New ERA Pinstripe Bowl:  West Virginia vs Syracuse Dec. 29, 2012 3:15 p.m.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl:  Navy vs Arizona State Dec. 29, 2012

Valero Alamo Bowl:  Texas vs Oregon State Dec. 29, 2012 6:45 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl:  TCU vs Michigan State Dec. 29, 2012 10:15 p.m.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl:  NC State vs Vanderbilt Dec. 31, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Hyundai Sun Bowl:  USC vs Georgia Tech Dec. 31, 2012 2:00 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl:  Iowa State vs Tulsa Dec. 31, 2012 3:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Bowl:  LSU vs Clemson Dec. 31, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl:  Miss State vs Northwestern Jan. 1, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Heart of Dallas Bowl:  Purdue vs Oklahoma State Jan. 1, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Capital One Bowl:  Georgia vs Nebraska Jan. 1, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Outback Bowl:  S. Carolina vs Michigan Jan. 1, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Rose Bowl Game (Vizio):  Wisconsin vs Stanford Jan. 1, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Discover Orange Bowl:  N. Illinois vs Florida State Jan. 1, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Allstate Sugar Bowl:  Louisville vs Florida Jan. 2, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl:  Oregon vs Kansas State Jan 3, 2013 8:30 p.m.

AT&T Cotton Bowl:  Texas A&M vs Oklahoma Jan 4, 2013 8:00 p.m.

BBVA Compass Bowl:  Pittsburgh vs Ole Miss Jan. 5, 2013 1:00 p.m.

GODADDY.com Bowl:  Kent State vs Arkansas State Jan. 6, 2013 9:00 p.m.

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College Football Week 15 News & Highlights

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College Football Week 15:

 

Navy defeated Army 17-13 in Saturday's  annual game.

 

Johnny Manziel, a redshirt freshman quarterback for Texas A&M, won the Heisman Trophy.

 

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn began hiring his staff of assistant coaches with Ellis Johnson coming in as defensive coordinator.  Charlie Harbison from Clemson was also hired to assist Johnson.  Harbison has worked with Johnson at two former SEC schools, Alabama and Mississippi State.

 

Butch Jones will lead the Tennessee Volunteers as head coach, and defended his lack of SEC experience by noting at a press conference on Saturday that notables Nick Saban and Les Miles had "zero experience" too.

 

On a personal note and with opinion: Jerry Sandusky's lawyer released statements this week that Sandusky is looking for less severe prison accommodations and will be requesting less restrictive imprisonment.  Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and was sentenced to 30 - 60 years in prison for his crimes.  Sandusky this isn't club med and you landed these accommodations for sexual abuse while in a position of authority with young boys.  Given the circumstances, perhaps punishment is what you should expect.

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