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Broncos backup QB Chad Kelly arrested on criminal trespass charge

Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of first-degree criminal trespass, KDVR reported.

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According to a release from the Englewood Police Department, officers were called to a house at 1:17 a.m. when a man later identified as Kelly was standing outside the residence. While officers were en route, the man entered the house.

According to an arrest affidavit, one of the homeowners, a 25-year-old woman, was sitting on a couch while holding her young child when Kelly entered uninvited and sat down next to her, mumbling incoherently.

The woman asked for help from another resident, who hit Kelly in the upper back with an aluminum vacuum tube and forced him out of the residence, according to the arrest affidavit.

After viewing security video, police found Kelly, 24, inside a black SUV in front of a theater near the woman’s residence, KDVR reported.

The man identified himself to officers as Kelly, the television station reported.

“We’re going to look into this and look into it very seriously,” Broncos general manager John Elway said in a radio interview Tuesday afternoon. “The charges are very, very serious and we understand that so we will look into this and then make decisions as we go.”

Kelly made an appearance in an Arapahoe County courtroom later Tuesday morning. He posted a $2,500 bond and is due back in court on Wednesday.Kelly is the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. He was drafted with the final pick of the 2017 NFL draft out of the University of Mississippi. He played high school in western New York, the Buffalo News reported.

"We are disappointed that Chad Kelly was arrested early this morning," the Broncos said in a statement. "Our organization has been in contact with Chad and we are in the process of gathering more information."

Kelly has played in one game this season.

Oldest former Red Sox employee, 101, recalls rich history

For 40 years, Al Rocci had a dream job, getting paid to watch baseball and meet the biggest legends of the sport.

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As the Boston Red Sox prepare to host Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, it’s safe to say there are few people who have seen more Sox games in their lives than Rocci, who turned 101 on Tuesday.

Born in 1917, Rocci is the oldest living former Red Sox employee. He worked as an usher at Fenway Park from 1936 to 1975.

For all the years he worked as an usher, Rocci had front row seats to see some of baseball's biggest stars, many of whom would become his friends.

"I've been very lucky," Rocci said. "I favored them all, I liked them all."

Recounting all his years working for the Red Sox is an interesting trip down memory lane.

"(There's) nothing like it," Rocci said. "You know, I enjoyed every bit of it every day."

Rocci, who now lives in a Wakefield nursing home, built a Red Sox shrine inside his Medford home where he lived for 66 years.

Years’ worth of Red Sox history fills the room, where many of the players featured became Rocci's friends, like Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Babe Ruth.

"Babe Ruth was No. 1, no question about it," Rocci said. "Babe Ruth, there's nobody like it, he was the best of all times."

"Everything revolved around the schedule, it was never even thought of, 'Oh we won't go,' it was just automatic, you know," said Carol Rocci, Al's daughter.

Carol Rocci, Al's daughter, said baseball was a family affair. Her parents were married for 67 years and she says the only thing that kept her father away from Fenway Park was serving his country.

"The only games he ever missed at Fenway he was in the Army in World War II, he was overseas," Carol Rocci said. "It took a war to get him away from the games."

But Rocci's love for sports didn't end when he retired from the Red Sox in 1975. He then went to work for the Patriots -- also as an usher -- for another 40 years. Rocci also worked for the Boston Braves.

"I can't explain the feeling and how lucky I've been, I've been very lucky," Rocci said.

WATCH: Lakers fan sinks half-court shot to win $30K, tries to high-five team

A Lakers fan sank an incredible half-court shot Monday night to win a $30,000 jackpot, then tried to celebrate with some of the players.

Spoiler alert: It didn't work out.

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Video of the hilarious moment before the fourth quarter of the Lakers-Spurs game quickly went viral, with tens of thousands of views on Twitter.

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The fan, identified as 26-year-old Ali Sabbouri of Anaheim, California, seemed to take the denial in stride, flashing a huge grin as he accepted his check. 

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Texas Christian football star suspended after arrest on assault charge

Texas Christian University suspended wide receiver KaVontae Turpin, who was arrested Sunday on an assault charge, coach Gary Patterson said in a Big 12 conference call Monday.

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Turpin, who scored two touchdowns in the Horned Frogs’ 52-27 loss to Oklahoma, was charged with assault with bodily injury to a family member, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported.

Turpin, a senior, is TCU’s all-time leader in special teams touchdowns with six in his career, WFAA reported. He scored on a career-best 99-yard touchdown against Oklahoma.

“Texas Christian University is aware that one of its students was recently arrested for a reported domestic situation,” school officials told Star-Telegram in a statement. “The university takes these types of reports very seriously and is continuing to gather information to determine next steps. TCU expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law.”

Patterson said Turpin was unlikely to play against Kansas on Saturday.

“Everybody knows how I handle things like this,” Patterson said on the conference call. “My track record usually speaks for itself if you go back through it. We’re gathering information, but at this point in time he probably won’t play against Kansas.

“We have not received anything as far as information, police report, anything else. At this point in time, he knows how that all goes. All of (the players) do.”

Turpin was released from Tarrant County Jail, a spokesman said. The assault charge is a class A misdemeanor, and Turpin could face up to a year in prison and up to a $4,000 fine if convicted, the Star-Telegram reported.

A Fort Worth police spokesman said the incident involved Turpin and a woman, the newspaper reported. The spokesman did not say how Turpin and the woman were related but said a dating relationship would fall under “family member” assault.

Diehard Eagles fans wed in stadium parking lot before game

The bride wore white -- a white football jersey. 

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The Philadelphia Eagles were preparing to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but two diehard fans had their own game plan.

Frank Renna and Brandi Kern of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania were married in Lot M outside Lincoln Financial Field moments before kickoff, WTXF reported. The Eagles pep band was on hand to provide the wedding music, and the minister wore a referee’s uniform.

“I figured if everything goes wrong, you’re still at an Eagles game. So, it can’t be a bad wedding,” Renna told the television station.

In addition to her wedding attire, Kern carried a football instead of flowers and danced through the parking lot holding a football.

“This is absolutely the most unique wedding I’ve ever done,” Joe Sheridan, of the Philly Wedding Company, told WTXF.

“When he told me what he was planning, I couldn’t believe it. It came out beautiful,” said friend Glenn Chookolingo.

After being pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds went into the stadium to watch the game. And while the Eagles would lose 21-17 to the Panthers, it did not put a damper on the wedding ceremony.

“It was so much more emotional than I thought it would be with the wind and family and random strangers. I’m so happy,” new bride Brandi Kern Renna told WTXF.

2018 World Series: Some things you might not know about Red Sox vs. Dodgers

Although the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of major league baseball’s storied franchises, this is only the second time the teams have met in the postseason.

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In the 1916 World Series, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers, who were then based in Brooklyn and were known as the Robins in honor of manager Wilbert Robinson, in five games.Like 1916, the Red Sox will host the World Series opener Tuesday night in Boston, but it will be the first time the Dodgers will play a postseason game at Fenway Park. In 1916, the Red Sox played their World Series at Braves Field, which had a larger capacity than Fenway Park.

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The Red Sox won the first two games of the 1916 classic, and then clinched their fourth World Series championship in Game 5, also played at Braves Field.

Game 2 featured the World Series pitching debut of Babe Ruth. Although Ruth was on the roster for the 1915 World Series, when the Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in five games, he only appeared as a pinch-hitter in Game 1. The Babe would have a more prominent role in 1916, pitching all 14 innings in Boston’s 2-1 victory.

With two outs in the first inning, Ruth allowed an inside-the-park home run to Brooklyn’s Hi Myers. He shut out Brooklyn for the next 13⅓ innings.

Ruth’s effort began a record 29⅔ shutout innings for Ruth over the next 23 months, a record that would stand until it was broken by Whitey Ford in 1961.

“[F]or 14 innings this Boston defense formed a long, wide wall of steel and stone back of Babe Ruth,” Grantland Rice wrote in the Boston Globe the nt day. “And against this wall Brooklyn rebounded to her second defeat.”

By winning the pennant Saturday night, the Dodgers tied the Giants for the most in National League history with 23. The Dodgers have won six World Series titles -- five while playing in Los Angeles -- but have not won the championship since defeating the Oakland Athletics in 1988.

The New York Yankees own the major-league mark with 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series titles.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, have won 14 AL pennants and eight World Series titles. Boston has gone 3-for-3 in World Series appearances in the 21st century, sweeping St. Louis in 2004 and Colorado in 2007, while defeating the Cardinals in six games in 2013.

That borders on a dynastic run for teams not named the Yankees. But the Red Sox were a dynasty of their own a century ago. Their victory in the 1916 World Series was their second in a row and third in five seasons, and Boston would win again against the Cubs in 1918 before suffering an 86-year World Series title drought.

Interestingly, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903, but even though they won the pennant in 1904 they did not play in the Series. That’s because the NL-champion New York Giants refused to participate in the series.

What makes this year’s matchup intriguing is that the two teams haven’t met in the Series. The Red Sox and Dodgers have combined for 42 winning seasons, 25 playoff appearances and six pennants since the wild-card era began, ESPN reported.

In their 19 previous World Series, the Dodgers have gone 7-12 in Game 1, but have won the opener in their last two appearances (1988 and 2017). The Red Sox, meanwhile, are 9-3 in their previous Game 1 appearances.

Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have installed the Red Sox as slight favorites to win this year’s Series, ESPN reported.

Boston is a minus-135 favorite, while the Dodgers are plus-115 to win it all. That means that a $135 bet on the Red Sox will pay $100, while a $100 bet on the Dodgers will pay $115.

World Series 2018: Schedule, times released

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in the 114th World Series, and Major League Baseball announced the dates and times for the Fall Classic on Sunday.

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The Red Sox led the majors with 108 wins this season and eliminated the defending champion Houston Astros with a 4-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Red Sox are 5-0 on the road this postseason as they seek their fourth crown in 15 years.

The Dodgers took Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-1 win on Saturday night, landing their 23rd pennant. 

>> 2018 World Series: Some things you might not know

The World Series will open at Fenway Park for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, and all games will be televised nationally on Fox. ESPN Radio will carry the games on radio. 

Here is the schedule for the best-of-seven World Series:

 Game 1 - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8:09 p.m.

Game 2 - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8:09 p.m.

Game 3 - Friday, Oct. 26,  8:09 p.m.

Game 4 - Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:09 p.m.

x-Game 5 - Sunday, Oct. 28, 8:15 p.m.

x-Game 6 - Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:09 p.m.

x-Game 7 - Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8:09 p.m.

x-If necessary

Amy Schumer backs Colin Kaepernick, won't appear in Super Bowl ads 

Comedian Amy Schumer is following pop singer Rihanna’s lead in not participating in Super Bowl LIII.

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In a Friday post on Instagram, Schumer said she has decided to turn down any offers to participate in commercials for the Feb. 3 game at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The move, she said, was in support of the “take-a-knee” protests by NFL players that was started in 2016 by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ESPN reported. Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.

“Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them,” Schumer wrote. “I know opposing the NFL is like opposing the NRA. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? 

Earlier this week, Rihanna turned down an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show as a way to support Kaepernick.

In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a politically-themed Bud Light ad, "Raise One to Right Now," during Super Bowl 50, ESPN reported.

In her Instagram post, Schumer said she hoped Maroon 5, set to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII, will reconsider and withdraw.

She also suggested that white NFL players should join black players by taking a knee.

“Why not kneel next to your brothers?” Schumer wrote. “Otherwise, how are you not complicit?” 

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Kaepernick was released by the 49ers after the 2016 season and hasn’t played since.

He filed a grievance against the NFL and team owners last year, accusing them of conspiring to keep him from playing in the league.

Nike ad campaign featuring Kaepernick as the face of the athletic retail giant’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary has sparked debate, controversy and boycotts.

Schumer was arrested Oct. 4 during a protest in Washington against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, CNN reported.

It was not clear if Schumer was approached to appear in an ad to run during Super Bowl LIII, ESPN reported.

Floyd Mayweather reportedly drops $2,000 on Mega Millions tickets

Don’t feel bad if you spent $2 on a Mega Millions ticket Friday and did not win the jackpot. Feel good. Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather reportedly spent $2,000 Thursday trying to win the $1 billion jackpot, and he didn’t win, either.

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Mayweather reportedly went to a gasoline station in Los Angeles and told the cashier to start printing out tickets, Fox Business reported, citing a TMZ report.

>> 4 things to know if you win Powerball or Mega Millions

The jackpot reached $1 billion, but climbed to $1.6 billion after no one picked the correct numbers Friday. The next drawing is at 11 p.m. Tuesday, and the jackpot could top $2 million.

The chances of winning the Mega Millions lottery are one in 302.6 million.

Conor McGregor surprises Boston firefighters with World Series tickets, whiskey

After raking in around $50 million from his last bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, notorious MMA fighter Conor McGregor decided to spread the love and this time 10 Boston firefighters lucked out.

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TMZ reported that McGregor wanted "to do something special to show his appreciation for the firefighters" so he took the opportunity after the Red Sox made it to the World Series to gift 10 Game 1 tickets to those who risk their lives every day.

On Friday, McGregor was seen personally delivering the tickets to the Back Bay Fire Station.

If World Series tickets to see the Red Sox play weren't enough, McGregor also gifted firefighters with his own, highly procured Proper No. Twelve whiskey

Before he left, The Notorious made sure to open up a bottle and toast to the Sox winning a title.

According to TMZ, Proper No. Twelve said they're donating $5 to first responders for every case of whiskey they sell, which ends up being up to $1 million each year.

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