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Michigan St. Basketball Player Eron Harris Takes Plea Deal

CBS Detroit

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball player Eron Harris has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving, weeks after he was charged with drunken driving.

Records show Harris appeared Wednesday in an East Lansing court. He owes $1,236 in fines and other costs.

Police say Harris’ blood-alcohol level was above the 0.08 threshold for drunken driving. He was stopped on July 1. Coach Tom Izzo has suspended him indefinitely.

Harris transferred to Michigan State from West Virginia and is eligible to play after sitting out last season.

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CBS Gets $5 Million For 30-Second Super Bowl Commercial

CBS Detroit

By: Evan Jankens

The price to be seen on America’s biggest stage just got a little higher.

CBS president and chief executive Leslie Moonves made the announcement Wednesday during an earnings call that CBS will get $5 million for a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl 50.

The $5 million price tag is a 11 percent increase from Super Bowl 49.

CBS last carried the Super Bowl three years ago and got $3.8 million for the half-minute spot.

Moonves did mention how the commercials that are aired on TV will also be streamed.

According to ESPN:

The cost of an ad for Super Bowl I in 1967 was $37,500, which is equal to $268,000 today. Just two seconds of ad time for Super Bowl 50 will cost more than $333,000.

Super Bowl 50 is taking place on February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco.

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McCain: Dolphins Could Have NFL’s No. 1 Defense

CBS Miami

Miami Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain has some bold claims for the potential of Miami’s defense this season.

“We could be the number one defense in the league,” McCain said on the Joe Rose Show. “Just by looking at the names on paper it says a lot by itself. From what we’re doing right now in Training Camp and how we’re roaming to the ball… It’s gonna be an interesting year.

“We have too many animals on this team and everybody here is hungry. We all want the same goal. We want to be able to go to the Super Bowl, so we’re just fighting to do that.”

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Wright’s knucklers stifle Yankees, Sox win 2-1

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Wright had the secret to success against that torrid Yankees lineup.

Throw it soft and slow.

Wright handcuffed New York hitters with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz launched a colossal home run for the Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.

“Given this lineup in this ballpark,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said, “he was outstanding from start to finish.”

A costly throwing error by third baseman Chase Headley helped spoil the debut of prized Yankees pitching prospect Luis Severino, who yielded only two hits over five impressive innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

“That young kid, he’s got good stuff, man. I think he’s going to be pretty good,” Ortiz said. “I think at the end of the game he was missing location a little bit, but other than that, his stuff is very explosive.”

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Hard-Luck Loser Luis Severino Impresses In Major League Debut

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Luis Severino impressed players on both sides during his much-anticipated major league debut. He just didn’t get much support from those in his own dugout.

Steven Wright handcuffed a torrid New York Yankees lineup with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz hit a colossal home run for the rival Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.

A costly throwing error by third baseman Chase Headley helped spoil Severino’s first start with the Yankees. The prized pitching prospect yielded only two hits over five encouraging innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

“He’s got poise. I told you I didn’t think his surroundings would affect him a whole lot. We saw that in spring training,” manager Joe Girardi said. “I definitely think it’s a positive for him and what he could mean for us moving forward.”

The Yankees said the…

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Who Is DeflateGate Judge Richard Berman?

CBS Boston

NEW YORK (AP) — If there’s anybody who can take the hot air out of football’s “Deflategate,” it’s a Manhattan federal judge with a history of encouraging fast resolutions to perplexing problems.

Judge Richard M. Berman quickly defined the ground rules in his first written orders after the National Football League and the NFL Players Association clashed over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady — that settling the case is a priority, the heated rhetoric must stop, documents will be public and Goodell and Brady will have to come to court.

Berman is the right judge to navigate the pressures of the Brady-Goodell showdown, said Judge William H. Pauley III, who presided over a lawsuit New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez brought against Major League Baseball last year over his suspension.

“Everybody’s under pressure, not just Tom Brady,” Pauley said. “If there’s…

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