LEOMINSTER, Mass. The mayor of Leominster has fired a police officer who was accused of directing a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford during a minor league game.Mayor Dean Mazzarella said Thursday that officer John Perrault's comments and actions show he's unfit to serve on the city's police force.Mazzarella's decision comes a day after police chief Robert Healey recommended that Mazzarella fire Perrault. Healey said the 38-year-old officer used racial slurs on at least two other occasions.Perrault has been on paid leave since he called Crawford a "Monday" before a July 5 minor league game in Manchester, N.H.The word is considered a racial slur when associated with the common phrase, "I hate Mondays."His attorney said Perrault wasn't using the word in a racial way and the city was overreacting.
Lou Merloni tells you why he’s rooting for the Indians to win the World Series and not the Cubs.
LOS ANGELES - Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series and will have two chances to wrap up that elusive pennant back home at Wrigley Field.