Schilling's company makes payment to state of R.I.

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Schilling's company makes payment to state of R.I.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island's governor said Thursday that former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's troubled video game company is making a 1.1 million payment it defaulted on this month, prompting worries about its solvency and the possibility the state might have to step in to pay its debts.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Schilling's 38 Studios which got a 75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010 is paying the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. the money that was due May 1.

Judy Chong, a spokeswoman for the corporation, could not immediately confirm whether the payment had been received. Messages were left for Schilling and a company spokesman.

The company relocated from Massachusetts in 2010 after Rhode Island offered the loan guarantee, which state officials said would means hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue.

Sandoval 'starting from scratch' after career had 'fallen into an abyss'

Sandoval 'starting from scratch' after career had 'fallen into an abyss'

The Pablo Sandoval redemption tour is underway as the former World Series MVP tries to revive his career after two disastrous seasons with the Red Sox organization.

In an interview with ESPN Deportes, he admits to being “complacent” during his first two seasons in Boston after signing a five-year, $95 million deal. 

"My career had fallen into an abyss because I was so complacent with things that I had already accomplished," Sandoval said. "I did not work hard in order to achieve more and to remain at the level of the player that I am and that I can be."

After dealing Travis Shaw to the Brewers, Sandoval is expected to be the Red Sox primary third baseman in 2017.

"I am not taking anything for granted," he said. "I am here to work hard. I'm not thinking about the position or not. I am starting from scratch, and I am here to show what I can do on the field."

The 30-year-old says he’s following a “really strict routine” this offseason, and it shows. In a recent photo, Sandoval appears noticeably thinner. Sandoval says his wife giving birth to “Baby Panda” has served as inspiration.

"Watching 'Baby Panda' grow up and that he gets the opportunity to see his father play in the majors for seven, eight more years, to get back to the success I had, that's my motivation every day," Sandoval said. "The people that I surround myself with now and my family, they are the key to my success. This has been a life lesson."

Tanguay: Could Red Sox ownership be going for it now, then sell the team?

Tanguay: Could Red Sox ownership be going for it now, then sell the team?

Could John Henry sell ownership of the Boston Red Sox anytime soon, or does he want to keep winning?  Shaughnessy, Merloni, and Tanguay debate.