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Published September 14, 2012
AWARDS & HONORS: Mets P R.A. DICKEY Thursday was named winner of the Brand Rickey Award for humanitarian efforts. Dickey will be honored at a Nov. 10 banquet in Denver (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 9/13)....Eagles CB NNAMDI ASOMUGHA Friday will receive the "Role Model of the Year" award from the National Conference on Citizenship (Eagles)....White Sox Chair JERRY REINSDORF Thursday "led a club contingent on a day trip" to accept the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, honoring the team's Volunteer Corps (MLB.com, 9/13)....Boxing HOFer MUHAMMAD ALI Thursday was honored with the Liberty Medal as "a fighter for humanitarian, civil rights and religious freedom" (AP, 9/13).
NAMES: The Twins Thursday released a video featuring C JOE MAUER aimed to "discourage bullying and encourage those being bullied to seek help" (STARTRIBUNE.com, 9/14)....Red Sox 2B DUSTIN PEDROIA and his wife, KELLI, Thursday "welcomed a new baby boy" (BOSTON HERALD, 9/14)....Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT and Vogue Editor ANNA WINTOUR attended the inaugural dinner for the charitable foundation of tennis player NOVAK DJOKOVIC (BOSTON HERALD, 9/14)....Steelers LB JAMES HARRISON "has donated $100,000 to his alma mater," Kent State Univ. (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 9/13)....Yankees GM BRIAN CASHMAN was "able to reach an amicable divorce settlement with the estranged wife he allegedly cheated on." Details of Cashman's settlement with MARY BRESNAN "were not made public" (N.Y. POST, 9/14).