PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Youkilis underwent an X-ray on his injured left ankle Thursday afternoon, with the examination coming back negative. The third baseman was injured when fouling a ball off the inside of the ankle in the second inning of the Red Sox' 2-1 loss Wednesday.
"After I iced last night it swelled up pretty good and I had a tough time sleeping. It was throbbing," said Youkilis, who was out of the Red Sox' starting lineup in the series finale. "Just walking around was tough. Hopefully it's just a day, get some treatment and get it going for tomorrow.
"I probably can hit. Just running and stuff like that ... I really haven't tried that much. It's just really tough to run on right now. I didn't think I would be anywhere near where I am today. Usually that stuff happens, I go to bed and wake up sore. But it was a lot more sore than I thought it would be."
Youkilis went for 0-for-3 with a walk in the Red Sox'...
The Red Sox will roll out an unconventional lineup for their series finale with the Phillies on Thursday. Drew Sutton will play third base while Kevin Youkilis sits and Dustin Pedroia will hit fourth against Cole Hamels. David Ortiz and J.D. Drew are also out of the lineup against the lefty.
Here's the lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Darnell McDonald RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Jason Varitek C
Josh Reddick LF
Drew Sutton 3B
Marco Scutaro SS
Jon Lester P
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Roger Clemens' attorneys filed a motion Wednesday night claiming that former trainer Brian McNamee sold out Clemens to protect himself from federal investigators after an incident in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 2001. Investigators had looked into allegations that McNamee sexually assaulted an unconscious woman at a party during a Yankees road trip to play the Rays. McNamee, who later admitted he lied to the investigators — claiming he was trying to protect Yankees players at the party — was never charged. McNamee is the prosecution's star witness in the case against Clemens for lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
The Patriots announced Wednesday night that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will present Tom Brady on Sunday’s final edition of the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players” countdown, a list compiled by a players-only vote that features the best in the game.
Brady will be part of the Top 10, and the fifth New England player on the list — Vince Wilfork (35), Logan Mankins (39), Wes Welker (50) and Jerod Mayo (62) were all previously a part of the countdown. Mankins and Mayo were presented by Patriots coach Bill Belichick, while Wilfork had New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma present him and Welker was presented by Buffalo coach Chan Gailey.
The show airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on NFL Network.
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PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking after the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the Phillies, John Lackey refuted the suggestion made earlier in the day by Peter Gammons on the Mut and Merloni Show that he could potentially be facing Tommy John surgery.
"It's a possibility for everybody in here. You can throw that against the wall and see if it sticks. He straight made that up," said Lackey, who allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings in the loss.
When asked if there had been any talk about possibly having the surgery, Lackey said, "No, there hasn't been."
Lackey has been solid since coming off the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. Excluding his previous start against San Diego, the starter has allowed 13 runs in 27 1/3 innings, striking out 20 and walking four...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound you may have missed.
We tackle four of the most pressing questions coming in to training camp for your 2015 New England Patriots.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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