The Red Sox survived a devastating defeat, blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning and a two-run advantage in the 11th to suffer their second walkoff defeat in three games, this one by a 13-12 count. As was the case on Opening Day, the culprits were Alfredo Aceves and Mark Melancon, with Aceves giving up three runs in the ninth and Melancon allowing three in the 11th, including a two-out, two-run, walkoff homer by Alex Avila.
With the game tied 10-10 in the 11th, the Sox received run-scoring singles from Nick Punto and Dustin Pedroia to take a 12-10 lead. But Melancon permitted singles to Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder in the bottom of the inning, and after Fielder came around to score on a sac fly, Aviles blasted a 2-2 curveball into the right-field bleachers for the game-winning homer.
That erased an impressive performance by the Red Sox offense, which overcame a poor start by Clay Buchholz (four innings, seven runs). The Sox fell...
Celtics swingman Mickael Pietrus has passed the first of several concussion tests needed to receive clearance for a return to game action, coach Doc Rivers announced before Sunday's game against the Sixers.
It was against those same 76ers on March 23 that Pietrus was fouled by Lou Williams and fell awkwardly to the floor, twisting his back and snapping his head back in a whiplash fashion. Despite not hitting his head, Pietrus was on the floor for nearly 10 minutes before being carried out of Wells Fargo Center and held overnight in Philadelphia.
Pietrus was diagnosed with a concussion that left him in such discomfort that he could not walk anywhere without sunglasses. That had to improve before he was even cleared to undergo what are being termed "baseline" tests to determine the severity. There is still no timetable for a return.
But Doc Rivers sounded a bit more optimistic before Sunday's game, joking,...
The NHL released the schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday. The Bruins' schedule series against the No. 7 Capitals is as follows:
Game 1 @ Boston: Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 @ Boston: Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m.
Game 3 @ Washington: Monday, April 16, 7: 30 p.m.
Game 4 @ Washington: Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5 @ Boston: Saturday, April 21, 3 p.m.
*Game 6 @ Washington: Sunday, April 22, time TBD
*Game 7 @ Boston: Wednesday, April 25, time TBD
* If necessary
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said on a conference call Sunday that while he won't rule Nathan Horton out for the season, the veteran winger is a "longshot" to play again this season after suffering his most recent concussion in January.
Horton began skating last week, but has not yet been cleared for contact. Chiarelli noted that Horton is "quite far off right now" as he still has occasional post-concussion syndrome issues. Even if Horton were to be cleared for contact, Chiarelli said the 26-year-old would still need "a couple weeks" before he would be ready to play in games.
In 46 games this season, Horton has 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points and an even rating.
On the status of the team's other injured players, Chiarelli said defensemen Johnny Boychuk (bruised knee) and Adam McQuaid (swollen eye) are both "day-to-day," while he considers goaltender Tuukka Rask "a...
Bobby Valentine spoke to a group of reporters on Sunday morning in Detroit and was asked to update the status of Josh Beckett, who allowed seven runs in 4.2 innings pitched (including five home runs) in Saturday's 10-0 loss to the Tigers.
“Just got through talking to him,’’ Valentine told reporters Sunday. “Mentally bruised, but physically fine.’’
Beckett said on Saturday that his right thumb was not an issue in the start. The right-hander has seen two specialists over the last week to look at the thumb and told the media that surgery could eventually be a possibility.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show