The Patriots are one of three teams interested in acquiring wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, according to Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com. Lloyd, currently with the Denver Broncos, is reportedly a candidate to be dealt before this week's NFL trade deadline, with the Rams and 49ers also apparently interested. (On the CBS pregame show, Charley Casserly indicated that the Titans could also be in the mix.) A 6-foot, 188-pounder out of Illinois, he has 19 catches for 283 yards in four games this season with the Broncos. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
According to multiple sources, some of the Red Sox coaches have been granted permission to explore other opportunities while awaiting their fate. The remaining Sox coaches -- bench coach DeMarlo Hale, hitting coach Dave Magadan, pitching coach Curt Young, third base coach Tim Bogar and bullpen coach Gary Tuck -- all have at least one year remaining on their current contracts.
Some of the coaches have been told that while the organization was pleased with their performance, the decision to retain their services will be contingent on the approval of the Red Sox' new manager.
WEEI.com previously reported that the team's managerial search most likely won't be fully put into motion until the negotiations involving general manager Theo Epstein going to the Cubs are completed.
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According to a source familiar with the negotiations, compensation talks between the Cubs and Red Sox regarding an agreement to send GM Theo Epstein to Chicago are "progressing" this weekend, and it remains the case that "all parties expect a deal to occur." To date, the conversations between the clubs have taken the shape of a normal negotiation, in which the Sox are trying to maximize the value of their asset (Epstein) while the Cubs are seeking to part with as little as possible. Despite a report that the negotiations have been "increasingly contentious," the source suggested that the conversations between the two clubs remains civil and respectful.
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The Texas Rangers are going to the World Series for a second straight season, beating the Tigers, 15-5, in Game 6 of the teams' best-of-seven American League Championship Series.
Leading the way for the Rangers was outfielder Nelson Cruz, who set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series. Texas also got two, two-run doubles from Michael Young in the hosts' nine-run third inning. Young added a homer in the Texas rout, collecting five RBI. The AL champs finished the clinching game with 17 hits.
The Rangers, who become the first repeat AL champ in a decade, will begin World Series play Wednesday against either St. Louis or Milwaukee.
Earning the win in relief for the Rangers was Alexi Ogando, who allowed just one hit while pitching the sixth and seventh innings. Detroit starter Max Scherzer lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs while walking four.
Tim Thomas and Tyler Seguin came up big for the Bruins Saturday in Chicago as they defeated the Blackhawks, 3-2, in a shootout.
The Bruins never led in the game, but they broke their two-game losing streak with the help of Seguin, who's been big for them all season, and Nathan Horton, who had taken a while to get going on the young season.
Seguin scored the Bruins' lone shootout goal on Corey Crawford, with Thomas stopping Janathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.
Horton tied the game at 7:56 of the third period to give the Bruins late life and momentum, with the Bruins' other tally coming in the form of a shorthanded Chris Kelly Tally. The Blackhawks got their scoring from Bryan Bickell and Kane.
The win was the 300th of Bruins coach Claude Julien's career. The 2-3-0 Bruins will return to Boston, where they will face the Hurricanes Tuesday.
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We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.