FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves, pitching against a Yankees team that released him in Dec., tossed three strong innings of one-run ball, and five Sox relievers followed with six shutout innings to give Boston a 2-1 win over the Yankees. The Sox won both of the exhibition contests against New York in exhibition play.
Aceves continued his solid spring (3.48 ERA in 10 2/3 innings) by limiting New York to three singles. Relievers Dennys Reyes (one hit) Jonathan Papelbon (one perfect inning, one strikeout), Bobby Jenks (one strikeout, one single) and Hideki Okajima (two hits) each turned in scoreless innings, while left-hander Rich Hill finished the contest with a pair of shutout innings.
The Sox mustered little offense against impressive Yankees left-hander Manny Banuelos. The 20-year-old prospect, who will open the season in Double-A, logged 2 2/3 shutout innings. But the team scraped together single...
Brook Lopez finished with 20 points and five rebounds while Kris Humphries added 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Nets last the Celtics 88-79 Monday night in New Jersey. The Celtics, which lost for the third time in the last four games, also suffered their fifth straight loss on the second night of back-to-back games. Ray Allen had a team-high 19 in the loss for Boston, while Kevin Garnett had 18 points and eight rebounds while Glen Davis chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds off the bench. For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.
Kendrick Perkins told Yahoo Sports that he was "stunned" when he learned of the trade deadline trade that sent him from Boston to Oklahoma City but was happy to land with the Thunder.
“I’m just glad I got traded to a good organization, not a [expletive] organization,” Perkins said.
The Yahoo report from Marc Spears suggests that Perkins turned down a four-year, $30 million extension offer from the Celtics in early February. Perkins told CSNNE.com in February that the contract offer was for less than $30 million.
“That wasn’t it. They offered me four years, but it was closer to like $22 million,” Perkins told CSNNE. “You talking four years, $30 million! Shoot, that’s different. That’s a big difference.”
According to a report from ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, the NFLPA is planning a boycott of the NFL draft in April. The union apparently has contacted 17 top college prospects and told them not to attend the draft.
“As of right now, this is 100 percent happening,” Schefter quoted a source. “This is going down.”
The Schefter report suggests that the NFLPA is considering placing the players on networks other than the NFL Network to conduct post-pick interviews, though there has been no final decision made.
"We plan to invite the 15-20 top prospects and their families to New York as we normally do for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, as always, it is the decision of the players and their...
Former NFL offensive lineman Pete Kendall appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning. The Quincy native and Boston College graduate worked on behalf of the players’ union in 15 of the 17 mediation sessions over the last couple of weeks.
Kendall said there were some positives in the negotiations, but not nearly enough. “I will say that there was more progress made up to the point of the initial expiration,” he said. “I think things went backward some from a week ago Thursday to this past Friday.”
How so? “The offer that the players left on the table, in my opinion, was slightly worse than some of the things that were being considered during the week,” Kendall said.
When asked if he thought striking a deal was possible leading up to that initial expiration date, Kendall said it definitely crossed his mind. “There was a cautious...
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
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The great Lisa Scherber joined us to discuss today's trip to Fort Myers with 46 Jimmy Fund patients.
D&C's favorite author joined the show to discuss his new book.
We hear more audio from Christian's day between the pipes. He did his best to try and intimidate the small children shooting on him.
After Christian gave away his children's dog, we find out that Lola eventually found a better home.
During the recess of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, Ted Daniel describes the first half of Shayana Jenkins testimony.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss David Ortiz's self-penned piece which took on such topics as steroids, the media, his contract and more. And we get into a back and forth about the fan perception of him in Boston, and why he can be so polarizing at times, even with the on-field track record he has.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss some of the testimony from Aaron Hernandez' fiancee, and try and judge how her words might change the outcome of this case.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins after they managed to snatch defeat from the claws of victory and blow a late game lead to the Anaheim Ducks. With the playoffs still in question, the Bruins need more efforts like that, and more luck.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
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