One night after likely 2010 National League Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay tossed a no-hitter for the Phillies, two-time reigning NL Cy Young champion Tim Lincecum proved nearly as dominant in leading the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Braves in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.
Lincecum, in his first career playoff start, allowed a double to the first batter of the game, Omar Infante. From there, however, the Braves had no chance against him, allowing just one more hit (a Brian McCann double in the seventh inning) while striking out 14 and walking one in his complete game shutout. Between the first and second innings, he struck out five consecutive Atlanta hitters in one stretch.
Lincecum threw 119 pitches, 75 strikes. The right-hander set a Giants playoff record for the most strikeouts in a game, and he recorded the most strikeouts by a pitcher in a postseason start since Roger Clemens notched 15...
According to ESPN.com, the Vikings and Randy Moss restructured the final year of the wide receiver's contract with a written guarantee that he will not be franchised following this season. Moss is in the final year of a three-year, $27 million deal he signed with the Patriots after the 2007 season.
With free agency pending for the 33-year-old, according to the report, the Vikings did not add any money to Moss' deal. However, the team did agree not to put a franchise or transition tag on the player they selected with their first-round pick in 1998.
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Led by Delonte West and Glen Davis, the self-proclaimed Celtics “bench mob” led a second-quarter surge that erased a nine-point deficit and put Boston up for good in a 96-92 victory against the Nets in the second game of the preseason.
In a late battle of both teams’ third units, New Jersey actually tied the score, 90-90, but Nate Robinson made 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win. Davis scored a team-high 20 points, while West finished with 12 points -- all in the second quarter -- along with six rebounds and three assists. Robinson (17) and Paul Pierce (15) also reached double digits in scoring.
Brook Lopez finished with a game-high 23 points for New Jersey.
The Celtics (2-0) host the Raptors on Sunday at 6 p.m. to kick off a string of five preseason games in seven days.
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For the second time in as many nights, the Yankees plated a pair of seventh-inning runs en route to a victory over the Twins. After claiming a 6-4 victory on Wednesday on the strength of Mark Teixeira's homer, New York broke a 2-2 tie when Lance Berkman cracked a two-run double to center field that scored Jorge Posada. The Yankees tacked on with a Derek Jeter single in the seventh and Curtis Granderson's RBI single in the ninth to claim a 5-2 win.
The late offense made a winner of Yankees starter Andy Pettitte, who was masterful while allowing five hits and one walk in seven innings. The left-hander needed just 88 pitches, walking one and striking out four, to improve to 19-9 in his playoff career. The Yankees bullpen followed with scoreless innings by Kerry Wood and Mariano Rivera, the latter of whom recorded the 41st save of his playoff career.
The New York offense against Minnesota starter Carl Pavano was spearheaded...
Dave Roberts, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in April, is now healthy and returning to the field as the first base coach of the San Diego Padres. The 38-year-old said that radiation and chemotherapy have left him healthy and ready to return to the field.
"All my scans are clear," he told the Associated Press.
Roberts is the author of the most memorable stolen base in Red Sox history, having swiped second against Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. That stolen base positioned Roberts to score a game-tying run against the Yankees' dominant closer, sending the game into extra innings, with the Red Sox winning, 6-4, on David Ortiz' walkoff home run. Roberts' stolen base is viewed by many as the beginning of the Sox' comeback from their 3-0 ALCS deficit to win the World Series.
Roberts was a special assistant in the Padres'...
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.More from this show
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.More from this show