Yale football coach Tim Williams resigned Wednesday following a late-season controversy regarding claims he made about being a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship during his time as a student at Stanford.
"I am extremely proud of my academic, athletic and coaching career," Williams said in a statement. "If there was confusion created, I take full responsibility. The timing of this inquiry has been difficult for everyone. At this point I believe it is in the best interest of my student-athletes and Yale University that I step down."
The school has been investigating whether Williams lied on his resume when he referred to himself as a Rhodes candidate.
Williams acknowledged that he never applied for the scholarship, although he says Stanford had encouraged him to do so.
"I considered the opportunity, sought advice and was encouraged to apply by faculty members and my coach Bill Walsh, but I did not apply,...
Popular Canadian singer Michael Buble, a lifelong Canucks fan, skated with the team Tuesday at practice. The 36-year-old hit the post on a shootout attempt against Roberto Luongo and called the experience "just the greatest day of my life, really."
Buble, a multiple Grammy Award-winner who was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, said he doesn't understand how the Canucks can be reviled around the league.
"There is no way these guys could be the most hated team in the NHL because they're class acts," Buble said. "Those are just ugly stories that the media keeps telling back East."
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The Patriots are expected to sign defensive back Vincent Fuller, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-1, 192-pounder was a fourth-round pick of Tennessee in 2005, and has played in 76 games, making five starts over the course of his career. His best year came in 2009, when he made 34 tackles (27 solo) and had one sack, seven passes defensed and three interceptions with the Titans. He played one game with Detroit this season, but suffered an elbow injury and was placed on injured reserve. Shalise Manza Young of Boston.com first reported the news.
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According a major league source, Tim Bogar will be named the new bench for the Red Sox under new manager Bobby Valentine. Bogar, who has been with the organization since 2009, will be moved from his previous spot as the team's third base coach, where he had served for the past two seasons. The 45-year-old spent his first year with the Red Sox as their first base coach.
Bogar replaces DeMarlo Hale, who has moved on to coach third base for the Baltimore Orioles. According to CSNNE, who was first to report the adjustment in the Red Sox major league coaching staff, Jerry Royster is a candidate to replace Bogar as the team's third base coach.
Prior to joining the Red Sox, Bogar served as a quality assurance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2008 season, during which time he served as the spring training coordinator, a task he may undertake in his new role as bench coach. The veteran of nine major league seasons also managed in the Houston and...
FOXBORO -- Just 10 after being signed to add depth to the defensive line, defensive end Eric Moore was released Tuesday by the Patriots.
Moore, 30, played in the last two games and played in four games with three starts last season for the Patriots and finished with 13 tackles. 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
He went to training camp with the Patriots this past summer but was released on Sept. 3. Moore was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round (186th overall) out of Florida State in 2005. He also played with New Orleans (2006) and St. Louis (2006-08). He spent part of the 2009 season on the Carolina practice squad and also played with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League in 2010. In five NFL seasons, Moore has played in 33 NFL games with four starts and has registered 33 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven special teams tackles.
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Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.
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Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
With Rob Bradford back from a pre-Spring Training trip to Ft. Myers, the guys discuss Rob's chat with Clay Buchholz and his calling 2016 a "make or break year"
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference during Super Bowl week where he answered mostly staged questions. Tom E. Curran actually got to ask a real question about the new PSI testing data, but Goodell didn't bother to answer him.
Aqib Talib, fresh off a Super Bowl win, had some fun with the NFL Network crew, falling on their stage. Also, the guys take calls and break down more of the Super Bowl.
Once again, and on the biggest stage, Mike Carey was wrong about a coach's challenge. Glenn, Lou and Christian rip Carey and talk about how he was never heard from again.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk all things Super Bowl 50.
We discuss the reaction of Cam Newton in the post game press conference, and how America is reacting to him.
Inspired by a lackluster final game, we look at four of the worst Super Bowls in recent memory.
Mikey and Bradfo talk about the strange things that went on during the Super Bowl
Mikey and Rob Bradford talk about the big game
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.
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