In a repeat of the Red Sox' Manny Ramirez controversy of a few years ago, three Mets players — Carlos Beltran, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo — skipped the team's visit to wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on Tuesday. Check Thursday Morning's Mashup for the details on the latest embarrassing situation in the Mets' forgettable season.
Former Cambridge Rindge and Latin start basketball player Rumeal Robinson was convicted in federal court in Des Moines, Iowa Wednesday of borrowing more than $700,000 for a fraudulent business deal, having taken the money and spending it on a condominium, cars, and furniture. A jury found Robinson -- who helped lead the University Michigan to a national championship in 1989 -- guilty of 11 counts, including wire fraud, bank bribery and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statement to a financial institution. Robinson faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each count. Robinson also accused of attempting to sell his mother's home in Cambridge without her knowledge.
Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew left Wednesday's game against the Rays for pinch-runner Eric Patterson in the bottom of the sixth inning of his team's 11-5 victory. Sox manager Terry Francona said that Drew was experiencing tightness in his hamstring.
Drew went 1-for-4, and is now hitting .254 with a .787 OPS and 18 home runs this year. He has played in 125 games, tied for third on the team.
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Marco Scutaro homered twice and Josh Reddick had a career-high three hits as the Red Sox overcame an early 4-0 hole to beat the Rays, 11-5, at Fenway Park.
Starter Tim Wakefield [4-10] allowed six hits and five runs - four earned - over five innings to earn his first win since July 2. He snapped a personal three-game losing streak and, at 44 years, 37 days, passed Dennis Eckersley as the oldest pitcher in team history to record a win.
The Red Sox tagged Rays starter Matt Garza [14-8] for four of their five homers on the night. Adrian Beltre, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez also went deep for the Red Sox, who finished their homestand against the White Sox and Rays with a 2-4 record. They have Thursday off before heading to Oakland and Seattle on a six-game road trip, beginning Friday night in Oakland.
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Here’s Wednesday’s injury report for the Patriots-Bengals game:
Full Participation in Practice
Kyle Arrington (groin)
Ron Brace (ankle)
Tom Brady (right shoulder)
Jermaine Cunningham (ankle)
Brandon Deaderick (toe)
Aaron Hernandez (knee)
Myror Pryor (knee)
Matt Slater (hamstring)
Did Not Partucipate in Practice
Julian Edelman (foot)
Nick Kaczur (back)
Laurence Maroney (thigh)
Randy Moss (illness)
Terrence Wheatley (foot)
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
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.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
Joe & Dave talked to Rubby De La Rosa after the rookie pitcher went seven innings in the one-run win against the Royals at Fenway.
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
Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
The guys discussed Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
Do the Bills pose the biggest threat? Should Sean McManus force his announcers on CBS to NOT say Redskins? What happens next? Tiger win another major, or will Rory complete a career grand slam? Colby Lewis was angry at Colby Rasmus for bunting against the shift. Should Red Sox fans have false hope, or cautious optimism?
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?
We delve into Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam and drafting him, and how there may be more at work here than on the surface.
We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.
We tackle four topics, all spawned by Rory McIroy's futures bet he placed on his own son 10 years ago.
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.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
As we inch closer to August the initial Fantasy Football picture is starting to become more clear. Today, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com review Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com featuring 20 High Value Targets to consider. The conversation features a deep analysis on upside players like Justin Hunter, Aaron Dobson, Tavon Austin, Michael Floyd and Martellus Bennett. As well as a breakdown on three Quarterbacks including Tom Brady who should be strongly considered ahead of their current Average Draft Position. Get ahead of the information while these great Fantasy Stocks are low!
Rob Bradford is joined by Torey Lovullo, Red Sox bench coach, to talk about what went wrong with his team and how they might be able to fix it heading into the second half of the season. Included is a special guest cameo by Alex Speier.
Lester went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8 as the Red Sox swept the Royals. He walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. With every dominant performance, the price tag goes up.More from this show