CBS Sports NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe announced he will "step aside" from his broadcasting duties while a domestic situation is addressed. Last week, Sharpe had a restraining order taken out against him for allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him, stalking her and making multiple threats on her life. A hearing has been scheduled Monday in an Atlanta court. Sharpe, a former standout tight end with the Broncos and Ravens, appeared on "NFL Today" last weekend, but with more details emerging, he announced that he decided to step aside "until this matter is resolved." Get additional details on that story, plus check out videos, trivia and more at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
The Greenville Drive, the Red Sox' Single-A affiliate in South Carolina, lost to the Lakewood BlueClaws in Game 2 of the South Atlantic League championship series in a game that featured a bench-clearing brawl. After Greenville's Derrik Gibson crashed into Lakewood catcher Sebastian Valle while being tagged out at home, the players exchanged words as Valle left the field. Lakewood pitcher Jorge Rodriguez stepped in to continue the argument with Gibson, and other players soon joined in, leading to pushing and punching. Two players from each team — Greenville's Gibson and Michael Almanzar, along with Lakewood's Rodriguez and Leandro Castro — were ejected. Visit the Full Count blog for more, including video of the fight.
With two outs and the Red Sox trailing by a run in the eighth inning, David Ortiz rocketed his 30th home run of the season over the center field wall to propel the Sox to a 9-6 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night in Seattle. The homer, which came off Mariners reliever Brandon League, scored both Adrian Beltre and pinch-runner Yamaico Navarro.
The Sox added two more runs in the ninth inning when pinch-runner Eric Patterson raced home on a high chopper by Ryan Kalish, who would also ultimately come home when Josh Reddick ripped a two-out single. Closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed one run in the ninth but proceeded to strike out the side in picking up his 37th save.
The Mariners had claimed a one-run lead in the seventh inning when Franklin Gutierrez doubled in Ichiro Suzuki with Sox reliever Michael Bowden pitching. Daisuke Matsuzaka was charged with the run, with the starter allowing five runs on eight hits over six...
The Red Sox released their 2011 schedule before the team took the field against the Mariners on Tuesday night. The Sox are scheduled to open up the 2011 season on the road with a three-game set against the Rangers on Friday, April 1. The team will then travel to Cleveland to take on the Indians before returning to Boston for the home opener against the Yankees on Friday, April 8. The Red Sox will have 18 games, all three-game series, against National League opponents, hosting the Cubs, Brewers and Padres and traveling to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Houston. For more on the 2011 schedule, visit the Full Count blog.
The Red Sox will feature their prospect-heavy lineup behind starter Clay Buchholz as he pursues his 16th win of the season against the Mariners and former Sox pitcher David Pauley. Buchholz, who allowed five runs and recorded just three outs in his last start, looks to rebound against the worst offensive team in the majors.
RED SOX LINEUP
SP -- Buchholz
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
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.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
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, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
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.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show