Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who was named prominently in a Yahoo! Sports report about improprieties within the football program at the University of Miami, issued a statement Wednesday via his Twitter feed. Wilfork wrote: I am aware of the report that has claims that involve me while at the U. While the NCAA and the U conduct their investigations [my wife] and I believe that it is not appropriate for us to comment. Thanks for your continued support and confidence in me.
The report alleges that Wilfork accepted $50,000 while he was a player at the University of Miami in order to sign with Axcess Sports, a player agency started by Nevin Shapiro and Michael Huyghue. A seperate page of the report details the benefits to Wilfork while he was at Miami. Shapiro is in jail for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme. Huyghue, who is now the commissioner of the UFL denied the claims made by Shapiro.
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Despite losing two of three to the Rays in a brief homestand at Fenway this week, the Red Sox remain eight games ahead of the Rays for the wild card lead in the American League. But that's not the goal in mind for Dustin Pedroia, who said after Wednesday's 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay that the team needs to find a way to rediscover its offense, even if they're missing David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and Marco Scutaro and Kevin Youkilis isn't full strength.
"We need to start winning some games," Pedroia said. "I mean, we all want to win the division. The Yankees aren't going to lose, so you've got to win, man. It doesn't matter who you run out there. You've got to win."
The Yankees have overtaken the Red Sox for first in the AL East, with Boston falling a full game back with Wednesday's loss. The Red Sox led the division by 2.5 games on Aug. 9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia said the Red Sox just couldn't solve tough pitching against the...
Lefty David Price held the Red Sox to three hits over eight scoreless innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs and doubled twice as the Rays beat the slumping Red Sox, 4-0, Wednesday afternoon at Fenway. The trio of James Shields, Jeff Niemann and Price held the Red Sox to just five runs and nine hits in the three games, the last two won by Tampa Bay.
The Rays jumped out on top in the first when Darnell McDonald misplayed a Johnny Damon single, allowing Damon to reach second. The former Red Sox star outfielder scored on a Zobrist groundout to put the Rays up, 1-0.
The Rays upped their lead to 3-0 on solo homers by B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria in the fourth and fifth, respectively off Red Sox starter and loser John Lackey, who threw a season-high 125 pitches. Lackey (11-9) was touched for six hits and four runs - three earned - in 6 2/3 innings. The righty walked three and fanned seven and has thrown 351 pitches in his last three...
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said that he hopes to miss “no more than a week” while recovering from bursitis, a condition that has created significant pain in the region above his left heel and below the Achilles. The slugger said that he is feeling better on Wednesday than he did on Tuesday, when pain while running forced him out of the lineup prior to Game 1 of the Sox' doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 35-year-old said that he first experienced discomfort during Sunday's game against the Mariners. He took anti-inflammatories, and an off-day on Monday allowed him to feel better, but by Tuesday, he was unable to run.
"I was feeling better right after I came out of there. But it was an in-the-moment thing, I guess," said Ortiz. "We’re just working on it. The doctor wants me to rest for three to four days."
Ortiz characterized the condition as "very painful," and...
Eli Manning was a guest of ESPN Radio in New York on Wednesday. During his interview with Michael Kay, Manning was asked if he puts himself in the same class with Tom Brady as a quarterback.
"I consider myself in that class," Manning said. "Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he’s a great player and what you’ve seen with him is he’s gotten better every year and he started off winning championships and I think he’s a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships. It’s funny, you say well he won championships, but the team, but I think know he’s grown up and gotten better every year and that’s what I’m trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best.”
Manning threw for 4,002 yards and a career-best 31 touchdowns in leading the Giants to a 10-6 record last season, but paced all...
The guys asked Patriots LB Jerod Mayo about Tom Brady's mobility and athleticism. In his response, Jerod called Tom "a cerebral quarterback" and said he'd rather have a guy who runs a 4.8 in the right direction than a guy who runs a 4.3 in the wrong direction.
We get the coach's take on all things Patriots as the Patriots roll the Jaguars and head into the bye week at 3-0
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
Joe and Dave talk with Jackie Bradley Jr. after he hit a 2 run home run and made two leaping catches as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1 tonight.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
We wrap up the week with some of the best sound bites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
We discuss the woes of Chelsea and Liverpool and the Revs rebounding to push into the playoffs. Plus the book on YoungBen is very flattering.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Ben Roethlisberger sidelines phone story... is it a big deal? Are Patriots fans over-reacting? What would happen if this were the Patriots with a phone on the sidelines? Should we be the 'bigger men' and just move on? We discuss.More from this show
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