With the team playing late Sunday afternoon in London, the Patriots are making multiple travel contingency plans in advance of Hurricane Sandy, including staying in London through mid-week, according to an NFL Network report.
Albert Breer reported Sunday that the Patriots are preparing for the possibility they may not be able to beat Hurricane Sandy and return to New England before the storm hits landfall since Heathrow Airport - where the team's charter plane is stationed - closes by British law at 11 p.m. London time. The Patriots play at 5 p.m. local time and may not make the window for returning home.
If the team can't make it out and beat the storm home, the Patriots, who enter the bye week after the game, could wind up staying in London through Wednesday, depending on how hard the East Coast is hit by the storm.
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Rams star receiver Danny Amendola will not play Sunday as he is inactive for the game against the Patriots. The receiver suffered a serious clavicle injury against the Cardinals on Oct. 4. Amendola made the trip to London with the Rams and was limited in practice this week. He was officially listed as questionable on Friday's injury report before being ruled out Sunday during warmups.
Meanwhile Patriots starting left guard Logan Mankins will miss his second straight game with a calf and hip injury. Donald Thomas, who started at left guard last week against the Jets, is expected to get the start again for the Patriots.
The Patriots inactives include mostly players who were ruled out on Friday as Aaron Hernandez (ankle), Steve Gregory (hip), Patrick Chung (shoulder), Brandon Bolden (knee), Trevor Scott (hamstring), Tracy White (foot) and Ras-I Dowling (thigh). Dowling was immediately placed on the injured reserve on Friday and the team...
Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told the Boston Globe that his recent comments suggesting that slugger David Ortiz "decided not to play anymore" due to the team's fall from contention did not represent a controversial claim.
"What I said was a statement of fact," Valentine told the Globe. "At that point, there was nothing for David to play for or to risk his career. I merely said what was true, that David stopped playing. Don’t know how that can be construed as throwing David under the bus. I never did that. If there was something at stake I knew he would push through, but after the trade, it was clearly a lost season, so why risk it?"
Earlier last week, Valentine said on NBC Sports' "Costas Tonight" that Ortiz "came back after spending about six weeks on...
Heat guard Ray Allen told reporters in Miami that he's eager for the season-opener on Tuesday against the Celtics, which he views as an opportunity to "move forward" after weeks of back-and-forth dialogue through the media with his former team.
"We can move on," Allen told reporters on Saturday of what Tuesday's game in Miami represents. "I think it's two-fold, having a ring ceremony and then playing Boston. It's like both situations, letting go of what happened last year and we can move forward."
After spending five seasons with the Celtics, Allen said that he would not be snagged by sentimentality in his first opportunity to reunite with several of his former teammates.
"I'm not over-emotional," Allen told reporters. "Just go out and get a win. I want to win the game. It's good to see my past teammates. You have to be excited about this new chapter. You just make sure that you...
The Giants shutout Detroit for a second straight game, beating the Tigers, 2-0, Saturday night at Comerica Park in Detroit. The victory handed San Francisco a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, putting the Giants in position to potentially win their second World Series title in the last three years when the teams play Sunday night.
All 23 of the previous teams to have claimed 3-0 leads in the World Series have gone on to claim the championship. San Francisco will send Matt Cain to the mound Sunday, with Detroit starting Max Scherzer.
Leading the way this time for the Giants were starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and reliever Tim Lincecum. Vogelsong allowing no runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings before giving way to Lincecum, who only gave up on walk while striking three in 2 1/3 innings. Sergio Romo retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning for the save.
The Giants have now won six straight postseason games, outscoring...
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
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