The Red Sox hold the third spot in Rob Bradford's latest weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings. The American League East holds three of the top four spots, with the Yankees in first place (ahead of the Phillies) and the Rays in fourth. The Blue Jays, despite leading this dominating division, are 19th. Find out why by reading the complete rankings here.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Santonio Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Holmes, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP, caught 79 passes for 1,248 yards and five TDs for the Steelers in 2009. For an analysis of what the trade means for the Patriots, check out the It Is What It Is blog.
The schedule for the first round of the NHL playoffs has been released and the Bruins will be playing their first game of the postseason Thursday in Buffalo against the Sabres starting at 7 p.m. Game 2 will also be held at HSBC Arena, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Bruins will then host Buffalo for Game 3 and 4, Monday and Wednesday, respectively, with both starting at 7 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 is set for Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Buffalo, with Game 6 slated to be held in Boston Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. If there is a Game 7 it will be back in Buffalo, Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
For a look at how the Bruins matchup with the Sabres see the Big Bad Blog by clicking here.
Phil Mickelson won his third Masters green jacket on Sunday at Augusta National. Mickelson rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole and then set up another birdie at the next hole with an unbelievable approach shot amongst the trees. Tiger Woods got off to a poor start on Sunday, making bogey on three of the first six holes, but then holed out a shot from the seventh fairway for an eagle. Woods then made two more birdies on his way up the leaderboard. The magic didn't last long though, as Woods fell apart on the back nine. Click here to view the final Masters leaderboard.
For the second straight game, the Red Sox scored eight runs, this time allowing the Sox an 8-6 win over the Royals in the teams' series finale at Kaufmann Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Leading the way for the visitors was Dustin Pedroia, who finished with four hits, including a solo home run (his third of the season). Adrian Beltre (three hits), and Jacoby Ellsbury and Victor Martinez (two apiece), also helped pace the Sox' 12-hit attack. Starter Clay Buchholz earned the win, allowing three runs over five innings. The righty ran into trouble along the way, throwing just 11 first-pitch strikes to the 24 batters he faced, while letting at least one baserunner reach in each of his innings.
Ellsbury was forced to leave the game in the ninth inning after suffering what appeared to be an injury to the left side of his chest after colliding with Beltre. The two were chasing a foul ball off the bat of Mitch Maier. J.D. Drew, who was out of the...
Butch Stearns, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie discuss the Patriots comeback win over Cleveland and the loss of Rob Gronkowski for the season.
The guys finish up their breakdowns on what to expect today at Gillette and give their pick for a winner.
Curran calls the boys live from Gillette to break down today's game against the Browns. He thinks Cleveland will be a much tougher opponent than most. He also gets into the Ridley situation and if the Pats will look to sign Edelman.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
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Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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