A report by Yahoo! Sports indicates that Patriots defensive lineman Vince 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.
Shapiro revealed the details of his role as a booster to Miami to Yahoo as part of an 11-month investigation by the website, saying that he "provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72...
The Red Sox turned a 5-4-3 triple play in the fourth inning of Tuesday's nightgame of a doubleheader against the Rays. It was the first triple play turned by the Sox since John Valentin turned an unassisted one on July 8, 1994, against the Mariners.
With runners on first and second and no outs, southpaw Erik Bedard elicited a grounder to third from Sean Rodriguez. Jed Lowrie fielded the ball, took a step to his right for the force on B.J. Upton at third, threw to Dustin Pedroia at second to force out Casey Kotchman, with Pedroia relaying the throw to Adrian Gonzalez at first to complete the play. It was believed to be the first 5-4-3 groundball triple play in Red Sox history.
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The Red Sox trail the Rays, 2-1, in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader. The Sox...
According to multiple reports, the NFL's supplemental draft has been delayed after it was initially scheduled to take place this Wednesday.
The supplemental draft is a process in which teams bid future draft picks (a team awarded a player on whom they bid a third-round pick would lose their third-round pick in the next draft) on players not entered in the annual NFL draft (often times players facing NCAA discipline or ruled academically inelgible). This year's supplemental draft could feature Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor this year, though it is unknown whether commissioner Roger Goodell will declare Pryor eligible. Pryor left OSU after being suspended five games for accepting improper benefits.
Only three players have been chosen in the supplemental draft over the last three years. Nose tackle Josh Brent (Cowboys) and running back Harvey Unga (Bears) went for seventh-rounders in 2010, and the Redskins gave up a third-round...
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was a late scratch from the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader, and the reasoning was originally that he was sidelined with an illness. However after the Red Sox 3-1 win over the Rays, Boston manager Terry Francona revealed that Ortiz was actually out with right heel bursitis.
Francona said that Ortiz had been dealing with the issue during the six-game road trip in Minnesota and Seattle, although the DH did not miss any time during that stretch. The skipper was unsure of how much time his DH would miss, but in the immediate future, Ortiz will also sit out Tuesday's second game due to the injury, meaning he will miss multiple games in a row for the first time in a month.
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The Red Sox and Rays will play the second half of a day-night doubleheader from Fenway Park Tuesday night, with the Sox having claimed a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in the first game. Kevin Youkilis will sit out after going 0-for-2 in the afternoon game, as will David Ortiz who didn't play in the first game because of what is being called right heel bursitis.
The Sox will be up against Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann, and the Red Sox will counter with left-hander Erik Bedard who is seeking his first win with the Red Sox.
Here's the Red Sox lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jed Lowrie, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Josh Reddick, RF
Carl Crawford, DH
Mike Aviles, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Darnell McDonald, LF
Erik Bedard, P
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Chris brings a couple interesting topics to the table: where are the Pats deficiencies besides at CB/the secondary and can Gronk be named MVP if he puts together another huge season? The guys talk about Gronk's impact thus far and why he is loved so much by Pats nation.
The great Field Yates joins Greg and Chris to talk some football. He talks about the early game and how Miami's backs are against the wall. Field also talks about the struggling Colts with Andrew Luck officially ruled out for today's game, potential trades around the league including Matt Forte, the bad decision from Steelers coach Mike Tomlin so far this season, other solid teams in the AFC that are not named the Patriots and if the Arizona Cardinals are for real amongst some other topics.
Greg and Chris kick off the bye week edition of NFL Sunday discussing the state of Pats even though it's very early. Chris talks about what has gone right so far. They get into other teams in the AFC that are playing well. The boys chat about how it will be nice to sit back and watch the rest of the league all day, including the early morning game live from London.
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.
It looked like Ben Roethlisberger was on his cell phone during last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Should this be a big issue? Do Patriots fans have reason to be upset that the NFL isn't making this a big deal?
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
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