According to reports, Curt Schilling's "38 Studios" company delivered a $1.12 million check to the Rhode Island's Economic Development Corp. on Thursday, but the check was returned after a company official told the agency that there were insufficient funds to cover the payment. (The payment was due May 1.) Schilling's firm received $75 million in loan guarantees from Rhode Island in 2010 to move his company to the state.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Sixers spent a good deal of their practice Thursday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopaedic Medicine reviewing film from their Game 3 loss to the Celtics and watching their coaching staff show how Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce manhandled them.
Afterward, Elton Brand, the most veteran member of the Sixers, made a point to say that Philadelphia respects Boston's experience, while learning a huge lesson from the loss.
"I've always said, they are very experienced but they're not old," Brand said. "These guys know what they're doing. They're not old. It's not like that. We were a little overconfident, but as we saw [Wednesday] night, it wasn't like that."
The Sixers beat the Celtics in Game 2, 82-81, and nearly beat them in Game 1 in Boston, losing by one point. Those two games in Boston, according to Brand, gave the Sixers confidence that they could beat the Celtics anywhere....
The Patriots have reached an agreement on a four-year deal with seventh-round draft pick Alfonzo Dennard, per Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe. (The defensive back confirmed his four-year contract on his Twitter account shortly after the report.) Dennard, who was taken 224th overall by New England, was originally believed to be an early- to mid-round pick, but a number of incidents (including the alleged assault of a police officer -- he still faces a May 30 arraignment for the incident) likely caused his stock to drop in the weeks leading up to the draft. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound cornerback was a first-team All-Big Ten corner as a senior at Nebraska, and came away with 97 tackles (69 solo) and 21 pass breakups over the course of his college career. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With the Rays sending southpaw Matt Moore to the mound, the Red Sox will feature what has become their standard lineup against left-handed pitching. Shortstop Mike Aviles will lead off, with Marlon Byrd getting the start in center and Kelly Shoppach behind the plate for Felix Doubront.
Both teams have limited but reasonably successful histories against the left-handed starters. For details on how Red Sox hitters have done against Moore and what the Rays have accomplished against Doubront, click here. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
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Wes Welker, who signed his $9.5 million franchise tender this week, told the Boston Herald in a phone interview Thursday that talks with the Patriots have gone downhill.
“There have been talks, but nothing that’s brightened anything at all,” Welker told Karen Guregian. “It’s actually gotten worse.”
When asked by the Herald to define "worse," Welker said that the Patriots' current offer is less than the two-year, $16 million offer he rejected from the Patriots during the 2011 regular season.
By signing the tender as early as he did, Welker gave up any leverage he could have had in negotiations,...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.
Rob Bradford is thrust into 'Headlines' duty by John Dennis, and Bradfo does his best to spin a few entertaining news yarns.
Rob Bradford is in studio with Dino and Gerry to discuss Red Sox trade possibilities and to throw cold water on Chris Sale trade chances.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the blow-back Michael Jordan is receiving for donating to both sides of the Police violence divide. OMF thinks he did the right thing.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide if Chris Sale is "Winning-obsessed" or "Fatal Attraction level crazy." But you still want him, right?
Lou doesn't want to make a big deal, or give up big time prospects. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss whether or not the Red Sox need to make any deal before Monday's deadline.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
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