The Patriots are going to hold a private workout with Connecticut punter Desi Cullen tomorrow in Hartford, according to a league source. Cullen, a 23-year-old out of Louisville, averaged 42.8 yards per punt this past season (good 28th in the country). A 6-foot, 201-pounder, he’s best described as a combo guy who can punt (he was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award), handle kickoff duties for the Huskies, as well as hold for field goals and kick some long field goals.
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UPDATE: According to a Boston College spokesman, an announcement on the school's new basketball coach will not come on Tuesday. A source at BC indicated that Cornell's Steve Donahue is likely to be announced as the school's coach on Wednesday.
Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com first reported that Donahue was chosen over former BC assistant coaches Ed Cooley (now at Fairfield) and Bill Coen (Northeastern). Speaking on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning from the Final Four in Indianapolis, Goodman said Donahue can be successful if he does a better job than his predecessor, Al Skinner, at making inroads with area amateur programs.
"The key here is sitting down with the right people in Massachusetts," Goodman said. "There's three major AAU programs. You'd better get in well with all of them."
Donahue had met with BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo and vice...
Tiger Woods' press conference Monday at Augusta National did not sway most of the golfer's critics. We've got a roundup of opinions from the web, plus comments from alleged mistress Joslyn James, who said Woods is "still a big fat liar," and a kindergarten teacher who wants an apology because she says Woods made up a story about a racial attack when he was in her class. For that, plus video of President Obama's first pitch and a fantastic play from White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, check out Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
The Red Sox announced in a press release Monday that minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland is undergoing treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Westmoreland, a 19-year-old from Portsmouth, R.I., will continue to go through physical and occupational therapy while at Spaulding. According to the release, "He has been making steady progress and is in great spirits."
On March 16, Westmoreland underwent surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain. After spending several days at that facility, he made significant gains in his rehabilitation and was cleared to return to Boston to continue the recovery process. He made an appearance at Fenway Park for the Red Sox' Sunday night opener vs. the Yankees.
"We don't know, at this stage, what's going to happen," Ron Westmoreland, Ryan's father,...
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox had initially asked Josh Beckett to include a medical contingency in the pitcher's contract, with the team offering an increase in the financial terms in exchange for the clause. Ultimately there was no such contingency put in place in the four-year, $68 million contract extension agreed on by Beckett and the Sox, with the physical examinations administered by both the team and the insurance company ending up being satisfactory enough for the team to secure protection via insurance if it decided to go that route.
"We have outstanding health reports. … All the testing now is better than it’s ever been. The commitment that we made today demonstrates that," said Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein. "We kind of put our money where our mouth is. He’s a guy who is insurable. He’s someone who we count on to be as healthy as he’s...
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
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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