The Patriots had two running backs, James Johnson and Javarris Williams, in for workouts although neither player was signed, ESPN.com reported. The Pats are thin at running back with Fred Taylor still battling a toe injury, leaving BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and Sammy Morris at the position.
Williams has made the rounds in recent weeks. He was with the Seahawks, but was released on Oct. 11 and before that he was on the Redskins practice squad. Johnson was on the Packers practice squad.
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Entering the first World Series game in Rangers history, Texas' starter, Cliff Lee, had allowed a total of nine earned runs in eight postseason starts spanning 64 1/3 innings. He had thrown at least seven innings in each of those starts.
But in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the World Series, the Giants knocked Lee out of the game with a six-run rally that included four hits and a walk against the Rangers ace. Lee -- who was pitching on eight days' rest -- lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) as San Francisco romped to an 11-7 win to open the best-of-seven series. Lee suffered his first career postseason loss, slipping to 7-1 in October.
Former Red Sox prospect Freddy Sanchez, now the Giants second baseman, delivered a huge performance. He went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two of the run-scoring variety against Lee, in the process becoming the first player since Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in 2007...
One night after playing the most hyped opener in NBA history, the Celtics got caught on the back end of a back-to-back on the road in a 95-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs trailed by five entering the fourth quarter but rallied to take an 89-84 lead with 1:33 remaining. The Celtics had a chance to tie the game, but Ray Allen missed a 3-pointer. Allen went 0-for-5 from 3-point range.
The Celtics turned it over 19 times and the bench outside of Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels shot 2-for-8. The Cavs big run came with the starters off the floor, but that's the tradeoff for playing Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett major minutes the night before. It was also a rough night for Jermaine O'Neal who fouled out after playing just 12 minutes and registering three turnovers.
There were a handful of bright spots for the Celtics, however. Garnett had 15 rebounds in just 30 minutes of action and Rajon Rondo had 18 points...
The possible impact of Randy Moss on the Vikings has been discussed plenty in recent days, but no matter what he does on the field Sunday, he’s already had a chance to help the Vikings offense and defense prepare for their game with the Patriots. According to coach Brad Childress, Moss spent his off-day huddling with both offensive and defensive in hopes of getting them up to speed on New England.
“He’s very articulate,” Childress said of Moss. “He spent time with our coaches [Tuesday] and did a great job with both our offense and defensive coaches.”
Childress said he did “a good job” when it comes to providing background on the Patriots.
“You never know what you’re going to get and how they have to play him,” Childress said. “He at least had some insightfulness on both sides.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady understands that the...
Paul Pierce will be in the starting lineup in Cleveland when the Celtics play the Cavs tonight. Pierce fell hard on his back in the third quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Heat and had to go back to the locker room for treatment. Pierce said after the game that his back was sore and that it would probably hurt for a few days.
Mo Williams is out for the Cavaliers. Williams is dealing with an injured groin and he has also been away from the team for a week after the death of his father-in-law. Ramon Sessions will start in his place. Here are the rest of the lineups:
Celtics: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal
Cavs: Sessions, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon, J.J. Hickson, Anderson Varejao
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
The guys discussed hockey's place on the American sports landscape.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Revis was absent from practice and the guys wondered if this was the first time.
The show took a look at all the hilarious sounds of last nights Governor's debate in the great state of Vermont.
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.
We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.
We sit down for an extended look at his new book with the great Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.More from this show