Felix Hernandez was named the winner of the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, receiving 21-of-28 first place votes to easily outdistance runner-up David Price of Tampa Bay.
Hernandez won just 13 games for the Mariners in 2010 -- the lowest total ever recorded by a Cy Young winner in either league for starting pitchers in a full season -- but he led the AL with a 2.27 ERA in his 34 starts. He also paced the league in innings pitched (249.2) and his 232 strikeouts trailed only Jered Weaver's 233.
Yankees ace CC Sabathia was third in the voting, with Jon Lester finishing fourth. Lester's became the first left-handed Red Sox pitcher since 1989 (Bruce Hurst) to land a top-five finish in Cy Young voting.
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FOXBORO -- As was the case last week, Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday to rest his ailing foot. Brady said during a national conference on Wednesday afternoon that he was "doing well" and was looking forward to playing on Sunday against the Colts.
Jarrad Page (calf) and Myron Pryor (back) were both missing for the open portion of practice as the Patriots worked out in sweats and shells on the upper grass fields behind Gillette Stadium.
Wednesday night's Celtics-Wizards game drew a 7.4 rating, making it the most watched regular-season broadcast ever on Comcast Sports Net, according to a tweet from the Celtics. The C's rolled to a 114-83 victory.
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Celtics forward Kevin Garnett joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning to talk about his resurgence this season. Garnett has returned to form after struggling for much of last season following knee surgery in May 2009.
"Rest is everything," Garnett said. "And being healthy is another thing. I don't like speaking about my own personal health, because everybody in the league has something they're dealing with, and I was no different from it. Obviously, you can see the difference in the play. I have a little pep in my step, I've got a little bounce in my hop. And it feels good.
"A lot of times last year I was playing subpar guys, man, and they were getting by me, doing different things to where I knew that if I was 100 percent, no way that some of those things were happening. To be honest, I'm blessed. It's something I have to deal with every day. But you can see the difference. You can see the...
Talking during his weekly radio appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that center Jermaine O'Neal will be able to offer some value to the team after taking time to rest and rehab his injured knee.
"I'm not as concerned as I was before," Rivers said of O'Neal. "I think he has a really good chance of getting healthy now that he's taking a break. He's going to take a break. I do think he'll be able to give us something. The key for us and the key for him is to get healthy where he doesn't have to play three games and have to go out. So I think what we're doing right now is the right thing.
"With Jermaine, he needed this. His knee was hurting a little bit from training camp and it continued to hurt. The doctors looked at it and he needed a little rehab, he needed a lot of rest, and we're going to give him both."
Rivers said that his goal was...
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
Rob Bradford joined the show to discuss the latest signings by the Red Sox.
Tom Brady discussed the teams latest win and the great play of Revis.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The Patriots extended their winning streak to 7 in dominant fashion over the visiting Lions. Also, in the early morning hours, multiple reports emerged that the Red Sox are preparing to sign SS Hanley Ramirez and 3B Pablo Sandoval. Also, the guys tease Christian about his nephew's drop in the end zone.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station WDFN's Shep in the Morning Show. Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.More from this show
Rob Bradford joined the show to discuss the latest signings by the Red Sox.More from this show