Patriots defensive lineman Kyle Love has had his contract extended through the 2013 season, according to a league source. The 6-foot-1, 315-pound Love, who was set to become a restricted free agent following the 2012 season, now has an extension that has a total maximum value of $3.09 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus.
The 25-year-old Love, who made the team as a rookie free agent in 2010 out of Mississippi State, has emerged as a valued member of the New England defense over the last year -- in 2011, he finished with 55 tackles (30 solo) and three sacks in 13 starts -- and currently projects as one of the Patriots' two starting defensive tackles alongside veteran Vince Wilfork for the upcoming season. The news of the extension was first reported by ESPN Boston.
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After a month and a half of delay, the Celtics have finally signed forward Jeff Green to a new contract. Previous reports had the deal worth up to $36 million over four years. The two sides had agreed in early July on the framework of a new deal, but it wasn't officially signed until Wednesday.
The 6-foot-9 Green missed all of last season after an aortic aneurysm was detected before the start of the season. Green appeared in 26 regular season games in 20111 after the Celtics acquired him from Oklahoma City in the Kendrick Perkins trade. Green averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, but shot almost 49 percent from the floor in limited minutes.
The C's now have 13 players under contract on guaranteed deals with three more on partially-guaranteed contracts.
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Asked about his reaction to the 50-game suspension handed out to Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon on Wednesday, Bobby Valentine gave insight to how he feels players in the clubhouse should best be handled by the field manager.
"I don't think you can be responsible for what guys are doing personally," Valentine said. "It's tough. I think it's very tough. I managed in the 80s and 90s and probably my biggest regret in life is I didn't know more and I didn't figure it out better. It's a regret but I don't know how I could've."
Colon joins San Francisco's Melky Cabrera as major leaguers suspended 50 games...
One game after experimenting with Jacoby Ellsbury in the third spot in the lineup, the Sox will move Ellsbury to second with Dustin Pedroia back hitting third as they face the Angels at Fenway Park. Scott Podsednik is back in left field and Ryan Lavarnway will handle the DH duties. Here's the rest of the lineup behind Clay Buchholz:
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A's pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after failing a drug test. Colon reportedly tested too high for testosterone.
Colon is 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA in 24 starts and has helped the A's challenge for a wild card berth.
“The Oakland Athletics are disappointed to learn of today’s suspension of pitcher Bartolo Colón," the team said in a statement. "The organization fully supports Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the Basic Agreement, the A’s will have no further comment.”
Colon, who pitched for the Red Sox in 2008, missed all of the 2010 season with a shoulder injury but returned in 2011 after having a controversial stem-cell treatment in his native Dominican Republic.
In 2011, Colon's fastball returned to the mid-90s and he went...
Field calls the boys live from the ESPN studios in CT to discuss how the Steelers can stay alive in this game today. He also gets into Julian Edelman's role, the dominance of Gronk, and some fantasy football issues. He also discusses his frustrations with how the NFL has dealt with disciplinary issues specifically domestic violence.
Fauria calls the boys from the friendly confines of the Fauria compound. He discusses the various matchups at play today and how the Pats defense will force Landry Jones to beat them. He also talks about playing against the Steelers at Heinz Field, the biggest rivalries for the Pats and more.
Jason Whitlock was back at it again last week on his Fox show discussing race and cutlure in the NFL and how it is sometimes easier for white guys to get acclimated in the NFL. Pete thinks that is complete garbage.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show