Charles Barkley is back in the news again for criticizing a high-profile athlete. This time, instead of picking on LeBron James or one of the Heat's other Big Three, he's going after Tiger Woods. Barkley said he has not spoken to his former friend in nearly two years, and Woods' firing of his caddie last month put the former NBA star over the edge. "Getting rid of Steve Williams was probably the last straw for me," Barkley said Wednesday on ESPN radio in New York. Added Barkley: "I'm confused [as] to where he's going."
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For the second straight night, Jacoby Ellsbury ended the game with a walk-off hit, this time hitting the first pitch he saw from Cleveland reliever Joe Smith into the center field bleachers for a two-out, ninth-inning homer, giving the Sox a 4-3 win over the Indians at Fenway Park.
It marked the first time a Red Sox player has claimed walk-off RBI on back-to-back nights since Butch Hobson accomplished the feat on August 27-28, 1978.
"It felt great, I wasn’t sure, I know the wind had been blowing in, I hit a ball pretty good earlier in the game to right that didn’t get out, and when I hit it I knew I hit it well, I was just hoping it had enough," said Ellsbury of his home run.
"I didn’t know what to do once it went over and I was running around the bases. That was exciting, obviously I’ve never experienced that in the big leagues. It was fun."
Earning the win for the Red Sox...
FOXBORO -- Speaking prior to a special practice for invited guest and select fans inside Gillette Stadium Wednesday night, veteran Patriots left tackle Matt Light said Wednesday that he can't wait to get back on the practice field and make another run at a Super Bowl with Tom Brady.
"Hey look, I'm excited," Light said of returning for a 11th season with the Patriots. "I'm excited for all these guys that are out here, for all the work both sides did to get this deal done. This is a heckuva time. We've been sitting around waiting for this moment. For me personally, my family and everybody else, we're really excited to be back here in New England."
Light, since he signed a new contract this week, can't practice until Thursday but was on the field watching the practice Wednesday night.
"We're all fired up for this," Light said.
Light, who also served as the Patriots player...
FOXBORO — Patriots player rep Matt Light indicated that the NFLPA has a conference call scheduled for late Wednesday night to discuss some of the issues that are still apparently holding up the completion of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark told reporters that unless NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be willing to show some flexibility when it came to player discipline, the CBA won’t be ratified tomorrow. That would prevent the newly signed players from practicing with their new teams.
“De Smith is still working and we’re trying to get this figured out,” Clark said of the NFLPA chief. “But it’s not an absolute that guys will be at practice [Thursday].”
“I know that they’re going back and forth right now on some of these issues that are outstanding,” said Light, who signed a new deal earlier this week and said...
The Patriots announced Wednesday afternoon they have signed unrestricted free agent center Chris Morris, restricted free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, veteran free agent offensive lineman Jonathan Compas and rookie free agent running back Richard Medlin. Terms of the contracts were not announced. In addition, the Patriots released veteran running back Thomas Clayton and rookie free agent offensive lineman Mike Berry from Auburn. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Stephen A. confronted Kevin Durant on ESPN yesterday.
Another blown call in Seattle on Monday Night Football.
Ray Lewis was on the MNF pregame show attacking Jimmy Graham's blocking abilities.
The Lions lost in a controversial ending last night on MNF. Lions Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, barely registers a pulse in his post game presser, and clearly doesn't know the rules.
Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.
We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.
We wrap up the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed throughout the day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins, specifically Claude Julien as we are less than 24 hours from the puck-drop for the 2015-2016 Bruins season.
Mikey, Lenny and Danny Picard are talking about how rules seemingly fall through the cracks during live games
Mikey and Lenny are talking aboutt he batted ball controversy from the Seahawks vs Lions game on Monday Night Football.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss who they think are the most media friendly players in the Patriots locker room and if the Dallas Cowboys will present a challenge this Sunday.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
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