According to multiple reports, the lone Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey player who survived last week's plane crash in Russia died Monday at Moscow's Vishnevsky hospital. Alexander Galimov, 26, had severe burns over 90 percent of his body after Wednesday's accident that claimed the lives of 36 other members of the team. Seven flight crew members also died, with one survivor, Alexander Sizov, still recovering in another Moscow hospital.
The NBA might be close to resolving its labor dispute, if you believe reports of a text message from union president Derek Fisher. According to Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick, the Lakers guard texted some players last week telling them to be physically prepared in case the season starts on time. This was one of a few signs that the sides might finally be close to a breakthrough.
In other news, the NFL and Major League Baseball had some memorable tributes in memory of 9/11 Sunday. But MLB denied the Mets' request to wear hats honoring New York's police and fire personnel, and that was what many were left talking about.
Read more about those stories and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
The Patriots announced Sunday that the following players have been downgraded to out for Monday's game:
T Sebastian Vollmer
LB Jermaine Cunningham
WR Taylor Price
LB Jeff Tarpinian
OL Ryan Wendell
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Red Sox starter Josh Beckett is scheduled to throw a side session at Fenway Park during his team's off-day on Monday, according to reports out of St. Petersburg. If that goes without issue, then the right-hander could return later in the week. Manager Terry Francona told reporters that a target date of Thursday "might be a little ambitious," though he did not rule out the possibility, and said that Beckett's return date will become clearer based on how he handles his throwing session on Monday.
The Red Sox rotation has been reeling without Beckett, who suffered an ankle sprain in the fourth inning on Sept. 5. In six subsequent games, Sox starters have combined to go 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA while averaging just 4 2/3 innings per start. In fact, on Sunday, the Sox completed their first five-game streak in which no starter lasted more than five innings since September 2001.
Beckett is 12-5 with a 2.49 ERA this season.
DH David Ortiz and other members of the team were blunt in their description of the Red Sox' poor play during both a 1-6 road trip and during a three-game sweep at the hands of the Rays over the weekend. With their lead down to 3 1/2 games in the wild card against a Rays team that is riding white hot pitching back into contention, the team acknowledges that a trip to the postseason is not a certainty.
Dustin Pedroia said that the Sox need to play better or face the specter of going home. Ortiz, meanwhile, sounded alarm bells about the team's play.
"If we keep on playing like that, we’ll be at home in October. ... At this point you panic. Hell yeah, you've got to panic at this point," the slugger told reporters in St. Petersburg. "But you're not going to do anything panicking but playing better. Of course you're freaked out. You go on this road trip 1-6, it's not good. We've got [the Rays] breathing down our necks and we're not...
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Tim discussed the Pats 10-0 start.More from this show
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about last night's Patriots win, the inadvertent whistle, making officials accountable for mistakes, and Ray Lewis' ignorance about Bill Belichick.More from this show
Gene Steratore's crew had a rough time in Foxboro on Monday night, and the lowest moment came when an inadvertent whistle cost the Patriots a possible touchdown.More from this show
Danny Amendola went down last night with a knee injury last night. He'll get an MRI today, but in the meantime, the guys discuss who will have to step up as yet another skill position player gets injured.More from this show