FOXBORO -- In a likely sign that he won't be available for Monday night's season opener in Miami, starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer missed his third straight practice on Friday as the Patriots worked out in shorts and shells on the lower grass field outside Gillette Stadium. The team had practiced in full pads the previous two days.
The team plays on natural grass on Monday night at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida. For the second straight day, Vollmer - listed Thursday with a back injury - was the only Patriots player not in attendance for the beginning of practice.
WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Nathan Horton and goaltender Tuukka Rask participated in the Bruins' second veterans practice of the preseason on Friday, clearing up concerns regarding ailments with which the two had dealt.
Horton was coming off a concussion suffered in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals as well as a separated shoulder, while Rask had arthroscopic knee surgery over the offseason.
Patrice Bergeron, Tim Thomas and Benoit Pouliot have yet to participate in the veterans practices. The next session will be held on Tuesday.
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Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. In a wide-ranging interview, he talked about his father's role in ending the NFL lockout, why he wants Peyton Manning to return, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and much more.
The Patriots' signing of controversial defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was seen by some as a departure from the team's philosophy of avoiding players with checkered pasts. Kraft explained the team's view.
"Before Albert was signed to the team, we sat down and talked to him," Kraft said. "It was pretty clear that Albert, like some other players who maybe have had a similar spotlight shone on them when they've signed here -- like Randy [Moss] or Corey [Dillon] or maybe even Bryan Cox -- I think when you sit and talk to Albert, what you hear is an intense frustration of a man.
"Football's a very hard game to play. When you're intelligent -- and Albert's...
Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Everett was arrested last week on family violence charges in Texas, the latest run-in with the law for the controversial baseball player. The 40-year-old, who was arrested in April for allegedly pointing a gun at his wife's head, was taken into custody last Friday morning at the home he shares with his wife in Colleyville, Texas. He was charged with assaulting and injuring a family member.
Also in the news, Jets coach Rex Ryan clarified comments that made it sound like he was trying to intimidate Cowboys fans planning to attend Sunday night's game at the Meadowlands. "If somebody else comes to enjoy a game, that's fine. I'm not calling for our guys to do anything," he said. "The safety of every fan is important to everybody in this organization, including me. But would I prefer not to see another color jersey, another team's jersey? Absolutely. I would love to see our stadium just in our color."
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays jumped out to a five-run lead after three innings and never looked back, claiming a 7-4 win over the the Red Sox in the teams' series finale Thursday night at Rogers Centre. It was the Sox' 58th loss of the season and kept them 2 1/2 games in back of the Yankees for first place in the American League East.
Taking the loss for the Red Sox was Andrew Miller, who allowed five runs over five innings, giving up eight hits while throwing 93 pitches. Following the lefty were relievers Michael Bowden (1 2/3 innings, run), Felix Doubront (2/3 innings, run) and Matt Albers, who retired both batters he faced.
The only two Red Sox hitters to claim more than one hit were Jacoby Ellsbury and Marco Scutaro, with Scutaro claiming three hits. Jason Varitek hit a solo homer in the ninth inning, his 11th of the season, to cap the scoring.
Toronto starter Ricky Romero -- the American League Pitcher of the Month in August -- earned the...
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.
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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
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