Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, in an interview on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio, discussed the shape of the Sox coming out of the All-Star break. In the broad-ranging interview, he said that he was pleased with the individual performances of players on his team, believed that the Red Sox rotation as currently constructed was good enough to lead the team to the playoffs and said that, after a "magical mystery tour" in search of his swing in the first half, Adrian Gonzalez appeared ready to do some damage in the second half.
He also suggested that he was unsurprised by Kevin Youkilis' strong performance with the White Sox and suggested that the eventual returns of relievers Andrew Bailey and Daniel Bard (neither of which he suggested was going to take place soon) would create some interesting challenges regarding bullpen roles.
On the team's 43-43 record: "I think it is what it is. I don't want...
Celtics first-rounder Jared Sullinger was limited to 11 points on 2-of-9 shooting and Summer League standout E'Twaun Moore was likewise quiet, scoring six points while also shooting 2-of-9 from the floor, as the Celtics took their first loss of the Summer League season in falling to the Pistons, 93-79. In defeat, second-rounder Kris Joseph had 17 points (on 6-of-16 shooting) and 11 boards.
The Celtics shot just 36.1 percent of the floor in a game when they had nine total assists, or five fewer than point guard Brandon Knight had for the Pistons. At 3-1, the Celtics are tied with the Pistons for first place in the Orlando Summer League contests.
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Joe Paterno and other senior officials at Penn State, including former school president Graham Spanier, had "total disregard" for the safety of children abused by Jerry Sandusky, according to a report released by former FBI director Louis Freeh on Wednesday.
"Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," the report said. "Messrs. (PSU President Graham) Spanier, (vice president Gary) Schultz, (coach Joe) Paterno and (athletic director Tim) Curley never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest."
Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley not only were all aware of a...
Country singer Luke Bryan apologized for his performance of the national anthem at Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City. Bryan acknowledged what many had suspected -- he wrote the lyrics on his hand and checked them while he sang. He also looked at his watch, which he said was because he was trying to time the finish of the song with a stealth bomber flyover.
In a series of tweets Wednesday, Bryan wrote: I had a few key words written down to insure myself that I wouldn't mess up. I just wanted to do my best. I promise it was from the heart.
If I offended anyone with my approach I sincerely apologize. Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.
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Jon Lester, perhaps in response to a radio appearance by Peter Gammons in which the Hall of Fame writer suggested Lester was "so unhappy" in Boston, posted the following on his Twitter page late Wednesday night:
"Guys, I love Boston, very happy here. Nothing better than playing for the @RedSox, hope to be here for my entire career," Lester wrote.
Gammons appeared on CBS radio in Boston on Wednesday afternoon and was asked about the possibility of Lester, 5-6 with a 4.49 ERA this season, being traded this season.
"I just sense that Jon is so unhappy here that I’m sure it would be good for him," Gammons said. "The question is how would the team survive without the hope of having Lester go out and win 10 games in the second half of the year?"
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We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
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.
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.
Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.
Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.
This week's edition of the WEEI whiner line
Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be
Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"
The playmaker is back with Dale and Holley with Thornton previewing Patriots/Bills, plus an amazing answer on whether he'd still play football knowing the risks that are known nowadays.
With David Ortiz's final regular season games this weekend, we look at four of his most iconic regular season moments.
Hours 3 and 4 consisted mostly of Patriots/Bills discussion.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
The guys talk about the latest scandal in English soccer, the recent Champions League game, and the best young players in Europe.
After a snoozer on Thursday night and a sizeable series of rants and musing about chimpanzees being more qualified to run the NFL than Roger Goddell, Steriods and Donald Trump the boys get to solid starts and year to date over-performers in this week’s podcast. Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler & the woes of Ryan Fitzpatrick add to early segment nonsense. Then it’s onto the meat of the show featuring conversation about the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, LeGarette Blount, Jordan Howard (play him), Terrelle Pryor (fool’s gold?) and 4 great starts at Tight End. Enjoy the madness and come back to WEEI on Sunday at 8am for the full Fantasy Football meal. All 4 courses!
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.More from this show
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