TORONTO -- According to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Tim Wakefield will get his next shot at winning his 200th career game Tuesday against Toronto at Fenway Park. After Wakefield, the Sox are scheduled to start John Lackey the following day, with the rotation up in the air after that due to injuries to Erik Bedard (knee) and Josh Beckett (ankle).
"We do have the ability to see how guys bounce back from their outings before we have to make a decision," Francona said. "With an off day and with [Kyle] Weiland, [Andrew] Miller, things like that, it’s kind of in pencil. We need to figure out, like, where Bedard fits in, things like that."
Francona, who also said there was no improvement regarding outfielder J.D. Drew, said that the decision to not put Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford in the starting lineup had less to do with their struggles with Toronto starter Ricky Romero and more due to the opportunity to rest heading...
The Colts released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the status of quarterback Peyton Manning.
As previously stated on Monday, Sept. 5th, Peyton Manning has undergone further testing and consultation with several specialists regarding his rehabilitation. The results of these tests and the consensus of the consultations was that further surgery was warranted. Peyton has undergone this surgery today by having a single level anterior fusion. The surgery was uneventful.
This procedure is performed regularly throughout the country on persons from all walks of life, including professional football players. Two former Colts players had this same procedure last winter and have fully resumed their careers. Rehabilitation from such surgery is typically an involved process. Therefore, there will be no estimation of a return date at this time. We will keep Peyton on the active roster until we have a clearer picture of his recovery...
TORONTO -- Adrian Gonzalez gets the day off against lefty Ricky Romero in the Red Sox' series finale against the Blue Jays, with Kevin Youkilis moving to first base and Jed Lowrie playing third.
Gonzalez, who was hit in the foot with a pitch in the Sox' Wednesday night loss, but would hit a homer in the ninth, is 1-for-6 against Romero with five strikeouts. The first baseman leads the team in games played with 140.
Here is the rest of the Red Sox' lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Jed Lowrie 3B
Jason Varitek C
Josh Reddick LF
Darnell McDonald RF
Andrew Miller P
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FOXBORO -- For the second straight day, starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was not spotted at the start of Patriots practice Thursday inside Gillette Stadium.
Vollmer did not play in the preseason finale on Sept. 1 against the Giants but there has been no word on any possible injury he may have sustained. Thursday marks the first day the Patriots are required to release an official injury report.
The Patriots are light at the tackle position, with Matt Light, rookie Nate Solder and Vollmer the only tackles listed on the depth chart. The team worked out in full pads for the second straight day in preparation for its season-opener Monday night in Miami.
Thursday morning on the Dennis & Callahan show, WEEI announced it would expand to 93.7 FM and begin simulcasting on Monday.
“This coming Monday morning, September 12th, something very exciting will take place. I'm very happy to tell you WEEI Sports Radio will begin simulcasting on 93.7 FM,” morning host John Dennis told the audience just after 8 a.m. This is a great day for the radio station and also for our loyal listeners. This is what our audience wanted, asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.”
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In addition, WEEI announced its NFL Sunday programming for pregame and postgame Patriots coverage. Each Sunday, WEEI will air the NFL Sunday show with Dale Arnold, former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria, former Patriots receiver Troy Brown and WEEI.com Patriots beat writer Christopher Price...
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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.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
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The guys discussed the latest from Belichick.
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Just two years after John Henry said he was opposed to signing pitchers to high price deals, it looks like the Red Sox might be front runners for David Price. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether Dombrowski is really trying to spend the money or if he's using the media reports as strategy.
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After expecting the worst with Rob Gronkowski and Dont'a Hightower, it looks like both of those players will only miss a few weeks for the Patriots. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss how lucky the Patriots got with this news, and also recap the Ravens/Browns Monday night Football game from last night.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
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.
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