PEABODY — Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, speaking during a break at his football camp Saturday morning, said there's been a "world of difference" when it comes to training this offseason when compared to last offseason, when he was working his way back from a brutal knee injury.
"It's been great. I've actually been able to train instead of rehabbing," he said. "It's been a world of difference. I've actually been able to bench press for the first time. I've been able to squat because of my shoulder — I can reach back there to grab the bar. Some of those things are kind of key when it comes to football. I'm definitely excited about that and that's encouraging to see. Hopefully, I'll be able to use some of those skills I'm working on now during the season.
"I feel so much better. It's been great, really. Being able to train ... I have confidence and everything. I feel good out there. The...
TAMPA -- The Bruins are expecting a big rush from the Lightning at the beginning of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. If they can withstand that, many Bruins feel they'll have a good chance to win the game and head back to Boston with a chance to clinch on Monday night at TD Garden.
"Definitely excitement, that's for sure," Bruins winger Michael Ryder said of the feeling in the dressing room prior to Saturday's 1:30 p.m. game. "It's a big game, it could be an even series or up 3-1. It's the biggest game of the series so far. For us, we have to take that mindset. I think we're ready to go. It's all about the first 10 minutes of the [first] period. We have to come out hard, throw pucks in and just get that momentum and take it to them quick."
For more coverage from the team of DJ Bean and Mike Petraglia on site in Tampa, visit the Bruins team page at weei.com/bruins and the...
Former Patriots safety Willie Andrews was arrested in Texas this past week after a lengthy drug-trafficking investigation, according to the Longview (Tex.) News-Journal. Andrews, a seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2006 who was cut in 2008 after run-ins with the law, was reportedly one of 13 people arrested and charged with, at a minimum, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Two days after Super Bowl XLII, Andrew was arrested in Lowell after police found him with a half-pound of marijuana. Five months later, Andrew was arrested again after after allegedly brandishing a gun at his live-in girlfriend during an early-morning argument. One day later, he was released by the Patriots. Since then, he has also signed with Florida and Omaha of the United...
The Red Sox enjoyed their biggest offensive eruption of the 2011 season, scoring their most runs of the season while collecting their most hits (19) of the year en route to a 15-5 shellacking of the Cubs. The Sox exceeded the nine runs they scored over six games in the 1918 World Series that had marked the last time that Chicago's National League squad visited Fenway Park.
Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez led the offensive charge. Youkilis went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a two-run homer and a sac fly. He now has eight homers and 30 RBI on the year. Gonzalez, meanwhile, went 4-for-6 while driving in four runs; it was the 19th four-hit game of his career, but his first as a member of the Sox.
They were two of seven Sox lineup members to record multiple hits, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (3-for-6), Dustin Pedroia (2-for-4 with two walks), Adrian Gonzalez (4-for-6, 4 RBI), David Ortiz (2-for-5, 2 doubles), Jed Lowrie (2-for-5) and Jarrod...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that John Lackey has yet to throw since receiving a cortisone shot in his right elbow on Monday. However, the manager remains optimistic that the right-hander -- who went on the 15-day disabled list on Monday -- will not be sidelined for too extended a stretch, suggesting that he will begin throwing soon enough that he will return sooner than fellow starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will be sidleined for at least a month.
"He’s still trying to settle down from that shot. So, he’ll rest a little bit," Francona said of Lackey. "While we’re home, especially, he’ll be examined [by team medical staff]. That just makes sense. But I think Lack will be throwing pretty quick. This won’t be a significant down period."
Lackey is 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA. While there is a vesting option in his contract that would add a sixth season at the major league minimum to his five-year, $82.5...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
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.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
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.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
the top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing Bob Kraft's press conference yesterday.
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.
Lou, Christian and Joey say goodbye to Tim on his last show on MFB and at WEEI.
Tom E. Curran of CSSNE joins the show live at Gillette Stadium to talk about the start of Patriots training camp and Robert Kraft's statements from yesterday.
Christian, Lou and Joey give their goodbye songs to Tim as he leaves WEEI to go back home to Pittsburgh.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound you may have missed.
We tackle four of the most pressing questions coming in to training camp for your 2015 New England Patriots.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.More from this show
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.More from this show