FORT MYERS -- In response to a story in the Boston Herald suggesting that he had not returned phone calls from former Red Sox manager Terry Francona this offseason, Sox owner John Henry wrote in an email that he had not been trying to avoid contact since the former manager parted ways with the Sox. Henry said that he did talk to Francona on Monday, and that the two plan to get together in Fort Myers this spring.
"I called Tito about this today. We spoke also about a number of things, but regarding what you inquired about, he said he had called on my cell phone but didn’t leave any messages. We simply missed each other apparently a few times," Henry wrote. "Had he left me a message, I would have certainly called him back. We talked extensively and agreed that we had waited far too long in speaking and both of us had probably come to some wrong conclusions as to why we hadn’t. We are looking forward to sitting down in Ft....
The Bruins recalled forward Carter Camper from Providence Monday. Camper is expected to join the team in St. Louis for Tuesday's practice.
Camper, 23, has 14 goals and 24 assists for a team-best 38 points in 53 games with Providence this season. He has 14 penalty minutes and a minus-3 rating.
After playing four seasons at Miami of Ohio, Camper signed with the B's as a free agent on April 7, 2011. He played three games for Providence last season.
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The Celtics have lost five of their last six and it won't get much easier against the Mavericks on Monday night in Dallas.
They already knew they would be without forward Brandon Bass, who is dealing with a knee injury and not expected to return before the All-Star break. Earlier on Monday, the Celtics learned that Rajon Rondo will miss the next two games for an NBA suspension following his actions in Sunday's game against the Pistons when he threw the ball at referee Sean Wright. They will also be missing Kevin Garnett who is away from the team and dealing with a family issue.
Avery Bradley and Chris Wilcox will replace Rondo and Garnett in the starting lineup and rookie JaJuan Johnson has been getting some of Bass' minutes off the bench. Garnett could rejoin the team in time for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
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FORT MYERS -- Bobby Valentine finally got his chance to see Carl Crawford in person Monday and he liked what he saw. The Red Sox manager watched as Crawford, healing from offseason surgery on his left wrist, ran in the outfield and threw the ball. He has not been cleared to swing a bat.
"It was what I hoped for," Valentine told WEEI.com. "He was as excited about being here and talking to me as I was. I think that's why I feel so good. It was therapeutic."
Valentine didn't visit Crawford in person in the offseason but spoke with his agent, Brian Peters.
"I was surprised," Valentine said. "I didn't know he was there. I walked around the corner and there he was throwing the ball. It was great to see him. His health looks much better than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised."
Valentine said he's not concerned at all about any hard feelings from Crawford after Valentine...
Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, who retired on Friday, joined The Big Show on Monday to discuss his career and his future.
"It's hard to imagine that today's the first day for pitchers and catchers to be in camp," Wakefield said. "Today's a tough day for me, not being there and knowing that I'm not going to be there. It's just something I have to adapt to now."
If Wakefield were to have returned for an 18th season with the Red Sox, it likely would not have been one in which he was guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation. In making his decision, Wakefield admitted he entertained the idea of having a greatly diminished role.
"I actually was. I was definitely entertaining the idea," he said. "The Red Sox were very cordial in keeping me in the loop with everything that was going on. I just wanted to play another year, obviously, and it didn't matter if I was a No. 5 starter or a 6 or 7 starter. I...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
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