Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett acknowledges his velocity has dipped a bit this year, but the 32-year-old said it isn't fair to treat him like he's 49-year-old junkballer Jamie Moyer.
“It seems like that’s what it is because every start I have got to answer questions about my velocity. I don’t know. I thought I get paid to get outs,” Beckett said. “I don’t feel like I’m out there throwing eighty-[expletive]-five mph. But it seems like that’s all I get credit for. I’m at 91-93 now instead of 94-96. It’s really, what, three miles an hour?”
Beckett's season has been tainted by two disastrous outings and an off-field golfing controversy. But his six other outings were all quality starts (six-plus innings, three or fewer earned runs), ranking him sixth in the American League in percentage of quality starts.
Beckett joked about recent criticism of his weight, noting that his body...
The University of Connecticut hockey team is taking a public stand against homophobia. The Huskies released a video in which players proclaim they would support "any teammate, gay or straight, that can help us win games."
“We thought it was a great idea to show the community how we feel about homosexuality in sports, and let people know that anyone can play on our team,” UConn captain Sean Ambrosie told the Hartford Courant.
The video is part of the You Can Play program, created by Flyers scout Patrick Burke. The son of Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, Patrick is paying tribute to his late brother, Brendan Burke, who announced he was gay one year before he died in a car accident in 2010.
Burke said that about 100 athletes, including 50 from the NHL, have signed a pledge promising they would play with gay or transgender teammates. UConn is one of eight teams to join as a group.
"When a whole team...
According to multiple reports, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company has laid off all of its employees due to its recent financial struggles. Schilling's 38 Studios employed close to 400 people.
The company, which moved to Providence in 2010, had received a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island at the time of its move from Maynard. It was reportedly two weeks lated on a $1.1 million payment due to the state this month.
The news of the layoffs at 38 Studios comes on the same day that Helena Foulkes, the vice chairwoman of Rhode Island’s economic development agency board, resigned. Foulkes joined executive director Keith Stokes as prominent members of the board to resign in wake of the issues regarding the board's decision to loan 38 Studios the money.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show Thursday to discuss Saturday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the 76ers and the health of his team.
On the subject of Avery Bradley, who is dealing with injuries to both of his shoulders, Ainge confirmed reports that Bradley is most likely done for the season.
"We'll probably find out more here in the next few hours, but it's looking that way," Ainge said. "… Someone said it's a 90 percent chance that he's done for the season, and it's looking that way."
Added Ainge: "Avery needs surgery, so he should have a summer full of rehab. He should be ready to go next year."
Regarding the series with Philadelphia, Aigne said that the C's "didn't meet the challenge that we should have" in falling to the 76ers in Wednesday's Game 6, but also noted that the fourth win of a series is...
The Red Sox announced Thursday that pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's next rehab start will take place on Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket, while outfielder Darnell McDonald will get into game action for the PawSox on Friday.
Matsuzaka has yet to pitch in the majors this season, as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery from last June. In three rehab starts for the PawSox thus far, Matsuzaka has tossed 16 2/3 innings, allowing 16 hits, nine earned runs and four homers. He has walked four batters and compiled 12 strikeouts.
McDonald has been out with a strained oblique since May 11. He began swinging the bat earlier this week.
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Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut discuss the firing of a Philadelphia radio host who ripped a rival host for having a white producer who imitated a fake black caller.
Kirk, Gerry and Mut get into some David Ortiz legacy talk in the 8am hour of the Thursday show.
After Kirk & Gerry get their digs in on Mut and some movie news, they move on to some Patriots QB talk with an eye on Friday night's game in Carolina.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian debate the value of playing Tom Brady in the preseason, and they opine about whether or not he should even be on the team plane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk Benintendi's knee injury, and compare Big Papi's season to other 40 year old players. And the juicing question comes up again...
Glenn, Lou, and Christian debate John Farrell's decision to stay with Porcello into the 8th, and his use of the bullpen.
We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.
We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.
In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.
Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
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