Red Sox owner John Henry has hired Damien Comolli, a friend of A's general manager Billy Beane, to do a "Moneyball"-style analysis of his new soccer team, but there is skepticism that it will work with Liverpool FC. "I don't think there's a business anywhere in the world which is not using metrics, not as a template for success but as a tool," Beane insisted. "All sports are about numbers, and it's just a question of finding which ones correlate to a particular sport." Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
In speaking with WEEI.com recently, Bruins forward Nathan Horton, acquired from the Panthers in an offseason trade, reflected on the negativity that surrounded him while he was in Florida. The third overall pick of the 2003 NHL draft, Horton developed a reputation as being an unmotivated player, and he couldn't shake it in his six seasons there.
"I tried not to take shifts off, but sometimes it was just hard to play [there]," Horton said. "It was tough, and obviously I'm not trying to take shifts off or anything, but people said that and it kind of stuck with me," Horton said. "I tried to get through it, but it wouldn't leave me."
Horton also spoke of his decision to re-sign with the Panthers 2007, noting he "pretty much" bought into the idea that things would get better despite the team's prolonged drought of missing the playoffs. He ended up taking a six-year, $24 million deal to...
Bruins coach Claude Julien said following the team's 4-0 victory over the Panthers on Thursday night that Marc Savard, who has missed the beginning of the season with post-concussion syndrome, will join his teammates in practice soon. Savard has been limited to skating with other injured players.
"We hope that in the next few days to a week from now that he'll be able to join us," Julien said. "He's getting close, his conditioning is getting better, and I think after that he needs to go through some few other tests and then we can move forward with him.
"His return certainly won't be before December, so he still has to go through a couple of things before he can start practicing and taking contact."
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On a night that was seemingly all about Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic stole the show with his second career hat trick in a 4-0 Bruins victory over the Panthers at TD Garden.
Lucic and the first line provided the majority of the offense for the Bruins, beating Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun on a goal assisted by former Panthers first-round pick Nathan Horton. Lucic added another from virtually the same spot in the third and made it a hat trick seconds later, stuffing in a rebound to make it 3-0. With the game, Lucic now has a team-high 10 goals, having surpassed Horton (8) on the team leaderboard. Shawn Thornton added his fourth of the season at 16:04.
Tuukka Rask hadn't been getting consistent play in front of him to begin the season, so he made it a little easier on his teammates, shutting out the Panthers. It was his first victory of the season. Rask stopped all 41 shots he saw, frustrating a...
Boston College coach Steve Donahue's first game against his old conference was one he'd prefer to forget, as the Eagles dropped a 75-67 decision to Yale at Conte Forum on Thursday night. It marks the third consecutive season BC has lost to an Ivy League team, following losses to Harvard the previous two years.
Austin Morgan led Yale with 25 points, hitting 6-of-9 from 3-point range. The Bulldogs shot an impressive 50 percent from the field and 57 percent from behind the arc (12-for-21).
Reggie Jackson tallied a career-high 30 points for BC, which had its second straight poor shooting night from 3-point range at 3-for-19. The Eagles are 7-for-40 on the season.
BC led only once in the game, at 2-1. The Eagles were down by five at the half, 30-25, and trailed by 16 points after Yale hit four 3-pointers in the first 4:48 of the second half. The margin was 12 points with 4:45 remaining before BC made a...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show