Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup for the Red Sox on Sunday and Daniel Nava will receive a second straight start, this one in right field, but the Red Sox will have both Carl Crawford and Will Middlebrooks on the bench as each gets a day off against Blue Jays right-hander Henderson Alvarez. Ryan Sweeney -- who is 4-for-10 with three doubles against Alvarez -- will be in the lineup in right, while Nick Punto gets the start at third base.
Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Red Sox, looking to stop a skid that has dragged his record down to 5-7 with a 4.80 ERA. He will throw to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is back in the lineup after his three-run homer on Saturday.
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According to a report from Armen Keteyian of CBS Sports, the NCAA on Monday will announce "unprecedented" penalties against Penn State for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Penalties are expected to be handed out against both the football program and the university itself.
"I've never seen anything like it," a source told Keteyian.
NCAA president Mark Emmert is expected to make the announcement Monday morning at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
According to a report on MLB.com, the Atlanta Braves recently spoke to the Red Sox about a possible trade involving struggling starter Jon Lester. The Sox, according to the report, told the Braves they did not view themselves as sellers as the July 31 trade deadline nears.
Lester is 5-7 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.40 WHIP this season, numbers that would represent career worsts for a full season for the 28-year-old. Lester told ESPNBoston.com last week he believes the Sox are influenced by the media when making trades.
"The Red Sox believe what's written," Lester said. "If it's written that I should be traded, more times than not that's what ends up happening. Look at the people...
Penn State University removed the statue of Joe Paterno from outside its football stadium on Sunday morning.
The statue was moved by workers into Beaver Stadium as approximately 150 students watched the removal while chanting, "We are Penn State."
Penn State president Rodney Erickson made the announcement of the removal at 7 a.m on Sunday.
"Coach Paterno's statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our university and beyond," Erickson said in a statement. "For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and public safety to remove the statue and store it in a secure location. I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse."
Former FBI director Louis Freeh found that Paterno "repeatedly...
According to ESPNBoston.com, which cited multiple league sources, the Celtics will sign veteran center Jason Collins to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum. The Celtics will pay approximately $854,359, according to the report, with the league picking up the rest of Collins' $1.35 million salary as a veteran with 10-plus years of NBA experience.
The 33-year-old seven-footer was limited to 30 games with the Hawks last year, scoring 1.3 points while averaging 1.6 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game. However, he is considered an imposing defensive presence, as the Celtics found out at times in a first-round playoff series against the Hawks.
Collins presumably represents a move to address the void created at center after Greg Stiemsma agreed to an offer sheet with the Timberwolves.
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We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian have a semi-reunion with Pittsburgh's Tim Benz. In addition to a stroll down memory Lane, they talk about the Steelers-Patriots game Sunday, and Benz has to jam in some Penguins talk.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian look ahead to tonight's Bruins Home Opener against Taylor Hall and the Devils. They also talk about David Backes' fit in Claude Julien's system, the young defensive core, realistic expectations for Zdeno Chara, and the development of David Pastrnak.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian go through the details of Josh Brown's domestic violence issues, some of which are from his own journal, and wonder why he is still in the NFL. They're pretty disturbed that there are reports that the NFL knew of these issues, and took no action. Also, John Mara is very complicit in this...
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of the day discussing the latest revelations in kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, and more specifically how the NFL and NY Giants try to sweep it all under the rug.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day. And prostitutes.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
The Thursday K&C recap show with Ken Laird & Chris Curtis discussing the photo day reveal, local TV sports anchors and Jon Meterparel angling for certainty.
Ken & Curtis recap a Trenni-Wednesday on the show with a female showdown, a smorgasbord of topics, & the embarrassing Patriots media led by Mike Giardi
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show