According to a report from Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network, Red Sox ownership have begun "quietly shopping" the franchise to potential buyers and are mulling the sale of the team.
Owning both Liverpool FC and the Red Sox has been the biggest challenge for John Henry and Fenway Sports Group and is the key reason they could be looking to sell, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Gasparino. By selling the Red Sox, Henry could potentially devote more resources to Liverpool, which was purchased by Fenway Sports for $476 million in 2010. Gasparino reports that people close to ownership feel that more attention is being paid to the future of the Liverpool franchise than to the last-place Red Sox.
The Red Sox denied any interest in selling the team. On Thursday, a spokesperson for the Sox said of “...
Red Sox CEO/president Larry Lucchino, in an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, discussed his future with the franchise on Thursday morning. There have been rumors that Lucchino, in the last year of his contract, may not return next season, but he made his intent to return clear to Dennis & Callahan.
"This is the place I call home," Lucchino said. "I hope to be here for the foreseeable future. I've got no plans to go anywhere else. I enjoy my working relationship with my partners and colleagues and the challenge that faces us here is a tremendous one. In some ways, and this may sound perverse, it's appealing. We've done things one way, this is our 11th year, and quite a good ride and lots of success. But now there is a fundamental challenge to us, a very real opportunity to get this franchise back to where it should be in terms of on-field success and playoff baseball. And I relish that opportunity. I don't have any plans...
In Thursday's Morning Mashup, we have a photo of A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy's scar after getting out of surgery from the nasty line drive he took, hilarious out takes of John Clayton's "SportsCenter" commercial, video of Mike Francesa falling asleep on air while talking Red Sox-Yankees, and a report that Jim Calhoun is retiring as head coach of UConn's basketball team.
Calhoun racked up 873 wins while coaching college basketball. He won three national titles, and headed up the UConn program alone for 26 years. More amazing, he staved off cancer three separate times.
The program has come under scrutiny in recent years. An investigation in 2008 led to recruiting violations. Additionally, the program has struggled to maintain academic standards and is ineligible for the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Kevin Ollie, who played in the NBA and was hired as an assistant in 2010, is expected to take over the head coaching position.
According to multiple reports, UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Calhoun, 70, was hired by UConn in 1986 (following 14 years at Northeastern) and transformed the school into a national power, winning three NCAA titles (1999, 2004, 2011). UConn also was a Final Four participant in 2009. Under Calhoun, UConn won 10 Big East regular-season championships and seven Big East tournament titles.
Calhoun has battled several health issues in recent years, including prostate cancer in 2003, and had back surgery last February. Last month he broke his hip falling off his bicycle (Calhoun broke five ribs falling off a bike in 2009).
UConn will not be eligible for the 2013 NCAA tournament, failing to qualify for eligibility because of several years of below-standard academic progress rate scores. Calhoun also served a three-game suspension at the start of last...
The Red Sox again proved unable to claim consecutive wins, as they followed a victory on Tuesday with a 5-4 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday in a contest that saw three Red Sox get ejected. The Sox are 2-12 in their last 14 contests. The last time they won two straight games came on Aug. 26-27 against the Royals.
Aaron Cook was strong through three shutout innings before falling prey to the longball in the fourth. He gave up a solo homer to Curtis Granderson and a two-run blast to Robinson Cano, continuing a season-long issue for Cook, who has permitted a career-high 1.3 homers per nine innings this year.
Those two homers accounted for the only runs scored against Cook in five-plus innings. Still, that yield was enough to drop the right-hander to 3-10 on the season, in no small part because Granderson launched a massive two-run homer to right against reliever Alfredo Aceves in the top of the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 5-1 lead....
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete discussed the Rams idiotic decision to give Jeff Fisher an extension.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete opened the 8 am hour discussing a brutal day for Jeff Fisher. The guys also reacted to Gus Johnson's over the top final call of the Big Ten championship.
Gerry Kirk and Pete opened the 7 am hour talking about Roger Goodell not being in attendance yesterday.
Glenn, Lou and Christian react to a rant from the Louisville women's basketball coach about why he hates participation trophies and soft kids.
Tom Brady told K&C that he has not heard from the NFL in regards to a congratulations for breaking the NFL wins record. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss Brady's record and the ever-growing feud between Brady and Goodell.
Oakland and New England are tied atop the AFC, but the Raiders have the edge in tiebreakers. The guys look into the race and talk about the upcoming Patriots schedule, which is harder than the last few games.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Gerry Callahan pulled an audible at the line of scrimmage and bumped the scheduled Mike Mutnansky from Monday's show, in favor of sporty Pete Sheppard. Ken Laird and Chris Curtis explain how it went down and how the show went w/ the Meat Man in.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
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