Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was named American League Player of the Week for the period from July 16-22. He went 12-for-28 with three homers and 12 RBI during the seven-game stretch. It is the sixth time in the first baseman's career that he has won Player of the Week honors, something that he last did last August 22-28.
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According to a major league source, the Red Sox talked to the Cubs about the availability of right-hander Ryan Dempster but "never engaged" Chicago in a concerted effort to acquire the pitcher before the reported agreement (or near-agreement) of a trade that would send Dempster to the Braves.
Though Dempster is 5-4 with a National League-leading 2.11 ERA, the Sox were not inclined to make a hard play for a pitcher who represented a strict rental (Dempster is eligible for free agency after this year; as a pitcher who would be switching teams mid-year, any club that acquires him will not receive draft pick compensation). With the Braves reportedly willing to send pitcher Randall Delgado (ranked among the top 50 prospects in all of baseball by Baseball America in each of the last two years), the Red Sox likely would not have come close to moving one of their top pitching prospects to come close to what Atlanta seemingly embraced as a...
According to a report on ESPNBoston.com, the Red Sox have expressed interest in Marlins starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Anibal Sanchez.
Both Johnson and Sanchez own 5-7 records this season, with Sanchez's ERA at 3.94 and Johnson's at 4.35. Johnson led the National League with a 2.30 ERA in 2010 but missed almost all of the 2011 season with a right shoulder injury (Johnson also had Tommy John surgery in 2007). Johnson, 0-2 with a 7.56 ERA in his last three starts, will make $13.75 million this season and in 2013.
Sanchez, a former Sox prospect who was part of the deal that landed Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell in 2005, has struggled as of late, posting a 5.63 ERA since June 1. He is making $8 million this season and will be a free agent at the end of the 2012 campaign.
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The family of the late Joe Paterno responded Monday with disappointment to the NCAA's announcement of penalties for Penn State due to its mishandling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and the school's acceptance of the punishment.
Paterno was named in the Freeh report as having helped cover up Sandusky's crimes, but the family remains adamant that the legendary coach has not received "due process."
Regarding the penalties, which include a $60 million fine, a postseason ban of four years and the loss of 40 scholarships -- plus all victories from 1998-2011 will be vacated, meaning Paterno no longer is the winningest coach in Division 1 history -- the family said: "Punishing past, present and future students of the university because of Sandusky’s crimes does not serve justice. This is not a fair or thoughtful action; it is a panicked response to the public's understandable revulsion at what Sandusky did."...
The 2012-13 NBA season will open with an Eastern Conference finals rematch between the Celtics and Heat at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena on October 30, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Not only will the C's be present for the ring ceremony for LeBron James & Co., but there will surely be more than a few mentions of Ray Allen's decision to turn down a reported two-year, $12 million offer from the Celtics to play in Miami on a two-year, $6 million contract with a player option in Year 2.
The complete NBA schedule is slated to be released later this week.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
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.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!