Five Patriots rookies failed their physicals on Thursday, according to Howard Balzer of Sirius/XM Radio. Seventh-round pick Jeremy Ebert and undrafted rookies Justin Francis, Matt Roark, Jeremiah Warren and Markus Zusevics all failed their physicals, according to Balzer. Ebert, a wide receiver out of Northwestern who was limited in spring camps, was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list, while the other four were placed on the non-football injury list.
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The Red Sox sent right-hander Justin Germano to the Cubs in exchange for cash considerations. Germano was designated for assignment on July 13, when the team activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the 60-day disabled list. He appeared in just one game for the Red Sox, logging 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief on July 7.
Prior to that, Germano -- who signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in the offseason that included a July 1 opt-out -- was one of the top pitchers in the International League. In 17 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, the 29-year-old was 9-4 with a 2.40 ERA, 72 strikeouts and 13 walks in 105 innings.
The trade is the third between the Sox and Cubs since former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein went to the Cubs as their president of baseball operations, following the compensation agreement for Epstein's departure (in which the Cubs sent Chris Carpenter and Aaron Kurcz to the Sox, with Jair Bogaerts going back to Chicago) and a swap of...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suggested that, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, he is comfortable with his team's current roster and doesn't feel a pressing need for a deal to address needs.
"I like my team. I like my pitching. I like our offense, our defense. If [GM Ben Cherington] feels that there's a way of improving on what we have, I'll be all for that, too. But I don't see any gaping holes on our team," Valentine said. "All I can tell you is that Ben works as hard, as much, as diligently as anybody I've ever been around. If there's something he can do to improve our team, I'm sure he's going to do it. I don't know that there'll be one thing or many things or no things. But I'll guarantee you all avenues will be explored."
Earlier on Thursday, Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino said on the Dennis...
According to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears (via Twitter), the Celtics have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Rockets that will send guard Courtney Lee to Boston in exchange for forward JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams, E'Twaun Moore and a second-round pick.
Lee, 26, averaged 11.4 points, 1.5 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game last season. He was originally chosen 22nd overall by the Magic in the 2008 draft.
Johnson, 23, averaged 3.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 8.3 minutes per game last season. He was selected by the Nets with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 draft before being traded, along with a future second round pick, in exchange for the draft rights to MarShon Brooks. The 23-year-old Moore played in 38 games in '11-12, averaging 2.9 points per game, while Williams totaled just three games for the Celtics.
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Dustin Pedroia will make his re-entry to the Red Sox from the disabled list in the third spot in the lineup, leaving Carl Crawford unperturbed in the No. 2 slot where he's enjoyed success in his first three games off the disabled list. With Pedroia back at second base, Pedro Ciriaco will remain in the lineup as the designated hitter, batting ninth. Ciricaco will be the first Red Sox DH in the No. 9 spot in the lineup since Jeff Bailey did the honors on Sept. 9, 2008.
With a lefty on the hill for the White Sox, Kelly Shoppach will be behind the plate for a second straight night. He'll catch for Clay Buchholz in his second start off the DL.
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
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.
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!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Uncle Buck and friends discuss the return of Bill Goldberg to the WWE and Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.
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.More from this show
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.More from this show
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
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.More from this show