John Lackey suffered his 10th loss of the season, giving up three runs in the seventh inning, as the Red Sox dropped a 4-3 decision to the A's Saturday night in Oakland. Lackey, who hadn't succumbed to double-digit losses since 2006, allowed just two hits prior to giving up four hits in the pivotal seventh. Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard allowed the A's to claim an insurance run in the eighth when Jack Cust singled in Coco Crisp. Hideki Okajima came on for Bard with two outs in the eighth, getting out of a bases-loaded jam by inducing a ground out to third by pinch-hitter Matt Carson.
The Sox closed the gap to a run in the ninth when Victor Martinez ripped a two-out double off Oakland closer Andrew Bailey, and then proceeded to score on Adrian Beltre's bloop into center field, which put the third baseman in scoring position. But David Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Mike Lowell, took a called third strike on a full-count fastball to end the game....
CHESTNUT HILL -- Red-shirt freshman Nate Freese hit four field goals and quarterback Dave Shinskie threw a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter as Boston College beat Kent State, 26-13, Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
Clyde Lee caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown while Bobby Swigert also had a touchdown catch. Wes Davis, Jim Noel and Alex Albright all recorded interceptions for the BC defense, which Kent State to just 205 of total offense on the day.
Boston College improves to 2-0 and has a bye next week before playing host to Virginia Tech on Sept. 25 at Alumni Stadium in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
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San Diego Padres principal owner Jeff Moorad told Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that the Padres will not be trading Adrian Gonzalez this offseason. The first baseman, who has long been of interest to the Red Sox, will become a free agent following the 2011 season if he does not sign an extension with the Padres. Rosenthal quoted Moorad as saying, "It's a foregone conclusion that he will be back with the team."
Rosenthal reports that is still uncertain what will transpire after this offseason, with the 28-year-old most likely looking at something closer to Mark Teixeira's deal (8 years, $180 million) rather than a three-year contract with the same relative annual average.
Gonzalez is currently hitting .305 with a .394 on-base percentage, .512 slugging and 27 home runs.
See below for Rosenthal's report:
The Patriots recently released a statement that included quotes from owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady on Brady’s four-year extension. Here’s the complete text of the release:
Yesterday, the Patriots submitted the paperwork for the four-year contract extension that was recently signed by Tom Brady. The extension extends through the 2014 NFL season. Today, both Robert Kraft and Tom Brady issued statements regarding the extension.
Statement from New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on the four-year contract extension that was signed by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: “We have been very fortunate to have Tom Brady as the quarterback of the New England Patriots for the past decade. I am glad that this contract extension will allow his tenure to continue well into the next decade. Tom has been a terrific representative for the Patriots and a great leader for this franchise....
The NHL players union announced Saturday that they have indeed endorsed Donald Fehr as their next executive director, as was first reported by the New York Post.
"The Search Committee is pleased that the Executive Board has endorsed our recommendation to select Don Fehr as our new Executive Director and we look forward to our fellow members voting on this important matter," Mathieu Schneider, a member of the search committee said in a statement released by the NHLPA.
Larry Brooks had reported on Thursday that players had until 5 p.m. Saturday to get their votes in. Should he be elected, Fehr would take on the same role he held as the MLBPA's leader for 26 years.
"I am gratified by the Executive Board's vote, and I look forward to meeting all the Players at team meetings which begin later this month," said Fehr.
Former Patriots safety and current NBC Sports analyst, Rodney Harrison, spoke about the Patriots offensive line struggles. He talked about being hated in league and hating Jerry Rice and Randy Moss at points in his career. He thinks Josh McDaniels needs to get Brandon LaFell involved, and what to expect from Darrelle Revis going forward.
We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.
We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Gerry and Kirk go at it on whether or not Brady is starting to decline.
The guys opened the show discussing the latest on the Ravens and Steve Bisciotti.
It appears that Mookie Betts is the front-runner to be the lead off hitter for the Red Sox in 2015. But where will he play? And who gets traded? The guys talk about getting younger and re-visit the Sox making a play for Giancarlo Stanton.
A reporter quits LIVE on the air in hilarious fashion. The details of Rob Bironas' death are starting to emerge. High School football player Apollos Hester gives an uplifting post-game speech for the ages.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.More from this show
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