Ryan Lavarnway, who recently became the first Red Sox minor leaguer since 2004 to clear the 30-homer mark in a single season, was pulled from the seventh inning of Triple-A Pawtucket's game on Wednesday night. According to a team source, no decision has been made yet on whether to call up Lavarnway, but the team is apparently prepared to call him up if one of three injured players -- DH David Ortiz (bursitis), third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) or shortstop Marco Scutaro (back) -- lands on the disabled list. As such, the Sox wanted to pull Lavarnway in order to ensure that he would be available as protection in case a decision is made to DL one of the position players.
Lavarnway, who turned 24 earlier this month, is viewed by sources both inside and outside the Red Sox organization as being a major league-ready hitter. Several Red Sox officials believe that he has a future as an everyday catcher in the majors, even though at this point, he requires...
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who was named prominently in a Yahoo! Sports report about improprieties within the football program at the University of Miami, issued a statement Wednesday via his Twitter feed. Wilfork wrote: I am aware of the report that has claims that involve me while at the U. While the NCAA and the U conduct their investigations [my wife] and I believe that it is not appropriate for us to comment. Thanks for your continued support and confidence in me.
The report alleges that Wilfork accepted $50,000 while he was a player at the University of Miami in order to sign with Axcess Sports, a player agency started by Nevin Shapiro and Michael Huyghue. A seperate page of the report details the benefits to Wilfork while he was at Miami. Shapiro is in jail for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme. Huyghue, who is now the commissioner of the UFL denied the claims made by Shapiro.
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Despite losing two of three to the Rays in a brief homestand at Fenway this week, the Red Sox remain eight games ahead of the Rays for the wild card lead in the American League. But that's not the goal in mind for Dustin Pedroia, who said after Wednesday's 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay that the team needs to find a way to rediscover its offense, even if they're missing David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and Marco Scutaro and Kevin Youkilis isn't full strength.
"We need to start winning some games," Pedroia said. "I mean, we all want to win the division. The Yankees aren't going to lose, so you've got to win, man. It doesn't matter who you run out there. You've got to win."
The Yankees have overtaken the Red Sox for first in the AL East, with Boston falling a full game back with Wednesday's loss. The Red Sox led the division by 2.5 games on Aug. 9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia said the Red Sox just couldn't solve tough pitching against the...
Lefty David Price held the Red Sox to three hits over eight scoreless innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs and doubled twice as the Rays beat the slumping Red Sox, 4-0, Wednesday afternoon at Fenway. The trio of James Shields, Jeff Niemann and Price held the Red Sox to just five runs and nine hits in the three games, the last two won by Tampa Bay.
The Rays jumped out on top in the first when Darnell McDonald misplayed a Johnny Damon single, allowing Damon to reach second. The former Red Sox star outfielder scored on a Zobrist groundout to put the Rays up, 1-0.
The Rays upped their lead to 3-0 on solo homers by B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria in the fourth and fifth, respectively off Red Sox starter and loser John Lackey, who threw a season-high 125 pitches. Lackey (11-9) was touched for six hits and four runs - three earned - in 6 2/3 innings. The righty walked three and fanned seven and has thrown 351 pitches in his last three...
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said that he hopes to miss “no more than a week” while recovering from bursitis, a condition that has created significant pain in the region above his left heel and below the Achilles. The slugger said that he is feeling better on Wednesday than he did on Tuesday, when pain while running forced him out of the lineup prior to Game 1 of the Sox' doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 35-year-old said that he first experienced discomfort during Sunday's game against the Mariners. He took anti-inflammatories, and an off-day on Monday allowed him to feel better, but by Tuesday, he was unable to run.
"I was feeling better right after I came out of there. But it was an in-the-moment thing, I guess," said Ortiz. "We’re just working on it. The doctor wants me to rest for three to four days."
Ortiz characterized the condition as "very painful," and...
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
We check in with the best football analyst on Boston radio, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
San Jose 5, Boston 4 at TD Garden on Tuesday night. After the game, coach Claude Julien had some tough words for his team. What changes are coming? DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins mediocrity.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
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FOXBORO — In a game that lasted three hours, 32 minutes, the Patriots got a pair of touchdowns from James White to overcome a controversial inadvertent whistle against them and post a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills Monday night at Gillette Stadium.
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