ESPN analyst Andy Katz, in an interview on the Dennis & Callahan Show, suggested that the Celtics did extremely well to grab Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger with the No. 21 overall pick in the draft. While there are medical issues surrounding the two-time All-American, Katz suggested that the opportunity to grab a player who might have been a lottery pick was rare.
"You know what you're going to get. Yes, his back was red-flagged out of Chicago and it did scare a couple of teams away," said Katz. "I still question how high he would have gone had this not occurred. I think he would have gone higher, maybe the late lottery into the mid-teens, but in this particular draft, based on the needs of the teams way up high, I don't think he was ever going to be a top-five or a top-seven player. The Celtics, in talking to Danny Ainge last night, I think they got a steal. I definitely do. They got a player who is going to work as hard as...
PAWTUCKET -- The Red Sox signed Andy LaRoche, who requested and was granted his release by the Indians last week. The third baseman joined Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday.
LaRoche, 28, played 46 games for Triple-A Columbus, hitting .234 with a .331 OBP, .372 slugging mark and .704 OPS, playing 30 games at third base and 10 more at shortstop. In 403 career big league games (most recently, two score with Oakland last year), he's a career .226/.305/.337/.642 hitter.
"This looked like the best fit for me," LaRoche said of the decision to sign with the Sox. "I'm probably going to get the most playing time here."
LaRoche already owns a place in Red Sox history, having been part of the three-team deal with the Pirates and Dodgers that resulted in the departure of Manny Ramirez at the 2008 trade deadline and the arrival of Jason Bay in Boston, a deal that Pittsburgh GM Neal Huntington suggested this winter...
Former Patriots defensive back and assistant coach Corwin Brown, charged with striking his wife and holding her hostage with a handgun last summer, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday in South Bend, Ind. In the incident, Brown shot himself in the stomach after releasing his wife.
Family members say they believe Brown suffered brain trauma during his football career at Notre Dame and in the NFL. Brown, 42, played eight seasons with the Patriots (1993-96), Jets (1997-98) and Lions (1999-2000). He was an assistant for one season under Bill Belichick in 2010, following stints with Virginia, the Jets and Notre Dame.
Brown is due to be sentenced Aug. 21. The plea agreement recommends a four-year prison sentence but indicates prosecutors would not oppose a suspended sentence with Brown placed on probation.
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The Mariners scored the game's only run when, with one out in the ninth inning, John Jaso singled in Casper Wells to give Seattle a 1-0 win over the Red Sox, Thursday night at Safeco Field.
The decisive play was made that much more frustrating for the Red Sox considering Cody Ross' throw from right field was in time to get Wells, but catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia's sweep tag resulted in the ball popping loose, allowing for the game-winner.
Earning the win for Seattle was its starter Felix Hernandez, who struck out a career-high 13 batters over his nine innings, allowing just five singles while holding the Red Sox scoreless. The Mariners' righty threw 128 pitches, stranding runners on first and second in his final inning by getting Adrian Gonzalez to fly out to deep left-center and Will Middlebrooks to pop out.
Hernandez would fan each of the Red Sox' starters -- except Mike Aviles -- at least once.
Doing a good job of keeping...
Danny Ainge didn't think he would be able to select Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger when the draft began, but as he fell because of a disk issue in his back, Ainge said the team was comfortable taking him.
"We’re fortunate to get him," Ainge said. "We were concerned and we did our research on the back issues and felt comfortable, but there are some issues there. Our medical staff thinks that short term and long term there may be some maintenance issues with the back."
Sullinger's back problem became a concern at the draft combine when it was reported that teams had a medical red flag. His father told ESPN.com that the issues were related to tightness in his legs. Sullinger missed two games in December because of back spasms, but they were the only two he missed his his two years at Ohio State.
Ainge praised Sullinger's all-around game and noted that he's been one of the best players in his class since his days...
Field calls the boys live from the ESPN studios in CT to discuss how the Steelers can stay alive in this game today. He also gets into Julian Edelman's role, the dominance of Gronk, and some fantasy football issues. He also discusses his frustrations with how the NFL has dealt with disciplinary issues specifically domestic violence.
Fauria calls the boys from the friendly confines of the Fauria compound. He discusses the various matchups at play today and how the Pats defense will force Landry Jones to beat them. He also talks about playing against the Steelers at Heinz Field, the biggest rivalries for the Pats and more.
Jason Whitlock was back at it again last week on his Fox show discussing race and cutlure in the NFL and how it is sometimes easier for white guys to get acclimated in the NFL. Pete thinks that is complete garbage.
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.
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!
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.
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
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show