FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox issued an apology from John Lackey Tuesday afternoon in which the pitcher apologized for a comment made in a Boston Globe article. Lackey was quoted in the story as saying, "Guys having a beer after their start has been going on for the last 100 years. This is retarded. It's not like we were sitting up there doing it every night. It's not even close to what people think.''
In the team-released statement, Lackey's apologized: "I apologize for my thoughtless choice of words that appeared in print earlier today. I meant no harm, and I am sorry to all I offended."
Lackey has been rehabbing his right elbow after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He is expected to remain with the Red Sox after the conclusion of spring training.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Making his sixth spring training appearance, Josh Beckett threw five shutout innings against the Rays Tuesday, allowing just one hit while striking out five and walking three. The righty threw 84 pitches, 49 of which were strikes.
"I’ve still got one more. Yeah, I mean it’s definitely sneaking up on us. Yeah, as far as arm strength and stuff goes (I’m ready)," said Beckett after the 8-0 win over Tampa Bay at JetBlue Park. "There’s still things you’ve got to figure out during the season, too. I don’t think anybody…I if you hit the ground running in April, you’re probably not very old. Spring training is, in my opinion, a little bit long. But it’s to get everybody ready."
Beckett, who hasn't allowed more than two hits in any of his spring outings, said he was mindful of how he approached an American League rival team heading into the regular season. The...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In response to Carl Crawford's assertion that he had been dealing with his left wrist problem for "the last four or five years," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said he had been aware of the issue, but didn't recall it being so bad that a surgical procedure might be necessary.
"I don't remember surgery being discussed with the wrist," Maddon told WEEI.com prior to his team's game against the Red Sox Tuesday.
"With Carl we always in-tune in terms of when to give him rest, and most of the time on our turf it was about his legs and not his wrist. It was always about his legs. I knew his wrist would bother him on occasion, but I would talk to [Tampa Bay trainer] Ronnie Porterfield and he would keep me informed. I don't remember Ronnie talking about surgery at any point."
Continuing a dispute over two billboards on land owned by Robert Kraft near Gillette Stadium, The Kraft Group filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the town of Foxboro on Monday, according to a Boston Globe report.
The suit charges that representatives of Kraft's company were repeatedly denied the right to speak at open public meetings. It seeks a declaration that the town has violated Kraft's constitutional free speech rights, and is requests damages and a court order preventing further violations.
The Kraft Group has managed the two billboards and split the advertising revenue with the town since a 2007 agreement. Town leaders now want to put the contract out to public bid, which Kraft maintains is not legal because the...
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who now provides analysis for ESPN, voiced serious concern about new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine during an appearance on Tuesday's Mut & Merloni show.
Schilling said, "I like Bobby. I like him a lot," after working with Valentine at ESPN last season. However, Schilling said, "I thought that the manager that managed the Mets that I was not a big fan of was now going to be a different manager, and I don't think there's anything different at all. And I don't think that that is going to be conducive to doing well here. There's a lot of things I think that are happening not just from his perspective, but when you talk to these guys -- and I'm still talking to some of these guys -- I don't think this is going well. And I think it's going bad quicker than I expected it to."
Asked for specific criticisms of Valentine, Schilling said: "It's little stuff. One of [Terry Francona's]...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello after he throws his first complete game as a member of the Red Sox as the Sox beat the Angels 6-2
Former Red Sox infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora joined the guys to talk MLB trade rumors and spend just a little time goofing on Rob Bradford.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
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.
Dino, Buck and Butch end the program discussing two prominent AL pitchers that were in action Thursday night and how their future looks. Also, Patriots and Dolphins QBs since Tom Brady was drafted.
At Friday morning's media session, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pressed about what might happen in Week 5 with Jimmy Garoppolo if he plays well. After three queries, Bill has had enough. Dino, Buck and Butch react.
CSN Patriots reporter Tom E. Curran joins Dino, Buck and Butch to talk the state of the Patriots as training camp opens.
No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line
No Ordway today, as Lou and Christian discuss Pats camp and the Red Sox losing streak
Lou and Christian talk about Hanley's throwing error that cost the Red Sox the game last night against the Angels
We discuss all things from Patriots training camp day 2. The return of Jamie Collins, a frosty Bill Belichick, and Martellus Bennett is soon to be a fan favorite.
Inspired by a shark taking a bite out of Warren Sapp, we look at four of the dumbest off-the-field injuries in sports history. Suntans and pizza injuries? Yeah, we got that.
We close out the week with the best soundbites of the day and LAROY!
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Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Ben and Alex discuss the Revs roster and who is the most valuable. Would you rather have Paul Pogba or Luka Modric and Toni Kroos?
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