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08/21/2010 - 12:34pm
Report: Ex-Pats FB Turner has ALS

Former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Turner is the 14th NFL player to be struck with the disease since 1960. He played three seasons in New England from 1992-94 and caught 52 passes out of the backfield in 1994 before moving on to the Eagles organization the following year.

 

Recent research done at Boston University has linked ALS-like symptoms to the head trauma that some football players experience during their careers. Turner told the Globe that he took several hits to the head during his playing days.

 

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots. 


08/21/2010 - 3:21am
Scutaro has pain in throwing shoulder

On the day it was learned that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia would be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to continuing pain in the navicular bone on his left foot -- which was still healing after being fractured -- shortstop Marco Scutaro that he has been battling with discomfort in the back of his right shoulder for "about two weeks."

 

"I don't know how it started," Scutaro noted after the Red Sox' 16-2 loss to the Blue Jays Friday night at Fenway Park. "But I have hard time reaching back on throws."

 

Scutaro said that the biggest difficulty when it comes to the dealing with the ailment occurs when he is forced to extend his arm back on longer throws, and tosses where he has to come across the bag. To compensate the shortstop had altered his throwing motion, shortening up his delivery to make it a more flip-like procedure.

 

For much of the season Scutaro had...

08/20/2010 - 10:16pm
Lester, Red Sox routed by Blue Jays

Lyle Overbay had a pair of three-run homers and drove in seven runs and Jon Lester had the worst outing of his career as the Toronto Blue Jays crushed the Red Sox, 16-2, on Friday night at Fenway Park. 

 

Lester allowed eight hits and a career-high nine runs over two-plus innings. Lester, who won his last two starts, fell to 2-5 since the All-Star break while the Red Sox fell to 2-2 on their nine-game homestand. 

 

Overbay matched a season-high in the majors this season, joining Aramis Ramirez, Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter as players with seven RBIs in a game. 

 

Dustin Brown drove in the only runs for the Red Sox with a two-run double in the seventh inning. 

 

For more, visit Closing Time at the Full Count blog. 


08/20/2010 - 5:45pm
Clemens on Big Show: We'll have our say

Speaking publicly for the first time since being indicted on charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 about being injected with human growth hormone and steroids, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens joined WEEI's The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Lou Merloni during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon.

 

Ordway began the interview by saying that it might be unfair to ask Clemens how he was doing due to the recent circumstances, to which Clemens responded, "Well, I can't really control that. But you can ask me how I am. I'm doing fine."

 

Clemens talked extensively about his introduction to the Jimmy Fund — which he was first made aware of in 1984 — before talking about his indictment.

 

"I'm not going to get into details. All I'm going to say is that I learned a lot. My eyes were opened by some of the things that happened and did not happen," Clemens said. "We're...

08/20/2010 - 5:27pm
Roger Clemens live on Big Show right now

Former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens has joined Glenn Ordway and Lou Merloni on the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Tune in right now to the Big Show across the WEEI Sports Radio Network. Click here to listen live on the WEEI stream.

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