Speaking to the Associated Press in Oklahoma City at his free football camp for kids, Patriots Wes Welker talked about how much he is enjoying the freedom the current NFL lockout has afforded him this offseason.
"It's awesome because I'm on my own schedule," Welker said. "I don't have to talk to anybody; I don't have to see anybody. You see some of the same faces all the time. It's kind of nice not to have to look at them anymore and see them. I'm kind of enjoying it.
"I like being able to train on my own and be able to do some of my things. It's good to be with the team, but it's kind of nice."
Welker, who said he hasn't been part of any organized workouts with Patriots teammates, added, "I think once people start losing paychecks, it'll probably be a little bit different. But I'm not too...
Jason Varitek will catch Daisuke Matsuzaka for the third time this season, while Kevin Youkilis returns to the Red Sox lineup after taking a day off due to a shin injury as the Sox take on the Angels in the meeting of the teams' four-game set in Anaheim.
The following is the Red Sox lineup against LA starter Ervin Santana:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
J.D. Drew RF
Carl Crawford LF
Jason Varitek C
Daisuke Matsuzaka P
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NEW YORK -- The Celtics went through a film session and a walkthrough at Madison Square Garden on Saturday and there is no change with Shaquille O'Neal. The center will not play in Game 4 on Sunday, although Celtics coach Doc Rivers maintains that Shaq will play when he's able. "He’s not playing tomorrow," Rivers said "He didn’t feel great, so I’m not taking a chance. I’d still like to use him. If he could play I’d play him because I think it would be good for him. The minute he can play he’ll be on the floor."
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Jon Lester continued an impressive stretch by Red Sox starting pitchers, not allowing a run over six innings while leading the Sox to a 4-3 win over the Angels Friday night in Anaheim. The victory moved Terry Francona's team to 8-5 after its six-game losing streak to begin the season.
Lester, who struck out eight and walked two, departed after 111 pitches, holding a 4-0 lead. It marked the seventh straight game the Red Sox starter has allowed two or fewer earned runs, a stretch that has resulted in a combined ERA of 1.19.
"I remember back about the middle of that homestand, somebody asked me: 'What's the best way to get it going?'" Francona told reporters after his team's win on his 52nd birthday. "And I said, 'A time or two through the rotation and have them give us a chance every night.' And that's exactly what's happened."
The Angels made it interesting against Red Sox relievers, scoring once in the seventh against...
Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire scored just seven points on 2-for-8 shooting and played 32 minutes in the Celtics 113-96 win in Game 3 on Friday. After sitting out the second half of Game 2 with back spasms, Stoudemire was a game-time decision and clearly was not himself. He's not likely to be for Sunday's Game 4 either. "There's no way I'll be 100 percent by Sunday," he said. "I knew I wasn't 100 percent [in Game 3], but I also knew my teammates needed me to be out there. I felt good enough to play but I wasn't 100 percent. I feel bad for the fans. They deserve it. My teammates also."
Stoudemire said that he didn't feel like he could draw contact, which is a big part of his game. He also said his quickness wasn't there. "Nobody expected him to go out and be a superhero," Carmelo Anthony said. "He gave us what he could and I respect that."
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Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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