According to the New York Daily News, "rumors are flying in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles" that the Yankees could soon be put up for sale by the Steinbrenner family. The report indicates the family is considering its options following the April sale of the Dodgers for a record $2.175 billion.
Yankees president Randy Levine denied the report. "I can say to you there is absolutely, positively nothing to this," he said. "The Steinbrenners are not selling the team."
But the Daily News' sources paint a picture of a family that has not inherited George Steinbrenner's love of owning the team.
Said one source of general partner Hal Steinbrenner: "Hal hates the players, and he hates the media."
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After watching his team finish off a 5-3 road trip -- while going 11-9 during a stretch of 20 straight games -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine offered the highest praise for his club while conducting his postgame interview on NESN.
"We play like this the rest of the season," Valentine said after the Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Orioles Wednesday, "we're going to win the championship."
With their latest win, the Red Sox improve to .500, having won 10 of their last 13 games. Over that stretch Valentine's team leads the majors in runs scored and OPS. Over the 13 games, the Sox pitching staff is third in the major leagues in ERA (3.00), with its starters claiming the big league's second-best ERA (3.14).
"I’m ecstatic," Valentine told reporters after the win over the O's. "The credit goes the...
PHILADELPHIA -- Avery Bradley missed his second-straight game because of injuries to both his shoulders and the Globe reported via a source close to the player that it was, "in the 'high 90's' percentile that Bradley will be shut down and may require surgery."
Before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, which the Celtics lost 82-75, coach Doc Rivers said, "We’re just going to keep saying day to day but we really don’t know. It’s a hard injury with both shoulders now being involved."
A team source said no definitive action has been decided yet and there were "tough decisions" to be made.
Bradley has been a vital part of the Celtics' resurgence over the second half of the season thanks to his tenacious on-the-ball defense. His injured left shoulder had popped out repeatedly...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Celtics made just 26-of-78 shots Wednesday and shot just 33 percent as they failed to close out the 76ers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Wells Fargo Center. In forcing a Game 7 Saturday in Boston, the Sixers didn't exactly light it up, as they had just 33 points at halftime and finished shooting 46 percent for the game in an 82-75 win.
The Celtics defense has been solid in the series, allowing Philadelphia to score just 82, 92 and 82 points in their three wins. But Wednesday night, the Celtics were done in by poor shooting from the floor and 17 turnovers that led to 19 Philadelphia points.
"We did OK," Rajon Rondo said of Boston's defense. "I think we could've done a lot better. Pick-and-roll defense and then it comes down to individual 1-on-1 defense. We did hold them to 82 but I think we could've held them to 70 or the high 60s."
Rondo and the Celtics were done in by...
PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Garnett spoke about Philadelphia's fans after a Game 5 win in Boston. On Wednesday, following an 82-75 loss to the Sixers in Game 6, Garnett made another proclamation of sorts for Game 7 Saturday in Boston.
"Win or go home," Garnett said when asked about the team's mindset heading into a do-or-die Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. "Confidence is very high. We've been here before, very experienced. All out, nothing less."
Indeed, the Celtics have played in five Game 7s in the Big Three era of Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. They are 3-2 in those previous five, beating Atlanta and Cleveland on their way to the title in 2008. They beat the Bulls in seven in the first round in 2009 before losing the next round to the Magic in Game 7 at the Garden. With a chance at an 18th banner in 2010, they lost Game 7 of the NBA finals in Los Angeles to the Lakers.
"Game 7s are what...
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Fred and Butch break down the Patriots' destruction of Houston, with big praise for the defense and 3rd string QB Jacoby Brissett.
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 the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the Red Sox first baseman, who hit his 29th home run as the Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Orioles.
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.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
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