Clay Buchholz was tagged for seven runs and a season-high 12 hits as the Angels handed the Red Sox their third straight loss, 7-3, Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Buchholz, who has been the clear ace of the Red Sox staff this season, gave up seven runs for the second time this season and the first time since allowing eighth hits and seven runs in his first start of the season on April 8 in Detroit.
The 12 hits allowed also matched a career high for Buchholz, tying his 12 hits surrendered on April 26, 2011 in Baltimore. Buchholz lost for the first time since July 14 at Tampa Bay and just the second time in nine decisions dating back to May 16. Scott Podsednik had three hits in the losing cause for the Red Sox, who fell to 59-65. It's the first time they've been six under .500 since they were 13-19 on May 11.
Maicer Izturis had three hits for the Angels (66-60) who won their second straight after a four-game losing streak. ...
LOWELL -- Speaking prior to Milan Lucic's Rock & Jock softball game Wednesday night, Bruins players discussed their potential plans for the coming season in the event that there is a lockout. The current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on Sept. 15, and Wednesday's negotiating session between executives from both sides was rocky enough for negotiations to be rescheduled for Thursday.
Dennis Seidenberg played in the AHL during the 2004-05 lockout, but he hinted at playing in his native Germany next season if the NHL isn't an option. One draw of playing in Germany would be the opportunity to play with his younger brother, Yannic, who is a forward for Adler Mannheim of the German Hockey League.
"Well, my brother plays in Germany, so it would be nice to play with him if it gets to that point," Seidenberg said, "but for now I haven't put enough thought into it to say what I'm going to do."...
LOWELL -- Milan Lucic weighed in on the status of collective bargaining agreement negotiations prior to his Rock & Jock softball game Wednesday night, discussing what the next month may hold for the Bruins and the rest of the league.
Lucic hasn't been able to attend any meetings thus far, but he said he has paid close attention to the negotiations between the league and the players' association. Executives from the league and NHLPA, including league commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, met in Toronto Wednesday, but got nowhere. The negotiations were cancelled before they began, and the two sides will meet again Thursday.
"Obviously there's a lot of stuff that needs to be resolved," Lucic said. "There's a lot of issues that are being talked about and there's a lot of things that from a player and a union standpoint, that we want and obviously from an owner's standpoint, what they want....
Patriots defensive lineman Kyle Love has had his contract extended through the 2013 season, according to a league source. The 6-foot-1, 315-pound Love, who was set to become a restricted free agent following the 2012 season, now has an extension that has a total maximum value of $3.09 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus.
The 25-year-old Love, who made the team as a rookie free agent in 2010 out of Mississippi State, has emerged as a valued member of the New England defense over the last year -- in 2011, he finished with 55 tackles (30 solo) and three sacks in 13 starts -- and currently projects as one of the Patriots' two starting defensive tackles alongside veteran Vince Wilfork for the upcoming season. The news of the extension was first reported by ESPN Boston.
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After a month and a half of delay, the Celtics have finally signed forward Jeff Green to a new contract. Previous reports had the deal worth up to $36 million over four years. The two sides had agreed in early July on the framework of a new deal, but it wasn't officially signed until Wednesday.
The 6-foot-9 Green missed all of last season after an aortic aneurysm was detected before the start of the season. Green appeared in 26 regular season games in 20111 after the Celtics acquired him from Oklahoma City in the Kendrick Perkins trade. Green averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, but shot almost 49 percent from the floor in limited minutes.
The C's now have 13 players under contract on guaranteed deals with three more on partially-guaranteed contracts.
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Chris Price joins Chris Villani to talk about the Patriots and Ravens upcoming Monday Night Football game and the rivalry between the two teams.
Patriots DB Devin McCourty tells Glenn, Lou, and Christian that Baltimore is always a tough matchup, he talks about how they don't fear playing at Gillette, and he's not concerned with the Reporters' question that seemed to irk Dont'a Hightower .
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe speak with ESPN's Trent Dilfer and look ahead to the match-up with his old team, the Baltimore Ravens.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Sam Kennedy sits down with Mustard and Johnson to talk about the big off season for the Red Sox so far.
Trenni and Tomase sit down with John Farrell and talk to him about the trades and free agent signings that took place at the MLB winter meetings. They also talk about Pablo Sandoval, how his training is going in Florida and what to expect from him this upcoming year.
Dave Dombrowski joins Trenni and Tomase at Christmas at Fenway. They talked about the huge trade for Chris Sale, other off season moves and expectations for the upcoming season.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral take a more league-wide view of things with the Bruins' 28 games into the season
Ken Laird and Rear Admiral talk about the Bruins week that was, featuring five more goals from David Pastrnak, a Thursday clunker, and the Saturday call-up of Danton Heinen with a prospect update from Mark Divver of the Providence Journal
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
Mut ranks all 23 Dino Casting Couch members and Gary Tanguay posts another velfie on the Celtics and Kirk.
Mut defends himself in voting for Trump despite Alex Reimer's claim that he only voted for him because he goes along with whatever Gerry said. Damien Woody joins the guys for his second Friday interview.
Damien Woody praises Tom Brady's work ethic and thinks he can play three or four more seasons. Woody thinks Brady pushed the limits on Deflategate but it didn't play a role in the Patriots beating the Colts in the 2014 AFC Championship game.
No One is safe from OMF's Whiner Line.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about Dont'a Hightower's forceful response to a question about the "Improving" Patriots Defense.
We check in with the playmaker for his weekly visit on the Dale, Holley and Keefe show.
Dale and Rich disagree again on this one... is LG a product of the system here or is he one of the NFL's best runningbacks?
Dale and Rich Keefe speak to Peter King about Patriots/Ravens and several other NFL topics.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
The final episode of 2016 covers BC's bowl game against Maryland on December 26 in Detroit.
Mike Mutnansky returned to his K&C family after a short hiatus, full of spirit and some hate, and impressed on a Patriots Friday showing. Ken Laird and Chris Curtis (with Intern Kyle) have the audio rundown
K&C Producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back at it after Thursday's non-Casting Couch show to discuss the day's program and deliver the day's best soundbytes.
Mike Lombardi thinks the Patriots should trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the Cleveland Browns for a first-round pick next season. Mick Jagger will be a father to his eighth child at age 73 and the most overpaid actors and actresses in Headlines. The guys discuss Mut's internal struggle as to whether or not he should have a vasectomy.More from this show