Oakland left-hander Dallas Braden threw a perfect game Sunday against visiting Tampa Bay, the first perfect game of the 2009 season. Braden struck out six and threw 109 pitches on the way to the 4-0 win. Braden (4-2), who retired former Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler for the final out of the game on a ground ball to shortstop, gained a small measure of fame earlier this season for taking offense to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez' decision to cut across the mound during an Oakland-New York game.
Tiger Woods withdrew from the Players Championship after hitting his second shot on the seventh hole, suffering from a neck injury that has been reportedly bothering him for some time. Woods was 2-over for the day and 2-under for the tournament. It was the first time Woods has withdrawn from a tournament since the 2006 Nissan Open in Rivera, when he suffered from the flu. "I've been playing through it," Woods told reporters, saying that he felt the pain prior to the Masters. "I can't play through it anymore." For the complete story click here.
David Ortiz is back in the lineup for the Red Sox as they face off with the Yankees and A.J. Burnett in the teams' series finale Sunday night at Fenway Park. The following is the Sox lineup: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Martinez C, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Hermida LF, McDonald CF, Lester P. For all the matchups see The Full Count Blog by clicking here.
WILMINGTON -- Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg skated at Ristuccia Arena for the second consecutive day on Sunday as he makes his way back from a lacerated tendon in his left forearm sustain against Toronto on April 3. Seidenberg had surgery to repair the tendon and was in a hard cast for the first four weeks of recovery. The hard cast was removed last Monday and Seidenberg wears a splint of the forearm to protect the area that has about a three inch scar five inches up from his wrist. Seidenberg's expected recovery time is supposed to be around eight weeks. Coach Claude Julien said on Sunday that Seidenberg's workouts with trainer John Whitesides are a positive development around the team.
"Any time you see that kind of thing around your team it is a positive," Julien said. "We have been hit this week with some big injuries but then you look at the other side and you see some other guys start to come around. So, hopefully...
The Yankees won their 13th game against the Red Sox in the teams' last 15 meetings, this time beating the Sox 14-3, Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The game was delayed 1 hour, 14 minutes due to rain in the fifth inning. The delay, which came with two outs, the visitors leading 6-3, and a 2-2 count to Victor Martinez, cost New York starter CC Sabathia the victory. Highlighting the NY attack was Mark Teixeira, who belted three home runs, and Francisco Cervelli, who finished with five RBI. It was the sixth straight win for the Yankees, who have out-scored their opponents 51-16 during the stretch. It marked the first time since 1997 the Red Sox have started a season 15-16.
Clay Buchholz took the loss for the Red Sox, giving up six runs on nine hits over five innings. Hitting home runs for the Red Sox were Darnell McDonald and Victor Martinez. Reliever Ramon Ramirez left...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.
Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.
Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.
Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.
Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.
DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.
We tackle four topics that all involve the birthday of both Bill Belichick and Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
We discuss the Red Sox after our interview with John Farrell, and Dustin Pedroia in the lead-off position has become a hot topic.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
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Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
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