The Red Sox announced that they have released right-hander Carlos Silva. Silva, who signed a minor league deal this winter that included the possibility of a $1 million salary if he was added to the big league roster, was diagnosed early in spring training with shoulder inflammation and was unable to throw for the last several weeks.
The 32-year-old had not pitched in the majors since 2010, in no small part due to shoulder woes. However, he showed enough stuff in workouts for the Sox this winter that the team was willing to sign him to a largely risk-free contract, with the idea that he could compete for a spot at the back of the rotation.
However, that scenario never materialized since Silva could not take the mound. The right-hander owns a career 70-70 record and 4.68 ERA.
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Chaz Williams had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists and sparked a late 16-4 run Saturday as UMass knocked off Region 3 top seed Seton Hall, 77-67, in an NIT second-round game in South Orange, N.J.
Raphiael Putney scored 15 points, and Sean Carter had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Minutemen (24-11), who advance to play the winner of Sunday's Northern Iowa-Drexel game. UMass is one win away from the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
Williams and Terrell Vinson (10 points) hit 3-pointers toward the end of the spurt that made the score 72-64 inside the final minute.
Fuquan Edwin scored 21 points for Seton Hall (21-13).
According to a report in The Boston Globe, the Patriots are close to a deal with free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.
Lloyd led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards in 2010 for the Broncos but was traded to the Rams in October 2011 after failing to reach agreement on a long-term deal with the Broncos. He caught 51 passes for 683 yards and four touchdowns in his 11 games with St. Louis.
If Lloyd does in fact sign with the Patriots, it would reunite him with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was his head coach in Denver and offensive coordinator last season in St. Louis. Lloyd has suggested recently that he was interested in playing for the Patriots and...
SACRAMENTO -- Paul Pierce left the Celtics 120-95 loss to the Kings game late in the fourth quarter with what the team called a mild ankle sprain. Pierce said he stepped on the foot of Kings' guard Marcus Thornton and "tweaked it."
"It’s a little sore, just twisted it a bit at the end," Pierce said. "Should be fine though."
Asked if he would be able to play on Saturday night against the Nuggets, Pierce said, "We’ll see how it feels. It’s just a little tweak. Hopefully it doesn’t swell up on the plane ride."
Pierce played 35 minutes against the Kings on Friday, scoring 19 while making 5-of-15 shots from the floor and converting all nine of his free throw attempts. He added three rebounds and two assists. He is averaging a team-high 18.4 points per night, and has played in all but two of the Celtics' games this year.
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Wide receiver Reggie Wayne, in an entry on his website after re-signing with the Colts for a three-year, $17.5 million deal, offered a suggestion on his website that he considered crossing enemy lines to sign with the Patriots:
"It came down to [three] teams actually. Well..... kinda four teams at first. Then three and then two. And you Colts fans don't wanna know who other team was. I'll let you figure that one out. Ha!" Wayne wrote. "But like I said, I'm thrilled about my decision. [Now] I can continue and hopefully retire a Colt. I'm ready to start playing right now. The more I think about it, my decision to stay gets better as each hour goes by. GO COLTS!!!"
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
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.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
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.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the blow-back Michael Jordan is receiving for donating to both sides of the Police violence divide. OMF thinks he did the right thing.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide if Chris Sale is "Winning-obsessed" or "Fatal Attraction level crazy." But you still want him, right?
Lou doesn't want to make a big deal, or give up big time prospects. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss whether or not the Red Sox need to make any deal before Monday's deadline.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
Dino, Gerry and Rob Bradford give their thoughts on the opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philly. Paul Simon, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Obama and Bernie are among those discussed.More from this show
"No credible evidence" frees Peyton Manning from any guilt in the NFL eyes on P.E.D usage, and Josh Gordon is reinstated into the league after multiple suspensions. John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Rob Bradford discuss.More from this show