Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to his team's game with the Kansas City Royals that pitcher Clay Buchholz -- who has been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his back -- is slated to see a back specialist in the coming days before moving forward with his throwing program. It would be the third specialist Buchholz has conferred with, with Dr. Craig Brigham performing the most recent exam. It is unclear whether Brigham will be the doctor Buchholz will see next.
"We want Buck to see one more specialist Friday, Monday-ish before we completely turn him loose just because he's starting to get aggressive. We just want to make sure this kid is OK," Francona said. "We just want to make sure we're not doing something wrong. He had a good day yesterday. He had a really good day."
Buchholz threw off a mound Monday for the first time since late June, with all parties involved classifying the exercise as...
Almost a month into the NBA lockout, the two sides have yet to sit down for a formal face-to-face meeting. That appears to be changing, according to SI.com's Zach Lowe, who reports that the league and the player's union are set to meet next week. The two sides have had informal meetings, but those meetings did not include commissioner David Stern or union executive director Billy Hunter.
The two sides were far apart when the NBA imposed a lockout on July 1 with the union suggesting cuts to the existing system and the owners asking for an overhaul including a harder salary cap.
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Sammy Morris signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Wednesday afternoon, according to his agent Mark Slough. Terms were not disclosed. The 34-year-old Morris has spent the last four years in New England, and rushed for 56 yards in limited action last season. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez stopped by for a visit with The Big Show at Fenway Park Wednesday afternoon, as he prepared for the third game of the Sox' series with the Royals.
Gonzalez fell off his torrid power pace after the All-Star break, and there was some speculation that his participation in the All-Star Home Run Derby may have affected his swing. Gonzalez said that wasn't the case.
"No, not at all," he said. "I know my swing pretty well. If you go watch me in BP, I can still do everything I was doing before. My timing was thrown off a little bit, more by the break, more by the two days off. After that, just trying to get back into it.
"I've been swinging the bat well lately, hitting the ball hard, just not getting it up in the air as much as I would want to. But when you're getting hits, you can't try to change anything. You can't try to elevate the ball, because when you start trying to do things like...
The Patriots agreed on a deal with their sixth-round draft pick Markell Carter Wednesday afternoon — a four-year contract — according to a league source. Carter is the first Patriots pick to sign this year. A 6-foot-4, 248-pounder out of Central Arkansas, he totaled 62 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior, and finished his college career with 16.5 sacks. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
The guys chat about the potential of a loss tonight and if they'd be "OK" with it. Is 16-0 the end-all, be-all?
Fauria calls the guys to talk about the game and why he is one of the few that feels that the Pats can win tonight. He just doesn't think Osweiler is ready for the challenge. Also, we get the inactives and Chris' final thoughts on the game.
A lot of fans and analysts talk about Josh McDaniels as the next head coach to come from New England, but Greg and Chris discuss how great Matt Patricia has been. What are his future prospects in the game of football?
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Hasselbeck talked about Gronk and his brother.
Brady discussed the loss in Denver.
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Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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