After they beat the Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Canucks tried to sell the broadcast rights to a possible Stanley Cup celebration parade, but the league nixed the idea, according to ESPN. The Bruins, Canucks and the NHL held meetings prior to the start of the series to plan logistics for a possible parade in each city. Vancouver leads the series 3-2, with Game 6 slated for Monday at TD Garden. For more Bruins news, check out weei.com/bruins.
The Red Sox continued their offensive eruption in the month of June, slamming four homers and six doubles among their 17 hits to claim a 14-1 victory over the Blue Jays. It was the Sox' ninth straight victory.
The scoring started early when Adrian Gonzalez hit a homer to right-center with two outs in the top of the first. The Sox would add homers from Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis, with Youkilis going 3-for-4 with two walks to match a career-high by reaching base five times.
The Sox are now averaging 8.7 runs per game in the month of June, having won all but one of those contests. The beneficiary of the lineup's antics was Jon Lester, who tossed eight dominating innings in which he allowed one run on just two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Lester now is 9-2 this year.
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Tom Brady’s longtime quarterback guru Tom Martinez reportedly has been “a week to a month” to live, according to a statement from the Martinez family that was posted on Facebook. (Martinez has struggled with complications brought about by diabetes for a number of years.) The statement, from Martinez’s daughter Linda Martinez Haley, reads as follows:
“We have received some bad news that I wanted to share with all of you. I have been given a week to a month to live, depending on my body’s response to medication. I want to thank you for the relationship that we shared and the friendships that allowed me to have a very successful career. As much as I would like to talk to you each in person, that is not feasible so please respect my family’s need for some privacy now. If the number of lives that I’ve been involved with are in the thousands, then it isn’t possible to talk to each and every one of you...
Alexandre Burrows has been viewed as a villain in the Stanley Cup finals ever since he bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron in Game 1, and since then, he's added to it by reinforcing his reputation as a "diver" -- one who embellishes plays in an effort to draw penalties.
Burrows was penalized for diving as he tried to sell a slew foot from Milan Lucic late in the first period of Friday's Game 5. In the third period, he took a cross-check that went uncalled, a potential sign that refs may be done participating in the game of did-he-or-didn't-he when it comes to him diving.
Asked about his embellishing Sunday, Burrows had little to say.
"I don't read you guys, so I could care less," he said.
Asked whether he thinks he's alone in trying to sell penalties or whether the Bruins do it as well (as they have at points), Burrows was just as quiet.
"I have nothing to say about that," Burrows said...
Jed Lowrie is out of the Red Sox lineup on Sunday, and even with an off-day on Monday, the Sox may give him more time off when they play the Rays in a series that starts on Tuesday. Lowrie has been dealing with an injured right shoulder in recent weeks since a glancing collision with outfielder Carl Crawford.
While an MRI last week showed that the shortstop had not suffered structural damage, he remains sore, and he's struggled since the injury, hitting .143 with a .439 OPS.
"We'll check on Jed Tuesday and see how he's doing there. We might even give him another one," Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters in Toronto. "What I want him to do is be able to go out there and feel good. Maybe two or three days will kind of jump-start that a little bit."
Marco Scutaro, meanwhile, went 4-for-6 on Saturday and is 8-for-20 since returning from an oblique injury.
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Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
What would you ask Roger Goodell?
Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Bruins opening night loss, and whether this will continue or we'll see the team improve when the defense gets healthy.
We close out the week with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed out on... plus the return of LaRoy on the microphone...
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
Full disclosure we recorded this episode just before the official announcement. Ben and Russ talk the coaching situation in Liverpool, Revs playoffs chances, and Sepp is suspended.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and TheMackReport.com preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.More from this show