FOXBORO -- Pressed on why Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork have been limited in practice the last two days and listed as "non-injury related" on the injury report, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said there is no secret issue at play.
"We list them based on the way they are," Belichick said. "However they are, that's the way they're listed. There could be a lot of reasons. A guy could have to go to a funeral or guy has a family issue he has to tend to. I don't know. It's not injury related, it's not injury related. If it's injury related, then we list it. What am I missing here? I'm confused."
Belichick would not say whether both players were being held back for "maintenance" purposes, as is often the case in the NHL. Told that fans tend to "worry" about stars when they show up on practice reports as limited, Belichick seemed befuddled.
"But if he doesn't practice, and it's not...
Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified Friday morning during a preliminary hearing that he believes he saw former assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a locker room shower.
McQueary said he passed on this information to two since-departed Penn State officials, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, for whom the hearing was held.
McQueary said he saw Sandusky behind a boy who was about 10-12 years old, with his hands wrapped around the boy's waist. McQueary said he peeked into the shower several times, and the two had separated the last time he looked. Although no words were exchanged, McQueary said, "I know they saw me. They looked directly in my eye, both of them."
After speaking with coach Joe Paterno, McQueary eventually had a meeting with Curley and Schultz. Schultz was a school vice president who oversaw the Penn State police department.
"I thought I...
Teammates of Bears receiver Sam Hurd expressed surprise and dismay upon hearing the news that Hurd was arrested Thursday and charged by federal authorities with conspiring to possess half a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute.
"This is just very shocking to me," said receiver Roy Williams, a teammate of Hurd with the Cowboys and now the Bears. "And I'm kind of pissed off at him, too, because it's a really selfish act. He has let us down in the wide receiver group, in which we were so close. He let down the wide receivers coach, the head coach, the Bears organization and the city. But that's my boy, too."
Hurd, 26, played five seasons with the Cowboys before signing a three-year deal with the Bears in the offseason. The deal had a base value of $4.15 million and a signing bonus of $1.35 million.
Coach Lovie Smith said the team became aware of Hurd's arrest after the player failed to show up at team meetings...
Veteran guard Ray Allen joined Dennis & Callahan from Celtics training camp in an interview that aired Friday morning.
Allen is well known for his incredible fitness. At age 36, he said he doesn't feel like one of the league's elder players.
"I don't feel older," he said. "The only time I feel older is based on outside pressure from the younger guys that come in the organization. You see guys that are 22 years old coming in and they have so much energy. It's interesting when they say they're tired. Because I don't get tired now. You just know how to manage your body, prepare, get in the gym early enough so you can be ready for practice. When I was younger, I never had to do that. They're there now, but I'm trying to get them to where they start understanding how to prepare."
Looking at the changes to the Celtics this season -- mainly to the bench -- Allen said there are a couple of players who can make a big impact....
NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show to talk about the Patriots' game against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Lombardi said the Patriots' strategy is clear for Sunday.
"Clearly, what the Patriots have to do is uptempo the game," he said. "They've got to make sure that they play from in front and force Denver to play outside their comfort zone, which is a lot more dropback passing, a lot more catching up. No one has really -- other than the Detroit Lions -- has been able to make them do that. So, I think that's really what the key agenda is for the Patriots, is force the tempo to be different, start the game off. [The Broncos have] won almost all their games in the fourth quarter, coming from behind, but they've only had to come from behind [with] one score."
Another key for the Patriots will be for the pass rushers to be careful about moving up too far in attempt to sack...
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.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Johnny Manziel had his arraignment today, and a Texas Judge has ordered that he cannot contact his former Girlfriend; the guys react, and talk about the obscurity on which "Johnny Football" might be teetering.
Will there be a big trade? What should the C's do with their draft picks this year? Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Danny's options
Glenn and Christian delve deep into Lou "Gossiping" on Kirk Minihane's "Enough About Me" Podcast; accompanied by select audio clips
We discuss Sir Charles' latest comments from TNT about taking out one of the Cavaliers. This leads to a full discussion about Barkley, the softness of the Hawks, how this used to always happen in the NBA and much more.
Discussion of David Ortiz's clutch HR vs the White Sox leads us into a total discussion of David Ortiz's legacy in Boston, and whether or not he should actually retire.
Inspired by him asking the Hawks to 'take out' one of the Cavaliers, we focus on four other dumb things that Charles Barkley has said in the media.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mike Mutnansky handicaps the 142nd running of the the Kentucky Derby with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form, award-winning author Dick Jerardi courtesy of Xpressbet.com and Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Vesce.
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
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