The Patriots have reached out to the Saints about the possibility of holding joint practices in the days leading up to their preseason game at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 9.
"I got a fax from Bill Belichick this morning and we're taking a look at that," New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt said at his Wednesday news conference. "I think that should be something that maybe, the next 24 hours or so, we'll decide on that."
If they do decide to hold joint practices, it would be the second time in three years the two teams have gotten together for such an exercise. The Patriots and Saints held joint practices in Foxboro in the days before their preseason game in 2010. It was a positive way for the two teams to break up the monotony of training camp -- Belichick would say the joint practices were among the most productive of his coaching career.
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MIAMI -- Felix Doubront dominated through most of his seven innings of work Wednesday night, leading the Red Sox to a 10-2 win over the Marlins in the teams' series finale at Marlins Park.
Doubront carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, not giving up a hit until Jose Reyes' two-out solo home run. The Sox' starter finished his 99-pitch outing (in which he threw 66 strikes) allowing two runs on three hits, striking out nine and walking one while lowering his ERA to 4.17.
Pacing the Red Sox' offense were the first four hitters in its batting order -- Scott Posednik, Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz -- who each had multiple-hit games and at least one RBI apiece. Ortiz was the only Sox player to go deep, kicking off the scoring with his 15th homer of the season, a solo shot off Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco in the fourth inning.
Also coming away with two-hit games for the Red Sox were Mike Aviles and Nick Punto, who came on as...
On a conference call with general manager Peter Chiarelli and teammate Gregory Campbell Wednesday, Bruins forward Chris Kelly said that passing up free agency was an easy decision. On Monday the veteran forward agreed in principal to a four-year, $12 million deal that he won't officially sign until July 1 because of what Chiarelli called "payroll tagging issues."
Kelly, who scored a career-high 20 goals and 39 points last season, skipped testing the open market in order to remain with the Bruins. He said Wednesday that it was his plan all along.
"Right from day one, I think he knew that I wanted to be back and they wanted to have me back," Kelly said. "There’s no better feeling than that -- to be wanted, to come back to such a great organization. To be a Bruin is something that’s been really special to me the year and a half I’ve been here.
"My wife and I have fallen in love with...
Three-time Cy Young award winner and 2004 World Series champion Pedro Martinez joined The Big Show Wednesday to discuss his career and this year's 'The Tradition' ceremony at which he'll be honored.
Martinez discussed his historic tenure with the Red Sox in which he went 117-37 with a 2.52 earned run average, 1,683 strikeouts and two American League Cy Young awards. Though he faced some great Yankees teams over the years, he said that the biggest challenge he faced in his seven seasons in Boston was the media.
"I'll tell you what, the toughest thing I ever had to face in Boston was having to talk to the media afterwards," he said. "If you're not ready to compete in every aspect of life, you're not ready for the big leagues. Big leagues is a package, and the city you play has its unique package that they offer for you. Boston has that package. The same way I competed in baseball, the same thing [with how I competed] with...
FOXBORO -- In past years, the June minicamp for many NFL teams was considered a referesher course for the veterans and an orientation program of sorts for rookies and free agents. But on Wednesday, Tom Brady made it clear that the urgency is definitely there for this Patriots team, just four months removed from a Super Bowl loss to the Giants. After Thursday's final minicamp practice at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots will be off until July 26, when they report for training camp.
But Brady said players do not look at the next five weeks as vacation.
“Hopefully, we don’t look at it like that,” Brady said. “We’re in full preparation mode. This is the point where things really start getting ramped up. There’s no breaks. We had our vacation. We had a lot of time off and now it’s time to really focus in on what we need to do because we’re going to blink and the first game is going to be here. You have about...
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Uncle Buck and friends discuss the return of Bill Goldberg to the WWE and Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.More from this show