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11/08/2012 - 3:07pm
Francona: Players 'back on board' with Farrell

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, now in the same role with the Indians, discussed the fit of John Farrell as the Red Sox manager with MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. He suggested that his former pitching coach represented an outstanding fit for the Sox clubhouse. 

"All he brings are positive attributes. Immediately, the guys like [Dustin] Pedroia, [Will] Middlebrooks, [Jacoby] Ellsbury, [Clay] Buchholz, [Jon] Lester -- they're back on board and the glass got half-full again," Francona said in the interview. "There's nothing negative to say."

Francona also discussed right-hander Justin Masterson (who broke into the big leagues in 2008 with Francona's Red Sox) as one of the keys to the Indians' outlook, at a time when the sinkerballer's name has surfaced in trade rumors. 

"Masterson, if we can just get him back to what he was in '11 -- I'm confident that we can do that -- this kid's not going to get...

11/08/2012 - 2:39pm
Report: Sox interested in Choo, Masterson

According to Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com, the Red Sox "have expressed interest in acquiring" both outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and starter Justin Masterson from the Indians in a trade. 

Masterson, 27, broke into the majors with the Red Sox (under the tutelage of then-pitching coach John Farrell, now the Red Sox manager) and spent parts of two seasons with them as a starter and reliever before being sent to Cleveland in the trade that landed Victor Martinez in Boston. The sinkerballer went 11-15 with a 4.93 ERA in 34 starts with 6.9 strikeouts and 3.8 walks per ninning over 206 frames in 2012, a step back from an excellent 2011 season in which he went 12-10 with a 3.21 ERA, 6.6 strikeouts and 2.7 walks per nine in 216 innings. The right-hander will remain under team control for two more seasons before...

11/08/2012 - 12:55pm
Hernandez present, 3 others miss practice

FOXBORO -- For a second straight day, high winds and rain drove the Patriots practice indoors in sweats and shells inside Dana-Farber Field House. And for a second straight day, just three players were missing as running back Brandon Bolden, linebacker Tracy White and defensive end Trevor Scott were missing from the media availability during practice. 

Tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was the only player wearing his white game jersey, was on hand for a second straight day as he looks to return from a recurring right ankle sprain that forced him to miss the Rams game in London. Hernandez was limited on Wednesday. 

The team will practice again on Friday before getting ready to host the Bills on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Gillette Stadium. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


11/08/2012 - 12:24pm
Report: Sox pursuing LaRoche

According to a report from Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Red Sox have interest in first baseman Adam LaRoche, who is expected to reject a $13.3 million qualifiying offer from the Washington Nationals and become a free agent.

LaRoche won a Gold Glove for the Nationals in 2012 and led the club with 33 homers (fourth in the National League) and 100 RBI. The 33-year-old LaRoche was traded to the Red Sox from the Pirates on July 22, 2009 and played six games with the team before being dealt to the Braves on July 31, 2009 for Casey Kotchman. 

Morosi also reports the Rangers have interest in LaRoche, who is expected to command a multi-year deal.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.

 


11/08/2012 - 10:14am
Rivers on D&C: Green 'has to play better'

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the  Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday, the morning after a 100-94 overtime win over the Wizards. The Celtics struggled at times against a Wizards team that many consider to be among the weakest in the Eastern Conference and stand at 2-2 after the victory. Rivers was asked to grade the performance of his team to date in this young season.

"We're just inconsistent," Rivers said. "It's not like you're upset, you just want to do better. It's going to take time, as I keep saying we are a work in progress. There are things that you like, slowly, but we are starting things out better the last two games and then we are kind of falling back into bad habits that we have to get out of." 

Jeff Green played 22 minutes on Wednesday, scoring six points with two rebounds. Green has been inconsistent through four games this season, and Rivers acknowledged that Green needs to...

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