Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron is back on the lineup on Saturday, one day after he was scratched just prior to the start of the game due to abdominal discomfort. He will be back in the lineup hitting eighth, while Eric Patterson gets his third straight start, and first at second base, for the Sox against Oriole right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
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Bay Area quarterback guru Tom Martinez — who has worked with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady consistently since the signal-caller was a teenager — said Brady had a broken finger and three broken ribs at the end of the 2009 season.
According to an ESPN story, Martinez was summoned to Foxboro last December by Brady for a mechanical tuneup that resulted in a stellar performance for the quarterback. After a Christmas week get-together with Martinez in the Dana Farber Fieldhouse next to Gillette Stadium, Brady threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-26 passing in a win over the Jaguars.
"He had a broken finger and three broken ribs," Martinez told ESPN's Tim Graham, explaining some of the issues that were dogging Brady at the time. "It's one of those things where I can see right away what he's doing. He trusts me, so when I tweak him, it's right back to where he wants to be. Then, at that point,...
According to the Boston Herald, Celtics first-round pick Avery Bradley underwent surgery on his left ankle Friday morning. Bradley sprained his ankle during a pre-draft workout for Oklahoma City. The report states the surgery went well and it is expected that Bradley will be ready well before the start of training camp. For more on the Celtics see the team page at weei.com/celtics.
Daniel Nava's pinch-hit bloop single down the right field line scored Marco Scutaro with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3-2, on Friday night at Fenway Park. J.D. Drew homered twice for Boston's first two runs, his 17th career multi-homer game.
Tim Wakefield [3-6] was the beneficiary of the dramatic two-out hit off reliever Will Ohman as the Red Sox knuckleballer went eight strong innings, allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out four for his third win of the season. The game was played in a brisk two hours, seven minutes.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save of the season as the injury-riddled Red Sox improved to 48-32 and drew to within a half-game of the first-place Yankees in the American League East.
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BOURNE -- Red Sox draftee Anthony Ranaudo, in his third start for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League, threw seven scoreless innings on Friday, scattering five hits while walking one batter and striking out five. He threw 88 pitches, 60 for strikes. In a start that featured both Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and amateur scouting director Amiel Sawdaye in attendance, Ranaudo's fastball velocity sat in the low-90s and topped out at 94 mph.
In three starts for Brewster, Ranaudo has now thrown 17 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run (he has given up one unearned run). He has allowed seven hits and walked three while striking out 16.
Ranaudo was taken by the Red Sox in the supplemental first round of this year's draft, with the No. 39 pick. According to a report in...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
A full version of the Trade Deadline show hosted by Rob Bradford and Alex Speier. Featuring an interview with Texas Rangers GM, Jon Daniels.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.
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Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.
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