FOXBORO -- A week after being cut, defensive back Sterling Moore was re-signed to the Patriots practice squad on Wednesday as the team prepares for Tim Tebow and the Broncos Sunday in Denver.
The 21-year-old Moore has spent time on the practice squad and the 53-man roster for the Patriots this season. He has played in five games -- including three starts -- while recording six total tackles.
Moore, 5-foot-10, 205 pounds, originally signed with the Raiders as a rookie free agent on July 28 out of Southern Methodist. After being released following training camp, he spent the first few weeks of the season on the Oakland practice squad and then joined the New England practice squad on Oct. 5.
According to multiple sources, the Red Sox acquired Astros closer Mark Melancon in a trade Wednesday for pitcher Kyle Weiland and Jed Lowrie.
Melancon, 26, a 2006 draft pick of the Yankees out of the University of Arizona, had Tommy John surgery late in 2006 and missed the 2007 season. He made his debut for the Yankees against the Red Sox in 2009. He was traded to the Astros last year as part of the Lance Berkman deal. The right-hander went 8-4 with a 2.78 ERA and 20 saves in 25 chances for the lowly Astros this past season. He had 66 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings.
Weiland, 25, debuted for the Red Sox this season, going 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA. He is expected to be given a spot in the Astros rotation.
Lowrie has played four injury-plagued seasons in Boston, batting .252 with a .324 on-base percentage and .408 slugging percentage, with 19 home runs and 117 RBIs in 256 games. In 2011, he played in 88 games and hit .252/.303/.382 with six home...
Tuesday's Celtics media day featured plenty of memorable moments. At Green Street, Ben Rohrbach has a compiled a list of the top 10 takeaways from the session, complete with video highlights. Among them: Jeff Green talking about getting his college degree, Paul Pierce teasing Ray Allen about his age, Kevin Garnett comparing the Celtics' chemistry to cooking in the kitchen, and one player donning his third different number in three years (and talking about asking for a letter instead).
Check it out at the Green Street blog.
In an interview with Dennis & Callahan from Celtics training camp that aired Wednesday, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett talked about the team's prospects for the shortened 2011-12 season, Rajon Rondo's intelligence and maturity, criticism of NBA commissioner David Stern, and the Shaquille O'Neal-Danny Ainge controversy.
Garnett, who was actively involved in the players' negotiations with the league during the lockout, said he did not think there would be basketball this season, but now he says it's time to put the hard feelings aside and move on.
"I think everybody needs to get past mad and come here and be professional," he said. "And I think that's what you see, guys understanding what this is. But to sit back and complain about the things that Stern is doing, jamming up trades and all this other stuff, I think he's been playing God for a while. But we need to understand that he's also grown our league. He's also done a lot of...
FOXBORO -- After setting a new standard for NFL tight ends with his 14th and 15th touchdown receptions of the season, Rob Gronkowski on Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14.
Gronkowski not only caught two touchdowns to pass Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis for the most in a single season by any tight end in NFL history, he totaled 160 yards receiving on six catches, just one yard shy of the franchise record set by Ben Coates in September 1994.
Additionally, Gronkowski became just the second New England tight end to go over 1,000 yards for the season after the 160 yards pushed his 2011 total to 1,088. Coates set the franchise mark for a tight end with 1,174 yards in 1994. It is the 31st time in NFL history that a tight end has registered a 1,000-yard season. Gronkowski needs 203 yards in the final three games to set the NFL record for most yards in a season by a tight end, held by Kellen Winslow, who had 1,290...
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 are in Chicago where the Red Sox are playing the White Sox and Commissioner Manfred stops by the booth for half an inning.
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.
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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