The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski are talking contract, but there's no word yet on whether or not the team is interested in reworking his current deal or giving the big tight end a contract extension, according to multiple reports. Gronkowski, a second-round pick out of Arizona in 2010, has two years left on a rookie deal that will pay in base salaries of $540,000 in 2012 and $575,000 in 2013, according to NFLPA documents. In two seasons, Gronkowski has 132 catches for 1,873 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder to a 107-99 win over the Spurs on Wednesday night and propel Oklahoma City into the NBA finals against either the Heat or the Celtics. The Thunder, which dropped the fist two games of the best-of-seven series, rebounded to win four straight to allow the franchise to play for the NBA title for the first time since 1996, before relocating from Seattle. Russell Westbrook added 25 for the Thunder, which erased a 15-point halftime deficit before pulling ahead to stay in the fourth.
Following their 2-1 loss at the hands of the Orioles, the Red Sox chose to be philosophical about their last-place standing in the American League East. The Red Sox lost their third straight to fall back to .500 at 28-28, four games behind the first-place Orioles in the division.
"There's not a person in baseball that doesn't know this division is easily the toughest division in all of baseball," Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles said. "You look at what happens throughout the year, we pretty much all beat up on each other. No one has that record that's unbelievably good. Everyone's really bunched up. That's how it's been the first two months of the season and that's kind of how you expect it to be all year. You take your lumps and bruises and you just keep plugging away and you try to win as many games as possible."
"A good series can change things around, which is a good thing," added David Ortiz. "Like Mike...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in his team's 2-1 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday, and in two games since returning from his six-game absence due to a torn right thumb muscle, he's 0-for-7 with four strikeouts and a walk. This marks just the third time in his career that Pedroia has struck out multiple times in consecutive games.
"He’s giving everything he has. His timing’s just a little bit off, obviously," said manager Bobby Valentine. "You take seven days off without swinging at all, it takes you a little time to get back."
Pedroia is hitting with a brace for his thumb, and see it seemed fair to wonder whether he was adjusting to the presence of a new piece of equipment.
"I don’t know. You’d have to ask him," said Valentine. "Probably takes a little getting used to, but I think it’s more timing."
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The Orioles scratched across a pair of runs in the sixth inning and the Red Sox wasted a dominant outing from Josh Beckett in a 2-1 loss Wednesday at Fenway Park. The loss -- the third straight for the Red Sox -- dropped Boston back to the .500 mark at 28-28 and dropped them four games back of the AL East-leading Orioles. Boston has dropped all five games against Baltimore at Fenway this season and is just 2-6 overall against the division-leading O's.
Beckett (4-6) deserved a better fate, allowing just five hits and two runs over eight innings, striking out five and walking none.
The Red Sox staked Beckett to a 1-0 lead in the third when they finally scratched a run across against Baltimore lefty Wei-Yin Chen. Darnell McDonald, in his first game action since going on the disabled list with right oblique strain, doubled off the Monster in left-center to get the third inning under way. Marlon Byrd followed with a single to right. Third base...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
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.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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!
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
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 Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show