LOS ANGELES- While Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli would not confirm increasing speculation that the team is trying to move goalie Tim Thomas and center Marc Savard, he did indicate at the conclusion of the NHL draft Saturday that the B's plan to remain active in the trade market.
“I’m not really into speculating about that kind of stuff,” said Chiarelli, who would not comment on Thomas or Savard having potentially waived no-trade clauses. “I’m not going to confirm or deny."
He was able to confirm the Bruins are still exploring trade waters.
"I went into this last period of a month or so thinking that I’m going to be more active in the trade market, I think that’s still the case,” said Chiarelli. “The trade market is still from now until the end of June 30th and then it even extends a bit beyond. There’s a bit of a shuffling of...
The United States saw its run at the World Cup come to a close on Saturday, losing 2-1 to Ghana in a round of 16 contest that was extended into extra time.
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan scored the game-winner 93 minutes into the battle, blasting a left-footed shot past U.S. goaltender Tim Howard. The U.S. was unable to score after the Gyan strike, despite several strong pressures into Ghana territory.
Ghana jumped ahead quickly in the contest, as Kevin Prince Boateng stole the ball from Ricardo Clark and connected on a 45-foot shot to take a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game. Landon Donovan, however, tied the game in the 62nd minute, scoring on a penalty kick following a takedown of Clint Dempsey by Jonathan Mensah. This was Donavan's 12th World Cup appearance, a record for a United States player.
Ghana will play Uruguay in a quarterfinal contest on Friday.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone of his left foot.
Angel Sanchez was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and the infielder will take Pedroia's spot on the roster.
Pedroia left Friday night's game after fouling a ball off his left foot in the third inning. A CT scan and MRI taken on Saturday revealed the fracture. The severity of the fracture is not known and neither Sox manager Terry Francona nor Pedroia had a timetable for his return.
"I could feel fine in two weeks and then play. Or maybe I can’t walk until six weeks," said Pedroia. "They don’t know." (To hear what Pedroia had to say about the injury, click here.)
The injury comes in the midst of a...
With Dustin Pedroia sidelined one day after slamming a foul ball off of his left foot, Bill Hall will bat seventh for the Red Sox and play second base. J.D. Drew, who was scheduled to return to the lineup for the first time in seven games, is also out after experiencing some hamstring tightness during Friday night's game. Drew will be replaced in the lineup by Darnell McDonald, who will bat second and play right. In the absence of a designated hitter, David Ortiz will once again sit, with Adrian Beltre and Kevin Youkilis manning the corners.
Angel Sanchez has joined the Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket, and will be added to the major league roster prior to the start of Saturday's game against the Giants. Sanchez became a necessary addition when Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off the instep of his left foot on Friday. Pedroia left the ballpark on Friday on crutches, and with his foot immobilized by a boot.
Sanchez, 26, is hitting .274 with a .348 OBP, .327 slugging mark and .675 OPS with Pawtucket, for whom he has played in 62 games, but just five at second base. He went 0-for-3 in one big league game this season in place of Marco Scutaro at shortstop.
The Red Sox have yet to announce a corresponding roster move to create a spot for Sanchez.
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.
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.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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!
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