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...
Boston University hockey leading scorer Corey Trivino was dismissed from the team by coach Jack Parker after the player was arrested Sunday night for allegedly assaulting a female student.
Trivino, a 20-year-old senior from Toronto, is accused of forcing his way into a dorm room and repeatedly groping the woman and refusing to leave.
“Corey got in trouble with me because of alcohol-related issues. I told him one more incident and that he’d be off the team,” Parker told the Boston Herald. “When I got the [telephone] call for the latest alcohol-related issue, he was already in jail. I didn’t have to wait to dismiss him from the team. Now, he’s got bigger issues with the state of Massachusetts.
“He had alcohol-related problems in the past and I tried to get him help, and he didn’t think it was a problem. Well, he proved me right.”
Said BU dean of students Ken Elmore: “...
In a play that was somewhat similar to Bruins forward Milan Lucic's collision with Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin was called for charging after knocking over Stars goalie Richard Bachman in Tuesday's game. However, in this case, Hagelin touched the puck first and tried to avoid the collision yet still was penalized.
Rangers coach John Tortorella was irate at the officials after the play, and then he offered one piece of advice to his player. "I told him to do it again," Tortorella said. "The goalie's out 20 feet and [Hagelin] is going after the puck. That's his job. So I said, 'Do it again.' "
Hagelin said referees appear to be more sensitive to protecting goalies after Lucic's play. “The refs have been calling those lately after the hit on Miller," Hagelin said. "I felt like I had step there on the goalie and I actually got a shot off, and then I tried to stop and turned to the left. The...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox have yet to make a contract offer to free agent catcher Jason Varitek.
Varitek's future with the Red Sox was put in doubt Tuesday when the team signed catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one-year, $1.35 million deal (which, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, could reach as $1.75 million with incentives). With the presence of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, rookie Ryan Lavarnway, and Shoppach, the Sox' catching position would appear to be set, although a source said that the team and Varitek's agent, Scott Boras, would continue to talk about a potential fit.
The 39-year-old Varitek, who was not offered arbitration by the Red Sox, played in 68 games in 2011, hitting .221 with a .723 OPS. He has played his entire major league career with the Red Sox, having been dealt from the Seattle organization in 1997.
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Responding to a call from his coach to be a "good brat," not a "bad brat," Brad Marchand scored twice off faceoff wins from Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask stopped all 41 shots, as the Bruins won their first game without captain Zdeno Chara, 3-0, over the Kings Tuesday night at TD Garden. It was Rask's ninth career shutout and first this season. He was outstanding in the third, stopping 20 shots, three more than he had to save in his last shutout last March 1 at Ottawa.
For Marchand, it was a positive response to his $2,500 fine on Monday for slewfooting Matt Niskanen of the Penguins on Dec. 5 in Pittsburgh, a move that prompted coach Claude Julien to say Tuesday morning that he wanted to see the "good brat" style of play. The Bruins winger scored his first goal of the month and his first since Nov. 30, a stretch of five games.
Steve Kampfer was called upon to fill the roster spot of Chara, who suffered a...
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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
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.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
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.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.
Ortiz, Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr are all MVP candidates. Chili Davis should be too.
The guys start off the show talking about the latest Deflategate news and recap a full weekend of Red Sox action against the Indians.
Joe Kelly threw 6.2 no-hit innings in his first start since returning from the DL on Saturday, and Lou gets very exciting thinking about Joe Kelly and his potential.
DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFL PA spoke out about why Tom Brady and his team are filing another appeal, and the guys break down what the latest Deflategate news means for Brady going forward.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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