FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins was the only player missing from Patriots practice in sweats and shells inside Gillette Stadium on Friday. Mankins injured his left ankle last Sunday in the second half of the win over the Bills and did not return to the game. He left Gillette Stadium in a walking boot after the game and has missed all three practices this week.
On the positive side, receiver Wes Welker and offensive lineman Dan Connolly both returned. Welker has been nursing a sore ankle, injured late in the win over the Rams in London while Connolly injured his back late in the first half of Sunday's game against the Bills. Both Welker and Connolly missed Wednesday and Thursday before returning on Friday.
One of the humorous highlights early on Friday was the sight of Vince Wilfork punting a football. Bill Belichick spent a considerable amount of time Friday talking about the virtues of kickers and punters in the NFL and whether more belong in...
According to multiple reports, NHL commissioner Gary Betman has requested a two-week break from negotiations with the NHLPA on a new collective bargaining agreement.
According to ESPN, Fehr has yet to give Betman an official answer on the proposed moratorium, though the NHLPA would rather have continued negotiations.
The two sides appeared to be coming closer two weeks ago, when lengthy meetings at an undisclosed location were held in New York, but those talks fizzled and the sides haven't met since Sunday.
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Appearing on The Red Sox Hot Stove Show on Thursday night, newly signed catcher David Ross said that he signed his two-year, $6.2 million contract in large part because of his relationship with Sox manager John Farrell, along with the message relayed by general manager Ben Cherington.
"John called and talked to me, and so did Ben, and I think just hearing their interest in me and where they wanted to take the team and how they wanted to get back to how it was when I was here in '08, which I just loved it with quality guys and quality talent," said Ross, who played in eight games with the Red Sox during the '08 season, making the playoff roster. "Just to hear the way they talked about the game was reassuring to me. We all want to win and get on the same page with everybody working together as a whole unit to win ballgames.
"We want to...
According to a baseball source, reports of the Red Sox' interest in free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton have been "overblown."
While the Red Sox are in the market for a pair of outfielders this offseason, Hamilton -- considered by most as the premier free agent on the market -- doesn't appear to be near the top of the team's list of players it hopes to target. While the Sox have talked to the 31-year-old's agent, Michael Moye, the communication was the same kind of due diligence done for a multitude of free agents.
When asked about the team's potential interest in Hamilton while appearing on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said: "We’ve talked, by this time in the offseason, like most teams, we’ve talked to just about every agent of any prominent free agent. That’s part of our job, to do that due diligence. That doesn’t mean anything other than we’ve...
Stephanie McCaffrey, the second-leading scorer on the Boston College women's soccer team, was suspended from the team Thursday for sending out joking tweets about Penn State's sexual abuse scandal as the Eagles prepared for a Friday night game at Penn State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
McCaffrey, a sophomore from Winchester, sent out 10 tweets referencing former Nittany Lions football assistant Jerry Sandusky over a 24-hour period. Her Twitter account was taken down about an hour after her last tweet late Thursday afternoon.
"The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity toward Penn State, for which she apologizes," new BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement. "This type of behavior is not tolerated among our...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Rob Bradford catches up with Clay Buchholz to discuss the former Red Sox pitcher's new lot in life with the Phillies, while reflecting on his up and down tenure in Boston. Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak also joins the podcast to discuss his team's pursuit of Buchholz.
Hour 4. Gerry says the solution starts with the current travel ban. Tomase says even he wouldn’t sign Kaepernick to be a backup QB. Reimer is beating Trenni in the NCAA-hole match-up.
Hour 3. Trenni, Tomase, and Gerry continue their conversation on immigration and Islam. Gerry thinks Mut is copying their idea with his bracket. Mike and Mike tickled Goodell during their interview.
Hour 2. Trenni and Tomase think we need to stop the anti-Muslim rhetoric. Gerry says we need to keep people from dangerous countries out. Headlines with Trenni features Rachel Maddow on The View. Gerry thinks President Trump has softened on immigration compared to candidate Trump.
HOUR 4 - Fortune Magazine named Theo Epstein the world's greatest leader. Fauria struggles to read a blurb about Shakira. ("Philanthropic" was especially tough.) Lou has a lot of fake Twitter followers. Tim Benz is interviewing porn stars.
HOUR 3 - We play some great audio of LaVar Ball going back-and-forth with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, and react. Glenn, Lou and Christian also get into the idea of whether or not GM's will be scared to draft Lonza Ball due to LaVar's presence.
HOUR 2 - Ian Kinsler rips Puerto Rican and Dominican baseball players for showboating in the WBC. The guys get to talking about pimpin' home runs and we re-visit some comments Goose Gossage made last summer on the topic. At the end of the hour, the guys get into the red-hot Celtics who are only a game out of 1st place.
Not a good look for our State University. Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss it.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the possibility of bringing in Revis.
Dale, Holley and Keefe have differing opinions on whether the Celts can overtake the Cavs. We discuss it.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey rank the Quentin Tarantino movies and discuss how they all connect in the Tarantino-verse. Plus "This Week in #DORK," "Davey's Video Game Minute," "Pick of the Podcast," and "Black Panther Reads iTunes Reviews."
Ken Laird & Chris Curtis recap a Wednesday K&C with John Tomase back in for the first time in several months to discuss Boston’s reputation of race among other items.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry, and Tomase discuss the ongoing Hernandez trial. Headlines features Ellen’s finger injury. Tomase says that getting mad at Bomani Jones for calling Boston racist means you’re racist.More from this show
Hour 4. Albert from RI battles Alex, who is actually Tomase, over racism in Boston. Kirk says he has great gaydar, proving it by identifying who is gay at the station. A high school coach in Washington put his hot dog in a bun.More from this show
Hour 1. John Tomase joins Kirk and Gerry. The guys discuss Keefe’s accusation that Kirk and Gerry have fake Twitter followers. In the next segment, Tomase says he doesn’t like going after colleagues for something that he doesn’t find egregious.More from this show
Hour 3. Tomase reiterates that white people cannot speak on racism in Boston. Tomase thinks Bomani Jones may have a better perspective than Kirk and Gerry.More from this show