SARASOTA, Fla. -- On Sunday morning, Red Sox manager Terry Francona suggested that critical remarks by Orioles counterpart Buck Showalter about Sox general manager Theo Epstein were "out of line." Following Sunday's exhibition game, in which the Orioles beat the Sox, 4-3, Showalter said that he understood why Francona was upset, and revealed that he called the Sox manager prior to Sunday's game to discuss the matter.
"I just felt like I owed him a call," Showalter told reporters. "I know Terry and I like him a lot. I have a lot of respect for him."
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Brad Marchand made his 20th goal of the season count, as he broke a late tie to give the Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Flyers in Philadelphia Sunday night. With the win, Boston clinches a playoff spot.
Marchand's tally was his first in 13 games, as he banged home a rebound past Flyers netminder Brian Boucher on the power play at 16:17 of the third period. Both Bruins goals came on the man advantage, as Nathan Horton scored his 23rd goal of the season with the B's on the power play in the second period. Kris Versteeg opened the game's scoring with a tally for the Flyers in the first period.
Picking up the victory for the Bruins was Tim Thomas, who won his third game in a row and improved his record on the season to 32-10-8.
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The Celtics built a big lead early and held on down the stretch for a 85-82 win over the Timberwolves Sunday night in Minnesota. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points and seven rebounds to help Boston snap a two-game skid.
Michael Beasley had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which trailed by double digits most of the night before taking a brief lead in the fourth quarter. However, the Celtics held on down the stretch, taking the lead for good when Pierce connected for a layup with just over three minutes remaining.
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Eleventh-seeded Virginia Commonwealth upset top-seeded Kansas, while No. 4 seed Kentucky powered past 2 seed North Carolina to complete the second half of the Final Four on Sunday.
VCU got things started with a shocker, knocking off the Jayhawks 71-61 to capture the Southwest Region. Jamie Skeen scored 26 points for VCU, which was in control most of the evening on the way to becoming just the third 11th seed to make the Final Four. The Rams will face Butler on Saturday in one of the national semifinal games.
Meanwhile, Brandon Knight scored 22 points for the Wildcats, who picked up a 76-69 win over North Carolina in the East Regional. Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the first time since it won a national title in 1998. The Wildcats will play Connecticut on Saturday night in the other national semifinal game.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester had his final spring training tuneup for his Opening Day assignment against the Rangers on Friday. In a camp game at the minor league complex, Lester -- facing a lineup primarily of Red Sox Double-A and Triple-A prospects -- allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits (including a two-run homer by Luis Exposito) over five innings. He struck out five and walked none.
While the line was less than perfect, Lester said that he was pleased with the effort. He had a chance to work with all of his pitches, and while there were some well-struck balls, a number of hits were of either the broken bat or grounders-finding-holes variety.
"There’s always things to work on. I was able to do that today. On a lot of pitches I threw, I felt like I threw pretty good and didn’t get the results I wanted. A lot of broken bat hits off the end. Made one mistake to a guy (Exposito) that’s...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Bantamweight championship at UFC 190.
Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.
Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
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