The Tigers pounded Yankees ace CC Sabathia for six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in just 3 2/3 innings, blowing open Game 4 of the ALCS en route to a 8-1 win that propelled Detroit to a four-game sweep and a berth in the World Series. The Tigers will take part in the Fall Classic for the first time since 2006; Detroit is looking for its first title since 1984.
Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta both launched two-run homers off Sabathia in a four-run fourth inning to knock New York's ace out of the game. It was the first time in 16 postseason outings -- dating to Game 1 of the 2007 ALCS, when Sabathia was pitching for the Indians against the Red Sox -- that the left-hander yielded as many as six runs in a postseason outing.
The Tigers pounded out 16 hits, with seven lineup members collecting multiple hits. The Yankees, meanwhile, continued their postseason-long offensive drought, managing just two hits and one run against Detroit pitching...
FOXBORO -- Five players, including tight end Aaron Hernandez, safety Steve Gregory and guard Logan Mankins, did not practice on Thursday for the Patriots. (All three were part of a team walkthrough on Wednesday.) Nine Patriots were listed as limited, including defensive lineman Ron Brace, who showed up on the injury report for the first time this week with a back issue. Here is Thursday's full report:
Did Not Practice
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
S Steve Gregory (hip)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (hip)
LB Tracy White (foot)
DL Ron Brace (back)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder)
WR Julian Edelman (hand)
TE Ron Gronkowski (hip)...
After a negotiating session between the NHL and NHLPA in Toronto that lasted just over an hour, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters that the two sides are "not speaking the same language" and called the meeting a "step backward."
During the session, the NHLPA submitted three counter-proposals to Tuesday's offer from the league. The league's offer had included a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue, with Bettman telling reporters after Thursday's meeting that none of the three counter-proposals "even began to approach 50-50."
The league has already cancelled games through Oct. 24. If the NHLPA was to have accepted the offer submitted by the...
FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez, Logan Mankins and Steve Gregory joined running back Brandon Bolden and linebacker Tracy White as missing at the start of Patriots practice on Thursday behind Gillette Stadium.
After conducting just a walk-through on Wednesday, the team returned to a more traditional shells practice on Thursday in the sunny, mild weather.
Hernandez spoke to reporters on Thursday, insisting that his ankle feels better and strong, after fearing he broke it on Sept. 16. Hernandez caught six passes, including a touchdown, in his return on Sunday in Seattle. Mankins and Gregory have both been battling hip injuries, with Gregory missing the last two games with the ailment and Mankins also battling a calf injury. Mankins, Hernandez and Gregory were all limited on Wednesday before not being spotted on Thursday.
The Patriots will practice again on Friday in advance of their game against the Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez spoke Thursday for the first time since injuring his right ankle on Sept. 16 against the Cardinals and admitted that he initially feared the ankle was broken when Julian Edelman and a Cardinals defender fell on him while he was engaged in a block. As he was lying on the ground, he was hoping that he didn't break the ankle, an injury that would've knocked him out for the season.
"Broke," Hernandez said Thursday when asked what was going through his mind at first. "But it healed and I'm better now."
Hernadez returned on Sunday in Seattle, catching six passes on nine...
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.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
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.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
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Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.More from this show
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