FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez is inactive and will miss his third straight game with a sprained right ankle while Logan Mankins will return after a one-game absence due to an injured hip. Hernandez sprained right ankle on Sept. 16 against the Cardinals at Gillette Stadium.
Also active and playing is tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has reportedly been dealing with significant soreness and pain in his hip for the last two weeks.
Receiver Julian Edelman (left hand) and safety Steve Gregory (hip) were ruled out on Friday with their injuries. Filling out the inactive list are rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), defensive end Jake Bequette and offensive lineman Matt Tennant.
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The Celtics will leave Europe with a split in their two preseason games after a 105-75 victory over EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 6 assists and made all 7 of his shots in the first quarter. He was also 10-for-10 at the free throw line on the trip.
Other highlights for the Celtics included Paul Pierce who scored 14 points on 6 shots and Jeff Green, who poured in 17 points off the bench.
Rookie Jared Sullinger got the start at power forward and had a solid outing with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Jason Terry also got the start and responded with 11 points and was a +29 in 27 minutes. Brandon Bass made all 5 of his shots and finished with 11 points, while Courtney Lee had a bounce-back game with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting.
The Celtics will return stateside and continue camp later this week. They're back in action on Saturday night against the Knicks in Hartford.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with "significant pain" when it comes to a hip issue that has dogged him the last two weeks, according to a report from ESPN Boston. Gronkowski has been listed on the injury report with a hip ailment as of late, and was limited this past week in practice. The third-year tight end has 19 catches for 260 yards and three touchdowns this season.
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Quarterback Trent Steelman's 29-yard rushing touchdown with 45 seconds left led Army to a 34-31 victory over Boston College. The Eagles fell to 1-4.
The Steelman run came less than two minutes after the BC defense had stuffed running back Raymond Maples on a fourth-and-goal from the BC 1-yard-line with 2:03 left to play, preserving the Eagles' 31-27 advantage. However, BC's offense went three-and-out on three straight runs and then was penalized five yards, with the subsequent punt giving Army the ball back just 38 yards from the end zone. On the third play of the drive, Steelman broke free for the game-winning score.
Army ran for an astonishing 516 yards, with Maples (184), Steelman (141) and Larry Dixon (128) each having huge days. For Boston College, Andre Williams ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries while quarterback Chase Rettig was 16-for-29 for 234 yards, a touchdown and no picks. But that offense wasn't enough, as the...
The Indians announced via their team twitter feed that former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has been named the 42nd manager in team history. A press conference introducing him will take place on Monday. Francona will inherit an Indians team that finished last year with a 68-94 record.
In 12 years as a big league manager, Francona has a 1,029-915 record (.529 winning percentage), having followed four difficult years in Philadelphia from 1997-2000 (285-363, .440) with eight tremendously successful seasons in Boston during which he went 744-552 (.574) during which he led the Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.
Francona spent the 2001 season as a special assistant to the GM with the Indians, during which he became close with both Mark Shapiro (now the Indians president) and Chris Antonetti (now Indians GM). He has often referred to that year as one of his most important as a manager. (For more on his ties to Cleveland and the appeal of...
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. Milo is done after advocating for pedophilia. The guys dive into the Red Sox roster.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry's dream of doing play-by-play is over.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski joins Kirk and Gerry in Fort Myers.
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Nerlens Noel, and dumped Andrew Bogut in the process, leading the guys to wonder why the Celts weren't pursuing 6'11" power forward/center.
Chris Mannix, Yahoo! Sports joined the show to give the latest on the NBA trade deadline.
The guys acknowledge that the Green-teamers will defend Danny whether he makes a move or not.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the C's lack of moves at the NBA trade deadline and try and figure out why, and what is the next best opportunity for the Celts to make a move?
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the comments made by Dave Dombrowski on K&C this morning concerning John Farrell and his in-game management.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day.
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.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.More from this show
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.More from this show
Hour 1. Evan Drellich attacked Kirk and Gerry for their interview with John Farrell. Kirk had an accident.More from this show
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
Hour 2. Curtis brought his dog. Kirk saw Fences. Lou thought Trenni got in the way.More from this show