The Red Sox saw their run of strong starting pitching continue Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., but the team found itself on the losing end of a pitchers' duel as the Sox fell to the Rays and Jeremy Hellickson by a 2-1 count.
Clay Buchholz allowed two earned runs in five innings, scattering six hits and striking out five (matching a season high) and walking one (a season low). A balk in the bottom of the second with runners on second and third and two outs gave the Rays a 1-0 lead, and then, after the Sox tied the score in the fourth, the Rays took the lead in the sixth with a run that was charged to Buchholz but that crossed the plate after the starter had exited the contest.
Buchholz permitted back-to-back singles to open the sixth inning, placing runners on the corners with no outs. Manager Bobby Valentine summoned southpaw Andrew Miller to face left-hander Luke Scott, but the Rays DH took a pair of sliders for balls and then pulled a 2-0...
The Celtics used a 22-6 second-quarter run to turn a tight game into a blowout and come away with a 107-91 win over the Sixers and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Boston had five players in double figures, including Kevin Garnett (27 points, 13 rebounds) and Paul Pierce (24 points, 12 rebounds), while Rajon Rondo added 23 points and 14 assists.
Meanwhile, after a first quarter in which they held an early seven-point lead, the Sixers were held in check for the rest of the night, never getting closer than 11 throughout the second half. Thaddeus Young led Philly with 22 points.
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The Patriots have agreed to a four-year contract with seventh-round pick Jeremy Ebert worth $2.148 million, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com.
Ebert is a 6-foot, 195-pounder out of Northwestern who put together impressive back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011, when he had a combined 137 catches -- as a senior, he had 75 receptions, 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns. For his college career, he had 156 catches and 20 career receiving touchdowns. According to Wilson, his deal includes a $48,200 bonus.
Ebert is the second Patriots' draft pick to agree to a contract. Second-round pick Tavon Wilson signed a four-year, $4.217 million contract that includes a $1.507 million signing bonus earlier this month.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- According to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey has been cleared to start throwing after being examined by Dr. Thomas Graham Wednesday.
Bailey has been sidelined since the beginning of the season with an injured ulnar collateral ligament in his right hand, having undergone surgery on the thumb.
"Boy, he's been working," Valentine said of Bailey. "He's one of those guys I'm sure we're going to have to hold him back and proceed in a conservative effort."
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For the opener of their two-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox will feature the same lineup that they employed in Tuesday's 5-0 over the Mariners. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the plate batting sixth, with Ryan Sweeney leading off, Cody Ross batting seventh in right, Daniel Nava batting eighth in left field and Mike Aviles playing short and batting ninth.
Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz is coming off his first quality start of 2012, an outing of 6 1/3 innings in which he allowed four runs (three earned) to improve to 4-1 on the season with an ERA of 8.31. He has enjoyed considerable success in five career starts in Tampa Bay, going 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in five career starts in the Tropicana Dome.
For complete matchup information on how Buchholz has fared against members of the Rays and how Red Sox hitters have done against Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson,...
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Glenn and Fred open the show talking about the Patriots 27-16 victory over the hobbled Pittsburgh Steelers. They discuss what they deemed to be a lackluster performance from the Pats, but conclude a win is a win.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show