Lakers center Pau Gasol denied rumors that Kobe Bryant's wife broke up his engagement with Sylvia Lopez Castro or that he and Bryant were at odds during their playoff loss to the Mavericks. "My girlfriend and I are fine, we're happy, we're doing well. Kobe and I are fine," Gasol told ESPN. "She was suffering because she saw me suffering. And I was suffering because I was seeing her suffering. When you add that to other stuff to what's already happening, it's tough."
Also in the news, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is interested in his own reality show, and an Orlando columnist can't understand why Magic star Dwight Howard thinks writers are trying to run him out of town. Read those stories and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
TORONTO -- The Red Sox are still looking for .500.
Despite coming from behind three times, the Sox finally succumbed to the Blue Jays Tuesday night, dropping a 7-6 decision in 10 innings when rookie David Cooper drove in Rajai Davis with the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly against reliever Matt Albers. The winning run for the hosts came after Davis followed his singled with two straight stolen bases.
The loss drops the Red Sox to 17-19.
It looked as though the Red Sox lost the game in the eighth inning when Daniel Bard, who had experienced great success at Rogers Centre in his previous seven appearances (14 Ks, BB, 2.14 ERA), gave up a leadoff homer to Cooper. The home run, which came on a 3-2, 98 mph fastball, was Cooper's first career long ball and gave the Blue Jays the lead heading into the ninth. It was also the first homer allowed by Bard this season.
Fortunately for the Red Sox, Adrian Gonzalez seemingly...
TORONTO -- Tim Wakefield, who will become the oldest player in Red Sox history to participate in a game with the next pitch he throws, talked Tuesday night about the chance he might play for another organization.
"It depends on the situation. I wouldn't rule it out," he said prior to the Sox' game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "I want to retire a Red Sox, but I'm not going to rule that out."
Wakefield explained that the motivation of playing for another club wouldn't be driven by the desire to win 200 games (he is at 193).
"No, I wouldn't play for personal reasons," he said. "The situation's got to be right. I wouldn't like to go to Seattle and move my family out West or something crazy like that. It would have to be the right situation."
Asked if playing in his home state of Florida with the Marlins might be an option, Wakefield said: "You never know. There or Tampa, in the dome...
NESN announced that it has reached a multiyear extension with Jack Edwards. Edwards has been the play-by-play man for the network's coverage of the Bruins since 2005.
“For the past six years, Jack has been an energetic and important part of NESN’s Bruins hockey coverage,” Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO, said in the press release announcing the agreement. “We are very happy to extend his contract, and look forward to his passionate presence in the broadcast booth for years to come.”
Edwards added in the statement: “Who has more fun than us? To work with Brick [Andy Brickley], Naoko [Funayama], and our NESN production crew is to live the dream. We feed off the energy and passion of Bruins fans across New England and hockey fans all over the world. We love our work and we love working together. To be part of that, to share the space with people who pour so much of their time and effort into covering...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the second-most influential athlete in America, according to Forbes. Brady, who trailed only NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, is one of four football players to crack the Top 10: Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu is sixth overall, Indianapolis' Peyton Manning is seventh and Denver's Tim Tebow is 10th. In addition, Brady is one of two New England athletes on the list — Shaquille O'Neal is ranked fourth overall. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
Greg and Chris discuss the debacle that is the Miami Dolphins in the midst of getting beat pretty badly in London by the Jets a week removed from getting destroyed by the Bills. Where does Miami go from here?
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the struggles of the Dolphins and Colts along with the state of Pats durng their bye. He gets into the defense and how they've performed, specifically the secondary and Devin McCourty.
Chris brings a couple interesting topics to the table: where are the Pats deficiencies besides at CB/the secondary and can Gronk be named MVP if he puts together another huge season? The guys talk about Gronk's impact thus far and why he is loved so much by Pats nation.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
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.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
Joe and Dave talk with Jackie Bradley Jr. after he hit a 2 run home run and made two leaping catches as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1 tonight.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
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.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
It looked like Ben Roethlisberger was on his cell phone during last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Should this be a big issue? Do Patriots fans have reason to be upset that the NFL isn't making this a big deal?
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
We wrap up the week with some of the best sound bites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
We discuss the woes of Chelsea and Liverpool and the Revs rebounding to push into the playoffs. Plus the book on YoungBen is very flattering.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo and look ahead to 2016 with him.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the talented father-son duo.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Ben Roethlisberger sidelines phone story... is it a big deal? Are Patriots fans over-reacting? What would happen if this were the Patriots with a phone on the sidelines? Should we be the 'bigger men' and just move on? We discuss.More from this show