The Syracuse Post-Standard and ESPN have come under fire for failing to publish stories about the Bernie Fine accusations when they were first contacted by former ball boy Bobby Davis in 2003. In Wednesday's Post-Standard, executive editor Michael J. Connor explains why the paper passed the first time, even after Davis taped a phone call with Laurie Fine in which she makes some statements that appear to corroborate Davis' story.
Connor explains that the tape -- which he implies was made with the encouragement of the paper -- was "sleazy and sickening" but still too vague and ambiguous to use as verification of the accusations. And when the paper confronted Laurie Fine after hearing the tape, she said it had been doctored and then stopped talking to the reporter.
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Tim Frazier scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as Penn State defeated Boston College, 62-54, Wednesday night for BC's first-ever loss in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. BC had won its first five Big Ten/ACC Challenge games and was the last ACC team to lose in the event.
Jermaine Marshall also scored 22 points for the Nittany Lions (6-2). Matt Humphrey scored 15 points to lead the Eagles (2-5), who shot just 36 percent from the field and scored only three points in the game's final five minutes.
BC led by three at the half, 29-26, and by six points with 13:29 remaining after two Humphrey free throws. Penn State took the lead for good on a Frazier 3-pointer with 6:59 left that made the score 51-48. It was 53-51 with 5:07 left after two Game Moton free throws, but BC then went 4:49 without a point. The drought ended when John Cahill hit a trey with 18 seconds left to draw BC within six, but the Eagles would not score again....
The Bruins took over first place in the Northeast Division with a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre Wednesday. The win wrapped up an impressive month of November in which they went 12-0-1.
David Krejci had a three-point night, with Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara and Nathan Horton contributing two points apiece in the win.
The Leafs got on the board first with a power play goal from Mikhail Grabovski in the first period, but the B's responded with a power play goal of their own thanks to Milan Lucic. Krejci gave Boston its first lead of the night at 3:33 of the second period, but former Bruin Phil Kessel set up a Joffrey Lupul goal to tie it. The B's then got goals from Chara and Pouliot to give them a 4-2 lead before Tim Thomas surrendered a soft goal to Matt Fratin. Lucic provided the B's some insurance with his second goal of the night at 15:21. Brad Marchand sealed it with an empty-netter.
Thomas collected the win for the...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, was asked about the news that Bobby Valentine will be the next manager of the Red Sox.
"It's exciting," Pedroia said. "Just excited to have a manager, it took a long time. I think the search is over and now we can all get ready for next year. And I bet all the fans are excited too. He's been around, he's done it before in a big market. So it's going to be fun."
Alex Speier of WEEI.com reported earlier Wednesday that after the Red Sox parted ways with Terry Francona, team officials told at least one player that there had been no plans to hire “someone like Bobby Valentine.” Pedroia was asked if he was ever told that by Sox officials.
"No one ever mentioned like that to me," Pedroia said. "They were going on with the manager search, trying to find the best guy for the job. It's...
FOXBORO -- Right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was the only member of the roster to miss Wednesday's walkthrough in sweats on the upper grass fields behind Gillette Stadium. The offensive lineman, who injured his right ankle in the second quarter on Sunday in Philadelphia and left after the game in a protective walking boot, was out with what the team listed as a back and foot injury. However, two faces who hadn't seen the practice field for several weeks were in attendance: linebackers Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher. Here's the complete injury report:
Did Not Participate:
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (ankle)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.
The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.
After hanging up on D&C on Tuesday when accused of carrying water for the Worcester District Attorney, Worcester morning radio host Jim Polito talks with glee on his radio show about his interaction with Dennis and Callahan
Comedian Jim Bruer says he was on vacation in Mexico and talked to Jastremski about deflategate.
The guys talk about NESN's experiment with a three person booth on Red Sox Telecast. They also talk about who they think should be in the booth with Dave O'Brien
DJ Bean talks to the guys about the Bruin's signing of Kevan Miller, and the state of the Bruins off-season.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
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