FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Ricky Barnes bogeyed his final hole of the third round, but he will still take a one shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open. Barnes, who got as low as -11 for the tournament, shot an even par 70 to hang on to a one shot advantage over playing partner Lucas Glover (-7), who also shot a 70. The two are scheduled to tee off in the final group at 7:37 p.m. and will hopefully complete their round tomorrow. England's Ross Fisher and David Duval sit five strokes off the pace at -3 and thanks to his lengthy birdie putt on 18, Phil Mickelson is six strokes back at -2. Tiger Woods shot a 2-under-par 68 to finish at +1 and tees off at 6:25.
Nick Green's home run just inside the Pesky Pole in right field on the first pitch from Braves reliever Jeff Bennett in the bottom of the ninth gave the Red Sox a 6-5 win. Jonathan Papelbon worked out of a ninth inning jam to get the win. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield was staked to a 3-2 lead in the first when David Ortiz connected for his sixth homer of the season, a two-run blow to the Monster seats. Ortiz finished with two hits and scored Boston's fourth run in the fourth. But the Braves scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth to tie the game, 5-5. For more, visit the WEEI baseball blog, Full Count.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Thanks to a birdie on his second hole and an eagle on the par-5 fourth, Ricky Barnes has become just the fourth player to reach 10-under-par or better in a U.S. Open. Barnes (-11) joins Jim Furyk, Dr. Gil Morgan and Tiger Woods as the others to accomplish the feat. Woods holds the 72-hole mark with the 12-under-par score he used to capture the Open at Pebble Beach in 2000.
Mike Lowell was given another day off by Red Sox skipper Terry Francona on Sunday. Kevin Youkilis was penciled in at third while Mark Kotsay started at first. "He's doing ok," Francona said of Lowell. "We sat down last night during B.P.and thought if we give him another day it would be really good for him, with the day off (Monday). I probably, because he keeps saying he's okay, I probably went too long without giving him a blow, which is my mistake." Francona said Lowell's surgically-repaired right hip needs a rest and that he was "beat up."
The Red Sox placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday for what has been identified as "right shoulder weakness." Catcher Dusty Brown was called up to take his roster spot.
According to Rob Bradford, "Matsuzaka underwent an examination on his right pitching shoulder by the Red Sox medical staff, which included having an MRI, and it was determined there was, according to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, 'some weakness there that [the team is] going to have to address.' No structural damage was found."
Just a season after leading the majors in batting average against and finishing fourth in Cy Young voting, Matsuzaka is just 1-5 with an 8.23 ERA in eight starts.
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
Tom Brady joined the program to discuss his upcoming charitable event supporting Best Buddies and his off-season. Tom said that he has learned not to worry about free agency decisions since he cant control any of them. Lastly he defended his over the top celebration at the Kentucky Derby.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Dave talked to the Sox skipper before the 3rd game of the Indians series. John said that the starting rotation is shaping into form.
John Ryder talked to Rob from WEEI.com before the game. Rob said that John Lackey isn't having command problems, unlike many Tommy John patients.
Kevin Millar joins the show to discuss the slumps of Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks, Tito's return to Fenway, and his reaction Dan Shaunghnessy's controversial column.
Shawn Thornton talks about what went wrong in Game 4 for the Bruins.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss his reaction to game 4 of the Bruins-Rangers series, and how he sees the rest of the series playing out
Barry joined the program to discuss the Bruins disappointing loss last night at MSG. He said that he was impressed with how Rask responded to questions after the game.
Dave Maloney returned to the show to discuss his Rangers unlikely win in game 4. He said that in all his years playing and calling hockey games he had not seen a softer goal than the one Rask allowed.
Andy from Dartmouth called in to talk Bruins but the discussion quickly got off track when he mentioned his nine bee hives.
McGuire joins the show to discuss the sub-par performance from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins young defensemen, and the potential for the Rangers to get back in the series.
Shawn Thornton calls in to talk about the Bruins losing in Game 4.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Callers bitch about the Bruins loss, and we answer how long it takes to get over a relationship.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
A fiery Bobby Valentine joined Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley and fired back about rumors of him being late to the ballpark, the perception that he's given up on the year, and more on the 2012 Red Sox debacle.More from this show
Ben joined the program to discuss the return of Terry Francona and said that he always had a good relationship with the former manager. Ben added that he thinks Ellsbury is in a slump due in part to the amount of left handed pitchers the team has faced.More from this show