FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka told Japanese reporters that after his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday, he will sit down with the team's coaching staff to determine whether his next side session (his third overall) will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sunday's bullpen will be the pitcher's second of the spring and his first at full intensity, following a Friday session in which the pitcher threw 58 pitches, but just 12 with to a catcher in a normal squat.
The other Sox starters threw three bullpens before throwing two live batting practice sessions against hitters. Pitching coach John Farrell noted on Friday that the team did not want to skip any steps in building Matsuzaka's arm strength as he is brought along slowly following a mild upper back strain, and the schedule of...
Matt Janning overcame a slow start to score a season-high 26 points and grab nine rebounds, carrying second-seeded Northeastern past seventh-seeded Hofstra, 74-71, in double overtime in the Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals Saturday night in Richmond, Va.
Northeastern (20-11) advances to play Sunday (5:30 p.m.) against No. 3 seed William & Mary. Top-seeded Old Dominion and No. 5 VCU play in Sunday's other semifinal.
With 45 seconds left in the second OT of a tie game, Janning pulled up for a 22-foot, straightaway 3-pointer to give NU the lead for good, 70-67. Janning scored 21 of his points after halftime. "Coach expects me to take shots like that and make plays," Janning said in a postgame interview on Comcast SportsNet. "It's just all in the flow of the game."
Manny Adako came up with a big blocked shot, and Chaisson Allen hit 4-of-6 free throws in the final 23...
The Patriots are bringing in wide receiver Josh Reed for a workout on Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. Reed, who caught 27 passes for 291 yards last year for the Bills, was taken in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft out of Buffalo. He has 311 catches for 3,575 yards and 10 touchdowns in his eight seasons with the Bills. Reed is 29 years old, and is 5-foot-10 and 208 pounds. For more Patriots news, check out our blog, It Is What It Is.
Tim Thomas made 37 saves Saturday afternoon as the Bruins defeated the Islanders, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum. Goals from Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Marc Savard helped the Bruins survive an onslaught of shots in the second and third periods from the Islanders. Michael Ryder was given a game misconduct late in the second period for hitting Islanders winger Blake Comeau from behind. For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Lackey, in his first game as a member of the Red Sox, retired all six members of the Twins he faced in two innings. Lackey worked quickly and threw just 20 pitches (12 for strikes). He struck out the first batter he faced, Ben Revere, on three pitches, the last a fastball up and away on which Revere could not check his swing. He also recorded three ground ball outs in his outing.
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The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
We tackle four topics that surround the great BIG MAN athletes of sports. BIG as in chubby.
Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.