PHILADELPHIA -- Wes Welker caught a pair of touchdown passes from Tom Brady while BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored twice on a pair of short touchdown runs as the Patriots erased an early deficit and cruised to a 38-20 win over the Eagles Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. Brady also hit Rob Gronkowski for a 24-yard TD pass over the middle in the fourth quarter as he finished 24-of-34 for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
The Patriots fell behind quickly, 10-0, as several breakdowns in their secondary cost them dearly against Vince Young. The Eagles quarterback filling in for the injured Michael Vick, hit on completions of 22, 58 and 44 yards, twice beating Kyle Arrington. LeSean McCoy scored on a two-yard run off tackle on the first drive and Alex Henery drilled a 43-yard field goal to put the Eagles up early.
But the Patriots defense stiffened, containing Young and LeSean McCoy while Brady and Welker got warmed up. Brady completed...
Drew Gordon had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead New Mexico past Boston College, 75-57, in the fifth-place game of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
Matt Humphrey and Lonnie Jackson scored 12 points apiece for BC (2-4), while Patrick Heckmann netted 10.
The Lobos (4-2), who never trailed, jumped out a big lead early and led by 16 at the break, 41-25, after a Hugh Greenwood 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The lead was up to 22 points with 13:58 left after a Greenwood jumper. But Boston College did not quit, embarking on a 20-6 run and closing to within eight points with 4:44 remaining when Ryan Anderson tipped in a rebound to make it 62-54. New Mexico answered with a 7-0 run, with the last five from Gordon, to put the game away.
BC returns home to welcome Penn State, led by former Boston University coach Patrick Chambers, on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Patriots listed third quarterback Ryan Mallett as inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mallett has been inactive for all but one of 11 games so far in his rookie season. He was active in Week 3 against Buffalo.
The six remaining inactive Patriots players were all announced Saturday night by the team, including receiver Chad Ochocinco, who didn't practice Friday with a bad hamstring.
Also inactive are safety Patrick Chung (ankle), cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder), linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) and center Dan Connolly (groin).
The Eagles have made quarterback Michael Vick (ribs) and receiver Jeremy Maclin (shoulder/hamstring) inactive for the game. Vince Young will start for the Eagles while cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who hyperextended his left knee in practice on Thursday, will be active and play for Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Michael Vick and receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play today, Eagles team sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Additionally, the paper reports star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who hyperextended his left knee at Thursday’s practice, ran 40-yard sprints two hours before kickoff, will be a game-time decision.
Vince Young, who led a fourth-quarter, game-winning drive on Sunday night against the Eagles, will start in place of Vick at quarterback for the second straight game. Riley Cooper, who caught the game-winning catch from Young last Sunday, will start for Maclin, who is nursing shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Vick broke two ribs on Nov. 13 against the Cardinals and did not practice at all last week. He did increase his throwing on the side with each day and could be healthy enough to return for Thursday night...
The Bruins started a new winning streak thanks in large part to three unanswered goals, notching a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night at TD Garden. Leading the way was Chris Kelly, who notched a pair of goals in the second period.
The victory gives the B's 11 wins in their last 12 games, improving Claude Julien's team to 14-7-1. The Bruins have now won nine straight home games against the former Atlanta Thrashers organization.
After two first period goals from the Jets against Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara got things going for the B's by cutting the lead in half heading into the first intermission.
Kelly then took over in the second, netting a short-handed goal against Jets' goalie Ondrej Pavelec before claiming the game-winner off of assists from Benoit Pouliot and Rich Peverley. Brad Marchand provided insurance with an empty net goal.
The win put Thomas' record at 11-4-0 on the season, giving him eight straight...
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.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
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.
Mike Mutnansky, Butch Stearns, and Jon Meterparel discuss the absence of Malcolm Butler at last week's OTAs and replay a sound byte of Butler from May 21st on WEEI not wanting to discuss his contract. Is Malcolm Butler headed for a contract dispute, and how valuable is he?
Mike Mutnansky, Jon Meterparel and Butch Stearns discuss the Celtics and their level of interest in Kevin Durant after Oklahoma City's losses in games five and six; also what should the Celtics do with the third pick in the draft coming up in June?
Jon Meterparel handles Kirk Minhane's Headlines segment with sound from Robert Kraft at a Jewish University's commencement speech, Julian Edelman screaming 'Free Brady', and Johnny Depp in trouble with his ex Amanda Heard
With Malcolm Butler, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins all emerging as stars, it's time for the Patriots to decide who they need to make a priority. Giardi and Bradford give their take on who should be the first to resign.
Giardi and Bradford debate why kids are more into the NBA and will be watching the Golden State vs. OKC game 7 tonight, and why no young fans will watch a neutral baseball game.
Mike Giardi and rob Bradford were in on Memorial Day and Bradford had a problem with how Mut, Meter and Butch took his comments out of context on the morning show. Also, Giardi and Bradford talk about what it would take to get Kevin Durant in Boston.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.More from this show
Mike Mutnansky and Jon Meterparel are in for Memorial Day to host for Dennis, Callahan, and Minihane. Butch Stearns shows up claiming he was booked to host. Since Butch won't leave, the trio then recap the Red Sox weekend in Toronto and discuss the squad moving forward, including whether Dave Dombrowski will make trades.More from this show