The Patriots announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent running back Joseph Addai, as well as seven rookie free agents: running back Brandon Bolden (Mississippi), defensive lineman Marcus Forston (Miami), defensive lineman Justin Francis (Rutgers), tight end Brad Herman (Iowa), wide receiver Matt Roark (Kentucky), offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren (South Florida) and offensive lineman Markus Zusevics (Iowa). The rookies will join the seven players drafted by the Patriots in 2012 at a rookie minicamp at Gillette Stadium that begins Friday. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Speaking before the Red Sox series opener against the Indians, Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he had talked to Josh Beckett about the pitcher's May 3 golf outing, and didn't have any concerns regarding the pitcher's participation.
There had been some controversy surrounding the outing since it was a day after Beckett had been scratched from his scheduled May 5 start due to a right lat strain.
"I talked to Josh. He's ready to go, feels great and I'm looking forward to the performance," said Valentine of Beckett, who was slated to start Thursday night. "I've never seen a pitcher get hurt playing golf."
When asked if he could understand some of the concern regarding the golf outing because of Beckett's reported ailment, Valentine said, "I didn't think he was injured when he was skipped."
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The Red Sox announced that the PA microphone will be silent during the series opener between the Sox and Indians on Thursday in honor of Carl Beane, who died Wednesday in a single-car crash. Beane, 59, had been the PA announcer at Fenway since 2003. The Sox also announced that they will have a tribute to Beane before the game on Thursday night.
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The Red Sox called up outfielder Daniel Nava for Thursday's game against the Indians. After a slow start, Nava has been among the hottest hitters in Triple-A over roughly the past three weeks.
In his last 16 games, he leads the International League with a .429 average, ranks second with a .484 OBP, third with a .696 slugging mark and third with a 1.181 OPS. In that span, he is 24-for-56 with two homers, seven doubles and a triple.
Though Nava was used primarily against left-handed pitchers when with the Sox in 2010, this year, he's hitting well against pitchers of both handedness. Against righties, he has a line of .328/.418/.552/.970, with marks of .286/.429/.393/.821 against southpaws.
The team optioned right-hander Clayton Mortensen, who has allowed just one run in 9 1/3 innings spanning three appearances while striking out 12 and walking none, to Triple-A. Justin Thomas was removed from the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Nava....
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis fired another shot at the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick on Thursday, standing by the fact that he called him a “jerk” earlier this offseason and adding that some of the things Belichick has said about the Jets over the years have been “disrespectful.”
“I gave my honest opinion,” Revis told reporters when asked about his comments on Belichick earlier this offseason. “You guys know me very well. This isn’t the first time me speaking what I need to speak about something. I talked about the Randy Moss stuff… It’s just how I felt. That’s how I feel.”
Revis said he does respect Belichick, but seemed to hint that the coach’s on-field comments after beating...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
Mark Dondero of WPRI came in studio for the final hour and addressed his odd question to Bill Belichick.
Gerry, Kirk and Alex Reimer react to the Peter King interview on Dale and Holley.
Bryan Curtis of The Ringer joined Gerry and Kirk to discuss his story on Chris Mortensen.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian marvel at "Ramblin' Roger's" ability to not answer any questions during interviews. This time it was with Gary Myers on "Chalk Talk," where Gary's pointed and important questions are largely ignored by Goodell's rambling, ridiculous "Answers."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Rex Ryan's career, and why he is considered to be a "Good Coach." They also react to Mike Lombardi, Shannon Sharpe, and Skip Bayless' thoughts on the matter.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the Bills DB's Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman saying that they'll retaliate if the Patriots run through their pre-game warm-ups. They also delve into the actual game.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Giants/Josh Brown situation in depth with Peter King from the MMQB and Sports Illustrated.
Inspired by the clip of Tom Brady and Big Ben showing each other love, we look at four other instances where Patriots and opponents are effusive in their praise of each other.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day
Kirk Minihane has taken Dave O'Brien to task during the entire baseball season. Kirk has critiqued O'Brien for a number of things over the season, his chemistry with Jerry Remy, his soliloguy at the start of the season, and of course accusing him of dying his hair. O'Brien defends some of his tactics of how he calls games and is adamant that he does not dye his hair.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Ken & Curtis react to the Friday edition of Kirk & Callahan with Alex Reimer and Mark Dondero in studio on Dino's Casting Couch
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season.
Ken & Curtis break down a Kirk & Callahan Thursday show with Trenni in for the second straight day. A memorable Kirk vs. Callahan bitch fest is featured.
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