Red Sox prospect Casey Kelly will start for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday, commencing his AFL campaign. The 21-year-old, who was shut down while pitching for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs due to a strained lat muscle, will pitch 15-20 innings in Arizona to make up for some of the innings he missed at the end of Portland's season, according to Red Sox farm director Mike Hazen.
Fellow Red Sox minor leaguers Jose Iglesias (1-for-4), Ryan Lavarnway (1-for-3 with a walk), Juan Carlos Linares (1-for-3, double) and Seth Garrison (one inning, one run) made their first appearances of the AFL season on Tuesday.
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Cliff Lee continued his postseason mastery, as the left-hander tossed a complete game to give the Rangers a 5-1 victory over the Rays in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the American League Division Series. The Rangers will advance to the ALCS against the Yankees, while Tampa Bay's season came to a crashing halt.
Lee mesmerized the Rays, barely breaking a sweat in tossing 120 pitches while going the distance. The southpaw -- acquired in July from the Mariners -- allowed six hits and struck out 11 while walking none. He set an ALDS record by striking out 20, and amazingly, he did not issue a single free pass in either of his two starts. In his playoff career, Lee improved to 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 54 strikeouts against just six free passes in 56 1/3 innings.
Lee allowed just one run in the third inning, when the Rays strung together three hits. Otherwise, he employed a precise and diverse arsenal -- fastball, cutter,...
Playing without Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal and Delonte West, the Celtics lost 103-92 to the 76ers Tuesday night. It was the Celtics first loss of the preseason. Nate Robinson led the Celtics with 26 points, while Luke Harangody added 11 on 4-for-5 shooting. Rookie Avery Bradley also made his debut, scoring two points on 1-for-6 shooting in 12 minutes.
The Celtics are in the middle of a five games in seven days stretch and will play at New York Wednesday.
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Fredi Gonzalez will be named manager of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gonzalez, the former Florida Marlins manager and former Braves third-base coach, replaces Bobby Cox, who was the Braves' skipper since 1990 before retiring at the end of Atlanta's recent playoff run. Gonzalez had a 276-279 record in three-plus seasons managing a Florida team with one of baseball's smallest payrolls.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the Associated Press on Tuesday it's a realistic goal that the owners and players will reach a new collective bargaining agreement before the end of the 2010 season. Speaking at the NFL owners' meetings in Chicago, Kraft sounded an optimistic note about the state of the negotiations, saying "we're moving ahead" and he'd "like to see this get done before the season ends." Asked if that was a realistic objective, he added, "to me it is."
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PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
We go inside the Patriots with head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. We get some final thoughts on deflated balls, and some actual GAME talk about the Seahawks as well.
We speak with a fiery Tedy Bruschi, who sounds like he's had his fill of hearing about how his teammates are cheaters, and doesn't pull many punches about it either.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.
Saturday Night Live did a cold open featuring actors portraying Greg Gumbel, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Also, the story of Robert Allenby is unraveling quickly.
Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton are live from radio row and recapping the latest in Deflategate including Belichick's impromptu weekend presser, and the national media's predictable reaction to it.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show