According to multiple reports, all citing a league spokesperson, the NFL fined Patriots guard Logan Mankins $7,500 for a late hit against the Chiefs in Monday night's victory over Kansas City. Mankins was flagged for unnecessary roughness in the fourth quarter of the contest when he shoved defensive end Amon Gordon to the ground after the play; the Patriots were also penalized for an illegal shift on the play, resulting in a Tom Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez touchdown catch being taken off the board. Mankins now has incurred eight penalties this year, most on the Patriots.
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According to Maureen Mullen (via Twitter) and subsequently confirmed by multiple outlets, the A's have hired Chili Davis -- the hitting coach of the Red Sox' Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate in 2011 -- to be their major league hitting coach for next season. The report was subsequently confirmed by multiple outlets.
Davis spent 19 years in the majors, retiring after the 1999 season. He commenced a coaching career in the Fall Instructional League with the Dodgers in 2010 before the Sox hired him for their highest minor league affiliate. Davis will replace Gerald Perry, who was also hired by the A's from the PawSox for the 2010 season.
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FOXBORO -- Chad Ochocinco was one of three Patriots players absent from the media portion of practice Friday. The wideout was one of 11 members of the Patriots listed on the injury report, being identified as having a hamstring issue. Also not present at the beginning of practice for the Pats were linebackers Brandon Spikes (knee) and Dane Fletcher (thumb), with both ruled out.
Ochocinco joined Deion Branch, cornerback Devin McCourty, and safety Patrick Chung as those listed questionable. Wide receiver Wes Welker and guard Brian Waters were classified as probable.
According to reports out of Philadelphia -- where the Patriots will face-off with the Eagles Sunday afternoon -- cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) and quarterback Michael Vick (broken ribs) were both missing from the beginning of practice. Cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, who has been battling a high ankle sprain and wasn't expected to be ready for Sunday, was on the practice field...
Patrick Heckmann scored 32 points, including BC's final four points over overtime, to lead the Eagles to a 66-62 victory over UC Riverside in a consolation game at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
Heckmann hit 9-of-13 field goals, 4-of-5 3-pointers and all 10 of his free throws. The rest of the team shot just 10-of-34 from the field. Matt Humphrey was the only other Eagle in double figures, with 11 points.
Phil Martin led UC Riverside (1-4) with 22 points. The Highlanders rallied from six points down in the final minute of regulation, hitting two 3-pointers. BC had a shot to win it, but Humphrey missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds, and Gabe Moton's tip-in was waved off for being too late.
BC (2-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak, closes out play at the tournament Sunday at 4 p.m. in the fifth-place game, meeting the winner of Friday night's game between New Mexico and Washington State.
Brandyn Curry amassed six points, five assists and five steals as Harvard bounced 22nd-ranked Florida State from the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis Saturday in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
The Crimson (5-0) will face Central Florida in Saturday's championship game. UCF upset No. 4 UConn in Friday's other semifinal.
Harvard shot just 3-for-23 in the first half but went into the locker room tied at 14.
Oliver McNally and Wesley Saunders scored seven points each for Harvard, while Keith Wright grabbed eight rebounds. The Crimson outrebounded the Seminoles 40-30 and shot 17-for-24 free throws compares to 4-of-10 for FSU.
Michael Snaer scored 10 points to lead Florida State (5-1).
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