Tom Brady’s longtime quarterback guru Tom Martinez reportedly has been “a week to a month” to live, according to a statement from the Martinez family that was posted on Facebook. (Martinez has struggled with complications brought about by diabetes for a number of years.) The statement, from Martinez’s daughter Linda Martinez Haley, reads as follows:
“We have received some bad news that I wanted to share with all of you. I have been given a week to a month to live, depending on my body’s response to medication. I want to thank you for the relationship that we shared and the friendships that allowed me to have a very successful career. As much as I would like to talk to you each in person, that is not feasible so please respect my family’s need for some privacy now. If the number of lives that I’ve been involved with are in the thousands, then it isn’t possible to talk to each and every one of you...
Alexandre Burrows has been viewed as a villain in the Stanley Cup finals ever since he bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron in Game 1, and since then, he's added to it by reinforcing his reputation as a "diver" -- one who embellishes plays in an effort to draw penalties.
Burrows was penalized for diving as he tried to sell a slew foot from Milan Lucic late in the first period of Friday's Game 5. In the third period, he took a cross-check that went uncalled, a potential sign that refs may be done participating in the game of did-he-or-didn't-he when it comes to him diving.
Asked about his embellishing Sunday, Burrows had little to say.
"I don't read you guys, so I could care less," he said.
Asked whether he thinks he's alone in trying to sell penalties or whether the Bruins do it as well (as they have at points), Burrows was just as quiet.
"I have nothing to say about that," Burrows said...
Jed Lowrie is out of the Red Sox lineup on Sunday, and even with an off-day on Monday, the Sox may give him more time off when they play the Rays in a series that starts on Tuesday. Lowrie has been dealing with an injured right shoulder in recent weeks since a glancing collision with outfielder Carl Crawford.
While an MRI last week showed that the shortstop had not suffered structural damage, he remains sore, and he's struggled since the injury, hitting .143 with a .439 OPS.
"We'll check on Jed Tuesday and see how he's doing there. We might even give him another one," Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters in Toronto. "What I want him to do is be able to go out there and feel good. Maybe two or three days will kind of jump-start that a little bit."
Marco Scutaro, meanwhile, went 4-for-6 on Saturday and is 8-for-20 since returning from an oblique injury.
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Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has allowed a minuscule six goals in five games of the Stanley Cup finals, yet its been Roberto Luongo's opinion of his style that has made the most headlines. After saying he would have saved the Maxim Lapierre shot that won the game for the Canucks in Game 5, Luongo noted Saturday that he has praised Thomas without hearing anything back.
Said Luongo Saturday: “I’ve been pumping his tires ever since the series started. I haven’t heard any one nice thing he’s had to say about me, so that’s the way it is.”
Thomas responded to Luongo's comments Sunday after the team's practice, saying that he as a goaltender respects other netminders, though he had some fun with the way he went about it.
"I guess I didn't realize it was my job to pump his tires," Thomas said with a grin. "I guess I have to apologize for that.
"I still think I'm the...
Kevin Youkilis returns to the lineup for the Red Sox on Sunday as the club looks for its ninth straight win -- and third consecutive three-game series sweep -- on Sunday vs. the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.
Youkilis missed Saturday's 16-4 win over the Blue Jays. Terry Francona said he thought it was a "good day" to give the third baseman a day off, as Saturday was a day game following a night game on Friday.
The Sox (38-26) have a two-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East (the teams have the top two records in the American League) and a win today coupled with a Phillies loss would give Boston the best record in baseball.
Jon Lester (8-2, 3.98) takes the hill for the Sox, looking to become the first AL pitcher to reach nine wins this season. He'll be opposed by rookie Kyle Drabek (4-4, 4.98).
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
An experimental game recap of the Celtics 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discussed the latest from Belichick.
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The guys discussed the latest ESPN on ESPN crime.
After expecting the worst with Rob Gronkowski and Dont'a Hightower, it looks like both of those players will only miss a few weeks for the Patriots. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss how lucky the Patriots got with this news, and also recap the Ravens/Browns Monday night Football game from last night.
Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison called into Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the Patriots Sunday night loss to the Broncos and doesn't think you ever need to question Gronk's heart or toughness when it comes to getting him back on the field.
The referees played a big part in the Patriots' Sunday Night Football game against the Broncos, but they weren't alone. The refs have been bad in most games this year. So what should the NFL do to improve the officiating?
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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