David Ortiz will play first base and Kevin Youkilis will be across the diamond at third as the Red Sox open a three-game series against the Cubs on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Adrian Gonzalez again will patrol right field and bat third against 35-year-old Ryan Dempster.
Here is the Red Sox lineup for the 2:20 start:
Scott Podsednik, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, RF
David Ortiz, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Ryan Sweeney, CF
Mike Aviles, SS
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P
For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Boston University announced Friday that it will leave the America East Conference for the Patriot League after the 2012-13 season.
"This is a really unique opportunity for us to challenge ourselves," BU athletic director Mike Lynch said in a statement. "We will be entering a league that embodies the ideal of valuing academics as the highest priority while sponsoring very competitive athletic programs. That is our commitment too."
BU becomes the ninth member of the Patriot League, which includes Holy Cross, American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy.
The move leaves America East with eight teams: Hartford, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Albany, Binghamton, Maryland-Baltimore County and Stony Brook.
The Terriers have won the America East's Commissioner's Cup the past seven seasons, capturing 40 conference championships in 14 sports....
Yahoo! Sports writer Dan Wetzel joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday to discuss the ongoing trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
After the first four days of witnesses from the prosecution, Wetzel said the alleged victims that were called to the stand were very powerful.
“The prosecution, they didn’t rest yesterday, but they essentially did and it only took four days,” Wetzel said. “They thought the trial would go three weeks, maybe a month. Now it may go seven or eight days. So that pretty much tells you what happened. … I just don’t know how you can listen to all of this stuff -- trials are crazy, but how you don’t listen to this stuff and say, ‘This is just one of the creepiest guys and we need to put him away for about 500 or so years.’ ”
Wetzel pointed out that the key to the strength of the witnesses was in the consistency of the...
Reviews on Randy Moss' comeback with the 49ers continue to be positive. A report from ProFootballWeekly.com quotes a team insider as saying the 35-year-old former Patriot seems to have a singular focus.
“You can still see the Hall of Fame skills,” the team insider said. “At times, he’s been unstoppable [as was the case on his nifty TD grab on a crossing pattern in a two-minute drill at the end of Wednesday’s mandatory minicamp practice], and he has very much quickly become the leader of the receiving corps. He sits in the front row in team meetings, takes notes and is extremely smart. He still has that major star power, and his teammates definitely recognize that.”
Added Niners offensive coordinator Greg Roman: “He has really been as good as you can possibly ask for in terms of being totally engrossed in football. He’s a throwback. … He’s got his family and football and his faith, and...
The Patriots and third-round pick Jake Bequette have come to terms on a four-year contract, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, 274-pound Bequette finished his college career at Arkansas with 23.5 sacks, including 10 in his senior season. Taken 90th overall out of Arkansas, Bequette is the sixth of seven rookies to sign their rookie deals with New England -- first-round pick Dont'a Hightower is the only unsigned rookie. The news was first reported by the Boston Herald.
For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
Pete and Price talk about the Rams not having WR Tavon Austin or DE Robert Quinn today - big news for the Patriots.
Pete and Price give you the inactives for today right when they come out. Then they transition to the what the playoffs would look like if the season ended today - you may be surprised!
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.More from this show