FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Rangers starter C.J. Wilson left his start on Saturday after two innings and 50 pitches with what multiple reports describe as hamstring soreness. According to the Dallas Morning News, Rangers officials characterized the injury as "not serious," and Wilson felt good enough to head to the bullpen to throw an additional 15-20 pitches in a controlled setting. As of now, there is no indication that the injury could put Wilson's Opening Day start against the Red Sox in jeopardy.
Wilson went 15-8 with a 3.35 ERA last year, his first season as a full-time starter for the Rangers. The left-hander was particularly dominant against the Red Sox, winning all three of his starts against Boston while allowing just two runs in 21 innings (0.86 ERA).
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The Bruins generated 26 shots but no goals as the Rangers earned a 1-0 win Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. The Bruins missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot as a win and a Carolina loss at home Saturday night would've assured them a spot in the postseason.
The game's only goal was a disputed one as the Rangers appeared to be clearly offsides when Derek Stepan fired a shot from the right point through a screen and past Tuukka Rask at 6:39 of the first period. Rask stopped 22 of 23 shots for the Bruins, who were then outshot 8-0 to open the second period as the Rangers assumed cointrol of the game. But the Bruins turned the tables on the Broadway Blueshirts, outshooting them, 12-1, in the third in a furious attempt to tie the contest.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves for his NHL-leading 11th shutout this season, and 35th career. The Bruins, who still lead the Northeast Division with 92 points, finished their three-game homestand...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hours before the deadline to make a decision about whether he would opt out of the minor league contract he signed in Jan., the Red Sox purchased the contract of left-hander Dennys Reyes, thus adding him to the 40-man roster. That said, manager Terry Francona also suggested that the move does not mean that Reyes necessarily has won a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen. Instead, the move merely gives the Sox more time to decide which two of the four pitchers still in competition (Reyes, Matt Albers, Hideki Okajima and Alfredo Aceves) for a spot on the Opening Day roster will be with the club on April 1.
Reyes, who has allowed five runs (three earned) in nine innings while striking out eight and walking four this spring, said that he is sympathetic to the Sox' position in deciding the final composition of the roster.
"They have great pitchers, great pitchers competing. I think it’s a hard decision," said...
While there has never been an official date for Shaquille O'Neal to return from his Achilles injury, the new target date the team has in mind is an April 5 home against the 76ers. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that he doesn't expect O'Neal to be with the team on their four-game road trip, although that could change. They return to the Garden on April 3 to play the Pistons, but Rivers thinks that the next game may be the date that O'Neal returns.
"I just think [playing on the road trip is] optimistic in my opinion," Rivers said. "There’s a better chance next Sunday and I still don’t think that’s realistic. I think more the game after that would be our target."
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A day after the Celtics suffered one of their worst losses of the season, Doc Rivers reiterated his message that his team has to have a better mental approach. "It’s all mental," Rivers said. "It’s not physical." Asked if he revisted his comments after the loss to the Bobcats that the team was playing selfishly, he responded, "They know what happened. I don’t need to address it."
Rivers also said his four All-Stars carry the responsibility of helping the team get out of its slump. "It is their responsibility, always. It always starts with their best players and everybody else follows," he said. "That’s how we constructed this team. On purpose. It was the big three and now [Rajon] Rondo’s been added to this group and they all have that responsibility."
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WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.More from this show