The group that includes Lakers legend Magic Johnson agreed Tuesday night to buy the Dodgers for a record $2 billion. Mark Walter, chief executive officer of the financial services firm Guggenheim Partners, willl become the controlling owner.
Frank McCourt, the previous owner, will acquire land surrounding Dodger Stadium, including its parking lots, for $150 million.
"I am thrilled to be part of the historic Dodger franchise and intend to build on the fantastic foundation laid by Frank McCourt as we drive the Dodgers back to the front page of the sports section in our wonderful community of Los Angeles," Johnson said in a statement.
McCourt purchased the team along with Dodger Stadium and land around the park in 2004 for $430 million, but his tenure was marked by controversy. Following a divorce settlement with his wife, Jamie, and a dispute with Major League Baseball, McCourt filed for bankruptcy. The team's sale must be approved...
On a night the Bruins honored Zdeno Chara for passing the 1,000-game plateau in his NHL career, the captain matched a career-high with three assists as Boston beat the Lightning, 5-2, Tuesday at TD Garden. Benoit Pouliot scored into wide open net with 8:26 left in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and give the Bruins a vital two points, pushing them five points ahead of second-place Ottawa in the Northeast Division.
Steven Stamkos fired a wrist shot past Tim Thomas on the short side for his NHL-leading 54th goal of the season, putting Tampa Bay ahead, 1-0, at the 5:03 mark of the first.
Shawn Thornton put in a rebound of a Chara shot after Chara took the puck at the Lightning blue line and skated across the offensive zone and rushed the net. Just minutes later Thornton had a golden opportunity for his second goal of the night when he had a clean breakaway but Dwayne Roloson stopped this shot to keep the game tied, 1-1.
UMass point guard Chaz Williams scored a game-high 19 points Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, but the Minutemen fell to Stanford, 74-64, in the semifinals of the NIT.
Anthony Brown scored 18 points for the Cardinal (25-11), who advance to Thursday's title game against either Washington or Minnesota.
Stanford led by three at the half, 36-33, and kept a slim lead for most of the second period. UMass (25-12) only led once in the final 36 minutes, at 50-49 with 8:05 remaining after a long 3-pointer from Freddie Riley. Brown answered for Stanford 30 seconds later with a longer 3-pointer.
It was a three-pint game with four minutes left when Brown hit a short jumper to start a 9-1 run. UMass got no closer than six the rest of the way.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox issued an apology from John Lackey Tuesday afternoon in which the pitcher apologized for a comment made in a Boston Globe article. Lackey was quoted in the story as saying, "Guys having a beer after their start has been going on for the last 100 years. This is retarded. It's not like we were sitting up there doing it every night. It's not even close to what people think.''
In the team-released statement, Lackey's apologized: "I apologize for my thoughtless choice of words that appeared in print earlier today. I meant no harm, and I am sorry to all I offended."
Lackey has been rehabbing his right elbow after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He is expected to remain with the Red Sox after the conclusion of spring training.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Making his sixth spring training appearance, Josh Beckett threw five shutout innings against the Rays Tuesday, allowing just one hit while striking out five and walking three. The righty threw 84 pitches, 49 of which were strikes.
"I’ve still got one more. Yeah, I mean it’s definitely sneaking up on us. Yeah, as far as arm strength and stuff goes (I’m ready)," said Beckett after the 8-0 win over Tampa Bay at JetBlue Park. "There’s still things you’ve got to figure out during the season, too. I don’t think anybody…I if you hit the ground running in April, you’re probably not very old. Spring training is, in my opinion, a little bit long. But it’s to get everybody ready."
Beckett, who hasn't allowed more than two hits in any of his spring outings, said he was mindful of how he approached an American League rival team heading into the regular season. The...
Patriots WR Julian Edleman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.
Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut welcome Patriots Monday guest Tim Hasselbeck to talk NFL QBs including the Brady / Jimmy G situation.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
The 6am hour upload from Monday with Mike Mutnansky in with Kirk and Gerry, with first thoughts from the guys on several of the big weekend stories in sports
Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.
Mut, Gerry and Kirk discussed a column ripping Ortiz and Kirk is pissed at Curtis.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian invite Anthony L. Fisher of "The Week" on the show to explain his article where he discusses why David Ortiz is a jerk and a fraud.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are slightly taken aback by Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback article where Paul Brown, not Bill Belichick is named the greatest Coach of all time.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the Jimmy G vs. Brady conundrum, and then delve into the atrocious AFC.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Andrew Benintendi's knee sprain and what that will mean going down the stretch, David Ortiz's ability to keep himself healthy at age 40, and how Pablo Sandoval can return from his season off.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
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