According to multiple industry sources, Red Sox right-hander John Lackey recently visited Dr. Lewis Yocum in California to have his right elbow examined. According to one of the sources, the Red Sox are expecting "a final resolution" in the coming days after receiving the examination's results. The source stated that the organization doesn't believe a second opinion will be necessary.
Lackey, who signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Sox after the 2009 season, went 12-12 with a 6.41 ERA in 28 starts in 2011. His ERA was the worst in Sox history by a pitcher who threw at least 120 innings. In two years in Boston, he is 26-23 with a 5.26 ERA in 61 starts.
If the worst-case scenario -- Tommy John surgery -- is realized it would have a significant impact on Lackey's contract with the Sox. His deal with Boston included a vesting option at the major league minimum (currently $414,000) for a sixth season if he required season-...
Speaking on his weekly appearance on The Dennis & Callahan Show Tuesday morning, Tom Brady responded to a question regarding the photos of tight end Rob Gronkowski with adult film star Bibi Jones. Jones tweeted photos of the two, including the message, "Getting hyped with @RobGronkowski ;)" along with images of the 20-year-old wearing the Patriot player's jersey. (To see the photos click here.)
"I would have guessed there would be pictures of him somehow with his shirt off, posing or something like that," joked Brady when asked about the incident. "I'm just glad I'm no longer the one people are making fun of on a daily basis. Gronk is definitely holding in the lead there."
Asked if Gronkowski would be summoned into the office of Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick, Brady said, "He probably already knows it's coming....
During Monday's legal maneuverings in a Delaware courtroom, Major League Baseball accused Dodgers owner Frank McCourt of "looting" $189 million from the team, and the name of Bryan Stow -- the fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day -- was introduced by both sides. Commissioner Bud Selig's lawyers said the Stow incident showed that McCourt provided inadequate security, while McCourt's team said mentioning Stow shows how low MLB will go in order to force out the owner.
The owner accuses Selig of causing "irreparable harm" to McCourt's reputation. MLB claims McCourt broke 10 league rules, each one grounds for termination of his franchise, and that McCourt "fabricates an absurd story about a 'furious' commissioner out to harm him."
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Boston College football standout Luke Kuechly on Monday was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, which is presented each year to the top linebacker in the nation.
Kuechly, a 6-foor-3, 237-pound junior from Cincinnati, leads the nation in both tackles (118) and unassisted tackles (61) in seven games. He led the nation last season in both categories as well, setting a school record in the process.
The 11 other semifinalists are Zach Brown (North Carolina), Vontaze Burfict (Arizona State), Audie Cole (NC State), Lavonte David (Nebraska), Don’t’a Hightower (Alabama), Courtney Upshaw (Alabama), Travis Lewis (Oklahoma), Keenan Robinson (Texas), Sean Spence (Miami), Mant Te’o (Notre Dame) and Jarvis Jones (Georgia).
Boston College is 1-6 (0-4 ACC) and next plays at Maryland on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that the overall conditioning of Albert Haynesworth has not been an issue in the defensive lineman's relatively limited playing time, instead suggesting that injuries have impacted his game readiness.
"I wouldn’t say that conditioning, per se, is a problem. He came in and passed the conditioning test when he got here," said Belichick. "The issue has been that he’s missed some time on the field which has affected his conditioning. ... There have been a couple setbacks from an opportunity to practice and condition standpoint. But I wouldn’t say that it’s a conditioning issue. I would say that the time he’s missed has limited his opportunity to get out on the field and getting more game-ready, which everyone needs."
That said, when asked if improved health would mean more snaps for Haynesworth, Belichick was non-...
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.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.
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.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
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.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show