MILWAUKEE -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox have extended a contract offer to free agent David Ortiz. The proposal comes just days after Sox general manager Ben Cherington expressed a desire to keep the designated hitter in the organization.
"We have had a lot of dialogue with David and his agents," Cherington said. "Because of what I feel, and I think he feels, is a little bit more of a defined market for that role it's been easier to engage sooner. It's probably less likely to be a situation where he gets into the market and there's something that he's pushed into a corner on. David knows we want him to be here. We want him to be back with the Red Sox. We want him in our lineup. We've had a lot of dialogue to see if there's a way to do that, and I think that will continue."
Ortiz told the Boston Herald while visiting the Animal Rescue League on Tremont Street that he would allow the Red Sox to match any offers...
Benoit Pouliot collected a rebound off a Joe Corvo shot and put it past Johan Hedberg with 3:01 left in regulation to lift the Bruins to their sixth straight win, 4-3 over the Devils Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins are now 9-7-0 after starting the season with just three wins in their first 10 games.
Tim Thomas kept the Bruins in the game early as he made several solid saves on quality chances in close. But Thomas couldn't keep the Devils from scoring on a 5-on-3 chance midway through the second when David Clarkson fired a one-timer past the Bruins goalie, making it 1-0. The Bruins had killed off the first three penalties of the night and were in the process of killing off a fourth when Johnny Boychuk was called for delay of game after flipping the puck into the netting above the end boards.
The first penalty that helped create the 5-on-3 was taken by Brad Marchand, who took an undisciplined roughing penalty by punching Adam...
As expected, NBA players filed two class-cation antitrust lawsuits against the NBA on Tuesday, one in the Northern District of California and the other in Minnesota. The California suit lists Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups Kevin Durant, ex-Celtic Leon Powe and rookie Kawhi Leonard as plaintiffs against the league, while the Minnesota suit has Caron Butler, Ben Gordon, Anthony Tolliver and rookie Derrick Williams.
"If you're in a poker game, and you run a bluff, and the bluff works, you're a hero. If someone calls your bluff, you lose. I think the owners overplayed their hand," said players attorney David Boies. "They did a terrific job of taking a very hard line and pushing the players to make concession after concession after concession, but greed is not only a terrible thing -- it's a dangerous thing."
The NBA responded in a statement from NBA spokesman Tim Frank: "We haven't seen Mr. Boies' complaint yet, but it's a...
MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick had surgery to repair a torn cartilage in his left wrist on Tuesday, according to multiple industry sources. The procedure, which repaired occurred on the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) ligament, was the result of an injury incurred when Reddick was hit by a pitch against against the Rangers on Sept. 3, in a game in which he went 4-for-4. In 17 subsequent games, Reddick hit .240 with a .269 OBP, .380 slugging mark and .649 OPS, and he sat for all but one game in the season's final week.
The surgery was described by one source as "relatively minor." It will require a rehab period of 4-6 weeks, after which Reddick should be able to have a normal offseason entering spring training.
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MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed at the General Managers Meetings that the organization is in the process of restructuring its medical staff. According to sources, part of the reorganization could include the non-renewal of the contract Dr. Thomas Gill to remain as the team's medical director. WEEI's Glenn Ordway tweeted Tuesday, "Major shake-up in Sox medical staff coming. Dr. Thomas Gill OUT as team medical director." ESPNBoston.com reported the Red Sox will be eliminating the position of medical director, but could retain Gill and the Massachusetts General Hospital sports group, with that decision pending.
To date, the Red Sox have not renewed the contract between the team and Massachusetts General Hospital. The contract expires in mid-December.
Gill has served in the position since 2005, having replaced Dr. Bill Morgan. He currently serves on the staff at...
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.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
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.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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