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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One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
The guys asked Patriots LB Jerod Mayo about Tom Brady's mobility and athleticism. In his response, Jerod called Tom "a cerebral quarterback" and said he'd rather have a guy who runs a 4.8 in the right direction than a guy who runs a 4.3 in the wrong direction.
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Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
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.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
Joe and Dave talk with Jackie Bradley Jr. after he hit a 2 run home run and made two leaping catches as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1 tonight.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
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.
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Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
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Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
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