Red Sox owner John Henry and CEO Larry Lucchino, in a Friday morning appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, declined to comment directly on the Cubs' request to talk about a job in their organization with current Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Both Henry and Lucchino said that the organization has a policy of not commenting on requests for permission by other clubs to talk with their personnel, with Lucchino noting that the team had not commented on (or made public) a past request about Epstein and Henry noting that other teams had requested permission to talk to Lucchino in the past.
"Every year we get requests from people. We’ve never discussed them publicly," said Lucchino. "We don’t comment on requests."
Speaking generally, Henry did note that permission is typically granted by teams to organizations that want to discuss a promotion.
"There is a certain protocol in this game,...
Following comments from University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari that were dismissive of Rick Pitino's Louisville program, Pitino responded in an interview with CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman. "Four things I've learned in my 59 years about people," Pitino said. "I ignore the jealous, I ignore the malicious, I ignore the ignorant and I ignore the paranoid."
Added Pitino: "If the shoe fits anyone, wear it."
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Tim Thomas was the most valuable player for the Bruins in their remarkable 2011 Stanley Cup title run and he was front and center in the celebration before Thursday's season opener that ended with the sixth banner being raised in team history.
"That was a special moment," Thomas said after the Flyers beat him, 2-1, on the special night at TD Garden. "It was another one to add to the memory bank that you'll remember forever. While it was happening, I was picturing myself coming back and visiting for a game 30 years from now and looking at that banner and saying, 'we helped raise that banner.'"
Thomas was beaten just twice on the night and the two goals came in a two-minute span at the end of the first period as the Flyers gained a small measure of revenge for last spring's playoff loss at the hands of the Bruins. The Bruins jumped out on top, 1-0, on Brad Marchand's power play goal but couldn't sustain the momentum after...
Patriots practice squad running back Eric Kettani has been called back to serve in the Navy, according to the Boston Herald. Kettani had previously served in the Navy for two years, but returned to the NFL this season and was placed on New England's practice squad. However, the Navy has reportedly denied his request for leave to remain with the team. On Thursday, Kettani tweeted Just left Patriot Place for maybe the last time, took a pic for everyone...Go #Patriots. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Claude Giroux scored on the power play and Jakub Voracek scored with 2.7 seconds remaining in the opening period as the Flyers beat the Bruins, 2-1, on Thursday night at TD Garden, spoiling a night that began with the raising of the sixth Stanley Cup banner in Bruins history.
The night started out well enough for the Bruins. Following a 25-minute ceremony that had the crowd roaring, Brad Marchand scored on the power play nearly 10 minutes into the first period.
But the Flyers, who were eliminated last spring by the Bruins in a four-game sweep in the Eastern semifinals, bounced back and picked up their energy. Nathan Horton was whistled for a slashing penalty and 27 seconds later, Giroux beat Tim Thomas on a nifty one-on-one move down the slot. The two teams appeared headed to the dressing room tied when one of the new Flyers -- Jakub Voracek -- spun around in the low slot and beat Thomas down low with just under three seconds remaining...
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.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
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.
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.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
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.
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
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.More from this show