Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock was found shot dead in his car Monday morning next to the Tampa high school he graduated from, and police said it appears to be a suicide. Murdock, 25, was discovered at about 8:30 a.m. and taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 10:43 a.m.
Murdock, an undrafted free agent from Fort Hays State (after transferring from South Carolina), signed with the Titans last year but sat out the season with an Achilles injury. He did not report to the team's training camp last week, and coach Mike Munchak said Murdock was excused for "personal reasons."
"We are shocked and saddened to hear of O.J. Murdock's death this morning," the Titans said in a statement Monday. "In his brief time here, a number of our players, coaches and staff had grown close to O.J...
According to a major league source, the Braves are not a viable landing spot for Josh Beckett right now. Even if the Red Sox picked up a significant amount of the right-hander's deal, Atlanta is not in position to assume the financial obligation that would come with the right-hander, who is still owed approximately $37 million over the remainder of his contract, which runs through 2014.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com reported that the Red Sox called the Braves to gauge their interest in acquiring Beckett. Atlanta responded by asking the Sox whether Jon Lester was available, but was informed that the Sox do not have any intention of dealing the left-hander before Tuesday's trade deadline.
The Braves are looking at starting pitching help, as evidenced by their agreement with the Cubs last week on a deal for Ryan Dempster -- a trade that...
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports joined Dennis & Callahan Monday morning with some provocative insight into the future of Josh Beckett, Bobby Valentine and Jacoby Ellsbury.
“The Red Sox want to dump Josh Beckett. There is absolutely no question about it,” Passan said. “They have made calls to around to at least two teams that I was able to figure out, which was the Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers inquiring about the idea of dumping Beckett and paying a lot of his salary, sort of an A.J. Burnett-type deal.”
Passan said neither the Braves nor the Rangers were very interested given the amount of money involved and “the idea of bringing Beckett into the clubhouse, the idea that they’d be acquiring a guy who's lost two miles per hour on his fastball over the last year and brinigng in a guy who has two more years on a deal and they don’t know where his stuff is anymore.”
Trading Beckett appears...
Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller was the target of criticism from ESPN analyst Orel Hershiser during Sunday night's game, as Hershiser took exception with Miller chuckling in the dugout after allowing a double and being lifted in the eighth inning.
Miller explained after the game that he was responding to a wisecrack about his pitch selection from backup catcher Kelly Shoppach, and he did not care for Hershiser's comment that the reliever's reaction was indicative of the Red Sox' poor team chemistry.
"That's what good teammates do," Miller said, according to the Providence Journal. "I'm not going to get all upset and drown in my sorrows right there. I remember talking to Aaron [Cook] and to Shop -- and that's what good teammates do. They're trying to keep it light and loose. It's out of my control from that point...
NEW YORK -- Following the Red Sox' 3-2, 10-inning win over the Yankees on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, Carl Crawford discussed his surprise that manager Bobby Valentine decided to keep him in left field throughout the late innings despite the close score. Valentine had been using Daniel Nava as a defensive replacement for Crawford starting in the seventh inning of close games throughout the past week.
The move had been made due to Crawford's injured left elbow, which Valentine was wary of when having to rely on the outfielder making a key throw. Against the Yankees in the teams' series finale, however, the Sox manager chose to leave Crawford in until the final out.
"In the seventh inning, I was looking around for my replacement. But I stayed in," Crawford said. "I guess he has his time when he wants to do it. I don't know what he's going to do, if there are different times he wants to do it. Maybe he's trying to keep me on my toes...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.
Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Mack Beggs should have been wrestling men. Gerry wants to put an end to women's wrestling.
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.
Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.More from this show
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.More from this show
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.More from this show