Bryce Harper, the controversial 19-year-old many are predicting to be the next major league star, was sent to Triple-A Syracuse Sunday by the Nationals.
Harper, who missed six spring training games with a calf strain, went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts Sunday against the Tigers. Manager Davey Johnson reportedly had been pushing for Harper to stay in the majors.
"He's a special player," Johnson said. "He needs to go down there and do what he's doing. He doesn't need to change [anything] for me. He just needs to go play."
Said Harper: "It sucks. But I've got to go down there [to Syracuse] and work hard and try to get up here as quick as I can. ... I just want to go down there and ... get on a streak and be called up and hopefully be a game-changer for the Nationals."
Harper, who is being transitioned from catcher to outfield, is expected to play mostly center field with Syracuse.
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On the heels of its Hockey East tournament championship over the weekend, Boston College earned the overall top seed for the NCAA tournament and will open with a game against Air Force on Saturday (4 p.m.) in Worcester.
"Coming off a St. Patrick's Day victory in the Hockey East championship and going right into the selection show is a terrific time to be associated with our program," coach Jerry York said in a statement Sunday.
Joining BC and Air Force in the Northeast Regional at the DCU Center are defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth and Maine. The regional final is Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Eagles (29-10-1) are making their 31st NCAA tournament appearance and their 13th under York.
Boston University is the No. 3 seed in the West Regional in St. Paul, Minn., and will meet No. 2 Minnesota on Saturday at 5 p.m., following a game between No. 1 North Dakota and Western Michigan at 1:30 p.m.
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The Sweet 16 has a distinct Ohio flavor as the Buckeye State will be represented by four schools, the first time one state has had four teams advance that far. Two of the schools, Ohio State and Cincinnati, will meet in the late game on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston, following the Syracuse-Wisconsin contest at 7:10 p.m.
The winners will meet on Saturday in the East Regional championship for a ticket to the Final Four.
No. 6 seed Cincinnati beat No. 3 Florida State, 62-56, Sunday night in Nashville, while No. 2 Ohio State survived its first two games in Pittsburgh to advance to Boston. All four No. 1 seeds have survived, including Syracuse, which was fortunate to beat North Carolina-Asheville in its opener on Thursday.
The other Ohio schools advancing to the Sweet 16 Sunday were Xavier -- a No. 10 seed that beat No. 15 Lehigh Sunday -- and Ohio University. The city of Cincinnati has two schools just two wins from the...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz turned in a solid performance in his fourth spring training outing, allowing one run (an Evan Longoria solo homer) and four hits over five innings, striking out four and not walking a batter in the Red Sox' 8-4 win over Tampa Bay Sunday at Charlotte Sports Park.
Buchholz prioritized his fourth pitch -- the curveball -- in the outing, with the righty throwing 76 pitches (58 strikes).
Also continuing his impressive spring was infielder Pedro Ciriaco, who boosted his batting average to .545 (12-for-22) for the spring after notching an RBI single. Homering for the Red Sox were Cody Ross and Josh Kroeger. Nate Spears and Alex Hassan also contributed with two hits apiece.
"I don’t have a spot for him right now," Valentine said of Ciriaco. "He’s a good player. Guys get hot in spring training, but his hands are there, his arm’s there, his speed is there. That’s not going...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said prior to his team's game Sunday against the Rays that he has no plans to carry three catchers on the Opening Day roster, and insinuated Ryan Lavarnway -- despite the catcher's positive impressions throughout camp -- may have to start the season in the minor leagues.
"Eventually it's going to happen," Valentine said of Lavarnway finding his way onto the major league roster. "If the season started tomorrow, it would not happen."
Valentine explained that he has never felt inclined to have three catchers on the roster, and this year doesn't appear to be any different.
"Never is one of those words I wouldn't use, but there's a high possibility I won't go with three," the manager said
"You know, eventually, the decision goes from [what’s best for[ the individual to [what’s best for] the team. And I don’t know if [...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
We check in with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday after the Patriots beat the Steelers.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
We go inside the game with Heath Evans from the NFL Network.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
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