FOXBORO -- During his Friday press conference, Patriots personnel chief Nick Caserio would not confirm reports that Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps has a deal in place to join the Patriots.
There were conflicting reports earlier in the day regarding the team and Demps, who played running back at the University of Florida but was not drafted in April. Tampa TV station Fox 13 reported Friday that Demps has agreed to join the Patriots over the Buccaneers, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that one of Demps' agents confirmed it. However, other outlets reported that no deal was in place after speaking with a Demps representative.
"There's no news to report," Caserio said. "We have our list of players, players that will be eligible for the draft and we evaluate those players."
Demps, 5-foot-7, 175 pounds, captured a silver medal for being part of the United States' 4x100-meter relay team at the London Olympics. He did...
MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar joined Mut & Merloni on Friday morning and weighed in on the latest Red Sox controversy.
"This whole story, this whole stuff, this whole season's growing tiresome. It really is," the former Sox first baseman said. "There's a story every single week about something coming out."
Added Millar: "It's tiresome. I'm so sick of addressing Red Sox drama. I would love to see these men take the field with some passion and some love and some pride, and get their heads out of their you-know-what and fight for this playoff run. This season's not over, but the problem is we're so concerned about the next stupid story, the next guy that's walking in the clubhouse with a beer. Who cares? Somebody need to toe it up, though, and man up and cowboy up and get in the batter's box and drive a two-run double with two outs tonight. That's what's important, is this group finding a way to get back on track. But...
A fan collapsed and died during Thursday night's game between the Blue Jays and White Sox in Toronto. White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis alerted umpires upon seeing a commotion in the stands, and the game was stopped for four minutes in the bottom of the seventh inning while the fan -- identified by the Toronto Star as a 60-year-old man -- received CPR and was taken out on a stretcher.
"It was not a good sight. It was bad. I could see the guy pumping on him, doing something where I just knew it was happening too long," Youkilis told reporters. "I said something to [umpire Mark Wegner] and finally I was like, 'We’ve got to stop this thing.'
"It puts it in perspective, you know? This is a game, it’s not life or death."
The game was halted and the fan was carted off through the left-...
Much of the chatter from Jets camp is how Mark Sanchez is coming into his own. This makes sense, of course, Sanchez is entering his fourth season as a quarterback and has ample playoff experience to go along with it. What irks me is that many of these columns don't address those factors. Instead, most look at habits I'd expect my starting quarterback to have before Year 4. For example, last week we read about how Sanchez has improved his offseason work ethic as if it was this huge accomplishment. Friday, word is Sanchez is finally comfortable holding others accountable.
Writes Rich Cimini of ESPN New York:
Sanchez called this "probably my most consistent camp," noting he has dramatically reduced his turnovers -- a bugaboo from last season. He also has demonstrated a take-charge attitude, claiming he's more comfortable as a vocal leader, especially with the young wide receivers.
"When you come in the huddle,...
BALTIMORE -- Red Sox CEO and president Larry Lucchino, speaking at Camden Yards prior to Thursday night's Red Sox win over the Orioles, acknowledged that the "brand" of the Red Sox franchise has suffered in recent years, owing in no small part to the fact that the team has failed to make the playoffs since 2009. However, he vowed that the Sox would repair their image.
"Every franchise, every brand goes through roguh times. No one is immune to the hills and valleys. We’ve had a long run of success. We’ve created very high expectations for the franchise. Sometimes those high expectations are not met, and the result is a reduction, a hit to the brand and to the team and to the fan base. If it’s broke, we’ll fix it," said Lucchino, who was joined by principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner in Baltimore after flying from the owners meetings in Denver. "So much of the brand is a reflection of the...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
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.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Rob Bradford catches up with Clay Buchholz to discuss the former Red Sox pitcher's new lot in life with the Phillies, while reflecting on his up and down tenure in Boston. Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak also joins the podcast to discuss his team's pursuit of Buchholz.
Hour 4. Albert from RI battles Alex, who is actually Tomase, over racism in Boston. Kirk says he has great gaydar, proving it by identifying who is gay at the station. A high school coach in Washington put his hot dog in a bun.
Hour 3. Tomase reiterates that white people cannot speak on racism in Boston. Tomase thinks Bomani Jones may have a better perspective than Kirk and Gerry.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry, and Tomase discuss the ongoing Hernandez trial. Headlines features Ellen’s finger injury. Tomase says that getting mad at Bomani Jones for calling Boston racist means you’re racist.
HOUR 4 - The guys get into more talk about the negative ramifications of LaVar Ball's antics, and whether NBA teams will be hesitant to draft Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo. Also, the argue whether or not trading Isaiah Thomas is an option.
The No Fun League will be posting a "Do's and Don'ts" video to help NFL players prevent themselves from getting flagged for excessive penalties. Another Cleveland journalists says the Browns will make a run at Jimmy G next week at the NFL owners meetings. LeBron James fires back at LaVar Ball.
HOUR 2 - The ESPN talking heads think that Colin Kaepernick is getting blackballed. The guys talk about the type of team that he COULD thrive on. Jason Whitlock compares Kaep to a former Patriot QB.
With so much legal stuff swirling around New England sports right now, Dale, Michael and Rich spoke to Michael McCann, law professor at UNH to get his insight to it all.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins on the heels of a bad loss at home to the Senators.
So the Patriots knew all along that Aaron Hernandez was murdering people and still gave him a contract extension? That's what some folks would like you to believe. Dale, Michael and RIch Keefe delve in to the Hernandez talk to dissect what's real from what's BS
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
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.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey rank the Quentin Tarantino movies and discuss how they all connect in the Tarantino-verse. Plus "This Week in #DORK," "Davey's Video Game Minute," "Pick of the Podcast," and "Black Panther Reads iTunes Reviews."
Ken Laird & Chris Curtis recap a Wednesday K&C with John Tomase back in for the first time in several months to discuss Boston’s reputation of race among other items.
Uncle Buck, George, and Nick "Fitzy" Stevens talk about Boston Sports Movies, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Hour 1. Alex Reimer joins Gerry and Kirk the morning after Kirk’s epic Early Edition. Kirk gave quite a performance on Comcast and says he’s officially done with TV. Gerry is in a bad mood because of the A-hole tournament. Jared Carrabis took down Pete Abraham in a blog on Barstool.More from this show
Hour 4. Kirk said goodbye to Comcast on Monday night. It was great television.More from this show
Hour 3. Pete Abraham tried to defend himself on Brand X. Pete’s explanation for calling “Brad T” the grand wizard was embarrassing. Gerry, Kirk, and Alex argue about Kaepernick and whether or not the national anthem is important.More from this show
Hour 2. Brady’s jersey was found in Mexico. In Headlines, Gerry is angry at Chelsea Handler for a tweet. Ken Laird says he’s worried the Bruins won’t make the playoffs.More from this show
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry, and Tomase discuss the ongoing Hernandez trial. Headlines features Ellen’s finger injury. Tomase says that getting mad at Bomani Jones for calling Boston racist means you’re racist.More from this show