Washington Post columnist Mike Wise was suspended for a month for knowingly sending out a false tweet indicating that Ben Roethlisberger's NFL suspension had been reduced to five games, a "joke" Wise says he made to show how far journalism standards have fallen but one that blew up in his face. On his radio show, Wise apologized for his actions and accepted his punishment. It's been a rough week for national columnists, with Wise's embarrassing behavior coming on the heels of Jay Mariotti's misadventures that led to his national ridicule. Read more about that story, plus get updates on Manny Ramirez' strange introductory press conference with the White Sox and Roger Clemens' South Carolina golf outing, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
The NFL is looking into a sexually explicit video of Patriots rookie linebacker Brandon Spikes and a woman that has been posted on the Internet, according to ESPN. The video was posted earlier this week, and in an e-mail to WEEI.com on Tuesday, Spikes’ agent, Terry Watson, indicated that the rookie out of Florida is looking to move past the incident. “Brandon is showing himself to be a high-character guy in the Boston community and has the promise of being a very good player,” wrote Watson. The 22-year-old Spikes, who was taken in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Patriots, has started all three preseason games at inside linebacker for the Patriots and has 18 tackles.
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The Red Sox released outfielder Jeremy Hermida Tuesday night. The move came after the team decided not to promote Hermida when the roster expands on Sept. 1. The 26-year-old had been playing with Triple-A Pawtucket since accepting an assignment to the minors. He had cleared waivers following being designated for assignment by the Sox on July 31.
Hermida was hitting .288 with two homers for Pawtucket after totaling a .203 average with five home runs in 52 games with the Red Sox. The outfielder struggled in his final days with the Sox, going 2-for-20 after returning off the disabled list (ribs).
The Red Sox originally acquired Hermida from the Florida Marlins on Nov. 5, 2009, for minor leaguers Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones. Alvarez is 9-3 with a 3.68 ERA, striking out 107 and walking 30 for the Single A Greensboro Grasshoppers, while Jones was 0-5 with a 4.17 ERA for the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs before being released...
BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox dug themselves a deeper hole in the race for the postseason, dropping the series opener against the Orioles, 5-2, Tuesday night at Camden Yards. The Sox finished going 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position, leaving the tying run on third base in both the sixth and seventh inning with the batter taking called third strikes. (Click here for recap.)
The loss puts the Red Sox eight games in back of the Yankees, and seven behind Tampa Bay.
Taking the loss was starter Josh Beckett, who turned in a solid outing, allowing three runs (2 earned) over seven innings. Beckett struck out five, walked one and allowed seven hits. Earning the win was Baltimore starting pitcher Brian Matusz, whose only mistake came when he allowed a two-run homer to Jed Lowrie in the fifth inning.
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The Patriots made five roster moves on Tuesday evening — they have placed defensive backs Josh Barrett, Leigh Bodden and Brett Lockett and defensive lineman Darryl Richard on injured reserve and released defensive back Terrence Johnson. For more on the Patriots, check out weei.com.
The voice of the Super Bowl Kevin Harlan joins the show to preview the Super Bowl and talk about some the Patriots games he has called.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and talk about the fraud Roger Goodell.
The playmaker Michael Irvin joins the show on Radio Row to talk about how special it is for a team to stay on top of the mountain.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about Roger Goodell's state of the game address and question and answer period from earl
Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.More from this show
Doyel knows the Patriots fixed the AFC title game and they now belong in the same sentence as the 1919 White Sox.More from this show