FOXBORO — Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi expressed optimism on Tuesday afternoon about the NFL labor situation. Speaking at his fourth annual SBLI Youth Football Clinic at Gillette Stadium, Bruschi sounded a positive note when asked if the players and owners could reach an agreement sooner rather than later.
"I'm getting optimistic, and so are some of the guys. Having talked to them and they're hearing the same things — looks like a few weeks maybe," he said.
"But I think the whole thing about it is that when it's resolved — and it looks like it may be ... I hope it is — when it's resolved, what's the formula after that? There just can't be an explosion of free agency, signing undrafted free agents, rookies, having to sign rookies, having to sign free agents. There has to be some type of structure. I think that's what has to be worked out, because you would have football chaos if...
David Ortiz told ESPNdeportes.com that he hasn't talked with anyone in the Red Sox front office about a contract or the future in Boston beyond the 2011 season. The slugger, who is playing under a $12.5 million option on the four-year, $52 million deal that originally ran from 2007-10, reiterated a spring training suggestion that he was open to discussing a potential extension at any point during the season.
That said, Ortiz also told the website that his focus is on his team's play, rather than on his future, and he suggested that given how well the team has been playing, he doesn't want to become a distraction. He suggested that given the Sox' performance -- the team now has the best record in the AL -- it would be an inappopropriate time for him to worry about his future.
He reiterated his hope that he will spend the rest of his career in...
Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck won't be suspended for his hit on Vancouver's Mason Raymond in Game 6 that left the winger with a fractured verterbrae, according to Toronto's Globe and Mail. Mike Murphy, the NHL's acting disciplinarian told the paper via email that, "[It was an] awkward collision between two players battling for space/room. [You] rarely see a player bumped when in the position Raymond was in (bent over forward)."
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Once teammates with the Texas Rangers, Adrian Gonzalez and Mark Teixeira now loom as division rivals with the Red Sox and Yankees, respectively. But they also are rivals for the title of top first baseman in their division and league, a fact that is being reflected in All-Star voting.
Gonzalez, who has never started an All-Star game but has been named to the NL squad three times, has moved past Teixeira and into first place in fan voting for the American League's starting first baseman. Gonzalez leads the American League with a .341 average, and he leads the majors with 60 RBI and 22 doubles. The Red Sox slugger also has a .392 OBP, .584 slugging percentage and .977 OPS.
Teixeira, who now trails Gonzalez by just over 250,000 votes, is hitting .250 with a .368 OBP, .534 slugging percentage and .902 OPS. The two-time starting first baseman for the AL has 19 homers, compared to 13 for Gonzalez.
David Ortiz, who is amidst his best...
The Canucks announced Tuesday that forward Mason Raymond sustained a vertebrae compression fracture in his first-period collision with Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals and will be out for three to four months.
Raymond remained on his stomach after the play and was taken to the hospital. He had no points and was a minus-3 in the finals vs. Boston and finished the playoffs with two goals and six assists for eight points and a minus-1 rating.
With Raymond out, forward Jeff Tambellini should return to the lineup after sitting the last three games in favor of Tanner Glass.
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Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
With Rob Bradford back from a pre-Spring Training trip to Ft. Myers, the guys discuss Rob's chat with Clay Buchholz and his calling 2016 a "make or break year"
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.
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The guys discussed the Super Bowl commercials.
Cam Newton did not handle the loss well.
Aqib Talib, fresh off a Super Bowl win, had some fun with the NFL Network crew, falling on their stage. Also, the guys take calls and break down more of the Super Bowl.
Once again, and on the biggest stage, Mike Carey was wrong about a coach's challenge. Glenn, Lou and Christian rip Carey and talk about how he was never heard from again.
To the surprise of some, Tom Brady showed up to the Super Bowl 50 MVP ceremony, and the fans in the stadium booed the 3-time Super Bowl MVP.
We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.
We talk with the man causing all the trouble in San Fran, Tom E Curran from Comcast, the man who tried to put Goodell's feet to the fire during his state of the NFL press conference.
We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.
Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.
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