The Patriots announced Wednesday afternoon that they had signed first-round pick Devin McCourty and released outside linebacker Shawn Crable. Crable, a third-round pick of New England in 2008, was dogged by injures in his two seasons with the Patriots, landing on season-ending injured reserve in both 2008 and 2009. Thought to be a player who could give the pass rush a jolt, the Michigan product never played in a single regular-season game for New England. For more on this story, check out our Patriots' team page at weei.com/Patriots.
Former Celtics head coach Rick Pitino gave his long-awaited testimony in the case against Karen Cunagin Sypher, the woman with whom he committed adultery on July 31, 2003 (for the complete story, click HERE).
Upon the two meeting in an Italian restaurant, Pitino bought Sypher a drink. The two engaged in conversation, and after the restaurant closed, Sypher unzipped his pants, at which point they "very briefly" had sex, according to Pitino.
Tim Coury, the owner of the restaurant, left while the two were still talking. He told the two and an aide of Pitino to leave through a self-locking door. Pitino's driver, Vinnie Tatum, said he observed Sypher as being "flirty."
Sypher is being charged with extortion, as she demanded money, cars, and a house in return for keeping quiet about the act of indiscretion...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Scheduled Angels starter Joel Pineiro was scratched moments before the start of Wednesday's game between the Red Sox and Halos, the finale of a three-game set. The right-hander suffered a left oblique strain while warming up. In his place, the Angels will send Scot Shields to the hill against the Sox. Shields has made just 15 career starts, none since 2003.
Shields is 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA for the Angels this year. His longest outing of the season was a 2 1/3 inning effort in relief. For his career numbers against the Red Sox, click here.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was among 15 players to make the first cut for Team USA's squad on Wednesday. Here is the roster:
Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets); Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers); Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers); Jeff Green (Oklahoma City Thunder); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers); Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).
Asked whether he felt Rondo was an unconventional choice for international play, coach Mike Krzyzewski defended his selection.
"He's unconventionally become an NBA champion and a triple double guy in this league. I...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez had originally been scheduled to sit out of the series finale between the Sox and Angels, not only because he had missed the previous four weeks while recovering from a broken left thumb but also because it was a day game after a night game. But the catcher approached manager Terry Francona following Tuesday's victory and insisted that he was ready to play in his third straight game.
"When we were shaking hands, he grabbed me and said, 'I'm playing tomorrow,'" said Francona.
Martinez, who is 1-for-8 with a walk and two strikeouts since returning, said that he is eager to make up for lost time after his time on the disabled list.
"I feel good. I think I’ve had plenty of off-days," said Martinez. "It’s not fun to watch the game from the bench. Like I say, I just want to be part of it and I’m just...
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
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...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show