According to NFLLabor.com, the Patriots rookies will report to training camp on July 25, while the veterans are scheduled to report on July 28. (Check out the full list here.) The Patriots rookies are tied for the third-earliest to report, trailing only Cleveland (July 23) and Dallas (July 24). San Diego’s rookies also report on July 25. Several other teams will have their vets report on July 28, including Baltimore, Cincinnati, Oakland and Carolina. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Garin Cecchini, who was chosen with the 143rd overall pick by the Red Sox in last week's MLB draft, is seeking a signing a bonus of $1.75 million, according to his father and coach Glenn Cecchini. Projected to be a mid-first-round choice entering the season, Cecchini suffered a torn ACL in mid-March and despite an impressive recovery that already has him running and swinging a bat, he will not play in actually play in games before the league's August 16 signing deadline. Cecchini, who outshone Bryce Harper this fall on Team USA's under-18 squad, hit .402 with 43 RBI, 52 runs, 10 doubles, 6 homers, and 55 stolen bases as a junior. The older brother of Gavin Cecchini, who is projected to be a top pick in the 2012 draft, Garin is committed to go to LSU. He was a 4.0 student at Barbe. For more on Cecchini, click here.
Pedro Martinez has discussed the possibility of pitching in the second half of this season with the Phillies, according to Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
In an ESPN story, Amaro said: "We have talked to his agent, but there's nothing so far. We are not negotiating, but we've been talking to him. It depends on whether he wants to play or not."
ESPN reported that sources close to Martinez said the former Red Sox star has begun working out in preparation for a second-half return similar to last season, when he joined the Phillies in August and pitched the final two months of the regular season and into the playoffs.
Jets coach Rex Ryan met with disgruntled star cornerback Darrelle Revis Tuesday night, and the coach told ESPN Wednesday morning that the two have worked out any problems. Revis created a controversy when he asked out of a drill at minicamp on Monday because he didn't feel well, then later told reporters it was a statement about his concern over contract negotiations. Ryan said Wednesday that Revis now insists he did feel "lightheaded" during practice. Added Ryan: "The great thing is, he never has to apologize to me. Just go out, be yourself and that will be good enough for me."
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Wednesday morning for his weekly discussion about the Red Sox. He talked about Boston's recent success, interleague play, and Manny Ramirez' return to Fenway Park this weekend as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"I think he's going to get booed," Remy said of Ramirez. "He quit on them, and it's too bad. I thought a lot about that, and you think of how much people loved Manny when he was here, but the way it ended was not pretty, and I think fans remember that."
Remy also touched on the Celtics' blowout loss in Game 6 and what their mindset might be heading into Game 7.
"You feel bad you couldn't close things out, obviously, but the fact is you know you have one more game to play and you gear up for that," Remy said. "It reminds me of the year the Red...
Jarret Payton, son of NFL legend Walter Payton, joins MFB to breakdown the troubles in the Bears locker room, the team's struggles at home, and the upcoming match up against the Patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
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The guys discussed hockey's place on the American sports landscape.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Revis was absent from practice and the guys wondered if this was the first time.
Christian fails to prank Chicago radio, A Nun sings "Like a Virgin" and other lewd acts.
We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.
We sit down for an extended look at his new book with the great Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
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