According to a tweet from David Waldstein from the New York Times, the Blue Jays asked for Clay Buchholz as compensation if the Red Sox were going to hire away John Farrell to become their manager. FoxSports.com originally reported that the Red Sox had identified Farrell as a potential candidate for their managerial opening, but, as Ken Rosenthal wrote, "never considered it likely the Jays would engage in serious discussions about Farrell, and the conversations failed to progress."
The Red Sox are still currently considering three candidates -- Bobby Valentine, Gene Lamont and Torey Lovullo -- for their open manager job.
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The Eagles' defensive secondary, already shorthanded because of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's ankle injury, might be missing another key weapon when the Patriots arrive for Sunday's game. On Thursday, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was taken off the practice field on a cart after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill. The Eagles said they would have no comment on the extent of the injury until Friday.
Asomugha, a three-time Pro Bowler in his first season in Philadelphia after signing as a free agent from the Raiders, leads the Eagles with three interceptions, including two in his last four games.
"It's a short-lived career, and to see a guy go down, you just hope it's not as severe as what you saw initially," cornerback Brandon Hughes said. "That's what we're hoping."
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On Wednesday, the Boston College basketball team received a pep talk from Anaheim Angels manager Mike Scioscia. According to a tweet from BC coach Steve Donahue, Scioscia talked to the players about bouncing back from failure.
Coming off consecutive blowout losses to Holy Cross and UMass, BC apparently took Scoscia's words to heart. Although the Eagles lost Thursday in the opening round of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, they stayed in the game against a St. Louis team that is off to a strong start and expected to be one of the top teams in the Atlantic-10 Conference.
The young Eagles, after trailing by 15 points in the second half, closed to within seven points with 2:30 remaining before getting sloppy with the ball down the stretch and failing 62-51.
Kwamain Mitchell scored 20 points and Brian Conklin added 18 for the Billikens (4-0).
Matt Humphrey and Ryan Anderson scored 12 points apiece for BC (1-3).
The Eagles return to action...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) as DNP on Thursday's injury report. Here's the complete rundown:
Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
WR Deion Branch (hip)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
G Brian Waters (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
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FOXBORO -- The Patriots made several personnel moves on Thursday morning, adding wide receiver Tiquan Underwood to the 53-man roster and placing rookie linebacker Jeff Tarpinian on injured reserve with a head injury. In addition, it was announced that safety Ross Ventrone has been signed to the practice squad, while defensive back Josh Victorian was released from the practice squad.
Underwood, 24, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Jaguars who signed with the Patriots on Aug. 29 after being released by Jacksonville. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 3 and re-signed on Nov. 8 before being released again on Nov. 12.
Underwood, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (253rd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2009 draft out of Rutgers. After beginning his rookie season on the practice squad, he joined the 53-man roster and appeared in three games, mainly on special teams. Last season, he played in 10...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.
Rob Bradford is thrust into 'Headlines' duty by John Dennis, and Bradfo does his best to spin a few entertaining news yarns.
Rob Bradford is in studio with Dino and Gerry to discuss Red Sox trade possibilities and to throw cold water on Chris Sale trade chances.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the blow-back Michael Jordan is receiving for donating to both sides of the Police violence divide. OMF thinks he did the right thing.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide if Chris Sale is "Winning-obsessed" or "Fatal Attraction level crazy." But you still want him, right?
Lou doesn't want to make a big deal, or give up big time prospects. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss whether or not the Red Sox need to make any deal before Monday's deadline.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
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