Former Raiders defensive back Jack Tatum, who capitalized on his reputation as a head-hunter and reveled in injuring opposing players, has his supporters. A day after Tatum's death at the age of 61, some paid tribute to the man who never reconciled with Patriots receiver Darryl Stingley, left paralyzed after a preseason hit from Tatum in 1978. Read more about that, plus check out videos (featuring a memorable soccer celebration), trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
The Patriots have agreed to terms on a contract with first-round draft pick Devin McCourty, a source told ESPN's Mike Reiss. McCourty, the last of the team's 12 draft picks to sign, is expected to be on the field for Thursday's first practice of training camp.
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Mets outfielder Jason Bay was diagnosed with a mild concussion, and the former Red Sox slugger might make a trip to the disabled list if symptoms do not clear in the next few days.
Bay was injured Friday when he slammed into an outfield wall at Dodger Stadium while making a catch. Asked how long he might be out, Bay told the New York Daily News: "I have no idea. Right now, we're hoping. I saw the doc and he said as long as, when the headaches go away, I can ramp up activity and could be back fairly soon. We're going to take the next couple of days and just see if it gets better."
Added Bay: "Hopefully, I can be back inside a week. Obviously, after a couple of days and you still have a headache, you're that much further away and [the team] is shorthanded that much longer."
Bay is batting just .259 with six home runs and 47 RBI since signing a $66 million free agent...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox starter John Lackey, after his first outing in Angel Stadium as a visiting player, made no secret of his displeasure in the face of the wave of boos that greeted him at his former home ballpark. Lackey (10-5), who earned the victory on the strength of 7 2/3 innings in which he allowed two runs on seven hits while matching a season-high with 124 pitches, admitted that there were hurt feelings based on his reception by the fans of a franchise for whom he went 102-71 with a 3.81 ERA over eight seasons.
"Definitely heard a lot of [the boos]. ... That won't be forgotten, for sure," said Lackey. "Nobody wants to get booed like that. Scoreboard talks the loudest."
Lackey earned the praise of his teammates for his outstanding performance in a setting that was potentially emotionally charged.
"That’s what happens man. Good players always go to the top...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Red Sox hope to have J.D. Drew's tight left hamstring examined on Wednesday, with Drew saying that the hope is that an MRI can be performed in order to get a precise diagnosis. Drew said that the hamstring has been bothering him for the past three or four weeks, and that it refused to loosen while he ran pre-game sprints just prior to the start of Tuesday's game.
Drew was scratched just minutes before the start of Tuesday's game. The Sox plan on sitting him in Wednesday's day game, in hopes that he might be able to return to the lineup on Friday, following an off-day on Thursday.
“I’ve been dealing with it for a while now and it just got too much before the game. I tried to run some sprints and I really just couldn’t get loose. I had to tell Tito and them right before the game that there really wasn’t any way to perform like I needed to out there so I had to make that call...
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.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable discuss Tom Brady's cold and how the Patriots have looked pretty loose in Arizona.
Mike Tirico of Monday Night Football joins the show to preview the Super Bowl.
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.
Gerry and Kirk breakdown Kirk's confrontation with the competition.
Doyel knows the Patriots fixed the AFC title game and they now belong in the same sentence as the 1919 White Sox.
Tomase talks about being embedded with the Seahawks and the festivities at the WEEI dinner.
Dan Dakich needs security to go back into Iowa and Bills head coach Rex Ryan greenflies Christian.
Devin McCourty's twin brother Jason joined the program to preview the Super Bowl and discuss Devin's plans as a free agent
Former St Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk joins the show to talk about past Patriot cheating scandals and previews the Pats v Seahawks.
For today's four at four we elect our own inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Did Ty Law make it?
Monday Night Football host Mike Tirico stops by to preview the Super Bowl and give us his analysis of Russell Wilson.
Former player and coach Herm Edwards stops by to preview the Super Bowl and explain how to slow down Russell Wilson.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny discuss how the Patriots can stop Russell Wilson, and Jimmy Garoppolo is brought up as a potential weapon for the Patriots in practice to give the defense a Wilson-esque look from the QB position.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Dave Russo talk about Danny Amendola stepping up this season, and the comments made by Dean Blandino about the inspection done to the game balls before the AFC Championship game.
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
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.More from this show
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.More from this show