On a night when Erik Bedard turned in arguably his best performance as a member of the Red Sox, he was nonetheless outpitched by counterpart Jeff Niemann, who delivered a complete game as the Rays beat the Sox, 6-2, to split the day-night doubleheader in Boston.
Niemann punched out 10 batters while allowing just three hits and walking one. He did give up a pair of runs on solo homers by Jason Varitek and Jacoby Ellsbury. But for much of the night, the big right-hander overpowered the Red Sox lineup.
Of course, that has become an increasingly common theme for a Sox team that has been mired in a slump for much of August. The Sox have now scored four or fewer runs in six of their last seven games and in 11 of 15 overall since Aug. 1. The offensive struggles were led by Carl Crawford, who was showered by boos while going 0-for-3 with three punchouts.
The offensive struggles resulted in Bedard being tagged with his first loss as a member of the...
Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was arrested in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas over the weekend on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at a nightclub. The charges are Class C misdemeanors in Texas and punishable by fines of no more than $500. But Perkins has hired a lawyer and is disputing the charges, according to the Oklahoman.
Perkins' publicist, Denise White, told the paper that Perkins was not drunk at the time of the incident and was trying to collect money from the club manager for his foundation. She also claimed that police officers harassed Perkins and that Milwaukee Bucks player Stephen Jackson was threatened with arrest after he attempted to calm the situation. Rajon Rondo was not at the club at the time at the time of the incident, White said.
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A report by Yahoo! Sports indicates that Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork accepted $50,000 while he was a player at the University of Miami in order to sign with Axcess Sports, a player agency started by Nevin Shapiro and Michael Huyghue. A seperate page of the report details the benefits to Wilfork while he was at Miami. Shapiro is in jail for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme. Huyghue, who is now the commissioner of the UFL denied the claims made by Shapiro.
Shapiro revealed the details of his role as a booster to Miami to Yahoo as part of an 11-month investigation by the website, saying that he "provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72...
The Red Sox turned a 5-4-3 triple play in the fourth inning of Tuesday's nightgame of a doubleheader against the Rays. It was the first triple play turned by the Sox since John Valentin turned an unassisted one on July 8, 1994, against the Mariners.
With runners on first and second and no outs, southpaw Erik Bedard elicited a grounder to third from Sean Rodriguez. Jed Lowrie fielded the ball, took a step to his right for the force on B.J. Upton at third, threw to Dustin Pedroia at second to force out Casey Kotchman, with Pedroia relaying the throw to Adrian Gonzalez at first to complete the play. It was believed to be the first 5-4-3 groundball triple play in Red Sox history.
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The Red Sox trail the Rays, 2-1, in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader. The Sox...
According to multiple reports, the NFL's supplemental draft has been delayed after it was initially scheduled to take place this Wednesday.
The supplemental draft is a process in which teams bid future draft picks (a team awarded a player on whom they bid a third-round pick would lose their third-round pick in the next draft) on players not entered in the annual NFL draft (often times players facing NCAA discipline or ruled academically inelgible). This year's supplemental draft could feature Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor this year, though it is unknown whether commissioner Roger Goodell will declare Pryor eligible. Pryor left OSU after being suspended five games for accepting improper benefits.
Only three players have been chosen in the supplemental draft over the last three years. Nose tackle Josh Brent (Cowboys) and running back Harvey Unga (Bears) went for seventh-rounders in 2010, and the Redskins gave up a third-round...
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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Mike Mutnansky, Butch Stearns, and Jon Meterparel discuss the absence of Malcolm Butler at last week's OTAs and replay a sound byte of Butler from May 21st on WEEI not wanting to discuss his contract. Is Malcolm Butler headed for a contract dispute, and how valuable is he?
Mike Mutnansky, Jon Meterparel and Butch Stearns discuss the Celtics and their level of interest in Kevin Durant after Oklahoma City's losses in games five and six; also what should the Celtics do with the third pick in the draft coming up in June?
Jon Meterparel handles Kirk Minhane's Headlines segment with sound from Robert Kraft at a Jewish University's commencement speech, Julian Edelman screaming 'Free Brady', and Johnny Depp in trouble with his ex Amanda Heard
With Malcolm Butler, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins all emerging as stars, it's time for the Patriots to decide who they need to make a priority. Giardi and Bradford give their take on who should be the first to resign.
Giardi and Bradford debate why kids are more into the NBA and will be watching the Golden State vs. OKC game 7 tonight, and why no young fans will watch a neutral baseball game.
Mike Giardi and rob Bradford were in on Memorial Day and Bradford had a problem with how Mut, Meter and Butch took his comments out of context on the morning show. Also, Giardi and Bradford talk about what it would take to get Kevin Durant in Boston.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.More from this show
Mike Mutnansky and Jon Meterparel are in for Memorial Day to host for Dennis, Callahan, and Minihane. Butch Stearns shows up claiming he was booked to host. Since Butch won't leave, the trio then recap the Red Sox weekend in Toronto and discuss the squad moving forward, including whether Dave Dombrowski will make trades.More from this show