According to a team source, the Red Sox are hoping to have their coaching staff in place prior to Christmas.
The Sox have bullpen coach Gary Tuck, third base coach Tim Bogar and hitting coach Dave Magadan returning, leaving the pitching coach, bench coach and first base coach positions empty. There is a possibility the team could move Bogar away from third base and into one of the vacant major league coaching positions.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has confirmed that the organization has interviewed Brad Arnsberg and Neil Allen for the pitching coach position. Allen, who was reportedly the most recent interviewee, has been serving as the Rays' Triple A pitching coach. Cherington said on the SiriusXM MLB Radio Network that the Red Sox have interviewed other candidates beyond the ones which...
An NBC spokesperson told Richard Deitsch of SI.com that former Bruins player and current NHL analyst Mike Milbury will not appear on the network while addressing allegations that he assaulted a 12-year-old hockey player who was in a fight with his son during a game in Brookline last week.
"In our discussions with Mike, we both came to the conclusion that he should remain off the air while focusing on his affairs," the spokesperson told Deitsch (in comments relayed via twitter).
Milbury, through lawyer David Rabinovitz, denied the allegations of criminal wrong-doing.
"Mike Milbury denies any allegations that there was an assault of any kind," said the statement (as reported by multiple outlets). "He simply intervened in an...
FOXBORO -- After being listed as limited for non-injury related reasons on Wednesday and Thursday, Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork were officially taken off Friday's practice participation report. The only two players to miss practice this week - Patrick Chung and Sebastian Vollmer - were both listed as doubtful for Sunday in Denver as the team left Friday afternoon for their game against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. All 13 players listed as limited on Friday were classified as "questionable" for the game. Friday's complete Patriots injury report is as follows:
Did Not Participate:
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot) Doubtful
S Patrick Chung (foot) Doubtful
CB Kyle Arrington (foot) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (foot) Questionable
C Dan Connolly (groin) Questionable
WR Julian Edelman (back) Questionable
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)...
Boston College senior running back Montel Harris, the ACC Preseason Player of the Year who played in just two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury, was granted a medical hardship waiver by the conference and is eligible to to return to the Eagles for one more season.
Harris, who missed the season's first three games while recovering from arthoscopic surgery on his left knee, became BC's all-time leading rusher during his first game back against UMass. He then re-injured his knee against Wake Forest and was done for the season.
BC also received ACC waivers for senior wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah (knee), senior defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey (foot), sophomore defensive back C.J. Jones (knee) and freshman defensive lineman Connor Wujciak (shoulder). Ramsey, Jones and Wujciak will get an extra year of eligibility, while Momah must first get clearance from the NCAA, as he is seeking a sixth year.
Medical hardship waivers can be...
Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard joined WEEI.com's Rob Bradford for an appearance on the Bradford Files podcast and talked about his planned transformation from reliever to starter.
Bard said that heading into the offseason he expected that Jonathan Papelbon would re-sign with the team, and he saw an opportunity to move into the starting rotation.
"I told Ben [Cherington] when I heard [John] Lackey was having surgery and [Tim Wakefield] is a free agent, I saw two openings in the starting rotation," said Bard, who initially was a starter as a Red Sox minor leaguer. "The last two years I haven't said it much, but in my own head, just watching the guys in this league that have had a lot of success in a starting role, I just felt like I could do that. I've got as good or better raw stuff as them. I try to keep myself in good shape. I felt like everything I have at this point, that I could have success in that role. So, I told Ben that....
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
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.
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.
Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.
Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.
This week's edition of the WEEI whiner line
Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be
Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"
The playmaker is back with Dale and Holley with Thornton previewing Patriots/Bills, plus an amazing answer on whether he'd still play football knowing the risks that are known nowadays.
With David Ortiz's final regular season games this weekend, we look at four of his most iconic regular season moments.
Hours 3 and 4 consisted mostly of Patriots/Bills discussion.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
The guys talk about the latest scandal in English soccer, the recent Champions League game, and the best young players in Europe.
After a snoozer on Thursday night and a sizeable series of rants and musing about chimpanzees being more qualified to run the NFL than Roger Goddell, Steriods and Donald Trump the boys get to solid starts and year to date over-performers in this week’s podcast. Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler & the woes of Ryan Fitzpatrick add to early segment nonsense. Then it’s onto the meat of the show featuring conversation about the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, LeGarette Blount, Jordan Howard (play him), Terrelle Pryor (fool’s gold?) and 4 great starts at Tight End. Enjoy the madness and come back to WEEI on Sunday at 8am for the full Fantasy Football meal. All 4 courses!
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