On his Twitter page, Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Ochocinco said he received a message from Tom Brady that his right shoulder is "fine". "Just got a call back from Tom Brady, says he's fine and there's nothing to worry about," Ochcocinco wrote on his twitter page late Friday night. Ochocinco said he heard that Brady took a hit from Washington's Albert Haynesworth and called Brady to see how the star quarterback was doing.
Casey Kotchman's pinch-hit RBI groundout in the eighth inning pushed across the go-ahead run as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Hideki Okajima came on following a 49-minute rain delay and recorded the final out of the eighth inning and improved to 5-0. Jonathan Papelbon pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his 31st save. Jason Bay's two-run homer in the fifth tied the game, 5-5. Josh Beckett suffered his third rough outing, allowing five runs on five hits over five innings and two homers. He walked five and struck out nine.
Tom Brady suffered what the team is calling a "sore shoulder" after being hit by Washington's Albert Haynesworth in Friday night's 27-24 preseason win over the Redskins. Patrick Chung's 33-yard punt return -- a bit of redemption for the rookie safety, who fumbled his first attempt of the day -- set up Stephen Gostkowski's 31-yard field goal with eight seconds to go that gave the Patriots the victory. Except for a 33-yard TD pass by Colt Brennan, the Patriots defense had a strong showing in the second half.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded two-time All-Star pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Los Angeles Angels for two minor leaguers. The 25-year-old Kazmir is 8-7 with a 5.92 ERA this season, but is coming off a 10-strikeout performance in his last start. In eight starts since the All-Star break, the lefty is 4-2 wih a 4.41 ERA. The players Tampa Bay are receiving are left-handed pitcher Alex Torres and infielder Matt Sweeney, both minor leaguers, along with a player to be named later. Kazmir is owed $8 million next year and $12 million in '11, with a $13.5 million club option for '12.
Here's who won't be in action tonight, according to the list just released by the Patriots: Julian Edelman, Brandon Tate, Shawn Springs, Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris, Ray Ventrone, Mark LeVoir, Darryl Richard, Wes Welker, Myron Pryor, Ron Brace, Shawn Crable.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed the first ever dog custody battle in New York City.
The guys opened the show discussing the major court decisions for Alfonzo Dennard and Jameis Winston coming today. They also touched on the Lunenburg scandal.
Jackie Mac joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo, the Celtics, and the Jacoby Ellsbury deal with the Yankees.
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.
Mut and Merloni react to former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees.
We check in with ESPN's great play-by-play man Mike Tirico for a look around the NFL, and a preview of Pats/Browns.
We tackle four topics centered on the movers and shakers in MLB right now.
We start talking about Robbie Cano and the reported 10 year, 240 million dollar contract on the table from the Mariners, and a little debate about him vs Pedroia broke out.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
Mike Lupica of the Daily News joined the show to give the New York reaction to the Ellsbury signing. He said that the Yankees drastically overpaid.More from this show
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees and the possibility of the Red Sox trading for Andre Ethier.More from this show