The Red Sox will hold a press conference this afternoon at 3 p.m. to announce a four-year, $68 million deal for pitcher Josh Beckett. Beckett will receive a $5 million signing bonus and annual salaries of $15.75 million over the 2011-2014 seasons.
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In Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback at SI.com, former Patriots wide receiver Donte' Stallworth recounts the events of March 14, 2009, when he hit a man with car, causing the man's death. Stallworth, who was charged with DUI, served a brief jail sentence and received a one-year suspension from the NFL. Stallworth says that he did not feel like he was driving impaired, and he explains in detail what happened when he saw the man was crossing the busy highway.
Stawllworth also says he received a text from Tom Brady on the day of the accident. It read: "A lot of people know the kind of person you are. You're a good person."
For more on this story and other Patriots news, check the It Is What It Is blog.
We've got a video-heavy Mashup for you, starting with the background on the 5-year-old who delivered the "Miracle" speech for the Red Sox Sunday night before the Sox beat the Yankees. We've also got clips of a college baseball pitcher making a gritty play after having his kneecap busted on a liner back to the mound, and a few trick basketball shots from the Dude Perfect guys. Find it all at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart had surgery on his finger Sunday and is expected to miss at least two weeks, according a statement from the Bruins. Stuart, who was diagnosed with cellulitis, an infection of the skin, that did not improve with antibiotics, missed the B's game Saturday in Toronto to have the finger examined. He returned to Boston and had the surgery that is expected to sideline him for the rest of the regular season and into the postseason, should the B's qualify.
Dustin Pedroia had the game-tying two-run homer in the seventh inning off loser Chan Ho Park and added an insurance RBI single in the eighth while Kevin Youkilis had three extra-base hits to lead the Red Sox past the Yankees, 9-7, in the 2010 season opener at Fenway Park. The Yankees got to Josh Beckett for five runs on eight hits in 4-2/3 innings and built a 5-1 lead. But CC Sabathia could not hold the lead as Youkilis started a three-run rally in the sixth with an opposite-field, two-run triple.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth inning for his first save.
For complete coverage of Opening Night, visit the Full Count blog.
Jarret Payton, son of NFL legend Walter Payton, joins MFB to breakdown the troubles in the Bears locker room, the team's struggles at home, and the upcoming match up against the Patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
The guys discussed hockey's place on the American sports landscape.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Revis was absent from practice and the guys wondered if this was the first time.
Christian fails to prank Chicago radio, A Nun sings "Like a Virgin" and other lewd acts.
We talk to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, who broke the Darrelle Revis late-gate story.
Michael and Dale discuss the ins and outs of the Darrelle Revis late-gate, and whether his reaction was what the Patriots were looking for out of him,
We tackle four topics about notorious incidents where Boston athletes (and media members) showed up LATE!
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
AJ Soares joins the show to talk about the Revs run to the playoffs, how Jermaine Jones has impacted the team, and should Lee Nguyen for MVP.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.More from this show
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
Michael and Dale talk Patriots, and Michael has some strong words for those who are ignoring history and what they've seen in favor of continuing a pessimistic and fatalistic view/agenda of the Patriots.More from this show