Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who was originally in the starting lineup and hitting fourth, was scratched from his team's series opener with the Mariners due to a sore lower back. With Youkilis out, Jed Lowrie stepped in at third base, with Dustin Pedroia moving to the cleanup spot. Lowrie helped propel the Sox to a 6-4 win over the M's Friday night, hitting his first home run since April 20.
Another late scratch was shortstop Marco Scutaro, who also was suffering from back pain. He was replaced by Mike Aviles, who contributed with a sacrifice fly in the Sox' win.
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A police SWAT team has surrounded the home of former Patriots coach Corwin Brown, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune. Police arrived earlier in the day in response to a domestic disturbance call and the SWAT team was called in after shots were reported fired from inside the house. It is believed that Brown is the only person inside the house.
Brown coached the Patriots' secondary in 2010 but was let go in February. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. Brown was drafted in the fourth round by the Patriots in 1993 and played four seasons in New England before joining the Jets in 1997.
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Appearing as a guest on the Mut & Merloni show on Friday, MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar said that he doesn't think the Home Run Derby had a negative affect on Adrian Gonzazlez who has hit only one home run since participating in the event.
"It’s the same thing we heard about Bobby Abreu when he went to Detroit and hit 50 homers, then came back and hit two for the second half," Millar said. "Home run derby doesn’t screw your swing up. OK? Playing golf doesn’t screw your swing up. You know when you’re in BP you’re trying to launch and hit homers and you know if you’re in a 1-2 count and facing Josh Beckett you better fight your way to get that ball in play. So I don’t buy into any of that. You go through droughts in the big leagues."
Millar was also dismissive about reports of sign-stealing in Toronto. Millar relayed the story of the Indians accusing the Sox' Mike Timlin of...
On Friday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the new contract for Pro Bowl offensive lineman Logan Mankins, saying it was “great” to have him inked to a long-term deal and calling Mankins “one of our best players.”
“It’s great. I think the world of Logan,” Belichick said on a conference call with reporters. “He’s done a great job for us here since he’s come to the Patriots. I’m glad that he’ll be here for many years in the future. He’s one of our best players, one of our most consistent players. He’s been durable, has a great work ethic, he’s really smart. He plays hard. He plays tough. There are almost no negatives with Logan.
“He’s an outstanding person. He’s an outstanding player. He does things the way that we would like our team to do them, so he’s a great example for all of us to look at, because he plays hard,...
Ron Artest told The Los Angeles Times Thursday that he is "definitely going to play for the [Chesire] Jets" of the British Basketball League. Although the Jets can only pay him about $2,500 per month, Artest was lured with a promise that he will get to appear in a television soap opera and perform his music. "When they told me I had the opportunity and asked if I wanted to do a soap opera, I said, 'Of course, man.' I'm not going to run away. When I was a kid, I wanted to be on TV. Why would I run away from being on TV?" Artest is expected to join the team in late November, missing the first two months of the season partly because he first promised to play in some exhibition games for a team in Finland.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's...
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.
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.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
The final hour of RSR features your calls as well as some thoughts on Clay Buchholz and Fenway Park.
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.
Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.
Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price
The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them
Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?
Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.
With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.
We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.
In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back right on time for the start of the NFL and Fantasy Football pre-draft season. Topics of the day include some news around the league centering on the suspension of Le’Veon Bell, bad news swirling around Ezekiel Elliot and the passing of Coach Dennis Green. Then it’s into the fun stuff featuring conversation about the Patriots Offense with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan and a first look at the Top 12 Wide Receivers heading into Training Camp. It’s time to gear up for Fantasy Football people, giddy up!
After a few callers argue with Kirk and Gerry about racial profiling in America, the guys get to WEEI's Michael Holley disagreeing with Callahan on the inclusion of Michael Brown into recent examples of tragic deaths of blacks in America.More from this show
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the latest Pitcher rumored to be on the Sox' radar.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about the end of it all... Tom Brady will not seek a higher appeal of the US District Court's decision.More from this show
Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.More from this show
ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith joins to the show to defend his comments that Tom Brady shouldn’t be fighting to the Supreme Court. Glenn, Lou, and Christian demand Stephen explain his reasoning behind calling Brady, “uppity.”More from this show