One of the Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Edison Pena, 34, trained by running 3-6 miles each day in work boots through underground tunnels, listening to Elvis Presley songs on an iPod and sometimes dragging a wooden pallet behind him for an added challenge. "I ran to forget that I was trapped," Pena said. "I ran in the dark. It was tremendous for me. ... I went to the depths, the lowest of the low, but I kept running. If you show God you can fight, He will listen much more than if you give up. God doesn't like us to give up."
In other news, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner responded to criticism of New York fans by Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg by saying Greenberg's statements were "inappropriate, ridiculous comments." Steinbrenner said he contacted Major League Baseball to complain. "We told them we were absolutely going to respond in an...
According to multiple reports, Revolution forward Taylor Twellman will announce his retirement Wednesday afternoon. Twellman, 30, has been dealing with post-concussion symptoms for the last two years following a collision with Los Angeles goalkeeper Steve Cronin. The second overall pick in the 2002 MLS draft, Twellman scored a team-record 101 goals in 174 regular-season matches with the Revs. A five-time All-Star, he was named league MVP in 2005.
The Patriots worked out wide receiver Taj Smith earlier this week, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Smith, 27, was an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse who signed with the Packers in 2008 but was cut before the start of the season and spent much of the next two years with the Colts before he was released prior to the start of the 2010 campaign. A 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, his best collegiate season came as a junior when he caught 44 passes for 822 yards and five touchdowns for Syracuse. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
With Shaquille O'Neal back in Boston, the Celtics took care of business in Detroit, cruising to a 109-86 victory over the Pistons on Tuesday night. The Pistons never led in the contest.
Kevin Garnett led all scorers with 22 points, with Paul Pierce adding 21 of his own. Rajon Rondo contributed a game-high 17 assists, and has now has at least that many in three of the C's four games this season.
The victory improved the Celtics' record to 3-1, with their lone loss coming in the second game of the season against the Cavaliers. The Pistons remain winless through four games and have dropped both of their home contests.
The Celtics will return to Boston on Wednesday, where they will take on the Bucks at TD Garden. For more on the Celtics, visit their team page at weei.com/celtics.
The Patriots have signed quarterback Jonathan Crompton to the practice squad, according to a league source. The 23-year-old Crompton was a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2010 out of Tennessee, but was cut before the start of the regular season. Last season with the Vols, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder completed 58.3 percent of his throws for 2,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Recapping the evolution of the Deflategate witch hunt.
A compilation of all the trolls featured on D&C&M during Deflategate.
Kirk was The Breakfast Club's Donkey of the Day...
As the guys say goodbye to Aloha Friday and their last day of freedom from Glen Ordway, the Big O himself calls in to tell the guys that he's back in charge.
Lou and Christian grill Gary for his stance that Tom Brady is still guilty, and callers chime in to rip Gary.
Lou, Christian and Gary listen to comments made by Tom Brady's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, and discuss what he said about why he thinks the NFL shouldn't appeal.
Dale, Michael and Jerry revisit the news that Brady will be on the field for Week One and discuss what the Krafts could and should do about their penalty.
On today's Final Drive the guys hear from Bill Burr and his thoughts on Deflategate, and LaRoy has another rap -- aptly themed around Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned.
There's been a lot of fools during the Deflategate saga, and we take a look at some of the biggest, most obnoxious ones.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Jerry Thornton is joined by Richard J. King, author of the new book titled Meeting Tom Brady. The two discuss King's book as well as their undying love for TB12.
Sam, Alex and Paul discuss a recent article in Rolling Stone about Russell WIlson and pretty much rip him to shreds.
WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss Tom Brady beating the NFL in court and the final roster cuts for the Patriots heading into the 2015 season.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.More from this show