ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz only allowed one run on six hits over six innings, while David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis continued their hot-hitting ways, each homering, as the Red Sox claimed a 6-1 win over the first-place Rays, Monday night at Tropicana Field. The only blemish against Buchholz, who struck out eight while throwing 108 pitches, was a fourth-inning solo homer from Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena. The Red Sox offense was able to drive Tampa Bay starter Wade Davis out of the game after just 3 2/3 innings, having scored five runs on seven hits off of the Rays' pitcher. It marked just the 10th time this season Tampa Bay has had to turn to its bullpen before the seventh inning. Besides Ortiz and Youkilis, the other two stars for the Red Sox' offense were Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Beltre, notching three hits apiece. For more see Closing Time at the...
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau has become the frontrunner for the New Orleans Hornets' head coaching position.
According to the report, the Hornets are moving closer to "formulating" an offer to Thibodeau, who is also believed to be on a short list for the head-coaching job with the New Jersey Nets.
Thibodeau, who has interviewed for numerous head-coaching positions over the past few years, is considered the architect of a Celtics defense that has been the key to another deep postseason run.
Although it has been heavily rumored that Doc Rivers will leave the Celtics at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the Yahoo! report indicated that Thibodeau has not been given any assurance that he will be a...
Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said anyone who thought the Celtics were holding back during the regular season just because they won only 50 games is terribly mistaken.
"I think that's a bunch of crap," Van Gundy said. "I think they had injuries, period. I don't think they were holding anything back. Kevin Garnett had a serious knee injury that takes a lot of time to get back to full strength. When we were at the All Star Game, at that point, I didn't either Garnett or Pierce were at full speed or looked healthy, still. I thought Kevin was still having trouble with mobility in that leg and Paul's foot was bothering him. Injuries mean a lot."
Van Gundy saw both Garnett and Paul Pierce during the All Star break in Arlington, Texas. He said he knew at the time, the Celtics weren't at full strength. The Celtics finished fourth in the East with a 50-32 record, behind Cleveland, Orlando and Atlanta....
Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins won’t attend voluntary organized team activities with the Patriots over the next month without a new contract, his agent told Comcast Sports Net on Monday. Mankins’ agent Frank Bauer said Mankins would not be in attendance, and added that no progress was being made at this time on a new deal.
A Fresno State product who was taken in the first round of the 2005 draft, Mankins signed a five-year deal as a rookie, and was slated to become a free agent. However, with the change in the labor situation — players with four and five years of experience reverted to restricted free agent status — Mankins was instead tendered a one-year deal at $3.26 million by New England.
Technically, the OTA’s are voluntary, and because Mankins has yet to sign his tender, Mankins is under no obligation to attend.
The big day to keep in mind for Mankins’ deal is June 15...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez was forced to leave his team's game with the Rays Monday night after being struck in the left foot by a Reid Brignac foul ball. The Brignac foul ball off of Martinez' foot came with two outs in the second inning and resulted in Red Sox manager Terry Francona and head trainer Mike Reinold to visit the catcher, who remained in the game.
X-rays on the foot proved negative and the team was classifying the injury as a contusion to the left toe.
Martinez would eventually be replaced in the third inning after drawing a walk off of Tampa Bay starter Wade Davis, giving way to pinch-runner Jason Varitek. It marked the first time since Martinez came to the Red Sox following last year's trade deadline that Sox starter Clay Buchholz had thrown to Varitek.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable previews Super Bowl XLIX between the Patriots and Seahawks.
The voice of the Super Bowl Kevin Harlan joins the show to preview the Super Bowl and talk about some the Patriots games he has called.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and talk about the fraud Roger Goodell.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about Roger Goodell's state of the game address and question and answer period from earl
Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Jim and Pete talk about the final football game of the 2014 season. It's the Patriots and the Seahawks, and there's still fantasy football to be played!
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Old friend Boomer Esiason drops by to give his take on the big game. Boomer thinks the Patriots will prevail in the desert.More from this show
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