Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a bulging disk in the neck that is impinging a nerve, according to source. The outfielder was placed on the DL last week due to a recurrence of soreness in his upper trapezius/neck region. He flew to Los Angeles this week to consult with orthopedist Dr. Robert Watkins, when the decision was made to have surgery. The planned surgery was then confirmed before Wednesday's game by skipper Terry Francona.
"I spoke to him [Tuesday]. I think he'll be fine," Francona said. "I think what everybody feels bad about is the kid lost a year basically, and a really big year of development. He'll come back and be fine but it basically cost him a year and now is going to cut into his winter. But he's a tough enough kid and he'll do whatever it takes. There's a ton of confidence [in the organization] in his ability to come back. It just cost him a year of...
Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been roundly criticized for pushing Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins during an incident Saturday night, but Suh and teammate Lawrence Jackson are pointing fingers at Mankins.
After a second-quarter play, Mankins grabbed Jackson's facemask before Suh rushed in to slap Mankins away. Mankins received a 15-yard penalty for his actions.
Jackson insists Mankins was responsible for the incident.
"Yeah, he's a dirty bastard," Jackson said Monday, as reported by the Detroit Free Press. "That's all. He's dirty. I kind of called him out on it. Things for a little rough."
Suh, who was fined $20,000 by the NFL for his hit on Bengals quarterback in the preseason opener, received some criticism for his aggressive intervention, but he wasn't backing down Monday.
"Do I regret it? No," Suh said. "But the funny thing about the whole situation is that I wasn't the...
Wednesday's meeting in New York will mark only the second collective bargaining session between the league's owners and the National Basketball Players Association since the NBA lockout began on July 1.
"This is a telltale meeting," Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo's agent, Billy Duffy, told Yahoo! Sports. "I think we will know the seriousness of both sides' position after Wednesday.
"I don't think the season starts on time. There really has been no progress. The union has been patient on hoping there would be movement on the league side. The league hasn't demonstrated any movement whatsoever, while the union is flexible."
A HoopsWorld report recently indicated Sept. 15 as the last possible date before training camps and preseason games start getting canceled. In the meantime, a group of almost 70 NBA players trained by...
On Thursday, five years to the day after his diagnosis with anaplastic large cell lymphoma was announced by press release, Jon Lester will make a start against the Yankees at Fenway Park. The 27-year-old suggested that he found it difficult for the initial years following his diagnosis and treatment to be known as a cancer survivor, but that he has learned to embrace his experience and his ability to help others with it.
“It took me a while. I’ll be the first one to admit it. I was immature,” Lester said. “Me coming into spring training [in 2007] and saying I wanted to be treated as a baseball player and not a cancer survivor, I can only imagine hearing that now from myself. It was selfish. I didn’t know how to handle it.
“It took me a good two years to figure that out, to know that if somebody has cancer or had cancer or a family member had cancer, they just want to come up to you, shake your hand and say,...
A former payroll manager for the defending World Series champion Giants was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $1.5 million from the team's salary and expense payments. Robin O'Connor, who was fired July 6, allegedly started taking the money beginning in June of last year. Her scheme unfolded when she forged a letter from a team human resources manager in an attempt to explain her boost in income while in the process of applying for a loan to buy a property in San Diego. O'Connor, a 41-year-old married mother of two who had a salary of $80,000, apparently admitted to at least some of the thefts after being confronted by Giants management.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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.
Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
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.
The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.
Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.
The boys briefly get into the Colin Kaepernick situation in which he chose to sit for the National Anthem as a protest for how minorities have been treated by police. The guys applaud him for standing up for a cause, but don't necessarily agree with the cause. They also talk about why Belichick has struggled drafting at the WR position, what the WR's the Pats currently have bring to the table and how they can assist Jimmy G in the first four weeks.More from this show