Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered a torn right knee ligament while shagging fly balls during batting practice before Thursday night's game against the Royals in Kansas City and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
"I thought it wasn't that bad, but it's torn," Rivera said in the locker room after the Yankees' 4-3 loss. "Have to fix it."
Rivera, 42, had been considering retirement at the end of the season. Thursday night, he wasn't ready to make a decision.
"At this point, I don't know," he said. "Going to have to face this first. It all depends on how the rehab is going to happen, and from there, we'll see."
The Red Sox have moved Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list in order to free up room on the 40-man roster for the addition of pitcher Aaron Cook.
The Sox officially promoted Cook to the 25-man major league roster Thursday night, optioning shortstop Jose Iglesias to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Cook is scheduled to make his first start for the Red Sox Saturday, taking the place of Josh Beckett. Beckett is missing his start due to a sore right lat muscle.
Crawford had been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the season due to the rehabilitation of a surgically repaired left wrist, and is currently dealing with a sprained ligament in his left elbow.
Iglesias went 2-for-3 with a run in Pawtucket's 6-4 loss to Buffalo Thursday night, raising his batting average to .216. He didn't appear in either of the two games he was active for during his latest stint with the Red Sox.
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Rajon Rondo has tested the patience of Celtics president Danny Ainge over the past few years, most recently with his second suspension of the season involving an NBA referee, but like the rest of his teammates, Ainge came to the defense of the team's star point guard.
"I think Rajon is learning all the time," Ainge said Thursday on the Big Show. "I think he's a smart kid. He didn't want this to happen. He's just an emotional kid."
It was no secret Ainge attempted to trade Rondo for Chris Paul prior to the season, although the C's president denied a number of rumors during the regular season. Who knows how...
The Patriots made two previously reported moves official on Thursday afternoon, re-signing veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren and releasing wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.
Warren, 33, spent the last two seasons with the Patriots. The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder originally joined the Patriots played in 16 games with 10 starts in 2010, finishing with 36 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. Last year, he played in 12 games and finished with 16 total tackles, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery. (He also played in all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLVI.) The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Underwood played in five games for New England in 2011 and the 25-year-old caught three passes for 30 yards.
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FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick has released a statement through the team in the wake of the death of linebacker Junior Seau:
“A day later, it is still hard to believe. Of all the players I have coached, nobody was more full of energy and vitality than Junior Seau. He respected and inspired every single person he came in contact with -- players, coaches and support staff. His defied the odds by playing two decades in the NFL at a level and with a youthful spirit rarely seen but appreciated by everyone. Junior will always be remembered as a intense Hall of Fame player from the old school. He was a charismatic icon. At the same time, as a human being he was as caring, warm and lovable as they come. That’s what I will miss most of all. It was a privilege to have coached Junior Seau. My condolences to his family.”
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We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Kirk gives us today's headlines: John Kerry is switching islands. Jesse Watters makes odd comment about Ivanka Trump. Marty Walsh comments on the Boston 2024 book. Pre-NFL Draft talk.
Hour 4. Kirk questions the show about whether or not anyone would have relations with another man while in prison. Jemele Hill threatened Kirk on Twitter, but did she delete her tweet?
Larry Army Jr., Kyle Kennedy's attorney, joins Kirk, Gerry and Meter to talk about yesterday's press conference and elaborate on a few of his comments.
The mass lay offs at ESPN continue for a second day. And are you watching Chris Sale take on the Yankees or the NFL draft tonight?
One more win for the C's means a ticket to the second round. But should we be feeling confident? The draft starts tonight and the Patriots don't seem to have any intention of participating in the first few rounds.
Following the Sox loss to the Yankees, Lou comes out swinging on managers and writers alike.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
The article didn't actually reveal anything that wasn't already public record, but the Globe "expose" on Brady and his relationship with the Best Buddies charity certainly has everybody around here talking about it.
We spend some time talking Sox as news of the rain cancellation comes down. A few more thoughts on the spat in Baltimore and Dustin Pedroia, plus David Price takes to twitter for his "media session".
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in after a Reimer Wednesday edition of K&C to recap a virtuoso Kirk Minihane off-the-rails performance
Buck and Reimer debate over whether it’s appropriate to speculate about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality. Buck says his sources don’t corroborate what Michele McPhee and the Daily Mail have reported about the disgraced ex-NFL star’s love life. Reimer disagrees with the Boston Globe's assertion that there's a homophobic element to the Hernandez story.
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Hour 4. Bradford joins the show to defend the fact that he attends Ortiz’s charity event for free. Alex doesn’t think it was unethical to out Hernandez.More from this show
Hour 2. The guys talk discuss Hernandez’s gay lover with Reimer. Reimer says there aren’t a lot of straight guys looking to experiment. Bradford tells Mut he paid for his wife to attend the Ortiz charity event.More from this show
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