Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey interrupted his postgame media session at Yankee Stadium late Sunday night to express his disappointment that a member of the press sent him a text message before the game asking about "personal stuff." Shortly after the interview, the celebrity gossip website TMZ published a report indicating that Lackey filed for divorce last month.
“Let me tell you the truth. Thirty minutes before the game, I got a text message on my cellphone from one of you … somebody in the media, talking about personal stuff,” Lackey said after pitching six-plus innings in the Sox' 7-4, 14-inning victory that kept them a game up in the wild card race. “And I shouldn’t even be standing up here having to deal with it. I’m sitting here listening to music. I don’t know who got my phone number, but that’s over the line.”
According to the TMZ report, Lackey filed for divorce in...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick injured his hand in Sunday's 29-16 loss to the Giants, and he isn't happy with the officials for failing to protect him. Said Vick: "I felt I got hit late. No flag. At some point something catastrophic is going to happen. Not to blame the refs, but more precautions should be taken. I'm on the ground all the time in the pocket."
Added Vick: "Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground. I get hit in the head. I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard flag like everybody else does. I'm not trying to blame the refs. I just want them to take notice."
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NEW YORK -- With their lead in the wild card race having dwindled to just a half-game over the Rays, the Red Sox played like a team desperate for a victory. In what may go down as their most significant comeback victory of the year, the Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-4 win in 14 innings over the Yankees, with Jacoby Ellsbury crushing a three-run homer -- his third of Sunday's doubleheader -- to give the Sox their victory.
With runners on the corners and two outs, Ellsbury, who hit his 29th and 30th homers of the year in the day game, jumped on a 1-0 fastball from reliever Scott Proctor and launched it to deep right-center, delivering another memorable moment in his spectacular season. The blast was Ellsbury's third game-winning hit of the year in the ninth inning or later.
The victory allowed the Sox to depart for Baltimore, where they will play their final series of the regular season, armed with a one-game lead over Tampa Bay and...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek departed the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees with an apparent injury. His departure came immediately after he put the Sox ahead, 4-3, with an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning. Varitek appeared to be limping as he ran to first on the single, and when he arrived at the bag, as the Yankees made a pitching change, he was doubled over and appeared to be reaching for his knees. After a brief conversation with trainer Mike Reinold, Varitek jogged off the field, again with an apparent limp.
Varitek had been hit in the knee by a slider from Yankees starter Ivan Nova in his previous at-bat in the fifth inning. He was able to play through the injury to catch two more innings and deliver his hit before leaving. He was replaced at first by pinch-runner Joey Gathright, who was promptly caught stealing, and then behind the plate by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Updates on Varitek's injury will...
Chad Ochocinco continued his early season struggles on Sunday in Buffalo, dropping what would have been an easy touchdown in the fourth quarter and running a poor route on a third-quarter Tom Brady interception.
“It just got away from me.” Ochocinco told the Boston Herald after the game. “Is it killing me? No. It was good. Mentally, it was really good. I knew all my [stuff]. Now, that felt good. That’s step one. It’s just got to come quicker."
Ochocinco had two catches for 28 yards in the loss.
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
We check in with safety Patrick Chung for a brief visit on Patriots Monday and discuss the win over Houston, and the upcoming game against the Bills.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Cubs, catcher David Ross, who admits to joining teammates Jon Lester, John Lackey and many members of the Chicago front office in at least contemplating the idea of a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series. Ross also compares his retirement tour to David Ortiz's, reveals stories of clubhouse celebrations, while suggesting that Lester is pitching better than ever.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
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 6am hour upload from Monday with Mike Mutnansky in with Kirk and Gerry, with first thoughts from the guys on several of the big weekend stories in sports
Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.
Mut, Gerry and Kirk discussed a column ripping Ortiz and Kirk is pissed at Curtis.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian invite Anthony L. Fisher of "The Week" on the show to explain his article where he discusses why David Ortiz is a jerk and a fraud.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are slightly taken aback by Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback article where Paul Brown, not Bill Belichick is named the greatest Coach of all time.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the Jimmy G vs. Brady conundrum, and then delve into the atrocious AFC.
We sit down with the head coach of the Patriots Bill Belichick to break down the win over Houston, and look ahead to the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Thomas and Conor give a breakdown of the BC-Wagner game this weekend and look forward to next week's Buffalo game.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Andrew Benintendi's knee sprain and what that will mean going down the stretch, David Ortiz's ability to keep himself healthy at age 40, and how Pablo Sandoval can return from his season off.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
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