Former Jets defensive end Vernon Gholston, who signed a one-year deal with the Bears last month after being released by New York, on Monday accused Rex Ryan of not giving him a fair shot. Despite benching Gholston in last season's playoffs and calling the player a "phony" in his book that came out in the offseason, Ryan expressed an interest in re-signing Gholston and defended his actions Tuesday. "I'm confused, because I think I'm fair," Ryan said. "I think I'm more than fair and I think I give plenty of opportunities. But if it wasn't viewed that way, then that's it. Again, I'm comfortable with being who I am."
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Red Sox scored two runs in each of the first three innings on the way to an 11-5 win over the Rangers Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark.
The Sox' offensive output, which was their highest since July 27 when they put up 12 runs against the Royals, was paced by Adrian Gonzalez. The first baseman came away with his second two-home run game of the season, finishing with three hits in the process. Gonzalez' first home run came in the first inning and plated Jacoby Ellsbury, while his second was a solo shot in the fourth.
Gonzalez hadn't hit a home run since July 30 and had gone deep just once after July 7. It also marked the major league-high 22nd time he has come away with at least three hits, boosting his batting average to .346.
Earning the win was starter John Lackey, who allowed four runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The outing lowered the righty's ERA to under 6.00 for the first time this season (5.98) and...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A day after earning his fourth win over the Red Sox in the past two seasons, Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson surmised that the reason Sox pitcher Erik Bedard was working so slow was due to the visitors' concern over Texas stealing their signs -- even with no runners on base.
"I think part of the reason Bedard was taking so long -- because it wasn't like he was giving up a lot of hits -- was his thing was that they were going like five signs with nobody on base," Wilson said. "We were like, 'What are they doing? We're not in Toronto. We don't have guys with flags and airplane flares.'"
Some of the Red Sox explained after their 4-0 loss Monday night that the team typically likes to change up its signs, especially for teams that possess significant differences between their home and road splits. Texas entered Tuesday night hitting .293 with 93 homers at Rangers Ballpark compared to .262 and 58 home...
Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish's 2011 season could be in jeopardy after the outfielder was placed on the seven-day minor league DL due to soreness in his neck/upper trapezius muscle. The discomfort is in the same region that hindered Kalish for several weeks this summer, slowing his return from a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder by months.
The Sox and Kalish have not yet made a decision about whether Kalish will be shut down for the season, or if the current injury will rule out the possibility of a September call-up. Nonetheless, given that a) Kalish has played in just 24 games this year, b) there will be no more than eight minor league regular-season games remaining if he comes off the DL at the earliest possible date and c) he and Sox farm director Mike Hazen characterized Kalish as going through a sort of second spring training as he worked to regain his timing at the plate, the idea that he will be able to return to the majors this year...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- After the Red Sox' 11-5 win over the Rangers, Sox manager Terry Francona said that David Ortiz will be in the lineup Wednesday and was available for action Tuesday night if needed after being cleared by the team's medical staff.
Prior to the Sox' win, Ortiz executed five minutes worth of jogging and sprints on his injured right heel (bursitis), reporting no problems.
"I can be in the lineup right now. I can’t be watching this [stuff] no more," said Ortiz, who has been out of the lineup since Aug. 16. "But yeah, I’ve got to listen to what the doctor says because, I think, just stay on top of everything they tell me. This is something, if you don’t do things exactly the way they say, it can catch up with you later on, so I don’t want to be stupid."
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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 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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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.
Wow... Laroy Streat gives us a Jimmy Fund Telethon Tribute like we've never heard before. I myself started to tear up.
We discuss the Patriots latest acquisition, what they had to give up, and how Mingo will fit on this defense.
A discussion about the disappointing end of the Sox road trip turns into an ultimatum on whether or not pro baseball players are aloud to use fatigue as an excuse.
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.
NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?More from this show
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.More from this show