Canadian doctor Anthony Galea is facing federal charges for allegedly traveling to U.S. cities (including Boston) and injecting athletes with performance enhancing drugs. However, Galea has at least one supporter: former NFL player and admitted steroid user Bill Romanowski, who calls Galea a "pioneer in sports medicine." Galea probably won't be thanking Romanowski for that endorsement. In other news, Lakers coach Phil Jackson reportedly has been told he'll need to take a 60 percent pay cut if he wants to return to the team next season. And a Red Sox fan won a bet with his friends by watching the first pitch of Monday night's game at his home in Natick and then driving to Yankee Stadium and arriving in his seat before the game was over. Read about those stories, plus check out our videos, trivia and more at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
American cyclist Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after being charged with doping, sent e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors admitting and detailing his use of performance enhancing drugs, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Landis also accused other riders and officials of participating in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
The Red Sox will designate left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis for assignment prior to Thursday's game against the Twins. In his place, the team will call up shortstop Angel Sanchez from Triple-A Pawtucket.
The move was necessitated by the health of shortstop Marco Scutaro's left elbow. Scutaro has been dealing with tennis elbow that has bothered him while hitting and trying to close his glove. He received a cortisone shot prior to Wednesday night's game, and will be unavailable on Thursday. Sanchez will start at shortstop, with Bill Hall (who started at shortstop on Wednesday) playing the outfield against Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Schoeneweis was 1-0 with a 7.90 ERA. Though he had 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings, he'd also issued 10 walks, and lefties were hitting .346 with a .914 OPS against him.
Scutaro had his first off day of the season on Wednesday. He is hitting .267/....
In the first of a two-game homestand, the Red Sox claimed a 3-2 win over the Twins behind the pitching performance of Clay Buchholz and David Ortiz' continued hot hitting. Buchholz allowed just two runs on five hits over eight inning, striking out seven and walking one, giving way to Daniel Bard, who allowed a run in the ninth but stranded runners on first and second for the save. The Red Sox' offense was paced by Ortiz, whose two-run homer in the fourth inning wiped out Minnesota's one-run lead and gave the Sox an advantage they wouldn't surrender. Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez each had two hits for the Sox, who got their other run in the sixth inning when Bill Hall notched a two-out RBI single, scoring Beltre.
Multiple outlets are reporting the Patriots hosted free agent offensive lineman Cory Procter on a visit Wednesday. A 27-year-old, Procter is a 6-foot-4, 311-pounder who has played center and guard in his five years with the Dallas Cowboys. Overall, he has appeared in 44 career regular-season games with 13 starts. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
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.
The playmaker Michael Irvin joins the show on Radio Row to talk about how special it is for a team to stay on top of the mountain.
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.
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.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.More from this show
Doyel knows the Patriots fixed the AFC title game and they now belong in the same sentence as the 1919 White Sox.More from this show
Funny man Frank Caliendo sits in with Gerry and Kirk from Arizona. He talks about his process and voices some of his greatest hits.More from this show