Here's the Patriots regular-season schedule for 2011:
Mon. Sept. 12 at Miami, 7 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 18 vs. San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 25. at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 2 at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 9 vs. N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 16 vs. Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 6 vs. N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 13 at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 21 vs. Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 27 at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 4 vs. Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 at Washington, 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 18 at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 24 vs. Miami, 1 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 1 vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.
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The red-hot Jed Lowrie will get the nod in the leadoff spot for the Red Sox in Oakland Tuesday night with left-hander Brett Anderson taking the hill for the A's. Also of note is Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew getting the night off, with Darnell McDonald getting the start in center field, with Mike Cameron playing right field.
Among players in the Red Sox' starting lineup, Jarrod Saltalamacchia (0-for-10) and Kevin Youkilis (2-for-10) have the most at-bats against Anderson. Ellsbury is 0-for-9 against the lefty.
The following is the Red Sox' lineup:
Jed Lowrie SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Cameron RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald CF
John Lackey P
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Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups was officially ruled out of Game 2 against the Celtics and will be evaluated when the team returns to New York. "I don't know about [Game 3 on Friday]," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's day to day." Billups strained his left knee late in Game 1 when he collided with Jermaine O'Neal. He missed practice on Monday.
Toney Douglas will start in his place. "It's not something you like, but I've got a lot of confidence in Toney," D'Antoni said. "The game plan won't change a lot."
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Even though the Patriots' schedule won't be officially released until tonight at 7, there are some early leaks. The first one comes from the New York Daily News, which reports that the Patriots and Jets will play at Gillette Stadium in Week 5. The second comes from the Newark Star-Ledger, which is reporting that the Patriots will host the Giants in Week 9 — specifically, Nov. 6 at 4:15 p.m. That would eliminate two of the eight home games, with the other six (Miami, Buffalo, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City and San Diego) set to come later tonight.
(UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: The Patriots have announced via their Twitter feed that they will open the 2011 season on the road.)
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- After dropping the first two games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at home to the Canadiens, the B's finally got their first postseason win Monday night in Montreal. Now trailing, 2-1, in the series, the B's have a chance to tie the series Thursday and return home with short-term memory on their side.
Speaking Tuesday at Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, coach Claude Julien noted that he doesn't believe much in momentum, saying he wasn’t concerned about the Habs grabbing momentum in the first two games at TD Garden more than he was about getting the team’s first win of the postseason.
“The thing is, we felt that we needed to win yesterday,” Julien said Tuesday at Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center. “We never talked about them having momentum, we just needed to play better. That’s the way I see it as well. Everybody might see it differently. I’m not a big guy...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Gary Tanguay and Kirk Minihane start the program without Dennis and Callahan. Gary quickly ticks off Kirk by leading the show in too many directions. The guys settle in talking about Ted Cruz pulling out of the GOP race and Donald Trump's chances to win the presidency.
Mayor Marty Walsh is promoting equal rights for transgenders at City Hall. A woman was struck and killed by a Duck Boat. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition for all public colleges.
A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.
Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.
Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?
The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.
We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.
We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.
We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
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SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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