After initially thinking he would postpone any further surgical procedures on his right hip, former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell will undergo a 'resurfacing' of his already surgically-repaired hip in New York Friday. The operation won't include a hip replacement, which does figure to be a possibility for Lowell at some point.
The 37-year-old first experienced problems with the body part when suffering a torn labrum during the 2008 season, ultimately forcing Lowell to have surgery following the season. He continued to experience problems with the injury throughout the '09 and '10 seasons, eventually retiring after playing in 73 games last season.
Back in February, Lowell talked to WEEI.com about the challenges he has faced since the end of the '10 season.
Jets coach Rex Ryan continues his media tour to promote his new book, "Play Like You Mean It," and the Patriots-Jets rivalry continues to be a popular topic. The New York Post reports that during a taping of the YES Network show "CenterStage" on Thursday, Ryan talked about his off-field strategy leading up to the divisional playoff victory over the Patriots.
Ryan explained that he wanted to get the discussion away from the team's previous regular-season meeting, a 45-3 Patriots victory, and that's why he made comments that the game was about him and Bill Belichick.
"That whole week, I never wanted it to be about that 45-3 game," Ryan said. "And I knew if I didn't do something, [the media] would be talking about it with our players, and I never wanted that negative thought to creep into their minds.
"There certainly was a method behind it, and I told [Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum] after we win...
Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump was supposed to ride the pace car for this month's Indianapolis 500, but he announced Thursday that he was stepping aside due to "time and business constraints." He didn't mention that thousands of people had signed on to a campaign to have him removed.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
WALTHAM -- Glen Davis said he was inspired Thursday at practice by John "Hondo" Havlicek, who reminded Davis of another Celtics team that was in a 2-0 playoff hole, only to overcome all the odds and win the NBA title.
“The frustration, things not working out, you can get all messed up," said Davis. "But I was talking to Havlicek today, you know, ‘Havlicek Stole the Ball’ and I said which one of these [championship] banners were you 0-2, and he said the one that stood out to him was 1969. When they were down 0-2, they came back to win it in Game 7 against the Lakers."
Davis - who was born on New Year's Day 1986 - said Havlicek kept reminding him of the will of that '69 Celtics team.
“He was just saying, ‘It’s going to take everything in you to fight and claw back and get back to get to 2-2 even but then it’s going to take something special to finish them off,'...
Former Patriots wide receiver Reche Caldwell was arrested for possession of marijuana, according to the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun. Caldwell, who had the best season of his career when he was with New England in 2006 (61 catches, 760 yards and four touchdowns), was arrested Thursday morning in Hillsborough County, Fla., for possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and driving with canceled/suspended/revoked license. He was released on a $750 cash bond. Caldwell, a 2002 draft pick out of Florida, also played with San Diego and Washington.
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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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
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.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
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.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show