CHESTNUT HILL — The Patriots held their second players-only workout in as many days Thursday morning at Boston College's Alumni Stadium, and for the second consecutive day, more than 40 players were in attendance for the session that ran for roughly 90 minutes. The workout, which was held in T-shirts and shorts, included veterans like quarterback Tom Brady, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, linebacker Jerod Mayo, cornerback Devin McCourty and wide receiver Wes Welker, as well as rookies Nate Solder, Ras-I Dowling and Ryan Mallett. The group is expected to hold another workout Friday. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
Speaking on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque helped John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Dale Arnold break down the B's 1-0 Game 1 loss to the Canucks Wednesday night.
Of particular note was Bourque's take on the incident where Vancouver's Alex Burrows bit Patrice Bergeron's finger during a first-period scrum.
"There's no room for it," Bourque said. "It seems like it's always the same guys doing that stuff and Burrows is one of those guys. I've watched him play and do certain things that you go, 'Wow!' And it always comes down to the same guys. Ninety-nine percent of guys won't bite or kick, but you have that one percent of guys who will do anything out there. Believe me, I would never put a hockey glove in my mouth."
When asked how the former defenseman would rate Bruins goalie Tim Thomas' performance, Bourque said, "I don't think I've seen a guy play as good as him."
Two years ago, during his public confession about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez explained that his cousin, Yuri Sucart, purchased steroids for him in the Dominican Republic. Now, Sucart — who was banned by the Yankees from any team-related function or facility — has resurfaced at A-Rod's side, allegedly accompanying the player on road trips this year and last, according to the New York Daily News.
"We have been in contact with the Yankees about this matter," Rob Manfred, baseball's executive VP of labor relations, said Wednesday. "We are looking into it."
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
VANCOUVER -- Wearing an adhesive bandage on his left index finger, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron confirmed following the team's Game 1 loss to the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals that Vancouver winger Alexandre Burrows bit him at the end of the first period.
"Oh yeah, he did," said Bergeron. "He cut me a little bit on my finger, but I'm not going to complain about it. I'll let the league do their job, but he sure did [bite me]."
Bergeron and Burrows were each given roughing penalties for their tussle at the end of the period, though Bergeron's was a minor and Burrows' was a double-minor. Bergeron wanted further action to be taken against Burrows, though the refs did not see the play. Bergeron was uncharacteristically irate following the play.
"They didn't see it, but we were speaking French and I [asked Burrows] why did he do that," Bergeron said. "That lineseman speaks French, and he said that [...
According to multiple industry sources, a final decision has not yet been by the Red Sox and pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka regarding the next course of treatment for the injury to his ulnar collateral (Tommy John) ligament and common flexor mass of his right elbow. Matsuzaka is scheduled to meet with Sox team officials on Thursday to discuss treatment options.
While there have been reports that Matsuzaka has already decided to undergo Tommy John surgery -- first from Nikkan Sports, and then from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports (who declared via twitter that Matsuzaka was "leaning towards" surgery) -- that would prevent Matsuzaka from pitching until at least 2012, one source suggested that no decision has been made at this point about how the injury will be treated. Another source indicated that the decision will be made by Matsuzaka and his family after his meeting with the team.
Matsuzaka, 30, is 3-3 with a 5.30 ERA in eight games (seven...
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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
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Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
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.
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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.
John, Gerry and Kirk open the show Monday discussing the Red Sox slide, as well as WEEI.com beat writer Rob Bradford electing to go to a Texas waterpark by himself.
A conversation about OJ Simpson still being in the Hall of Fame and Peter King's desire to keep character concerns out of HOF voting spurns a discussion about Darren Sharper and others who Minihane wants banned for life from the Hall.
It's quite the Sporty R. McKenzie 8am hour as the guys muscle through Red Sox trade possibilities.
OMF looks at the possibilities for Free Agency, specifically reports out of Canada about the possibility of Steven Stamkos and the Bruins.
We should be closing in on a Deflategate ruling soon, James Harrison will talk PED's on his terms, and $10,000 bongs?
Glenn has an Exclusive BBQ, and Lou whines about Friday's whines
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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