NORTON -- As the third-to-last player in the field, Troy Matteson certainly proved that he belongs at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton as a part of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup. He carded an opening round 6-under 65 to hold a one-shot lead over four golfers.
Matteson carded seven birdies and one bogey on his round. Only the top 100 players in the FedEx Cup Standings qualified for the tournament, and he sits at No. 97.
No. 1-ranked player in the world Luke Donald headlines the four players one stroke behind Matteson. Also in that group are Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, Jerry Kelly and Y.E. Yang.
New England native and PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley shot a 3-under 68 and trails Matteson by three strokes. Phil Mickelson carded a one-under 70, playing the first tournament round of his career with a belly putter.
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The Red Sox are passing yet another remarkable milestone at Fenway Park. Friday's game marks the 700th consecutive sellout, dating back to May 15, 2003, the second season of the John Henry stewardship of the franchise. As was the case eight years ago, the Rangers provide the opposition.
"I actually think it's really cool, maybe more cool than most people," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who has seen nothing but home sellouts since his first year as skipper in 2004. "I've been in places where there's been apathy and there's nothing worse than that. You come here on a Sunday day game after a Saturday night game and the place is always full. I kid a lot about the "hot dog races" and stuff; we don't do that here. Baseball is good enough, and I really like that."
Francona was the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1997-2000, when the Phils often played in front of sparse crowds at the old cavernous...
The Patriots announced the release of eight players Friday afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow’s NFL-mandatory cut to the 53-man roster. The Patriots released veteran linebacker Ricky Brown, offensive lineman Jonathan Compas and defensive lineman Darryl Richard; first-year players tight end Carson Butler and wide receiver Buddy Farnham and rookie free agents offensive lineman Mike Berry, running back Richard Medlin and offensive lineman Corey Woods. For more on the Patriots, check out weei.com/patriots.
Roger Clemens will face a new trial in his perjury case, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
United States District Court Judge Reggie Walton denied Clemens' motion to bar a retrial after hearing about 90 minutes of arguments from defense attorney Mark Attanasio and government attorney David Goodhead in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
It was Walton who declared a mistrial on July 15 after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that Walton had ruled out. Walton has set the trial for April 17, 2012.
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Kevin Youkilis returns from the disabled list on Friday, having spent the 15-day minimum on the sidelines for his lower back strain. He played a pair of rehab games for Triple-A Pawtucket this week, going 2-for-8 with a home run, in anticipation of being activated. The Sox averaged 5.9 runs (second-best in the AL) and went 9-5 without Youkilis.
Youkilis is hitting .266 with a .380 OBP, .481 slugging mark and .861 OPS, along with 17 homers and 78 RBI. Against lefties, he is hitting .303 with a .981 OPS.
With the third baseman reclaiming his customary cleanup spot, the Red Sox lineup will be very similar to the one the team used during the early months of the season, with Dustin Pedroia back in the second spot of the lineup. With Rangers left-hander Derek Holland on the hill, Darnell McDonald gets the start in right field over Josh Reddick.
For a look at how the Sox and Rangers have fared against starters Holland and Red Sox lefty Andrew...
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Cubs, catcher David Ross, who admits to joining teammates Jon Lester, John Lackey and many members of the Chicago front office in at least contemplating the idea of a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series. Ross also compares his retirement tour to David Ortiz's, reveals stories of clubhouse celebrations, while suggesting that Lester is pitching better than ever.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
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.
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.
In hour three Tomase, Callahan and Minihane discuss Trump's comments this morning on Fox and Friends as well as Big Papi's farewell weekend at Fenway.
Glenn, Lou and Christian joke around with audio from a grab-bag of topics, including David Ortiz driving for Lyft, Rex Ryan joining the Buffalo media conference call, and Jim Mora coming back with another great rant.
Red Sox President of Baseball Ops. Dave Dombrowski checks in with Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about what the playoff roster might look like, and to give the latest update on Pablo Sandoval.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about Jimmy Garoppolo & Jacoby Brissett, and talk about what he say from a day of practice and press conferences down at Gillette.
Vintage Rex today... while Belichick is deep in to game film and preparation, Rex is making practical jokes against Julian Edelman and getting testy with the Boston media.
John joins us from NY and tells us why he left Price in, what to expect from the rest of this Yankees series, and more.
Inspired by what should happen at Yankee Stadium tonight or tomorrow, we look at four other memorable moments in which the Red Sox clinched a playoff berth.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Gerry Callahan and Jeff Kuhner react to the first presidential debate of this election season. Gerry is convinced Trump lost the first debate while Jeff thinks otherwise. Gerry and Jeff talk about what Trump needs to do better in the upcoming debates.
K&C producers Ken Laird & Chris Curtis are joined by WEEI intern and Recap Show host Lucy Burdge to discuss another explosive Gary Tanguay appearance on the program that featured Tango's second walkout.
Rob Bradford is joined by Alex Speier of the Boston Globe to discuss some of the issues that popped up in the Red Sox' loss to the Yankees Tuesday night. Both Rob and Alex agree winning the division is a forgone conclusion for the Sox, but the storylines surrounding Drew Pomeranz, Henry Owens, Sandy Leon and David Price all warranted discussion heading into another crack at winning the AL East
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