FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was not at the media portion of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began preparations for their season finale against the Bills this Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Brady was hit in his non-throwing shoulder late in the win over the Dolphins on Christmas Eve and was spotted with a wrap on it after the game. Also missing from practice in sweats and shells on the upper grass fields were Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer. Mankins injured his left knee in the first quarter of Saturday's win over the Dolphins. Mankins moved from left guard and started at left tackle, taking the place of Matt Light, who was a late scratch Saturday with a sore right foot.
Vollmer injured his right foot in the win over the Eagles on Nov. 27 and hasn't practiced or played since.
Brady spoke to the media on Wednesday and did a sit-down with ESPN's Chris Berman in visitor's locker room. All indications are that Brady will be...
MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons joined the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to talk about the Red Sox and offseason news from around baseball, as well as promote his Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert, which takes place Jan. 14.
The Red Sox have not been very active in the past two months, despite having some holes to fill. Gammons said it's not a major concern due to the fact that the competition also has been quiet.
"I think that there's still stuff they need to do," he said. "The good thing is that the Yankees haven't done anything. Toronto really hasn't. And Tampa will end up trading either Wade Davis or [Jeff] Niemann to get a young bat somewhere along the line, maybe with the Angels. But at the same time, I don't think that the division is better than it was last year. So, that probably helps them, and it gives them time to see what there is out there that they can add.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Brady completed 27-of-46 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two 1-yard TDs Saturday, leading the Patriots back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to a 27-24 victory over the Dolphins.
Brady, the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November, previously won weekly honors for his 517-yard passing performance in a Week 1 win over the Dolphins and a 423-yard effort the following week vs. the Chargers. It's the 20th such honor of his career.
Brady needs 103 yards in Sunday's game against the Bills to join Drew Brees and Dan Marino as the only players in NFL history to pass for 5,000 yards in a season.
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently traveled to Germany for experimental therapy on his right knee, according to a New York Post report. Rodriguez received a recommendation from Lakers star Kobe Bryant before getting Orthokine, which involves taking blood from a patient's arm and spinning it in a centrifuge before injecting it into the injured area.
The Yankees checked with the league office before giving their approval for the procedure, which has yet to be proven as a long-term fix. Bryant reportedly had it done on his right knee last summer and again on his left ankle in October.
“These guys like it, they say it works and they are looking for any potential edge,” said Dr. Jonathan Glashow, co-chief of sports medicine at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. “It’s not an absolute thing. While it appears a lot of guys get relief from it, the jury is still out in terms of it really being critically studied.”...
The Celtics almost pulled off an amazing comeback against the Heat on Tuesday night in Miami, rallying from a 16-point third-quarter deficit behind a small lineup and an effective zone defense. A Keyon Dooling 3-pointer sliced Miami's lead to three points with just over two minutes remaining, but the Heat answered after a crucial Boston turnover in a 115-107 victory.
Without Paul Pierce (bone bruise, right heel), the Celtics didn't have an effective defensive counter for LeBron James. They also didn't learn their lessons from last year's playoff series as 15 first-half turnovers led to 23 Miami points. Their defense was absolutely shredded as Miami shot 56 percent and put on a clinic in the open court. James scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 24 and the Celtics had no answers for either of them.
Coach Doc Rivers hit upon an effective strategy midway through the third quarter when he went zone. That allowed the Celtics to get back in the game,...
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
Alex's personal life comes up on the show.
Hour 4. Gerry enjoyed Charlotte Wilder's latest article about Tom Brady's new sleepwear. Gerry talks about the range of topics he posts on Twitter. Alex #2 calls in to talk about the breakup.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry and Alex discuss the reports that Roger Goodell is once again skipping out on visiting Gillette Stadium this weekend.
Fauria couldn't help himself and called into Pittsburgh sports radio to show off his (terrible) Boston accent and to troll Steelers fans. Later on, Josh Miller (co-host and former Patriots punter) calls us to trash talk to Christian.
We hear from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who are gearing up to face Pittsburgh in the AFCCG.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about one of the Steelers' top weapons, LeVeon Bell, and how important it is to contain him, especially with how bad Pittsburgh has been in the redzone.
The newest nugget of information in the 'Roger Goodell won't come to New England Saga' is that Goodell himself really wanted to come to Gilette Stadium for the AFC Championship, but league officials advised against it. And we aren't buying it for one second.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the conference finals, and how the four remaining teams may have the four best qb's in the league playing for them.
Michael Holley gets in to how the Patriots can win on Sunday night, and tries his hardest to come up with an Eddie Andelman-esque catchphrase for his theory.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Kirk talks with basketball legend Kevin McHale about his Celtics career, as well today's NBA and the current Boston team. Kevin analyzes the theoretical clash of the '86 Celtics and today's Golden State Warriors in addition to how C's heroes of the past would perform in today's game. Also featured: a podcast intro from Kirk's children Cate and Harry.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis get back to post-show work with a Trenni Tuesday recap.
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