In the latest WEEI.com NFL Power Rankings, a pair of AFC East rivals duke it out for the top spot. The Patriots own the top spot in the rankings following their narrow victory over the Colts on Sunday, while the Jets take the No. 2 spot on the strength of their run of three straight last-minute victories. The Matt Ryan-led Falcons are the top NFC team, owning the No. 3 spot.
Elite agent Scott Boras is in the middle of a controversy involving baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic, and he could face sanctions from the Major League Baseball Players Association. Boras' company allegedly provided tens of thousands of dollars in loans and payments to families of teenage prospects in an effort to secure them as clients. However, there are restrictions on such behavior, and it's up to the players union to determine if Boras crossed the line. Stated a union spokesman: "This is a serious issue that raises concerns about the business practices of agents who have played a prominent role in the game." Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (via twitter), the Red Sox signed versatile minor leaguer Drew Sutton. The seven-year pro spent 2010 with the Reds and Indians, splitting his time between Triple-A and the majors. He hit .273/.379/.387/.766 in 113 minor league games, while hitting .256/.310/.436/.745 with two homers in 13 major league games.
The Indians removed him from their 40-man roster earlier this month, thus making him a free agent. The 27-year-old was taken out of Baylor University in the 15th round of the 2004 draft by the Astros. Sutton has spent most of his professional career at second base, but he has experience at all four infield positions and in the two corner outfield spots.
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The Bruins became the most recent team to fall victim to Steven Stamkos and the Lightning as they fell to Tampa Bay, 3-1, on Monday night.
Michael Ryder scored the lone Bruins' goal at 10:38 of the third, with Tampa Bay getting goals from Dana Tyrell, Stamkos, and Teddy Purcell in the second period.
Though the notable lineup news for the B's entering the game was Tyler Seguin's promotion to the second line, it was the first line that got attention for all the wrong reasons. Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton registered just one shot total on Lightning goaltender Mike Smith, who made 26 saves to improve to 7-3-0 on the season.
Tuukka Rask relived the season opener once again, as the Bruins stalled in front of him for two periods before attempting a comeback that didn't prove to be good enough. Rask make 33 saves on 36 shots, and with the loss, Rask is now 1-5-1 on the...
The Celtics wasted no time putting the events of the last few days behind them as they jumped on the Hawks early and often in a 99-76 blowout win in Atlanta. Nate Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Garnett all had double-doubles and all 12 Celtic players scored, including rookie Avery Bradley who made his NBA debut.
Robinson filled in for Rajon Rondo, who missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, and scored 16 points to go with 10 assists. Garnett added 17 points and 11 rebounds and held Josh Smith without a field goal over 22 minutes.
The Celtics led 39-13 after one quarter and held the Hawks to 14 points in the third quarter, as well. The win snaps a two-game losing skid and also was the first for the Celtics against Atlanta since April 3, 2009. The Hawks won all four meetings last season.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.