Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury missed his seventh straight game on Monday due to the bruised chest he suffered in a collision with Adrian Beltre on April 11. Ellsbury still wasn't sure when he might be ready to return to the lineup, and was also unsure whether he'd have to be placed on the disabled list.
"I’d like to make a prediction [about a return date], but it’s kind of hard to tell. I wish it would have been a little bit quicker, but this is one of those things that needs rest," said Ellsbury. "It’s hard to say [whether a DL trip will be needed]. I’m hoping that I’ll wake up tomorrow and feel a little bit better."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that Ellsbury will have an "aggressive" day on Tuesday to test the progress of his chest. He is still experiencing a sharp pain when he breathes deeply -- something that Ellsbury said was limiting his...
Tampa Bay starter Jeff Niemann allowed just a pair of runs in seven innings to lead the Rays past the Red Sox, 8-2, on Monday afternoon. The Red Sox now own a record of 4-9 and stand six games out of first place following the four-game sweep by the Rays.
B.J. Upton homered and drove in three runs for the Rays (10-3) and Jason Bartlett had three hits and three runs.
John Lackey struggled for the Red Sox, allowing nine hits and eight runs in 3-1/3 innings to even his record at 1-1. His ERA for the season is now 5.62.
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Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya won the Boston Marathon in record time Monday. Cheruiyot's time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 51 seconds shattered the course record of 2:07:14 set by another (unrelated) Robert Cheruiyot in 2006. Tekeste Kebede of Ethiopia finished second. Defending Boston Marathon champion Deriba Merga finished third. Ryan Hall took fourth in 2:08:41, the fastest time ever by an American.
Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia won the women's race with an unofficial time of 2:26:12. Erkesso held off a furious comeback from Tatyana Pushkareva of Russia, who finished three seconds behind Erkesso, the third-closest finish ever in the women's division.
Let us know who you think the Patriots should take with their first-round pick. We’ve broken it down, bracket-style, with 16 names that could be available when the Patriots are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection. Should they go offense or defense? Wide receiver, tight end or pass rusher? Let your voice be heard right now by clicking here to launch the bracket. Check back throughout the week to vote each day, and we’ll announce the winner right before the draft starts on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Bruins center Marc Savard said that he skated for a half-hour at TD Garden Monday morning and that he has been feeling better in his recovery from a Grade 2 concussion for about the last week or so. He was been able to get out and do some golf putting on April 10 and had an exertion test on Sunday. His Monday skate included stick and puck handling activities. The putting and skating were Savard's first activities since sustaining the concussion on March 7. Savard did not give a specific timetable for his return but said that he remains hopeful that he can return sometime during the playoffs.
"It is going to take some time, but hopefully it comes about sooner than later because I am feeling good and it is playoff time," Savard said. "I would like to play tonight, but we have to be realistic here and take the proper steps. I am hopeful. I can't see being in these next two games, that's for sure, but down the road maybe. It's...
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
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We speak with a fiery Tedy Bruschi, who sounds like he's had his fill of hearing about how his teammates are cheaters, and doesn't pull many punches about it either.More from this show