The Bruins issued a press release this evening formally announcing a seven-year contract extension for center Marc Savard. The team will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11:15 with GM Peter Chiarelli, coach Claude Julien and Savard to discuss the deal. Savard had told WEEI.com Monday that the contract extension was close to completion. "Hopefully we’re going to get it done because this is where I want to be," Savard said at that time. The 32-year-old has led the team in scoring for each of the past three seasons.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick, making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, recapped Monday night's loss to the Saints and looked ahead to Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins. Belichick reiterated the point that his team gave up too many big plays, saying, "We can't play that way." When asked if the Saints did anything special, he responded: "They don't make it easy for you." The coach said he felt that the Patriots were competitive at times during the game, adding, "I don't think the crowd had anything to do with it." The hosts asked Belichick about the recent fumbles by running back Laurence Maroney, and the coach replied: "You can't be turning the ball over, and nobody takes it harder than Laurence." Pete Sheppard asked the coach about the possibility of the Patriots bringing back Charlie Weis. Belichick responded: "We speak on a regular basis." Belichick then quickly dismissed the possibility of Weis joining...
Boston College freshman linebacker Luke Kuechly has been named ACC defensive Rookie of the Year for 2009 by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Kuechly averaged 11.83 tackles per game in the regular season, the highest by any rookie since the NCAA began tracking tackles in 2003. Kuechly had 10 or more tackles in eight straight games and is second nationally in tackles per game. The freshman received the vote on 29 of 40 ballots.
For the full press release, visit The BC Blog.
Former Red Sox second basemen Mike Andrews, who is now 66 years old, will retire as the chairman of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. According to the DFCI, Andrews is expected to leave the Jimmy Fund at the end of this year. Dana-Farber is exploring its options for Andrew's position of Jimmy Fund chairman. Andrews has been connected to the Jimmy Fund since the 1967 Red Sox season and was a driving force behind the fund-raising success over the past few decades. He was also a key component in the annual Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon with WEEI and NESN. For more on this story, visit JimmyFund.org.
According to a baseball source, the Red Sox have contacted free-agent shortstop Adam Everett to express some degree interest. The Sox have not made an offer to Everett, nor have they made a conditional offer along the lines of the one they made to Alex Gonzalez (who was told the Sox would offer him a $3 million deal for 2010 at the Winter Meetings if they hadn't signed anyone else by then) before he signed with the Blue Jays last week.
Everett, who was a first-round draft pick of the Red Sox in 1998, played 118 games for the Tigers in 2009, hitting .238 with a .288 OBP, .325 slugging mark and .613 OPS. Though his offense is limited, he is considered one of the best defensive shortstops in the game. He has been contacted by a handful of teams that have discussed, in general terms, the possibility of signing him as a starter.
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Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
The Sox outfielder joined Dave and Lou after the comeback win, in which he had three hits and knocked in the tying run.
On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom Curran on Welker's latest concussion.
Gregg Doyel of CBS joined the show to discuss the future of Wes Welker.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Butch.
Tim is feeling closer God after a rough plane ride. Lou goes to Storyland and barely lives to tell about it. And Christian gets surprised with an early birthday present.
After acquiring Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox outfield was considerably upgraded for the 2015 season. But with Miami likely looking to deal Giancarlo Stanton, Lou wants the Sox to go for the best outfield in the majors and says they should trade ANY prospect they have to get him.
In a little over one full season, Wes Welker has already been diagnosed with three concussions. After years of absorbing big hits in NE, many are thinking that Welker should consider retiring. MFB talks about the hit and what the league could do to prevent more concussions.
Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.
Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.
Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!
Brady joins Dennis and Callahan heading into week four of the preseason. He explains how he exercises his brain to maintain and build brain fitness.More from this show
Tom Curran on Welker's latest concussion.More from this show
ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck provides some insight on the Sam Bradford and Wes Welker injuries. He also explained how both injuries could effect the Patriots.More from this show
The boys talk about the Red Sox making the Castillo signing and what that will mean going forward as far as other moves. Will we FINALLY see Stanton come to Boston? The guys also discuss Pedro and David Ortiz, and foreign players coming to play for the Sox.More from this show