According to the Red Sox they will not be playing an exhibition or regular season game in Australia as was reported Saturday in the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph. A statement from the organization on the matter stated: “Major League Baseball controls all matters regarding international play of Major League games. Contrary to reports that came out earlier today, the Boston Red Sox aren't in negotiations to play nor plan to play a game in Australia in the 2010 season. We are privileged to have a passionate group of Red Sox Nation ‘citizens’ in Australia and we look forward to their continued support as we prepare for another exciting season of baseball.”
Mike Cammalleri had a hat trick and Carey Price made 37 saves as the Montreal Canadiens romped to a 5-1 victory over the Bruins at Bell Centre Friday. Jaroslav Spacek and Glen Metropolit also scored for Montreal on a night the Canadiens celebrated the 100th birthday of the franchise. Vladimir Sobotka scored the only goal for the Bruins, who return home to host Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.
The Celtics won their seventh straight game and completed a sweep of their four-game road trip with a 105-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night. Kevin Garnett scored 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting, while Paul Pierce added 21 points (all in the first half). The Celtics return to action Tuesday against Milwaukee. Click here for the Fast Break.
According to FoxSports.com, the Oakland A's offered Marco Scutaro a guaranteed three years, in a deal which would have translated to more money for the free agent shortstop. Scutaro signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Red Sox, with a mutual option for 2012. The A's were the team mentioned in by Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein which forced the Sox' hand when it came to getting a deal done. "There was one team in particular that was really pushing aggressively, with a quicker timetable, and it looked like it was going to get done before the winter meetings," Epstein said. "So we acted quickly and Marco rally wanted to be a Red Sox and we wanted him to be a Red Sox and it came together rapidly over the last couple of days." For more details from the Scutaro press conference see the Full Count Blog....
Padres GM Jed Hoyer, who was the Assistant GM for the Red Sox until October, declined to speak directly about a deal involving power-hitting first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Nonetheless, in a conference call to introduce new Padres Assistant GM (and former Sox director of amateur scouting) Jason McLeod, Hoyer did acknowledge that the familiarity of the Padres' top two baseball operations executives would create a "level of comfort" in any potential transactions with the Sox.
“I’m obviously talking totally hypothetically. Any transaction involving the Red Sox, I think there is a level of comfort,” Hoyer said in a conference call. “Most of the players over there were drafted by Jason. For a large part of that, I was the assistant GM. Knowing the player’s background, knowing their personality, there’s a comfort level in that, and frankly, I guess, a lack of risk compared to...
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as the Pats prepare to travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins in week one.
We check in with Full Tilt TB for a new weekly segment with Tedy, featuring a look at all things Patriots and NFL football.
We check with with the HC of the NEP on a Patriots Monday on a Tuesday as the Pats prep for the Dolphins this coming Sunday. Bill touches on Gronk's desire to play, the departure of Logan Mankins and more.
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.
With the minor league season wrapping up, Minor Details recognizes and checks in with its Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year, left-hander Brian Johnson, and Player of the Year, second baseman/outfielder Mookie Betts.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he goes 4-5 in the Red Sox 9-4 win over the New York Yankees.
Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
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 Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.
Tim joined the show to discuss the start of the NFL season and the future of Tom Brady.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Rodney Harrison joins the show, as he will do every week during the NFL season. This week he talked about what to expect from the Patriots this year. He thinks Brady can play can for another 10 or 15 years due to the rules changes. He also said that due to his size, NFL defensive players will continue to target Rob Gronkowski's knees.
The iCloud was hacked over Labor Day weekend and over 300 scandalous photos were hacked from the phones and iPads of celebrities. And the guy who replaced Michael Sam, Ethan Westbrooks, got a tattoo on his face to motivate himself from ever having a "normal" job.
On this Patriots Monday (on a Tuesday) Chandler Jones talks about getting ready for the Miami Dolphins and his upcoming battle with Brandon Albert. The guys also asked about J.J. Watt's 100 million dollar contract.
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.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
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