FOXBORO -- With the snow falling outside, the Patriots returned to practice indoors on Thursday afternoon at the Dana Farber Field House. Tom Brady and Randy Moss returned to practice as there was full attendance for the second practice of the week as the team gets ready to take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon at Reliant Stadium. The team worked in sweats and shells for the second straight day. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
We've got competing videos from the Texas Tech controversy that cost coach Mike Leach his job Wednesday, days before his team is to play in Saturday's Alamo Bowl. One video is allegedly Adam James' view from the dark corner in which the player was kept. The other shows Leach's lawyer giving a reporter a tour of the room and claiming the isolation was to James' benefit. Find that, plus links to the other top stories of the day, plus more videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Rakim Sanders scored 22 points and Boston College held on to defeat South Carolina Wednesday night at Conte Forum. Reggie Jackson added 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for the Eagles (9-4), who took a 21-point halftime lead and held off a late charge by the Gamecocks (8-4). Read the full story here.
Playing without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the Celtics dropped their third straight loss, falling to the Suns, 116-98, Wednesday night in Phoenix. The Suns took advantage of Garnett's absence, with Amare Stoudemire netting 18 first-quarter points on the way to 26 for the game. Phoenix never trailed after going on a 16-0 run in the first quarter. Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo scored 13 points despite nursing a sore hamstring.
According to a team spokesperson, Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell underwent successful surgery Wednesday on a torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb in Arizona. Dr. Donald Sheridan, who also performed operations on Sox' infielders Jed Lowrie and Dustin Pedroia, performed the surgery. According to the Boston Globe, it was discovered there was a 95 percent tear in the ligament. Lowell told WEEI.com on Dec. 21 that he is expected to be able to start throwing six weeks from the time of the surgery, which would be Feb. 10, with the clearance for hitting coming two weeks later.
Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
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.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
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
The guys opened the show discussing the coaches less than amicable conversation with Dale & Holley.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.
A bill in California has been signed into law, banning stores from using plastic bags. A Canadian football player talks trash into a hot microphone shortly before an in-game interview. The FCC is looking to ban the word "Redskins" from television and radio.
The fallout from Monday night continues as former Tedy Bruschi criticized Tom Brady's play over the first 4 games. The show re-visits Rodney Harrison's comments from yesterday, specifically, that Brady is "scared to death" in the pocket.
A less than chipper Bill Belichick joins Dale, Michael and Steve DeOssie the day after the Patriots got blown out on Monday Night in KC.
The big nose tackle joins Dale and Holley the day after one of the worst losses in recent Patriots history.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Mut is in for Mikey and Chris Price of WEEI.com is in with him. The guys talk about the Patriots defense, inability of the offense to stay on the field, and coaching adjustments or lack thereof.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Angel, John McDonald to discuss were his team stands heading into the postseason, his thoughts on its opponent, the Royals, and what the Yoenis Cespedes trade might have meant the A's. McDonald also bemoans the loss of the television show, 'The Baseball Bunch,' which was alive and kicking during Kansas City's last playoff run.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.More from this show
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.More from this show