FOXBORO -- After agreeing to terms over the weekend with several veteran players, the Patriots officially announced the signing of veteran free agent defensive ends Shaun Ellis and Andre Carter while bringing back defensive lineman Gerard Warren, a member of the 2010 Patriots. Ellis and Carter were at practice on Monday with Carter practicing and wearing No. 68 while Ellis stood by and watched in shorts and a T-shirt.
Ellis, 6-foot-5, 290 pounds, is a veteran of 11 NFL seasons with the Jets. Originally drafted in the first round (12th overall) by the Jets in the 2000 NFL draft out of Tennessee, Ellis has started in 156 of 170 career regular season games and accumulated 552 total tackles, 72.5 sacks, 17 passes defensed, one interception, 13 forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. Ellis was an immediate impact player for the Jets as a rookie, with 8.5 sacks.
Ellis, who has earned two Pro Bowl berths (2003, 2009), had his two best statistical...
The Blue Jackets, who have made the playoffs just once since joining the NHL in 2000, reportedly have lost about $53 million the past three seasons, including almost $25 million last year, according to The Columbus Dispatch. As part of a plan to make sure the team is not forced to leave Columbus, revenues from a new casino in the city might be used to boost the club's coffers. "It's high on my agenda to deal with it," Columbus mayor Michael B. Coleman said. "There should be an urgency to this issue."
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After blowing a save against the Red Sox for the 14th time in his certain Hall of Fame career, Mariano Rivera took full responsibility, admitting that his trademark cutter pitch to Marco Scutaro that yielded a leadoff double in the ninth was not where he wanted it. Scutaro lined Rivera's 2-2 pitch high off the Monster in left to start the game-tying rally, with the Yankees leading, 2-1.
“It wasn’t the pitch that I wanted it to be," Rivera said. "It was a little bit down, should’ve been a little bit up. I can’t blame nothing but myself. I didn’t get it done. That’s that.”
Scutaro has a history of dramatics with the Yankees closer, hitting a three-run, game-winning, walk-off homer against Rivera when Scutaro played for the A's on April 15, 2007. Rivera insisted he wasn't thinking about that when Scutaro led off the ninth on Sunday night.
"I don’t think about it like...
Marco Scutaro matched a career-high in hits by going 4-for-4 in the Red Sox' 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Yankees. The shortstop delivered the biggest hit of the night for his team, clubbing a leadoff double off the Green Monster against New York closer Mariano Rivera with the Sox trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth to set up a game-tying rally.
Despite the huge game, Scutaro's playing situation is slightly unclear going forward. Scutaro has been the Red Sox' everyday shortstop since Jed Lowrie landed on the disabled list in mid-June, but now, with Lowrie set to return, manager Terry Francona said prior to Sunday's game that the Sox will divide playing time between the two shortstops for the time being.
Scutaro, who had been 2-for-15 on the homestand prior to Sunday's game, suggested that he is not concerning himself with how the division of labor will occur between him and Lowrie.
"C’mon, man. C’mon man. We’re...
Marco Scutaro had four hits and scored the tying run on Dustin Pedroia's sacrifice fly against Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth while Josh Reddick won it in the 10th with a single to left as the Red Sox rallied for a dramatic 3-2 win over the Yankees Sunday night at Fenway. As a result of the victory in the four-hour marathon, the Red Sox took 2-of-3 in the series, improved to 70-43, and reclaimed sole possession of first place in the AL East by a game over New York.
Carl Crawford had three hits on the night and nine for the series to raise his average to .260, while David Ortiz had a one-out double off loser Phil Hughes to start the game-winning rally in the 10th.
The Red Sox again failed to provide any substantial support for Josh Beckett, who allowed just six hits and one run over six innings while throwing 101 pitches on an extremely humid night. Sunday night marked the 12th time this season that Beckett allowed one run or less...
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels joined the show to discuss the teams big win over the Texans and his future as a NFL head coach.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.More from this show