A High Court judge in London ruled against the American owners of Premier League soccer team Liverpool on Wednesday, paving the way for the team to be sold to New England Sports Ventures, the ownership company of the Red Sox.
Red Sox owner John Henry sent out a congratulatory tweet Wednesday morning to Liverpool board members Martin Broughton, Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre, along with Royal Bank of Scotland, the team's major creditor, that read: "Well done Martin, Christian & Ian. Well done RBS. Well done supporters!"
Tom Hicks and George Gillett had tried to replace those three board members to keep control of the club until a more lucrative offer could be accepted. Judge Christopher Floyd said that the owners were guilty of "the clearest possible breach" by their behavior. The lawyer for Hicks and Gillett admitted as much but said it was necessary because the board was not...
A transgender woman is suing the LPGA after being banned from the women's world championship in long-drive golf due to a rule that competitors must be female at birth. Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old retired police officer who had gender-reassignment surgery in 2005, won the event in 2008. But the organization that oversees the competition, Long Drivers of America, this year has decided to match the LPGA's policy, ruling out Lawless. "There is no such thing as born female," Lawless said. "Either you’re female, or you’re not." Read more about that story and others, along with videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Red Sox prospect Casey Kelly will start for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday, commencing his AFL campaign. The 21-year-old, who was shut down while pitching for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs due to a strained lat muscle, will pitch 15-20 innings in Arizona to make up for some of the innings he missed at the end of Portland's season, according to Red Sox farm director Mike Hazen.
Fellow Red Sox minor leaguers Jose Iglesias (1-for-4), Ryan Lavarnway (1-for-3 with a walk), Juan Carlos Linares (1-for-3, double) and Seth Garrison (one inning, one run) made their first appearances of the AFL season on Tuesday.
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Cliff Lee continued his postseason mastery, as the left-hander tossed a complete game to give the Rangers a 5-1 victory over the Rays in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the American League Division Series. The Rangers will advance to the ALCS against the Yankees, while Tampa Bay's season came to a crashing halt.
Lee mesmerized the Rays, barely breaking a sweat in tossing 120 pitches while going the distance. The southpaw -- acquired in July from the Mariners -- allowed six hits and struck out 11 while walking none. He set an ALDS record by striking out 20, and amazingly, he did not issue a single free pass in either of his two starts. In his playoff career, Lee improved to 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 54 strikeouts against just six free passes in 56 1/3 innings.
Lee allowed just one run in the third inning, when the Rays strung together three hits. Otherwise, he employed a precise and diverse arsenal -- fastball, cutter,...
Playing without Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal and Delonte West, the Celtics lost 103-92 to the 76ers Tuesday night. It was the Celtics first loss of the preseason. Nate Robinson led the Celtics with 26 points, while Luke Harangody added 11 on 4-for-5 shooting. Rookie Avery Bradley also made his debut, scoring two points on 1-for-6 shooting in 12 minutes.
The Celtics are in the middle of a five games in seven days stretch and will play at New York Wednesday.
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Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean checks in live from TD Garden after the Bruins 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener. Ken Laird anchors from the WEEI.com Podcentre
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
What would you ask Roger Goodell?
After joking around with Graig Murphy, who challenges Christian to a stand-up comedy showdown, Glenn and Christian face Lou about the rumors in the Boston Globe that Lou should be the new play-by-play broadcaster for the Red Sox radio broadcast.
Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry are live from the Harp for Bruins opening night and we're breaking down what to expect from the black and gold.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed out on.
We await opening night and talk B's with DJ Bean live from the Harp.
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
Full disclosure we recorded this episode just before the official announcement. Ben and Russ talk the coaching situation in Liverpool, Revs playoffs chances, and Sepp is suspended.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and TheMackReport.com preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.
Salk doesn't think batting the ball should be a big story, he cried twice at that game.More from this show
We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.More from this show