TORONTO -- According to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Tim Wakefield will get his next shot at winning his 200th career game Tuesday against Toronto at Fenway Park. After Wakefield, the Sox are scheduled to start John Lackey the following day, with the rotation up in the air after that due to injuries to Erik Bedard (knee) and Josh Beckett (ankle).
"We do have the ability to see how guys bounce back from their outings before we have to make a decision," Francona said. "With an off day and with [Kyle] Weiland, [Andrew] Miller, things like that, it’s kind of in pencil. We need to figure out, like, where Bedard fits in, things like that."
Francona, who also said there was no improvement regarding outfielder J.D. Drew, said that the decision to not put Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford in the starting lineup had less to do with their struggles with Toronto starter Ricky Romero and more due to the opportunity to rest heading...
The Colts released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the status of quarterback Peyton Manning.
As previously stated on Monday, Sept. 5th, Peyton Manning has undergone further testing and consultation with several specialists regarding his rehabilitation. The results of these tests and the consensus of the consultations was that further surgery was warranted. Peyton has undergone this surgery today by having a single level anterior fusion. The surgery was uneventful.
This procedure is performed regularly throughout the country on persons from all walks of life, including professional football players. Two former Colts players had this same procedure last winter and have fully resumed their careers. Rehabilitation from such surgery is typically an involved process. Therefore, there will be no estimation of a return date at this time. We will keep Peyton on the active roster until we have a clearer picture of his recovery...
TORONTO -- Adrian Gonzalez gets the day off against lefty Ricky Romero in the Red Sox' series finale against the Blue Jays, with Kevin Youkilis moving to first base and Jed Lowrie playing third.
Gonzalez, who was hit in the foot with a pitch in the Sox' Wednesday night loss, but would hit a homer in the ninth, is 1-for-6 against Romero with five strikeouts. The first baseman leads the team in games played with 140.
Here is the rest of the Red Sox' lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Jed Lowrie 3B
Jason Varitek C
Josh Reddick LF
Darnell McDonald RF
Andrew Miller P
For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.
FOXBORO -- For the second straight day, starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was not spotted at the start of Patriots practice Thursday inside Gillette Stadium.
Vollmer did not play in the preseason finale on Sept. 1 against the Giants but there has been no word on any possible injury he may have sustained. Thursday marks the first day the Patriots are required to release an official injury report.
The Patriots are light at the tackle position, with Matt Light, rookie Nate Solder and Vollmer the only tackles listed on the depth chart. The team worked out in full pads for the second straight day in preparation for its season-opener Monday night in Miami.
Thursday morning on the Dennis & Callahan show, WEEI announced it would expand to 93.7 FM and begin simulcasting on Monday.
“This coming Monday morning, September 12th, something very exciting will take place. I'm very happy to tell you WEEI Sports Radio will begin simulcasting on 93.7 FM,” morning host John Dennis told the audience just after 8 a.m. This is a great day for the radio station and also for our loyal listeners. This is what our audience wanted, asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.”
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In addition, WEEI announced its NFL Sunday programming for pregame and postgame Patriots coverage. Each Sunday, WEEI will air the NFL Sunday show with Dale Arnold, former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria, former Patriots receiver Troy Brown and WEEI.com Patriots beat writer Christopher Price...
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Glenn and Fred open the show talking about the Patriots 27-16 victory over the hobbled Pittsburgh Steelers. They discuss what they deemed to be a lackluster performance from the Pats, but conclude a win is a win.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show