According to ESPNDallas.com, Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell will undergo a physical examination with the Texas Rangers this weekend. The Sox and Rangers agreed last week to the terms of a trade that would send Lowell and $9 million to the Rangers in exchange for prospect Max Ramirez. However, both logistics and the possibility that Lowell might require surgery on an injured thumb have prevented the deal from being completed to date.
FOXBORO -- Fred Taylor was back at practice on Friday at Gillette Stadium as the Patriots continued their outdoor preparations for the Buffalo Bills in Western New York this Sunday. Tom Brady also was on hand for the beginning of practice while Vince Wilfork [foot] and Ty Warren [ankle] were not on the field for the media portion of practice for the third straight day. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning and gushed about Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who has led Indianapolis to a 14-0 record with a number of impressive comebacks, including last night's against the Jaguars. "I just watched Peyton Manning play and I said, 'How is there a player ever at that position who's been better?' I can't believe that any player can play that position better," King said. "I think Peyton Manning is absolutely remarkable."
King said he expects that the Colts and Saints will start to pull their starters in the final two weeks, although the players would prefer to shoot for undefeated seasons. "There's no doubt in my mind the players want to go for it," King said.
King said that he considered taking Randy Moss off his all-decade team after Sunday's game. "My initial reaction was yes. But...
Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, at Fenway Park to speak with reporters for the first time since exercising his $3 million player option to return to Boston for the 2010 season, said that he is not yet giving any thought to the idea of retiring. While there will come a time when he considers doing so, his focus right now is on the coming season, rather than on the end of his career.
That said, the catcher acknowledged that he is ready for the likelihood of a diminished role in 2010. The Sox have already said that they anticipate that Victor Martinez will be their primary catcher next year. Varitek anticipates sitting down with manager Terry Francona and the Sox coaching staff in spring training, and will accept whatever role is defined for him.
"We've got time. We'll have our meetings in spring training," said Varitek. "Right now, I have to make sure I'm physically ready to go in spring training. That's what...
The boys get into the Pats/Raiders match-up and what they're looking for today in what should be an easy win - less penalties, getting the offense going and NO injuries.
Greg, Chris and Steve talk about the Oakland Raiders as a franchise in general and their recent pitfalls. A once storied franchise, they've now become the punchline to a joke.
The NFL Sunday crew discuss the performance of the Patriots defense thus far, including a superb Week 2 effort.
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.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
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.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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