Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has confirmed the Patrice Bergeron has a broken thumb and will be out for at least two weeks. "The thumb will be mobilized for two weeks, it’s not displaced so there will be no surgery,” Chiarelli told reporters in Ottawa this evening prior to the Bruins contest against the Senators. “There’s a chance he could play after two weeks.”Bergeron, who leads the Bruins in scoring, was hit by a shot in the right thumb during the second period of the Bruins 3-2 loss in New York Monday.Chiarelli also indicated that the injury should not impact Bergeron's ability to play for the Canadian Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in mid-February....
The Red Sox and Mariners are close to an agreement that would send first baseman Casey Kotchman to the Mariners in exchange for a minor-league player to be named later, a major-league role player (reportedly Bill Hall) and cash, according to a baseball source. The deal is not yet finalized. News of the general agreement was first reported by ESPN.com.
Kotchman, who is eligible for salary arbitration after having earned $2.885 million in 2009, became expendable with the Sox' acquisition of free agent Adrian Beltre. Though the Sox had spent part of the offseason suggesting that the 26-year-old Kotchman could be their starting first baseman, Beltre's signing will allow the Sox to keep Kevin Youkilis at first base.
Kotchman, acquired by the Sox last year at the trade deadline in...
FOXBORO -- Patriots veteran running back Fred Taylor didn't hide his feelings about Julian Edelman, the player who likely will replace the injured Wes Welker in the Patriots offense. "We're all confident in Julian," Taylor said Tuesday. "Right now, he has an opportunity to make something happen and we're depending on him a whole lot." Edelman is the most likely slot receiver candidate with Welker out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO -- Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees was back at work on Tuesday after leaving Sunday's game in the second half with shortness of breath. He returned to New England on Monday after being held in Houston for observation. "Actually, I asked him how he was doing he was doing fine," Patriots defensive lineman Ty Warren said on Tuesday. The Patriots held meetings on Tuesday to begin preparations for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in the opening round of the AFC playoffs. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that Jacoby Ellsbury will play left field for the Red Sox in 2010 and two-time Gold Glove winner Mike Cameron will play center field. The news was first reported by The Providence Journal.
Cameron, who signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with the Sox last month, has played only center field since the 2005 season, when he and Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran had a frightful collision while Cameron was in right field. Cameron made clear that he was more than happy to play any outfield position for the Red Sox, but Francona, in concert with bench coach DeMarlo Hale and general manager Theo Epstein, decided that having Ellsbury in left, Cameron in center and J.D. Drew in right made for the optimal defensive lineup.
"With [Cameron's] long strides and him being a center fielder, and Jacoby's...
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
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.
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.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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Peyton Manning broke another record last night, which obviously started the Brady/Manning debate. We hear from Tim Hasselbeck, Tom Brady, and talk about who has had the better career.More from this show