Phillies second baseman Chase Utley homered twice and drove in four runs to help stake his team to a six-run lead, large enough for Philadelphia to withstand a furious late rally by the Yankees and hold on for an 8-6 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. The best-of-seven contest now shifts back to New York, with the Yankees ahead three games to two.
After the Yankees took a 1-0 lead against Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee in the top of the first inning, Utley slammed a three-run homer against New York starter A.J. Burnett in the bottom of the inning. The Phillies drove Burnett from the game after he allowed six runs in two-plus innings, and Philadelphia continued to add on, most notably with solo homers from Utley and Raul Ibanez in the bottom of the seventh inning that put the Phils up, 8-2. Utley's second homer of the game was his fifth of the World Series, tying a record for a single Fall Classic (previously set by Reggie Jackson).
WALTHAM, Mass. -- While Rajon Rondo spoke earlier in the day about the long-term security his new deal would provide, the Celtics waited till every detail was in place before announcing Monday night that they have re-signed their All-Star point guard to a contract extension, thus avoiding restricted free agency next summer. WEEI.com's Jeff Goodman confirmed through NBA sources that the extension is worth $55 million over five years. Rondo and the team left for Philadelphia earlier Monday for Tuesday night's game against the 76ers. For more, including the official release from the team, visit the Green Street blog.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show on Monday afternoon, and Belichick talked about a number of subjects as his team prepares to take on the Miami Dolphins this coming Sunday:
•When asked about his team's approach coming off a bye week, Belichick said "I think everyone knows what is at stake ... We are in decent position, but we have a lot of tough opponents coming up." In addition, during the bye, Belichick said that the Pats "worked out some backs and some tight ends."
•Belichick even showed some humor when asked about his approach during the bye week, "I've loosened up a little bit and run a country-club type program," Belichick said.
If you missed the interview, simply visit The Big Show Audio On Demand page after the show. The...
WALTHAM -- Rajon Rondo acknowledged for the first time following Monday's practice that he has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Celtics. The deal is worth a reported $55 million. "I'm thankful for what I'm signing for," Rondo said. The deal between Rondo's agent Bill Duffy and the team has yet to be finalized but Rondo acknowledged it's a formality. The team made Rondo available following Monday's practice as the team will fly to Philadelphia for Tuesday's game against the 76ers. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
According to a baseball source, Red Sox farm director Mike Hazen declined an offer to become the Assistant General Manager of the Padres. Hazen interviewed with former Red Sox Assistant G.M. and new Padres G.M. Jed Hoyer last week. Hazen's decision was first reported by ESPN's Peter Gammons (via Twitter).
Hazen, a native of Abington, Mass., has been the Sox' farm director since 2006, when he came from the Indians' front office. He spent two seasons as a player in the Padres' minor-league system.
It is unknown at this time whether Hazen might receive a title change as a result of his decision to stay with the Sox. His time with the club has been a fruitful one for the player development system, which has seen numerous players -- including 2007 Rookie of the Year Dustin Pedroia, starter Clay Buchholz, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, shortstop Jed Lowrie...
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
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.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
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
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
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.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.More from this show
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.More from this show
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