Commenting through his Twitter feed, Roger Clemens addressed being indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly lying to congress about using performance enhancing drugs.
Wrote Clemens: "I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court."
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was indicted Thursday and is facing charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements, and perjury. The New York Times first reported the indictment.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been pulled from the starting lineup on Thursday due to a sore left foot. Jed Lowrie will replace him, playing second base and hitting second in the batting order.
Pedroia returned Tuesday from a broken bone in his left foot suffered in late June. His rehab consisted of just two games on Saturday and Sunday for Triple-A Pawtucket. Pedroia was told to expect soreness upon his return to the lineup, and following Wednesday night's game, he was sleepless due to discomfort in the appendage, at the site of the fracture. He showed up at Fenway Park on Thursday and took batting practice, but the pain in his foot as he ran the bases convinced the Sox to give the second baseman the night off.
“It’s not fully healed and I’m going to have days where it feels terrible,” Pedroia said. “It’s kind of impossible to break your foot in the area where I broke it...
What began as a routine check-up ended up in hospitalization for Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he is being treated at Massachusetts General for an infection to his lower right leg. Saltalamacchia, who was immediately placed on the 15-day disabled list, was admitted to the hospital and remained there Thursday, being treated with antibiotics while he and the team wait on test results to come back.
"[Wednesday] his right lower leg was sore so we took him over to MGH to get him looked at," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "We thought it was going to be a quick look-at and come back. An hour turned into two and then three. He wound getting back right about game-time. He's got an infection in his lower right leg and I believe they've eliminated MRSA [bacteria infection]. They're waiting on some of the blood tests to come back on the staph."
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The Red Sox have placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the disabled list with a lower leg infraction, making him the fourth player at the position to hit the DL this season for the Red Sox. The team has recalled Dusty Brown from Triple A Pawtucket to take his place on the roster.
Saltalamacchia, who was acquired from Texas at the trade deadline in exchange for Chris McGuinness, Ramon Mendez, and Michael Thomas, has hit .273/.285/.455 with one run batted in in five games this season.
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A night after homering in in a 7-5 Red Sox victory, Bill Hall will take a seat as Daniel Nava mans left field and bats ninth against angels starter Ervin Santana. Josh Beckett looks to rebound from a five-inning, six-run outing against the Rangers in his last start. On the season, Beckett has a 3-2 record with a 6.51 earned run average.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Victor Martinez, C
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Mike Lowell, 1B
8. Ryan Kalish, CF
9. Daniel Nava, LF
SP -- Josh Beckett
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
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.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
The top stories of the day.
Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the state of the Red Sox after a 13-8 loss to the Yankees. Pablo Sandoval and other notable fat ballplayers are discussed, in addition to some of the positives with the team
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
McCann gave us his thoughts on yesterday's proceedings.More from this show