Patriots lineman Matt Light made an appearance on The Hill-Man Morning Show on WAAF radio Tuesday morning, and the team's union representative offered his thoughts on negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
Light said he is "hopeful" that a deal will get done soon, but he's hesitant to sound too optimistic. "My stance has always been this: There's so many issues that go into this," he said. "It's obviously never going to be a situation where I can make a comment and everybody's going to agree with it. Or that I can even comment to my own players when they ask me how things are going. … It's always moving. This negotiation for the longest time didn't go anywhere. And then as the deadline approached, I think we all kind of figured it would start to move a little bit, and then we get this extension. I think things are moving.
"That's about all I can say, really. Because...
Two high school hockey coaches were suspended from their Canadian team for deliberately losing a game — pulling their goalie when up by a goal — to avoid having to play a tougher team in the next round of a tournament, creating a debate about the purpose of youth sports.
Meanwhile, an accounting professor and booster of the George Washington University athletics program was ejected from the team's basketball game Saturday shortly after being honored on the court. “Basically, I told the ref he was the worst ref I’d ever seen and he wasn’t worth the $1,600 they were paying him and that was it,” Robert Kasmir said. “And then he ejected me from the game."
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft, on a trade mission to Israel with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, said he "personally [believes] it's possible" for the NFL owners and players to agree on a new labor deal before Friday's deadline, and that he "might have to leave [the trip] early" and return to the United States if an agreement between the two sides is close.
"I made a commitment here, so we're going to finish the important things we're doing here," Kraft told reporters while overseas. "[We're] in daily contact by phone. It's unfortunate. We're supposed to be settled by now. That's [why] we planned this trip [for this week]."
Players and owners are meeting this week in Washington in hopes of preventing the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987.
"We're doing everything we can to get a deal consummated," Kraft said. "I personally believe it's possible. ... [The] good...
Boston College junior guard Reggie Jackson was named first-team All-ACC, while senior forward Joe Trapani earned third-team honors, the league announced Monday.
Jackson is the fourth Eagle to earn first-team accolades in the ACC, joining past BC stars Craig Smith, Jared Dudley and Tyrese Rice. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jackson has averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game in his junior season. Joining Jackson on the first team were Duke's Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler, Maryland's Jordan Williams and Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney.
The All-ACC second team was Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes (North Carolina), Iman Shumpert (Georgia Tech) and Jeff Allen (Virginia Tech).
Along with Trapani, the third team consisted of Florida State's Chris Singleton, Clemson's Demontez Stitt, Miami's Malcolm Grant and North Carolina's Kendall Marshall.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – John Lackey spoke to the media following his start vs. the Orioles on Monday. Lackey was in command in his second start of spring training, allowing just a single hit and no runs in his four innings of work against a split-squad Orioles group.
"I was happy with fastball location today," said Lackey, who gave up four hits and a run in two innings vs. the Braves in his first start of the spring March 2. "My rotation on my four-seam fastball was nice, nice and true. I still haven't started throwing my cutter yet, but I'll probably be ready to do that next start. So it was a good step forward."
Lackey needed only 39 pitches in his four innings. The Sox were expecting Lackey to throw somewhere in the 55-pitch range, so the right-hander threw an extra 16 pitches in the bullpen following the start.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
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