Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended between four and six games for the start of the 2010 season, according to multiple reports. Roethlisberger will not be prosecuted in connection with a sexual assault complaint filed against him last month by a 20-year-old college student. However, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently intimated Roethlisberger should be anticipating a suspension, telling reporters he violated the league’s personal-conduct policy with his “pattern of behavior” and “bad judgments.”
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After passing a neuro-psych test Tuesday afternoon, Bruins center Marc Savard was cleared to rejoin his teammates at practice. However, he still needs to gain clearance from his physician at Mass. General Hospital, Kelly McInnis, before he can play in a game. According to the team, no appointment had been scheduled as of yesterday.
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WEEI.com has been asking our readers who they thought the Patriots should take with their first-round pick by opening a bracket with 16 names that could be available when the Patriots are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection. The second round of voting is over and the third round is now open. The bracket is down to the final four players. Click here to launch the bracket to see who is in the final four and to vote in Round 3.
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked about Tuesday night's dramatic and much-needed victory. "They needed a win," Remy said. "They needed to win desperately, because it was getting pretty ugly around there. Hopefully it can carry on, but they've still got their issues. There's no question about that."
Added Remy: "To have a meeting like they did yesterday this early in the season shows that there's not panic going on, but tremendous concern about the whole situation. Everything has gone south at once. You don't generally see that on a club. It's not a good time for that to happen."
Remy said he hopes David Ortiz does not become a nagtive influence after he was removed for a pinch hitter Tuesday night. "I have no idea how he's going to react," Remy said. "I know that had to hurt him tremendously last...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona will make his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday at noon. Francona's interview comes the day after he made some bold managerial moves against the Texas Rangers. He replaced Victor Martinez with a pinch runner in the seventh, which led to Jason Varitek leading off the eighth with a double. That was followed by Darnell McDonald pinch-hitting for Josh Reddick and hitting a game-tying homer off lefty reliever Darren Oliver.
Francona also had Mike Lowell pinch hit in the seventh for David Ortiz, marking the first time Francona has ever pinch hit for the designated hitter in a situation that mattered. According to Rob Bradford, Ortiz apparently hadn't been pinch hit for in a meaningful spot in exactly seven years, having last experienced the move when Grady Little pinch hit Manny...
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
The latest feud between Shank and Papi was discussed.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the disgusting protests at the scene of Officer Moynihan's shooting.
We hear more audio from Christian's day between the pipes. He did his best to try and intimidate the small children shooting on him.
After Christian gave away his children's dog, we find out that Lola eventually found a better home.
During the recess of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, Ted Daniel describes the first half of Shayana Jenkins testimony.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins after they managed to snatch defeat from the claws of victory and blow a late game lead to the Anaheim Ducks. With the playoffs still in question, the Bruins need more efforts like that, and more luck.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. The boys are back together in studio! It’s a bittersweet reunion due to the end of the NCAABB Tournament run for the PC Friars, so we say “see you next season” to the play by play team of John Rooke and Joe Hassett. We don’t waste time looking ahead with the issues confronting the men’s basketball program at URI and PC. On the table is the argument over the validity of RPI, outgoing coveted players, incoming recruits and whether Coaches Dan Hurley and Ed Cooley will remain after their successful 2014 season. Some time is spent on the NFL owners meetings, with the whiny Baltimore Ravens and a ranting Bill Belichick. We close March in all it’s madness, with “Three Things” where we celebrate the open mic and a young man’s passion .More from this show