New Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook told WEEI.com's Alex Speier that he's healthy for the first time since 2009 and eager to get his career back on track after signing with the Sox on a minor league deal. Cook has battled turf toe, a broken leg and shoulder inflammation over the last three seasons, but he feels that he's put those injuries behind him.
“This offseason, it’s been really good. I’ve put on another 10 pounds of muscle. I feel strong. I feel like my arm is in the best shape it’s been in in a long time,” said Cook. “That’s really huge for me, just going into spring training knowing I don’t have any health issues, and all I need to do is go out and worry about pitching the way I know how to pitch."
Cook said he signed with the Sox because of the fan support and the presence of pitching coach Bob McClure with whom he had success in Colorado.
“If I had concerns about my health, it...
The Bruins' struggles continued Saturday afternoon as they fell to the Penguins, 2-1, at TD Garden.
The B's have lost back-to-back games for the first time since dropping contests to the Jets and Panthers on Dec. 6 and 8.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 28th goal of the season when he beat Tim Thomas on a rebound with the Penguins on the power play late in the first period. Bruins nemesis Matt Cooke extended the Penguins' lead in the third period before a Joe Corvo wrist shot from the point got the Bruins on the board.
Thomas made 26 saves in the losing effort, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for the Penguins.
The Bruins will travel to Washington to face the Capitals on Sunday afternoon.
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The sale of Patriots-Rams tickets for their scheduled game in London on Oct. 28 has been halted while the Rams try to resolve an issue related to their lease on the Edward Jones Dome.
"We're going to play the London games," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told The Associated Press on Friday. "We hope it will be with the Rams and the New England Patriots next year. That's what we planned. ... But there are issues that obviously are going to have to get resolved. We know there are discussions going on. We hope that will get resolved shortly."
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Glen Rice Jr. scored 11 points and Georgia Tech edged Boston College, 51-47, Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.
Matt Humphrey scored 15 points for BC, which has lost six straight to fall to 7-16 overall and 2-7 in ACC play. Georgia Tech ended a six-game losing streak and improved to 9-14 and 2-7.
Kammeon Holsey scored on a runner to break a 44-44 tie with 2:55 remaining and put the Yellow Jackets ahead for good. BC stayed within range and had a chance to tie in the closing seconds, but Lonnie Jackson's long 3-pointer bounced off the rim. Rice then hit 1-of-2 free throws to ice it.
The Eagles next host Florida State on Wednesday night.
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Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal is going to be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup against the Grizzles due to a right knee injury sustained in Friday night's victory over the Knicks. His availability will be determined after a walkthrough 2 1/2 hours prior to tip-off, after an evaluation by trainer Ed Lacerte.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said early on Saturday that O'Neal would play, and that his absence from Saturday's open practice was due to a regularly scheduled MRI check on his left knee, the region that has caused him to miss four games this season. However, a Celtics spokesperson later clarified that it was O'Neal's other knee that had thrown his ability to play on Sunday into question.
O'Neal played 20 minutes against New York and was on the court for the Celtics' last defensive stand to seal the victory. "[O'Neal] was ready to come in at the end of the game. He did well for us at the end," Rivers said.
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Hour 4. Bradford joins the show to defend the fact that he attends Ortiz’s charity event for free. Alex doesn’t think it was unethical to out Hernandez.
Hour 3. Kirk goes on his second rant of the day. Minihane orders Alex’s and Gerry’s mics to be turned off and hosts the show by himself.
Hour 2. The guys talk discuss Hernandez’s gay lover with Reimer. Reimer says there aren’t a lot of straight guys looking to experiment. Bradford tells Mut he paid for his wife to attend the Ortiz charity event.
HOUR 3 - ESPN layoffs continue. One time Fauria didn't know Sage Steele's name so he called her "Rashard." ESPN has pretty much decided to punt on hockey. Marcus Smart responds to Jimmy Butler. Glenn dreams of the Celtics adding Gordon Hayward in the offseason.
HOUR 4 - The guys kept us updated on the wave of ESPN firings. Paul was blocked by Pete Abe. Fauria still hates Dan Dakich. Will Gerald Green be a factor, again, tonight? The lawyer for Kyle Kennedy (Aaron Hernandez' rumored gay lover) Larry Army gave a press conference.
Some house cleaning is being done at ESPN as reports of employee cuts begin to come out. And how pissed/not pissed should Matt Barnes be?
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
The article didn't actually reveal anything that wasn't already public record, but the Globe "expose" on Brady and his relationship with the Best Buddies charity certainly has everybody around here talking about it.
We spend some time talking Sox as news of the rain cancellation comes down. A few more thoughts on the spat in Baltimore and Dustin Pedroia, plus David Price takes to twitter for his "media session".
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in after a Reimer Wednesday edition of K&C to recap a virtuoso Kirk Minihane off-the-rails performance
Buck and Reimer debate over whether it’s appropriate to speculate about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality. Buck says his sources don’t corroborate what Michele McPhee and the Daily Mail have reported about the disgraced ex-NFL star’s love life. Reimer disagrees with the Boston Globe's assertion that there's a homophobic element to the Hernandez story.
Buck and Reimer share their coming out stories and discuss the different ways they decided to reveal their sexualities. Buck waited until more than 30 years into his career, whereas Reimer announced he was gay during his second appearance on WEEI. On that note, Buck presses Reimer on whether he's exploiting his sexuality to further his career.
Hour 3. Kirk goes on his second rant of the day. Minihane orders Alex’s and Gerry’s mics to be turned off and hosts the show by himself.More from this show
Hour 4. Crazy Al calls in for the second day in a row. A terrible caller tries to make a point. The Arkansas inmates had interesting last meals. Tomase’s epic acceptance speech.More from this show
Hour 1. In a wild opening segment, Kirk and Gerry lash out at the Globe and Joe Sullivan. Reimer weighs in on Cyd Ziegler’s Hernandez take. Michael Holley thinks the Globe would do the same story on Ortiz as they did on Brady and Best Buddies.More from this show
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.More from this show
Hour 1. Tomase, Gerry, and Kirk discuss the identity of Aaron Hernandez’s gay lover. Tanguay thinks Brady held up Best Buddies and Kirk agrees. Tomase investigated where Ortiz sends his charity’s money.More from this show