Rookies Zach Hamill and Brad Marchand were assigned to the AHL's Providence Bruins on Monday morning in the final cuts of Bruins training camp. Both youngsters showed promise and impressed team officials throughout the two-week camp. Marchand had a pair of goals in five games and Hamill potted two goals in six preseason contests. Both youngsters should be among the first players recalled should injuries hit the B's in the first few months of the season. The two moves are clear indicators that Vladimir Sobotka has made the team and David Krejci's surgically repaired hip is close to ready for game action. The moves leave the Bruins with a total of 22 players for the club's final roster when the regular season opens against the Capitals on Thursday.
Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan show this morning, Tom Brady discussed the Patriots' 26-10 victory over the Falcons on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Brady addressed his sideline demeanor, as cameras showed him screaming in the area of the Patriots bench following another missed opportunity in the red zone during the second quarter.
"It's the heat of the moment," Brady said. "It's an emotional game, there are emotional things that you say."
Brady would not elaborate on what he said or if there was anyone in particular who he was mad at, although the display came right after Joey Galloway dropped a pass at the 3-yard line and Sam Aiken appeared to break off a route in the end zone and missed a ball just out of his reach.
"It's part of offensive football, the quarterback-receiver relationship," Brady said. "It's not that I'm right and they're wrong, we're just on...
According to a major league source, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is not allowed, per terms of his contract, to accept a managerial position with another team prior to the 2011 season. FoxSports was the first to report the clause in Farrell's contract. Exact terms of Farrell’s current deal are unknown. According to baseball sources, Farrell initially signed a three-year deal with the Sox when he came to Boston from Cleveland for the ’07 season. Since then, however, Farrell has declined the opportunity to interview with both the Pirates (after the 2007 season) and Mariners (after last year). For more see the Full Count Blog.
NEW YORK — Victor Martinez, who was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game between the Red Sox and Yankees, entered the contest as a pinch-hitter for Jason Varitek, representing the tying run, in the ninth inning. He hit a broken-bat grounder to second that Robinson Cano muffed while trying to make a spinning play.
Martinez reached on what was ruled an error, thus ending his 25-game hitting streak, tied for the 11th-longest in Sox history. He had no beef with the ruling.
“Whatever [the official scorer ruled the play], that’s what it is,” Martinez said. “[The hitting streak] was fun, man. At the same time, I was helping my team somehow, getting on base or whatever. … I was just trying to help my team. If it happened, it happened. If it don’t, it don’t. I’m cool with it.”
Martinez hit .358 with a .425 OBP and .909 OPS during the streak.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price recap the first day of Patriots training camp, including Rob Gronkowski's return to the field.
Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty
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.
Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.
We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.
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
Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.
Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
EA Sports released its QB ratings for Madden 15, placing Tom Brady tied for 4th with Russell Wilson. The discussion quickly shifted to Christian's Madden ratings and his perceived lack of awareness
Merloni, Fauria, and Benz discuss the conflicting reports regarding the Jon Lester contract negotiations. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said on Dennis and Callahan that Lester wanted the negotiations to be put on hold till the end of the season. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Lester would be willing to negotiate, if the Red Sox made the right offer.
We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.
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.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.
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