Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Monday's game for a defensive replacement prior to the top of the eighth inning due to a left knee contusion. Prior to leaving, he'd gone 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
The injury occurred when Ellsbury slid home safely (just in front of Dustin Pedroia) on a bases-clearing double by Adrian Gonzalez in the bottom of the seventh. Ellsbury's leg bumped into the shin guard of Angels catcher Jeff Mathis, resulting in a bruise that has Ellsbury's availability on Tuesday against the Angels in question.
Manager Terry Francona described his center fielder as "a little sore. He banged his knee on that play at the plate. Banged the inside of his knee. He’s real stable and everything. Just has kind of a bruise on the inside of his knee. ... With a bruise like that, we’ll see how he wakes up."
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PHILADELPHIA -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was hospitalized after taking a header into the corner boards late in the first period of Monday's Game 2 in Philadelphia.
McQuaid was trying to execute a backcheck on Philadelphia's Mike Richards behind the Bruins net when he missed and tripped over Richards' skate, crashing into the boards. He remained on the ice for several minutes while the Bruins training and medical staff tended to him. He sustained what appeared to be a bloody chin before being helped off the ice by Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara.
He was taken from the arena and transported to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia for further evaluation.
MIAMI -- The NBA downgraded the flagrant-one foul that was called on Jermaine O'Neal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to a personal foul. O'Neal elbowed Miami's James Jones on the play, which came at the 2:30 mark of the third quarter and resulted in a five-point swing after Jones made his free throws and Mike Bibby sank a 3-pointer.
The NBA also rescinded the technical foul on Jones from his altercation with Paul Pierce at the 7:49 mark of the fourth quarter, but upgraded the personal foul called Jones to a flagrant-one. Pierce was later ejected after picking up a second technical foul. An NBA official said on Monday that Pierce wouldn't be suspended for Game 2.
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PHILADELPHIA -- One hour before Game 2, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed that top defenseman Chris Pronger will be out with an undisclosed injury.
TSN's Bob McKenzie - on his twitter page - initially reported in the afternoon that Pronger would likely miss the game, with Danny Syvret taking his place. But Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren sent a text out to Philadelphia beat writers that the defenseman was "OK," leading to speculation that he would play in Game 2.
But minutes later, numerous reports confirmed the Pronger scratch for Game 2.
Pronger missed the last five minutes of Saturday's Game 1 and was spotted headed up the runway with about two minutes remaining. The injury is not believed to be related to the broken hand he suffered in the middle of the season, leading to speculation that it is some sort of leg or lower body injury.
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The Red Sox announced that Josh Beckett will make his next start Wednesday against the Angels, allowing him six days rest between appearances. Jon Lester will pitch Tuesday, allowing the lefty his usual rest in between starts. Daisuke Matsuzaka, who left his start Friday night with stiffness in his pitching elbow, is slated to go Friday, with John Lackey pitching Thursday.
Monday's bullpen session, which Sox pitching coach Curt Young said Sunday would determine Beckett's availability for his next start, appeared to have gone well, with the starter making it through the 25-pitch exercise in good shape. Red Sox manager Terry Francona noted that with a lack of off days coming up for the Sox, the team wanted to use this opportunity to give Beckett some rest after throwing 125 pitches two starts ago.
"We leaned on Beckett pretty hard there a couple times," Francona said, later noting, "There's a reason why we keep an eye on workload....
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Cubs, catcher David Ross, who admits to joining teammates Jon Lester, John Lackey and many members of the Chicago front office in at least contemplating the idea of a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series. Ross also compares his retirement tour to David Ortiz's, reveals stories of clubhouse celebrations, while suggesting that Lester is pitching better than ever.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.
In hour three Tomase, Callahan and Minihane discuss Trump's comments this morning on Fox and Friends as well as Big Papi's farewell weekend at Fenway.
Glenn, Lou and Christian joke around with audio from a grab-bag of topics, including David Ortiz driving for Lyft, Rex Ryan joining the Buffalo media conference call, and Jim Mora coming back with another great rant.
Red Sox President of Baseball Ops. Dave Dombrowski checks in with Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about what the playoff roster might look like, and to give the latest update on Pablo Sandoval.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about Jimmy Garoppolo & Jacoby Brissett, and talk about what he say from a day of practice and press conferences down at Gillette.
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Gold Jerry, it's gold! Big Papi borrows a line from our pal Jerry Thornton and the Late Night crowd loves it.
Inspired by the debates last night we look at four sports debates between two conflicting parties.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
K&C producers Ken Laird & Chris Curtis are joined by WEEI intern and Recap Show host Lucy Burdge to discuss another explosive Gary Tanguay appearance on the program that featured Tango's second walkout.
Rob Bradford is joined by Alex Speier of the Boston Globe to discuss some of the issues that popped up in the Red Sox' loss to the Yankees Tuesday night. Both Rob and Alex agree winning the division is a forgone conclusion for the Sox, but the storylines surrounding Drew Pomeranz, Henry Owens, Sandy Leon and David Price all warranted discussion heading into another crack at winning the AL East
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