Alex Rodriguez drilled a run-scoring, go-ahead double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, helping the Yankees to overcome a late Phillies comeback and claim a 7-4 victory in Game 4 of the World Series. With the win in Philadelphia, the Yankees are up, 3-1, in the best-of-seven series, and need just one more win to claim their 27th championship.
Johnny Damon started the rally with a single to left, and stole second and third against Phillies closer Brad Lidge. Lidge then hit Mark Teixeira on the elbow, setting the stage for Rodriguez. Rodriguez was 1-for-13 to that point in the World Series, but quickly rendered those struggles irrelevant by jumping on an 0-1 fastball that he lined into the left-field corner to score Damon. The Yankees then tacked on another pair of runs on Jorge Posada's two-run single.
Now, the Yankees will try to clinch their first World Series since 2000 on Monday night in Philadelphia. Phillies...
Paul Pierce had a game-high 27 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 assists as the Celtics held off the New Orleans Hornets, 97-87, on Sunday at TD Garden to improve to 4-0 on the season. Unlike their first three games, the Celtics did not control the third quarter. Instead they were outscored, 31-25, as the Hornets cut a 47-38 halftime lead down to three. The Hornets tied the game at 69 before Rasheed Wallace hit a three just before the third-quarter buzzer. Their next test will be on Tuesday night in Philadelphia against the Atlantic Division rival 76ers. Peja Stojakovic led New Orleans with 26. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Shalrie Joseph's goal in the 75th minute at Gillette Stadium allowed the New England Revolution to claim a 2-1 victory in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Chicago Fire. The Fire took an early lead on Chris Rolfe's goal in the 17th minute, but the Revs countered with Emmanuel Osei's score in stoppage time at the end of the first half.
The two teams now shift to Chicago for the second game of the home-and-home series on Saturday, which will be decided based on total goals in the series. For a complete recap, click here.
Before Sunday’s game against the Hornets, Rajon Rondo addressed his ongoing contract negotiations. After saying that he wants to stay a Celtic, he told WEEI.com, “Hopefully for my career, but it’s very unlikely because it’s like five guys that’ve played in the NBA for their entire career. Paul [Pierce] is one of them. You’ve got guys like Ray [Allen] and Kevin [Garnett] that are future Hall of Famers that haven’t been on the same team their entire careers.
“It’s unlikely [I finish in Boston] but I want to. “
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show