Eleventh-seeded Virginia Commonwealth upset top-seeded Kansas, while No. 4 seed Kentucky powered past 2 seed North Carolina to complete the second half of the Final Four on Sunday.
VCU got things started with a shocker, knocking off the Jayhawks 71-61 to capture the Southwest Region. Jamie Skeen scored 26 points for VCU, which was in control most of the evening on the way to becoming just the third 11th seed to make the Final Four. The Rams will face Butler on Saturday in one of the national semifinal games.
Meanwhile, Brandon Knight scored 22 points for the Wildcats, who picked up a 76-69 win over North Carolina in the East Regional. Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the first time since it won a national title in 1998. The Wildcats will play Connecticut on Saturday night in the other national semifinal game.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester had his final spring training tuneup for his Opening Day assignment against the Rangers on Friday. In a camp game at the minor league complex, Lester -- facing a lineup primarily of Red Sox Double-A and Triple-A prospects -- allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits (including a two-run homer by Luis Exposito) over five innings. He struck out five and walked none.
While the line was less than perfect, Lester said that he was pleased with the effort. He had a chance to work with all of his pitches, and while there were some well-struck balls, a number of hits were of either the broken bat or grounders-finding-holes variety.
"There’s always things to work on. I was able to do that today. On a lot of pitches I threw, I felt like I threw pretty good and didn’t get the results I wanted. A lot of broken bat hits off the end. Made one mistake to a guy (Exposito) that’s...
Jon Morris, a six-time AFL All-Star with the Boston Patriots and the first player to earn a Pro Bowl nod for the New England Patriots following the merger of the AFL and NFL, was named to the Patriots' Hall of Fame on Sunday.
It was the fourth time on the Hall of Fame ballot for the center, who played for the Patriots from 1964-74. His combined seven All-Star selections rank second in franchise history, trailing only John Hannah (nine). Morris was voted in by the senior committee, which meets every five years to consider candidates who have been retired for at least 25 years.
Morris will be enshrined -- at a date to be determined, thanks to the current lockout -- with one of the three finalists selected by the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee. The three finalists will be announced on April 15, with fan balloting ending on May 15.
For more Patriots news visit weei.com/patriots.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- After initially tempering his comments regarding Orioles manager Buck Showalter's quote in Men's Journal magazine insinuating that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein's success was a product of his team's payroll, Sox manager Terry Francona offered some pointed comments about the situation
"I got asked that the other day in Jupiter and I hadn't seen it, I got it like third-hand, so I kind of joked about it a little bit. Then I read it. Actually, I was kind of aggravated a little bit," Francona said prior to the the Red Sox' spring training game against the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. "I don't think that's anybody's place. I mean, that's my boss. I was actually kind of aggravated a little bit. It's not the end of the world. I just thought it shouldn't have been done.
"I can't say I sat here and thought about it a lot, but I can't see a reason to do that. I don't remember him beating us that much. Maybe he was...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox are receiving some trade interest in some of the team's pitching depth. With days to go in spring training, the team is in a position where it has accumulated more major league-ready arms than it will need at the start of the year.
The team is currently deciding which two of four relievers (left-handers Hideki Okajima and Dennys Reyes and right-handers Alfredo Aceves and Matt Albers) will make the Opening Day roster. Okajima and Aceves both have minor league options and so could be sent to Pawtucket without risk of losing either; Albers and Reyes would have to be subjected to waivers if the Sox wanted to assign either to the minors.
While the Sox will almost surely listen to trade offers for any of those relievers or others who have already been sent to the minors, according to the source, they are also mindful of trying to maximize organizational relief depth, so...
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Mut and Tom E. Curran talk about the NFL's response to the recent decline in ratings for the league. They talk about some of the issues that could be contributing, such as poor officiating and lack of rivalries.More from this show