According to multiple outlets, Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford has agreed to a six-year deal with the Detroit Lions that clears the way for him to be announced Saturday as the No. 1 pick in this weekend's NFL Draft. NFL.com is reporting the contract has $41.7 million guaranteed, but can be worth up to $78 million. For more football updates, check out our blog, "It Is What It Is."
Kevin Youkilis' one-out home run in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Yankees, Friday night at Fenway Park. The homer, which completed the 4-hour, 21-minute series opener, came off New York reliever Damaso Marte's 93 mph fastball. It was Youkilis' second career game-ending home run, the other coming last season against St. Louis. The walk-off HR was the first for the Red Sox since Youkilis' blast against the Cardinals. Jason Bay sent the game into extra innings with a two-out, two-run blast in the ninth inning.
Speaking in Philadelphia Friday night, Commissioner David Stern said he was aware the NBA has increased security around Celtics guard Tony Allen, though he wouldn't give specifics about the situation. "I want to say this the right way. That issue is not a new issue for us in our league over the last 25 years," Stern said Friday before watching the 76ers play the Orlando Magic in Game 3 of their first-round series. "It's just you haven't read about it and we haven't talked about it. I'm not going to talk about it now other than to say it's something we're aware of. We always deal with it and we have a security representative in every city. We liaise with law enforcement and we do what we have to do at all times. It's nothing new at all." The Boston Herald and Boston Globe both reported on Friday that Allen, a Chicago native, has been receiving death threats. Game 4 between the Celtics and Bulls is set for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET in Chicago.
Jason Bay sent a 92 mph cutter from Mariano Rivera over the center field wall with two outs in the ninth inning for a two-run homer, driving in Kevin Youkilis from second base and tying the Red Sox' game with the Yankees, 4-4, Friday night at Fenway Park. Bay, who hit his fourth homer of the season on a 1-0 count, was 0 for 4 against Rivera entering the at-bat. It is the Yankees' closer's first blown save of the season. The two-run blast sent the teams into extra innings.
The Northeastern University basketball program has been placed on two years probation for recruiting violations between the summer of 2003 and Dec. 28, 2004, as outlined by the NCAA. The NCAA released their finding on Friday. “Under NCAA rules, a booster is defined as someone who, among other possible factors, assists or is requested by the athletics department to assist in recruiting a prospective student-athlete. In this case, from the summer of 2003 through December 28, 2004, a booster assisted the men’s basketball coaching staff recruit the international student-athlete and provided impermissible inducements to the student-athlete during his recruitment."
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
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.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
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
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
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.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.More from this show