FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka told Japanese reporters that after his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday, he will sit down with the team's coaching staff to determine whether his next side session (his third overall) will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sunday's bullpen will be the pitcher's second of the spring and his first at full intensity, following a Friday session in which the pitcher threw 58 pitches, but just 12 with to a catcher in a normal squat.
The other Sox starters threw three bullpens before throwing two live batting practice sessions against hitters. Pitching coach John Farrell noted on Friday that the team did not want to skip any steps in building Matsuzaka's arm strength as he is brought along slowly following a mild upper back strain, and the schedule of...
Matt Janning overcame a slow start to score a season-high 26 points and grab nine rebounds, carrying second-seeded Northeastern past seventh-seeded Hofstra, 74-71, in double overtime in the Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals Saturday night in Richmond, Va.
Northeastern (20-11) advances to play Sunday (5:30 p.m.) against No. 3 seed William & Mary. Top-seeded Old Dominion and No. 5 VCU play in Sunday's other semifinal.
With 45 seconds left in the second OT of a tie game, Janning pulled up for a 22-foot, straightaway 3-pointer to give NU the lead for good, 70-67. Janning scored 21 of his points after halftime. "Coach expects me to take shots like that and make plays," Janning said in a postgame interview on Comcast SportsNet. "It's just all in the flow of the game."
Manny Adako came up with a big blocked shot, and Chaisson Allen hit 4-of-6 free throws in the final 23...
The Patriots are bringing in wide receiver Josh Reed for a workout on Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. Reed, who caught 27 passes for 291 yards last year for the Bills, was taken in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft out of Buffalo. He has 311 catches for 3,575 yards and 10 touchdowns in his eight seasons with the Bills. Reed is 29 years old, and is 5-foot-10 and 208 pounds. For more Patriots news, check out our blog, It Is What It Is.
Tim Thomas made 37 saves Saturday afternoon as the Bruins defeated the Islanders, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum. Goals from Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Marc Savard helped the Bruins survive an onslaught of shots in the second and third periods from the Islanders. Michael Ryder was given a game misconduct late in the second period for hitting Islanders winger Blake Comeau from behind. For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Lackey, in his first game as a member of the Red Sox, retired all six members of the Twins he faced in two innings. Lackey worked quickly and threw just 20 pitches (12 for strikes). He struck out the first batter he faced, Ben Revere, on three pitches, the last a fastball up and away on which Revere could not check his swing. He also recorded three ground ball outs in his outing.
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Dale and Holley with Matt Chatham discuss the details.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The one and only El Prez from Barstool on deflategate.
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The great Michael Wilbon joined us.
Greg and Lou defend some points they made yesterday about the Patriots defense.
Although Christian has all the power in NFL media circles, he's got NO game in his own relationship.
Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.
Dale, Matt Chatham and Butch Stearns start the show by discussing the news of the day... THE deleted tweet.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.
We discuss the induction of Big Will, and what he meant to this team for over a decade.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL
Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.
Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.
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