Roger Goodell said at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday that he was “really not focused” on Tom Brady’s recent petition for a rehearing regarding his four-game suspension.
Asked about the recent decision of Brady’s legal team to appeal the ban, Goodell said he understood the decision made by the NFLPA, but that’s not where his attention is right now.
“I respect the NFLPA’s ability to appeal if they choose to do that,” Goodell said. “They did. That’s a matter for the lawyers. We’ll see how things progress. But I’m really not focused on that at all.”
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft lamented the NFL’s handling of Deflategate on Tuesday, saying the “whole thing has been mishandled” while expressing support for Tom Brady.
“We’ve been behind [Brady]. The whole thing has been mishandled in my opinion,” Kraft told NFL Media’s Judy Battista while at the league meetings. “It’s unfortunate and we hope he prevails.”
On Monday, Brady’s legal team filed for a rehearing of his suspension case against the NFL before the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
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Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski commented on reliever Carson Smith’s season-ending Tommy John surgery prior to Tuesday night’s game, most notably stating that the MRI from March 21 looked noticeably different than the one that sent him back to the disabled list on Friday.
“I admit that even in that MRI I can see the difference between the one’s taken in March and the one’s taken on Friday,” said Dombrowski after stating he is ordinarily not great at reading MRI’s. “I couldn’t tell you what it meant, but I could tell you that there was a significant difference.”
The average time for recovering from such surgery — which took place Tuesday afternoon — is 11-14 months.
“After the surgery, as I said, his elbow will come back stronger than ever, so hopefully he’ll be in a position where we have many years with him back pitching for the Red Sox,...
Travis Shaw is not in the starting lineup for the first time this season, with the third baseman sitting with a minor left hand injury. (WEEI.com’s John Tomase reported the ailment Sunday.)
Shaw had played in all 44 of the Red Sox games, hitting .305 with a .904 OPS. Starting in his place will be Josh Rutledge.
Also getting a start against Colorado lefty Jorge De La Rosa will be Chris Young, with Christian Vazquez teaming up with Red Sox starter David Price.
Here is the Red Sox lineup in their series-opener against the Rockies:
Mookie Betts RF Dustin Pedroia 2B Xander Bogaerts SS David Ortiz DH Hanley Ramirez 1B Chris Young LF Jackie Bradley Jr. CF Josh Rutledge 3B Christian Vazquez C
Appearing on WEEI’s OMF program Tuesday, ESPN basketball columnist and hall of famer Jackie MacMullan gave Celtics fans a huge reality check when it comes to Kevin Durant.
The superstar in the midst of playoff run with the Oklahoma City Thunder, helping them to a 2-1 series lead over favored Golden State, could become a free agent this summer. The speculation is that he would sign a one-year deal and then sign his mega-deal starting with the 2017-18 season, when the NBA salary cap is around $108 million.
Celtics fans chanted “Come to Boston” when Oklahoma City came to town in March and spanked the Celtics. That was the same week Philadelphia fans did the same in the hopes of luring him to their town.
MacMullan said a reality check is in order.
“You can forget about Durant,” MacMullan said. I’m not sure Durant is going to go anywhere. Suppose they win the championship, you think he’s...
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Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
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.
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Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
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