With the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon kicking off today, Gerry Callahan confirms what had only been rumored about previously – his absence from the WEEI airwaves last year was in fact due to throat cancer.
Nick Cafardo has the Red Sox hitters once again enjoying themselves at the Rangers’ expense. Michael Silverman has Jon Lester giving the Red Sox a “perfectly sane start” last night. Paul Kenyon has the Red Sox continuing their destruction of the Rangers this season. Mike Anthony has Lester stabilizing things after the wild night on Tuesday. Phil O’Neill has Youk and Lester leading the way for the Sox. Garry Brown has Lester in control of this one. Eric Avidon has the Sox winning another beer-league game at Fenway. Glen Farley has three doubles from Kevin Youkilis providing the spark.
Tony Massarotti has the Red Sox once again chewing up Rangers pitching – which is something the entire league has been doing. Steven Krasner notes that Kevin Youkilis has done just find in the cleanup spot, and also hopes that Clay Buchholz can learn from Jon Lester. Barbara Matson has Lester once again taking control of the game from the mound. Massarotti says that the trade for Paul Byrd was in fact just a cash-only transaction. Maureen Mullen says that Youkilis has been the man of the moment for the Sox lately.
Bill Burt has Josh Hamilton taking things one day at a time for the Rangers. Hamilton also plans to call the troubled Jeff Allison, who has been trying to put his life back together. Steve Buckley devotes a column to a 16-year-old boy who was ejected from the Red Sox game on Tuesday night after a play was ruled fan interference.
Cafardo’s notebook has Mike Lowell headed to the DL, and Paul Byrd meeting the Boston press. Silverman’s notebook has a look at the roster shuffling done by the Sox. The ProJo notebook has more on the roster moves by the Sox. Anthony’s notebook has more on Lowell heading to the disabled list. O’Neill’s notebook has Byrd trying hard to leave his last memories of Fenway park behind. Brown’s notebook has more on Lowell. Farley’s notebook chronicles more of Byrd landing at Fenway.
Karen Guregian has Tom Brady addressing the media in a state of the union style briefing. Mark Farinella has Brady looking forward to getting back on the field. Carolyn Thornton has Brady in a great state of mind as the regular season gets closer. Rich Garven has Brady looking forward to seeing some action this weekend against the Buccaneers.
Mike Reiss wonders if John Lynch could pull a Junior Seau and find the fountain of youth in New England. Eric McHugh has the Patriots big three of Brady, Moss and Welker looking forward to a second season together. Christopher Price talks to Joe Theismann about the role of being Tom Brady’s backup. Baxter Holmes has a good look at what happens on a tipped ball. David Brown has the Patriots focusing on the finish this season.
Farley has Kenny Smith hoping to carve out a spot for himself on the Patriots defensive line. Buckley has rookie Terrence Wheatley with a big opportunity in front of him due to injuries in camp. Garven has Wesley Britt making progress towards being a contributor on the offensive line.
Buckley says that Brady is underpaid in big way, and is “practically playing for free” for the Patriots. Guregian has ex-teammate Jeff Shoate saying that Lynch would be a good fit for the Patriots. Buddy Thomas is bullish on the Cleveland Browns this season.
Reiss’ notebook has Brady talking more about how much he’s looking to get on the field Sunday. Guregian’s notebook has Vince Wilfork earning his teammates a night off yesterday. Farinella’s notebook has the players and coaches getting into regular season mode. Garven’s notebook has Mike Wright getting back onto the practice field for the Patriots. McHugh’s notebook has more on Lynch’s visit to Foxboro yesterday.
Peter Gobis has the Islanders nabbing Providence Bruins coach Scott Gordon as their new head coach.
Steve Conroy has the Boston College defense well ahead of the offense at this point in camp.
Bob Ryan examines the Chinese domination of table tennis.
Marc J. Spears has the US mens basketball team out for revenge against Greece.