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  • • Patriots secondary already familiar, still focusing on communication
    The Patriots are facing the same lack of time to prepare as every NFL team, and have the additional pressure of building an offense from scratch with a quarterback to be determined. But the group that returns largely intact doesn’t take their communication for granted. Via Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald, the Patriots secondary [more]...2020
  • • Patriots only favored in eight games in 2020
    For the last two decades, anyone looking ahead at the NFL schedule would’ve penciled in the Patriots to win most of their games. Things have changed. This year, the early favorites show the Patriots are only favored in half of their games. Via the Boston Herald, the Patriots are favorites in eight games, underdogs in [more]...2020
  • • Alex Verdugo At Full Health
    Newly acquired Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo seems to be healing up nicely during the pandemic pause, as Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald writes. He had been sidelined with a stress fracture in his lower back when Spring Training was halted. When last we heard from Verdugo, a key piece of the offseason blockbuster with…...2020
  • • Quick Hits: Bloom, Draft, Krause, White Sox, Rangers
    Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom described some of the challenges that will come out of the unique circumstances surrounding this year’s MLB Draft in a discussion with the Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. Bloom’s organization is particularly aware of the value of an additional year of scouting, which allowed the team to…...2020
  • • Like the rest of us, Danny Ainge is waiting to see what happens
    Here’s the Boston Herald with an update on what Celtics front office guru Danny Ainge is thinking these days as we all wait to see what happens with the NBA season and playoffs in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic: “This is a time for the really self-motivated that are going to be able … Continue reading "Like the rest of us, Danny Ainge is waiting to see what happens"...2020
  • • Red Sox's Chaim Bloom: Chris Sale 'was doing great' prior to March
    Boston’s rotation took a hit it may not recover from in 2020 with this week’s news that ace Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery. Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, who has been faced with no shortage of adversity during his first several months atop the Red Sox’s baseball department, addressed the surgery decision this week, as Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald details.  The left-han...2020
  • • NBA shutdown gives Kemba Walker time to fully recover
    The Celtics may get a hidden benefit from the league-wide shutdown because it gives Kemba Walker more time to recover from his left knee issue, writes Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald. Walker played in the last three games before the hiatus but was limited to about 30-32 minutes per night. He had missed six of the previous seven games due to persistent knee soreness. Bulpett talked to the presid...2020
  • • Ryan Weber Likely To Be In Red Sox’ Rotation
    Red Sox right-hander Ryan Weber entered camp hoping to win a battle for the fifth and final spot in the rotation, but manager Ron Roenicke has suggested that the 29-year-old now looks like the team’s fourth starter, per the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato. Weber inked a minor league deal with the Red Sox in December…...2020
  • • Orioles Claim Hector Velazquez
    The Baltimore Orioles added Hector Velazquez to their roster today, claiming the right-hander off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, tweets Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. The Orioles PR department has confirmed the move. More to come…...2020
  • • Pitcher Hector Velazquez added to Orioles' roster
    The Baltimore Orioles added Hector Velazquez to their roster today, claiming the right-hander off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, tweets Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. The Orioles PR department has confirmed the move. The Red Sox DFA’ed Velazquez on March 5. Velazquez, 31, spent the last couple of seasons as a swingman in Boston. After a solid season as a starter in 2017 for for the Paw...2020

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  • • Alex Verdugo At Full Health
    Newly acquired Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo seems to be healing up nicely during the pandemic pause, as Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald writes. He had been sidelined with a stress fracture in his lower back when Spring Training was halted. When last we heard from Verdugo, a key piece of the offseason blockbuster with…...2020
  • • Red Sox's Chaim Bloom: Chris Sale 'was doing great' prior to March
    Boston’s rotation took a hit it may not recover from in 2020 with this week’s news that ace Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery. Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, who has been faced with no shortage of adversity during his first several months atop the Red Sox’s baseball department, addressed the surgery decision this week, as Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald details.  The left-han...2020
  • • Red Sox, Chris Sale Seeking Additional Opinions On Elbow
    We learned yesterday that star Red Sox lefty Chris Sale had undergone an MRI after he experienced elbow soreness, with Dr. James Andrews set to review the results. That has now occurred, but a diagnosis and course of treatment remain unknown. Boston manager Ron Roenicke tells reporters, including Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald (Twitter link)…...2020
  • • Chris Sale Headed For Elbow MRI
    Star Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is slated to undergo an MRI on his elbow, skipper Ron Roenicke tells reporters including Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald (via Twitter). At this point, the outlook isn’t known. Sale reported soreness in the joint after throwing. He had dealt with some arm woes late last year, but…...2020
  • • Chris Sale headed for elbow MRI
    Star Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is slated to undergo an MRI on his elbow, skipper Ron Roenicke tells reporters including Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald (via Twitter). At this point, the outlook isn’t known. Sale reported soreness in the joint after throwing. He had dealt with some arm woes late last year, but seemed to be at full arm health as camp opened. Sale was delayed by illness, but t...2020
  • • Kemba Walker to miss at least two games
    Celtics point guard Kemba Walker will miss at least the next two games with a right knee injury before being reevaluated, head coach Brad Stevens told reporters, including Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald (Twitter link). Walker aggravated his knee during Thursday’s tilt against the Warriors but there does not appear to be a major concern that it’s a long-term injury. The 29-year-old has been a maj...2020
  • • Julian Edelman needs knee and shoulder surgery
    The Patriots had plenty of problems keeping reliable receivers on the field, and that was with Julian Edelman playing every game. Now that the season’s over, he needs some work done. According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Edelman is going to have surgery on his left shoulder, as well as an arthroscopic procedure [more]...2020
  • • Gordon Hayward still expected to return for Celtics in late December
          View this post on Instagram         A post shared by Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:35am PST There is some news on Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, though it does not indicate any sort of change in the timing of his eventual return from injury. According to the Boston Herald, “nothing’s changed with his timeline [...]...2019
  • • Kemba Walker Carried Off Court On Stretcher
    Update #3, Nov. 26: Kemba Walker intends to practice on Tuesday and has avoided any serious injuries, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports. Update #2, 11:45 pm: Tests performed on Kemba Walker have come back clean, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Update #1, 10:29 pm: The Celtics have announced that Kemba Walker has […] The post Kemba Walker Carried Off Court On Stretcher appeared...2019
  • • Rays' Blake Snell appears set to make return from IL this week
    The Rays' Blake Snell continues to be on pace for a quick return from the 10-day IL as the Cy Young Award winner told reporters (including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times) he felt good following a bullpen session on Saturday.   A fractured toe sent Snell to the injured list last week, though the southpaw could potentially pitch on Wednesday, his first eligible day to be activated. Since the Ray...2019

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Boston Herald trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Report: Tom Brady told people close to him he is leaving Patriots
    The idea of Tom Brady playing for a team other than the New England Patriots may be a lot more realistic than many are willing to acknowledge. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington has been saying for weeks now that Brady is more likely than not to leave more likely than not to leave the Patriots. On Thursday, the reporter said people “very close” to Brady have been told by Brady that the six-time Super Bowl cha...2020
  • • Report: Patriots haven’t reached out to Tom Brady yet
    The Patriots are the only team that can talk to Tom Brady about a contract right now without violating tampering rules, but a report on Thursday indicates that they haven’t been doing that. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that the Patriots have not reached out to Brady to discuss a new contract at [more]...2020
  • • Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo still striving to find a place with Red Sox
    Remember Rusney Castillo? Signed to a seven-year, $72.5M contract in August 2014, the Cuban outfielder had a rough season in the majors with the Red Sox in 2015 and has barely appeared in the majors since.  The Red Sox have minimized their luxury-tax bill by keeping Castillo in the minors, and he’s likely to stay with Triple-A Pawtucket this season, but he’ll be a free agent thereafter. The 32-yea...2020
  • • Celtics teammates excited to play against each other at All-Star Game
    Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker have been teammates since Walker signed with the Celtics last summer, including their time together with USA Basketball for the FIBA World Cup, but they will be on opposite sides in tonight’s All-Star Game, writes Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald. Tatum was drafted by Team LeBron while Walker went to Team Giannis, and they can’t wait to face each other on the court....2020
  • • Charlie Weis thinks Patriots could trade up for a top quarterback
    If free agent Tom Brady ends up leaving the Patriots, they’re going to need to add significantly at quarterback. And one of Bill Belichick’s former lieutenants believes they’d make a significant move to do so. Former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald that he wouldn’t anticipate Belichick being content to [more]...2020
  • Danny Ainge Will ‘Never Regret’ Trading for Kyrie Irving
    • Danny Ainge Will ‘Never Regret’ Trading for Kyrie Irving
    Trading for Kyrie Irving is something Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will “never regret.” Ainge says “there’s always risk in making deals,” and adds that Irving shouldn’t bear the brunt of the blame for Boston’s disappointing season. Irving, 27, will be a unrestricted free agent this summer. Per The Boston Herald: “There’s always [&...2019
  • • Mookie Betts does not expect to reach extension with Red Sox
    In the midst of a run of extensions around the game — in particular, Tuesday's $360M Mike Trout agreement — Red Sox star Mookie Betts faced another round of questions about his future in Boston from reporters, including Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald (links to Twitter). While he again expressed that he’s fond of the organization, Betts left little doubt that he’s not moving off of his pri...2019
  • • Rondo thinks he has four or five years left in the NBA
    Celtics fans who watched Rajon Rondo battle the Lakers in the 2008 Finals could have never imagined he would wind up in purple and gold someday, writes Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald. Before taking the court against his original team one more time tonight, Rondo explained some of the turns his career has taken since Boston traded him in 2014. “Not many players have ever been with one franchise...2019
  • • Danny Ainge preaches patience for struggling Celtics
    The Celtics are still struggling to find their rhythm this season, having now lost eight of their last 12 games to slip back to .500 (10-10). However, with the regular season at its one-quarter mark, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge isn’t worried, telling Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald that he’s in no rush to make any trades to try to upgrade his roster. “You know me. I’m always ...2018
  • • AL East Notes: Sale, Swihart, Yankees, Chang, Blue Jays
    Some items from around the AL East… Chris Sale is only under contract through the 2019 season, and his potential future in Boston “could be the key to the entire offseason” for the Red Sox, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald writes.  The Sox are sure to discuss an extension with Sale this winter, though…...2018

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  • View from Above: Santos was the voice in all of us
    • View from Above: Santos was the voice in all of us
    We lost someone we all knew last week.   Maybe you didn't know Gil Santos personally, but you knew him, alright.  For more than four decades, Santos' pronounced baritone delivery grabbed your attention over the radio like few others could.  His was the voice you heard when you were maybe looking for scores, wanted results of last nights' games, hoped for news about the Patriots – or when you simpl...2018
  • News Blitz 4/20: Schedule analysis; Santos tributes
    • News Blitz 4/20: Schedule analysis; Santos tributes
    Gil Santos’ legend as the longtime Patriots radio play-by-play man is immortalized with his spot in the team’s hall of fame. But the death of the iconic voice of New England’s football team – booming pipes that produced some of the most memorable calls in Boston sports history – brought about plenty of stories of Santos’ greatness both inside and out of the broadcast booth. The Boston Globe notes ...2018
  • News Blitz 4/19: Brady to hold summer passing camp with teammates
    • News Blitz 4/19: Brady to hold summer passing camp with teammates
    Wednesday morning ESPN reported that Tom Brady had not yet “committed” to playing in 2018. Later in the day, more information came out indicating, though, that TB12 is indeed readying himself for yet another season in New England. The rumor site ProFootballTalk.com reported that Brady “already has made arrangements to get together with some of his teammates between the end of the offseason program...2018
  • • AL East Notes: Pomeranz unconcerned about flexor strain; clean MRI for Orioles' Davis
    The results of Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz’ recent MRI showed a flexor strain, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports on Twitter. Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com says that Pomeranz describes the strain as “mild” and isn’t too worried about it. Mastrodonato later tweeted that every player who had a flexor strain last season missed at least six weeks, with one exception – Pomeranz. Last year’...2018
  • News Blitz 2/13: Brady’s stability
    • News Blitz 2/13: Brady’s stability
    Despite the most recent Super Bowl Sunday setback, Tom Brady is clearly still going strong. Coming off his third NFL MVP and a hit documentary series, Brady’s excellence is obvious in many areas of his life. The Boston Herald notes that amid plenty of change, Brady gives the Patriots the ultimate stability as he plays at a high level into his early 40s. The Herald also says that the pain of the Pa...2018
  • News Blitz 2/13: Brady's stability
    • News Blitz 2/13: Brady's stability
    Despite the most recent Super Bowl Sunday setback, Tom Brady is clearly still going strong. Coming off his third NFL MVP and a hit documentary series, Brady’s excellence is obvious in many areas of his life. The Boston Herald notes that amid plenty of change, Brady gives the Patriots the ultimate stability as he plays at a high level into his early 40s. The Herald also says that the pain of the Pa...2018
  • News Blitz 1/17: Jags defense a problem
    • News Blitz 1/17: Jags defense a problem
    Most of the talk about the Jacksonville Jaguars this week has centered around their defense. The Jags are second in the league in points and yards allowed and tops in pass defense. ESPN.com believes the Jaguars are built in a way that could hit on some of the areas that the Patriots are vulnerable. With such a talented defense to battle on Sunday it was no surprise to see Tom Brady at the stadium ...2018
  • News Blitz 11/17: Pats set for Mexico
    • News Blitz 11/17: Pats set for Mexico
    The Patriots and Raiders are getting set to hit Mexico City for their showdown on Sunday, and ESPN.com takes a look back to the NFL’s first foray south of the border and things didn’t go all that well for the league. The Patriots are obviously far more concerned with modern-day events, however, and their focus is solely on the Raiders. In Mexico, it’s been how ’bout those Patriots. After Mike Gill...2017
  • News Blitz 9/29: Belichick the problem with Patriots defense?
    • News Blitz 9/29: Belichick the problem with Patriots defense?
    Bill Belichick has been coaching NFL defense for longer than many fans have been alive. He has game plans enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yet, right now, he and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia oversee the worst unit in the NFL. Many are searching for answers as to why a defense that led the NFL in points allowed a year ago is suddenly dead last in that category and many other areas...2017
  • News Blitz 9/8: A losing effort
    • News Blitz 9/8: A losing effort
    The Patriots were supposed to celebrate one Super Bowl title while beginning the march to another Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in the 2017 NFL opener. Apparently, though, Alex Smith didn’t get the script of the night and ruined things for Patriot Nation as Kansas City pulled off the shocking, 42-27 upset. The Boston Globe says the Chiefs pulled a stunner on Bill Belichick’s team. Globe colum...2017

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  • • Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen faces suspension
    Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen faces a suspension after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to accepting an $18,000 bribe when he was Penn’s head coach in 2014, according to an ESPN report. Allen has been on Brad Stevens’ staff since 2015, months after he was fired by Penn. He will likely retain his current job but receive punishment for his actions, the story continues. The suspension wi...2018
  • • Tom Brady anticipates end of NFL career ‘sooner rather than later’
    The day will come when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady retires, and he hinted that the day may not be all that far off.In a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Brady admitted that he thinks his career will end “sooner rather than later” and he wants to be able to see his kids grow up.“I think about it more now than I used to,” Brady said of the end of his career, via Karen Gu...2018
  • News Blitz 5/15: Rookie trio checks in
    • News Blitz 5/15: Rookie trio checks in
    The Patriots rookies just wrapped up their mini-camp in Foxborough but the class remains in town as work continues toward OTAs. On Tuesday, the team made three member of the draft class – Duke Dawson, Ja’Whaun Bentley and Christian Sam – available to the media. The Boston Globe says the three young defensive players are eager to learn. The Boston Herald focuses on linebackers Bentley and Sam, who ...2018
  • News Blitz 5/9: Twin billing!
    • News Blitz 5/9: Twin billing!
    Get ready New England, the McCourty twins are playing together for the first time since college and they clearly plan on having some fun with the situation. The duo met with the media Tuesday at Gillette Stadium and did their best to toy with the gathered marks. The Boston Globe, though, writes that Devin and Jason McCourty didn’t fool anyone with their twin games. The Globe also notes that Jason ...2018
  • News Blitz 4/24: Tom Brady expected to return
    • News Blitz 4/24: Tom Brady expected to return
    2018
  • • Bill Belichick pays heartfelt tribute to late Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos
    The New England Patriots family lost a true icon with the loss of longtime broadcaster Gil Santos, who passed away Thursday, his birthday, at the age of 80.Patriots head coach Bill Belichick presumably spoke on behalf of the entire Patriots organization in a heartfelt statement issued Thursday morning about the iconic Santos. “Gil Santos’ bond with anyone who ever met or heard him is timeless,” Be...2018
  • Kraft sends team plane on MSD mission
    • Kraft sends team plane on MSD mission
    ORLANDO, Fla. – He is a retired astronaut and Naval officer; she, a former Congresswoman whose profile rose nationally after she survived an assassination attempt on her life. Both remain active fixtures in the public sphere and have co-authored a pair of books together. You could consider the husband-wife duo of Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords a power couple. In his role as owner of the New England...2018
  • Combine notes: Patriots draft picks now set
    • Combine notes: Patriots draft picks now set
    INDIANAPOLIS - By virtue of a tie-breaking coin flip between the Raiders and 49ers Friday afternoon at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, New England's trade of Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco and the team's selections for April's draft have now been finalized. The 49ers won the toss, securing the No. 9 overall pick in the first round. By rule the two teams' picks will then rotate in ensuing rounds, ...2018
  • News Blitz 3/2: O-line in focus
    • News Blitz 3/2: O-line in focus
    2018
  • Combine: OL strength lies within
    • Combine: OL strength lies within
    INDIANAPOLIS – There is perhaps no area of the Patriots team that is scrutinized more than the offensive line. It seems one of the lingering questions each year deals with Tom Brady’s protection and whether it will hold up throughout the playoffs. In 2017, pass protection was at times a major issue before settling down a bit later in the year. But ultimately, it was Brandon Graham’s strip sack, Ph...2018

Top Boston Herald news

  • • Julian Edelman needs knee and shoulder surgery
    2020
  • Celtics Legend, Hall Of Famer JoJo White Dies At Age 71, Per Report
    • Celtics Legend, Hall Of Famer JoJo White Dies At Age 71, Per Report
    The basketball world has lost a beloved member. Longtime NBA and Boston Celtics reporter Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald... »...2018
  • • Rivers rushes back to New England
    2017
  • • Chris Sale Headed For Elbow MRI
    2020
  • • Shootaround (April 26) -- Marcus Smart laughs off Jimmy Butler's Game 4 comments
    No. 1: Smart vows to rise above fray, laughs off Butler's comments -- Like another first-round series in the Eastern Conference (Wizards vs. Hawks), the Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls matchup is getting chippy. At least it is in terms of soundbites and posturing. Boston's Marcus Smart and Chicago's Jimmy Butler were the parties who squabbled in Game 4 and for his part, Smart is trying to avoid a per...2017
  • Patriots Wrap Up: Brady's throwing hand injured
    • Patriots Wrap Up: Brady's throwing hand injured
    Work seemed to be going as planned for the Patriots this first official day of AFC Championship Week. Following morning meetings and classroom preparations, all but two players were at practice on the Gillette Stadium game field early this afternoon (more on them in a moment). Afterward, though, when a few co-captains and head coach Bill Belichick were presented to the media for live TV interviews...2018
  • Patriots Wrap Up: Brady injures throwing hand
    • Patriots Wrap Up: Brady injures throwing hand
    Work seemed to be going as planned for the Patriots this first official day of AFC Championship Week. Following morning meetings and classroom preparations, all but two players were at practice on the Gillette Stadium game field early this afternoon (more on them in a moment). Afterward, though, when a few co-captains and head coach Bill Belichick were presented to the media for live TV interviews...2018
  • • Report: Patriots haven’t reached out to Tom Brady yet
    2020
  • • Tony La Russa To Join Red Sox Organization
    The Red Sox are set to add Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa to their organization, according to a report from Chad Jennings and Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. La Russa just wrapped up a stint with the Diamondbacks, which he began as “chief baseball officer” and ended as “chief baseball analyst” after…...2017
  • • Orioles Claim Hector Velazquez
    2020

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Boston Herald fantasy rankings and news

  • • News Blitz 8/22: Tough roster decisions loom
    The Patriots have turned their attention to Week 3 and a trip to Detroit to take on the Lions. While the team prepares to depart, several roster-related questions continue to draw attention. Despite a crowded backfield, the Boston Globe believes running back D.J. Foster is very much in the running for a spot. The same could be said of Devin Lucien, who is trying to squeeze his way into a very deep...2017
  • • News Blitz 7/14: Tom Brady joins The Club
    Tom Brady is one of the biggest stars in the world. He’s rich, handsome, famous and endlessly successful in both football and business. But even the G.O.A.T. has to wait to get into some clubs. At least that’s true when it comes to The Country Club. The Boston Globe has word that Brady has finally earned his way into The Country Club of Brookline. The Globe also continues its daily countdown to tr...2017

Boston Herald schedule, game

  • • Patriots only favored in eight games in 2020
    2020
  • • Like the rest of us, Danny Ainge is waiting to see what happens
    2020
  • • NBA shutdown gives Kemba Walker time to fully recover
    2020
  • • Pitcher Hector Velazquez added to Orioles' roster
    2020
  • • Al Horford takes note of Warriors’ meltdown Monday night
    Most around the NBA were already asleep when the Los Angeles Clippers pulled off the biggest comeback in playoff history Monday night against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in Oakland. Up 31 about midway through the third quarter, Golden State let the upstart Clippers back in the game. It culminated in one of the most-shocking turn of events that we’ve seen in recent NBA pos...2019
  • • Kyrie Irving plans to take one or two games off before playoffs
    No matter how it affects the Celtics’ playoff seeding, Kyrie Irving plans to take at least a game or two off before the regular season ends, writes Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald. Irving said at today’s shootaround that he is focused on being fully healthy for the postseason, which begins three weeks from Saturday. “I’m definitely taking some games off before the playoffs,” he told reporters. “M...2019
  • • Red Sox's offseason may hinge on potential future with Chris Sale
    Chris Sale is only under contract through the 2019 season, and his potential future in Boston “could be the key to the entire offseason” for the Red Sox, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald writes. The Sox are sure to discuss an extension with Sale this winter, though if they don’t feel the southpaw will be staying beyond the coming season (or the team is wary of spending big money on Sale ove...2018
  • • Red Sox considering playing Mookie Betts at second base
    The latest on the American League champions: When the Red Sox go on the road to face the Dodgers in the World Series, they could feature an interesting defensive alignment. Speaking with reporters (including Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald) on Saturday, Cora revealed that the Red Sox are considering deploying right fielder Mookie Betts at second base in Los Angeles, where they won’t have t...2018
  • • Alex Cora: Despite outing David Price still a starting pitcher
    Red Sox left-hander David Price has been among the majors’ best starters for the majority of his career, but playoff success has eluded the 33-year-old. In his latest disappointing October performance, Price threw 1 2/3 innings of three-run ball Saturday during a 6-2 loss to the Yankees, who evened the teams’ ALDS matchup at a game apiece. Amazingly, Price now owns an 0-9 record and a 6.03 ERA ove...2018
  • • Red Sox activate Chris Sale
    The Red Sox have activated ace lefty Chris Sale, as Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston was among those to report on Twitter. He is expected to pitch tonight, but only in a limited capacity, as Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald recently explained.Sale hit the DL in mid-August after experiencing ongoing shoulder inflammation. With a healthy lead in the division, the focus has long been on ensu...2018

Boston Herald rumors, scandals

  • • Report: Tom Brady told people close to him he is leaving Patriots
    2020
  • • Al Horford takes note of Warriors’ meltdown Monday night
    2019
  • • Kyrie Irving on facing Knicks questions: ‘Who cares?’
    The New York Knicks are expected to pursue Kyrie Irving in free agency next summer, and reporters are certain to ask him about the rumors before the Boston Celtics take on the franchise. According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, however, Irving said he’s not concerned about facing the questions prior to Saturday’s clash with the Knicks. Irving is reportedly atop the Knicks’ wish list for the ...2018
  • • Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen faces suspension
    2018
  • News Blitz 5/2: Mayfield, maybe?
    • News Blitz 5/2: Mayfield, maybe?
    The Patriots continue to make quarterback news this week. After Tom Brady’s big interview on Monday (more on that shortly) comes speculation that the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft could have gone No. 2… to New England? That’s what Baker Mayfield’s agent seems to have suggested during a recent podcast interview. “When he visited the Jets, they pretty much said, ‘You’re our guy if you’re ...2018
  • News Blitz 4/18: Brady 'yet to commit' to playing in 2018
    • News Blitz 4/18: Brady 'yet to commit' to playing in 2018
    Tom Brady was not on the start of the Patriots offseason program Monday at Gillette Stadium. Now, ESPN is at least posing the possibly that Brady may not even play football in 2018. Wednesday morning ESPN cited sources who “know” Brady, saying that they believe he will play this coming season though “they cannot say that for sure.” “My money would be on him playing football for the foreseeable fut...2018
  • • Belichick tight-lipped on draft, mum on Brady’s future
    Bill Belichick not surprisingly was tight-lipped and unwilling to divulge much information about anything while fielding questions from the media Friday morning.Two topics in particular resulted in Belichick becoming predictably mum: Whether the New England Patriots would draft a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft and Tom Brady’s future.There has been some buzz — some due to comments made by Patrio...2018
  • News Blitz 3/9: Another missed trade opportunity?
    • News Blitz 3/9: Another missed trade opportunity?
    A day after the Patriots reportedly missed out on a possible trade for defensive end Michael Bennett, New England apparently lost out on a chance to bring a Pro Bowl cornerback back to Foxborough. The Boston Globe passes along a report that the Patriots and Broncos came to an impasse on a possible trade for Aqib Talib, who was then traded to the Rams. The Globe has word that the Bennett brothers h...2018
  • • Combine notes: Patriots draft picks now set
    2018
  • • News Blitz 3/2: O-line in focus
    2018

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