The Red Sox are out of the Playoff picture as they lost to the Balitmore Orioles last night in the Regualar season finale, The Red Sox had a 3-2 lead in the ninth until Jonathan Paplebon gave up a Nolan Reimold ground rule double to deep center and the next batter Robert Andino seemed to had flown out to left, however Carl Crawford bobbled the catch and the Orioles went on to win 4-3
And down in Tampa the Rays trailed the Yankees 7 to nothing but came roaring back in the late innings to tie the score at 7 in the ninth, this game would conclude in the 12th inning, where minutes after the Red Sox had lost to Baltimore, Evan Longoria hit his second home run of the night and clinched the Wild card for the Rays.
This is the second year in a row the Red Sox have not made the playoffs, something they have not done since the 2001 and 2002 seasons
The Playoffs start tommorow night with The Rays Heading to Texas to take on the Rangers and The Detriot Tigers heading to New York take on the Yankees
The New England Patriots Try to shake off their first defeat of the season as they head to Oakland to take on the Raiders. Logan Makins Returned to Practice after sitting out Wensday with an illness. Missing Practice were Albert Haynsworth (Back) Mike Wright (Concussion) Aaron Hernedez (Knee) and Sebastion Vollmer (back)
Tim Thomas will make his Preseason debut for Boston as the Bruins take on the Senotars and Nathan Horton is expected back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion in the Stanley Cup Playoffs agasint Vancuver. The Regular Season Kicks off one week from tonight as the Bruins open up their season with a three game homestand againts the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Colarado Avalanche
NBA commissioner David Stern is planning to threaten players with the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season if the sides haven't made major progress toward a deal by the end of the weekend. The Players view this as just a negotiating tactic.
One NBA player with Job Security however may be LA Laker Kobe Bryant who said that if the NBA lockout holds over into the season and games are lost, it quote "Very Possible" that he will play in the Italian Basketball Leauge team Virtus Bologna. The Team is offerning 2.5 million dollars for Kobe to play 10 games over 40 days.
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NFL Week 3
Patriots - 31 Bills - 34
S.F. 49ers - 13 Cincinatti - 8
Miami - 16 Cleveland - 17
Denver - 14 Titans - 17
Detroit - 26 Minnesota - 23
Houston - 33 New Orleans - 40
NY Giants - 29 Eagles - 16
Jacksonville - 10 Carolina - 16
NY Jets - 24 Oakland - 34
Baltimore - 37 St. Louis - 7
K.C. Chiefs - 17 S.D. Chargers - 20
Green Bay - 27 Chicago - 17
Arizona - 10 Seattle - 13
Atlanta - 13 Tampa Bay - 16
Pittsburgh - 23 Indianapolis - 20
Washington - 16 Dallas - 18
Take a look at these final scores and read more for Craig's Power Rankings and all the Latest News about your favorite NFL Team!
Jonathan DiBiaso threw three touchdown passes for No. 1 Everett.
#1 Everett (3-0) (0-0) - 35 St. Johns Prep (0-3) - 0
Matt O'Keefe went 14 for 20 passing for 218 yards and five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) to help the Green Dragons improve to 3-0.
#2 Duxbury (3-0) (0-0) - 42 New Bedford (2-1) - 19
John Dillon threw for 86 yards to lead the Warriors to the 34-0 shutout.
#3 King Phillip (3-0) (0-0) - 34 Sharon (2-1) - 0
#4 North Attleborough (3-0) (0-0) - 7 Canton (2-1) (0-0) - 0
Auburn rolled up nearly 500 yards on the ground and dismantled visiting St. Peter-Marian to win its 40th consecutive game. Dan Flink and Bob Sivret each scored twice for the Rockets.
#5 Auburn (3-0) (0-0) - 35 St. Peter-Marian (2-1) (1-0) -6
#6 Weymouth (3-0) - 28 Gloucester (0-3) - 0
#7 Xaverian Brothers H.S. (3-0) - 31 Brockton (1-2) - 0
#8 Holliston (2-1) - 42 Dover-Sherborn (1-2) - 6
#9 Mansfield (2-1) - 0 Stoughton (2-1) - 8
#10 Boston College High (2-1) - 35 Chelmsford (2-1) - 14
Auburn rolled up nearly 500 yards on the ground and dismantled visiting St. Peter-Marian to win its 40th consecutive game. Dan Flink and Bob Sivret each scored twice for the Rockets.
Auburn (3-0) (0-0) - 35 St. Peter-Marian (2-1) (1-0) -6
The Milford Scarlet Hawks took down the Leominster Blue Devils for the 1st time since there 2006 Super Bowl season this past Friday. Milford QB Steve Morganelli only went 2 for 6 and threw for 12 yards but the highlights came from Kick Returner Jarrod Casey returning 2 kickoffs for touchdowns. (82 Yards and 75 yard kickoff returns for touchdowns). A touchdown pass from Garrett DelleChiaie to Josh Caouette and a 2 point conversion would give Leominster a late 20-19 lead but a botched snap on a punt from Leominster would allow Milford to score a safety to come out on top and improve to 2-1 (1-0).
Milford (2-1) (1-0) - 21 Leominster (0-3) (0-1) - 20
Brian D'Amore had three touchdowns and Sam Tawa had two as the Warriors crushed the Clockers.
Medfield (1-2) (0-0) - 45 Ashland (2-1) (0-0) - 6
The Mowhawks' offense put up a touchdown per quarter while the defensive line shut down the Lancers. Jim Perkins ran 25 times for 225 yards, including 36- and 71-yard touchdown dashes. Perkins also connected with Ian Strom for a 42-yard TD pass.
Millis-Hopedale (3-0) (1-0) - 28 Norton (2-1) (0-1) - 0
Hopkinton's Mike Decina rushed for five Hiller touchdowns as the Hillers rolled.
Hopkinton (3-0) (1-0) - 34 Medway (1-2) (0-1) - 28
Joseph McCann makes his week 3 NFL predictions. He has been pretty accurate so far, read more to find out what he thinks will happen this week!
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The Boston Red Sox dropped 3 of a 4 game series to the Baltimore Orioles. Wednesday’s starter Josh Beckett went 7 and one third innings, giving up 6 runs, 4 of which come off the bat of Orioles’ slugging first baseman Mark Reynolds.
With the loss, the Red Sox Record in September falls to 5 and 16, the Sox get a much needed day off before a Pivotal 3 game series with the AL East Champion New York Yankees, who clinched the title with a day-night double header sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Current Standings in the Wild Card: The Red Sox led by 2 ½ games over the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Boston Herald is reporting that The Red Sox have tried for the last week to acquire New York Mets pitcher Chris Capuano to pitch Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees. If Capuano is acquired, he would be ineligible to pitch in the Post Season, a deal is not expected.
The New England Patriots head to Buffalo this Sunday to play the Surprise 2-0 Bills. Tom Brady will look to keep his stellar start to the season alive against a team he has fared very well against in his career with a current 17 game winning streak against the division Rival.
The Patriots announces some roster moves this week, including placing Dan Koppen on the season ending injured reserve. The 32 year old center broke his fibula in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, The Patriots were hoping to get Koppen back late in the season, but with Dan Connelly filling in, the Pats did not want an injured player take up a spot on the 53 man roster.
Other injures include tight end Aaron Hernandez who is out from anywhere from 2-6 weeks with an MCL injury and punter Zoltan Mesko, who injured his knee in the win against the Chargers, he has since returned to practice and Safety Patrick Chung underwent thumb Surgery earlier this week, his status for the Game against the Bills is uncertain
Getting their first game action since winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins opened up their Pre-season dropping the first game to the Ottawa Senators in a 2-1 overtime loss.
October 2 is officially the final day a New NBA collective Bargaining Agreement can be reached without the NBA losing out on a full season. NBA players and owners are scheduled to meet tonight but a deal is not expected anytime soon.
Week 3 was yet another crazy week with the unexpected Redskins, Lions and Bills at 2-0, there is sure to be some interesting changes in our NFL expert Craig Alessandro's Power Rankings this week. Be sure to give this a read to find out where the teams rank heading into week 4 and also for injury updates on NFL players that may be on your favorite team or fantasy team *cough* *cough* Michael Vick.
WARNING: BIG CHANGES FROM WEEK 2 HAVE OCCURRED IN THESE POWER RANKINGS
READ MORE TO FIND OUT!
Eric Belseth Investigates if the 2-0 Detroit Lions are for Real. They very well could be for real as they absolutely crushed the Kansas City Chiefs last week 48-3 last week and they took down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 1 27-20.
The Detroit Lions currently rank 2nd in the NFL with an average of 37.5 points per game. They’re 6th in passing yards with an average of 313.5 per game, and 8th in total yards with 421. The defense is currently ranked 7th in the NFL giving up an average of 11.5 points per game.
So our own Eric Belseth investigates CAN THE DETROIT LIONS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS? Read More to Find Out!
----The Milford Scarlet Hawks took down the Medway Mustangs last night to pick up there first win of the season. 28-0 was the final. Steve Morganelli threw for 127 yards and 3 touchdowns. Milford takes on Leominster next Saturday at 6:00pm at there home away from home Medway High School. Coverage starts on WMRC at 5:45. Leominster lost last night to Hudson 42-7.
---Congratulations to Auburn highschool, they picked up there 39th consecutive win against Holliston last night 14-13, Holliston was attempting to win there 10th straight but came up short to the 3rd winningist team in the country Auburn High School. Dan Flink has 2 touchdown runs in Auburns 39th straight victory.
----In other Friday night football action Hopkinton put away Nipmuc 32-6, Millis-Hopedale defeated Carver 27-6. Ashland defeated West Roxbury 21-14.
----In Central Mass action last night Wachusett took down Algonquin 34-6.
----The Sox finally got a win as they attempt to keep the Rays at bay in the Wild Card race, final score last night was 4-3. Josh Beckett got the win, while Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 30th save of the Season. Big Papi drove in Dustin Pedroia in the 3rd to tie things up, Mike Aviles had the go ahead solo home run in the 4th to help the Sox get back 3 games on top of the Rays in the Wild Card Race. The Sox play there 3rd game of the series against the Rays this afternoon at 4:10pm John Lester goes against Jeff Niemann for the Rays, game can be heard right here on WMRC immediately following Boston College Football.
-----Right after the Sports Buzz the 0-2 Duke Blue Devils are at the 0-2 Boston College Eagles, game can be heard immediately following today’s edition of the Sports Buzz.
----The Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Central Division last night after they took down the Oakland Athletics 3-1. This was the Tigers first division title since 1987.
----The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who are 4.5 out of the wildcard race behind the Sox lost to the Baltimore last night 8-3.
----In College Football Last Night Boise State University, the number 4 ranked team in the Country took down Toledo 40-15.
-----The New England Patriots and the San Diego Chargers will battle at Gillette Stadium this Sunday, game time is 4:15 pm. The Patriots took down the Dolphins in week 1 38-24, after Tom Brady threw for 517 yards, including a 99 yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker.
===When asked about a return to the Patriots Randy Moss stated “No I’m Done, Im just here golfing minding my business.
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The New England Patriots got back to practice as they prepare for their home opener Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The Patriots are coming off a Monday night game that saw them defeat Division rival Miami Dolphins 38-24.
The Red Sox split a two game series with Toronto this week and now welcome The Tampa Bay Rays into Fenway Park for a pivotal 4 game series. The Red Sox only led the wild card postseason slot by 4 games.
Marc Savard's name will appear on the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the 2010-11 Boston Bruins after an appeal to the NHL was granted
Savard played in just 25 games due to multiple concussions. Players usually need to play in at least 41 games or the Stanley Cup finals to get their name engraved. Savard is not expected to play in the 2011-12 season
Brad Marchand has signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Boston Bruins.
The 23-year-old winger will earn $2 million in 2011-12 and $3 million in 2012-13. Marchand burst onto the NHL scene with 21 goals and 20 assists in 77 games in his full season last year
Meetings between the NBA players and NBA owners didn't go well this week, as the owners are sticking to their original position (hard salary cap), leaving the two sides very far apart. The players are seeking a more flexible salary cap so the players can make more revenue.
The Boston Red Sox have been on a slide as of late losing 7 of their last 10 games. Tim Wakefield got the nod tonight against Brandon Morrow and the Toronto Blue Jays, in his 8th attempt at career win number 200. Going into the 4th inning the Sox were down 5-4 but the bats would heat up as the Sox put up 14 more runs in the 18-6 victory over the Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury both went 4 for 5. Wakefield may have given up 5 earned runs tonight, but a little help from the line up helped Wakefield to his 200th career win! Tim Wakefield has been pitching in the majors for 19+ years (since 1992) and has a career record of 200-178.
Congratulations to Tim Wakefield for becoming the 61st pitcher in Baseball History with at least 200 Wins!
Another major accomplishment happened tonight besides Tim Wakefield getting his 200th win and that was Closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees getting his 600th career save in the Yankees 3-2 victory over the Mariners. Rivera is the 2nd Closer in Baseball History to get at least 600 saves, only the retired former Padres Closer Trevor Hoffman has more saves than Rivera at 601. Catcher Russell Martin threw out Ichiro Suzuki on an attempted steal in the bottom of the 9th to help one of the greatest closers of all time get his 600th career save.
In Joseph McCann's article "The Week One Illusion" he digs deep into how the perception that we get in week one is premature. Read More to see why what happened this past week in NFL action should not be the determining factor of how the season will go.
If you are a fantasy football player or love the NFL, this is a great read!
A crazy week of Football to kick off the NFL Regular Season. Some QB named Tom Brady threw for 517 yards to help the Pats crush the Dolphins 38-24, Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 63 yard field goal in the Raiders 23-20 victory over the Broncos. The Colts Kerry Collins experiment failed miserably after the Texans just man handled the Colts 34-7. Cam Newton in his first ever game in the NFL threw for 422 yards for the Panthers, but Carolina still found a way to lose to Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals. The Detroit Lions upset last years cinderella story Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20, and last but certainly not least, the upset of the week REX GROSSMAN and the Washington Redskins upset the New York FOOTBALL Giants 28-14.
After a week of madness read more to find out where our NFL expert Craig D' Alessandro has them ranked!
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The Start of the NFL season begins tonight as the winners of the past two Super bowls square off at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Arron Rogers leads The Green Bay Packers Against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints
A Russian plane with 45 passengers on board, including the KHL team
(LOCO-MO-TIV) (YAR-O-SLAV) crashed on Wednesday, killing 43 people. Two were left critically injured. The plane was carrying 45 passengers and crew and was transporting the Russian team for their season opener The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the plane crashed into the shores of the Volga River immediately after leaving the airport near the western city of
(YAR-O-SLAV) Russian media said the plane struggled to gain altitude and then crashed into a signal tower, shattering into pieces.
Tim Wakefield is still looking for his 200th win after the Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard Blew a lead in the eighth inning of last nights game vs Toronto. The Red Sox had a 8-5 lead heading into the eighth until Bard imploded, allowing 5 runs in 1 inning of work. The Red Sox get back at it tonight in the Series Finale with Andrew Miller pitching for the Red Sox.
Peyton Manning Will Sit out week one and his Consecutive Start Streak will end at 227 games. Manning s Injured Neck has not healed fully since he had off season surgery and will be unable to suit up for game day. Kerry Collins will start at quarterback for the Colts in the Meantime. There is currently no timetable for Manning s return.
The New England Patriots Made some some surprising cuts to trim their roster down to 53 players. Notable Cuts include 4th year pro bowler safety Brandon Meriweather, third year wide receiver Brandon Tate and Third year Corner back Darius Butler. The Patriots Also signed 5 time Pro Bowl Guard Brian Waters and tight end Dan Gronkowski, brother of Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The Patriots Kick off their 2011 season Monday September 12th against the Miami Dolphins, it is the first game for the Patriots since being eliminated by the New York Jets in the 2010 Divisional Playoffs.
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Ladies and Gentlemen the B4 of the B4 Alternative has made his NFL predictions and they can be seen right here if you choose to read more, he has been a heavy favorite of the Lions in the past, but does he see the Lions doing damage this year? Read More to find out and catch the B4 Alternative on the look 24/7 this Thursday to find out! Also to compare reflect upon Joey, Tom's and Craig's Power Rankings. This week on the Sports Blast 8-10pm/est on the Look we will be talking about all these power rankings and how they compare plus much more!
Check Out Craig D'Alessandro's NFL Power Rankings here, Craig has been a Sports Analyst at multiple radio stations for 3 years now and we are proud to have a great expert here at MA Sports Web.
Is Craig Mad about Phillip Rivers or does he think Phillip Rivers will Get mad at the result of the season?
Check out his Rankings and see where he thinks teams will finish then look back at Tom's and Joey's picks and see what the other experts think, more staff power rankings coming soon!
Read More to see where Craig has them!
The Massachusetts Sports Web Owner Tom Nappi gives his NFL Power Rankings. Who will finish number 1! This may be the answer you are looking for! As a Massachusetts native Tom is a Patriots fan but when it comes to his predictions he may have not seen them as numero uno, Read More to find out!
Joseph McCann gives his NFL Power Rankings! Click Read More too find out who he thinks will win the Super Bowl and who starts the Season out at number 1!
By The way he is a Panthers Fan, so this article could be an interesting read.
Boston College kicks off their season Sat September 2nd at Noon against Northwestern University. Catch this game and the entire Boston College Eagles season on WMRC (1490am) Milford, MA and check out WMRC online at www.wmrcdailynews.com
Read More to view the Boston College Eagles Football Schedule!
In the 2011 the Rams will look to continue the success from 2010 when they went a school record 9-2 and were victorious in the programs first post season bowl game.
September 3rd @Endicott 1:00PM
September 9th Nichols 7:00PM - Bowditch Field
September 17th @ Salve Regina 12:00PM
September 24th Bridgewater State (Homecoming Weekend) 12:00PM
October 1st @ Mass Maritime 12:00PM
October 8th Fitchburg State 12:00PM
October 15th @ Maine Maritime 1:00PM
October 22nd Westfield State 1:30PM
October 29th Coast Guard 1:30PM
November 5th @ Worcester State TBA