Report: Posada to retire


Report: Posada to retire

One of the faces of the rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees is calling it quits.

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is planning to retire, according to an ESPN report.

The report says that Posada, 40, is expected to make the announcement in the next two weeks.

Posada was part of the "Core Four," along with shortstop Derek Jeter, closer Mariano Rivera and pitcher Andy Pettitte, helping the Yankees win five World Series championships between 1996-2009.

Posada lost his catching job before the start of last season and did not hit well when he moved to become a designated hitter. A switch-hitter, he was batting .165 against lefties on May 14 when he was dropped to No. 9 in the batting order and asked out of the game against Boston.

He finished the season hitting .235 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI. He then hit .429 in the five-game division playoffs series loss against Detroit.

Posada will finish his career with 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI. He was a five-time All-Star.

Obama’s Super Bowl pick: Patriots over Seahawks, again


Obama’s Super Bowl pick: Patriots over Seahawks, again

Tom Brady didn’t go to the White House after the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, but the President thinks the Pats will be visiting 1600 Pensylvania Ave. again to be welcomed by President Trump (does that mean Brady goes?) or Clinton in the spring of 2017.

In an interview on Sirus/XM Radio with Sway Calloway, Obama sees a Pats-Seahawks rematch in Super Bowl 51. And if he were a betting man, he’d be going with New England, again. 

“I’ve got to say at this point, you have to put your money on Brady again,” Obama said. “I don’t see any strong teams. Seattle and Patriots have a rematch. That’s my call.”

Obama and the nation will get a preview of his pick on Week 10 at Gillette Stadium when the Pats host the Seahawks.

Oh, and the President likes the Golden State Warriors, particularly with the addition of Kevin Durant, to reclaim the NBA title. 


Bills injury report: RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) doubtful


Bills injury report: RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) doubtful

FOXBORO – After being unable to practice all week for the Buffalo Bills, running back LeSean McCoy is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Patriots due to a hamstring injury.

Already ruled out for Buffalo are wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and safety Aaron Williams.

The Bills also have a fleet of players listed as questionable including DT Bryant Corbin (shoulder), TE Charles Clay (knee), DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring), RB Mike Gillislee (foot), TE Cordy Glenn (ankle), LB Jerry Hughes (hand), LB Lerentee McCray (knee), G John Miller (shoulder) and WR Robert Woods.

The skill position dings to Goodwin, McCoy, Clay, Gillislee, Glenn and Woods have to be a concern for the Bills who already have their best wideout, Sammy Watkins, on injured reserve.