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Soft? Please -- LeBron James showed Celtics why he's one of toughest players in ...

John Tomase  |  04/24/2015 - 1:38am EST

The Celtics cannot beat LeBron James if the game is basketball, so on Thursday night they dragged things into an alley and learned a painful lesson. They can't beat him in a brawl, either. The days of James wilting in the face of endless waves of green are over. Recognizing the talent gulf separating the two clubs, the Celtics wisely threw haymakers in an attempt to "muck it up," as Cavs forward Kevin Love described. James absorbed the brunt of the punishment, but he dished plenty more in return, maintaining his composure and filling the stat sheet as he only he can to lead the Cavs to a 103-95 victory and commanding 3-0 lead in this first round series. James scored a game-high 31 points, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals, ...

Building backups: Identifying 5 late-round developmental quarterback targets ...

Christopher Price  |  04/23/2015 - 8:26pm EST

So we know the Patriots go after a quarterback almost every year. It doesn’t matter if they get one relatively early (Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round last year, Ryan Mallett in the third round in 2011) or late (like seventh-round pick Matt Cassel or underrated free agent Brian Hoyer), one of the fundamental tenets of New England’s team-building process is the fact that you always have to get a signal caller every spring. Since Bill Belichick took over prior to the 2000 season, the Patriots have drafted eight quarterbacks (only the Niners, Ravens and Redskins have drafted more) and signed untold numbers of rookie and unrestricted free agents. When you go looking for a developmental quarterback who you know is going to sit for a ...

Red Sox starters need to start discovering life beyond sixth inning ... or ...

Rob Bradford  |  04/23/2015 - 2:47am EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- We know nothing more about this Red Sox starting rotation than we did when they were introducing themselves to one another at Foxwoods in late January. And, for John Farrell's team, that's not a good thing. Talent? Yes. Consistency? Not yet. Concern? Some. This is what we do know. The Red Sox starters have to prove they can pitch past the sixth inning on a regular basis. It's that simple. You don't do that, you don't won't find the success you're looking for. Remember Sept., 2011? It wasn't poultry, hops or video games that brought that collapse on. It was a starting rotation that averaged 4.7 innings per outing, combining for a 7.08 ERA. First there was frustration regarding the 2011 starter's performances. Then came ...

The Malcolm Butler question and how it impacts Patriots draft approach

Mike Petraglia  |  04/23/2015 - 12:00am EST

FOXBORO -- Is Malcolm Butler the real thing? It's the single biggest question driving the Patriots' approach to the first-round of the 2015 draft. If Bill Belichick and personnel chief Nick Caserio believe what they saw at the end of the Super Bowl is a sign of things to come, then they could stay put at No. 32 and take a cornerback that may fall to them at the end of the first round. Or maybe, they feel they can move up and take a monster defensive tackle in Washington's Danny Shelton. Or maybe, they think they can nab a once-in-a-generation wide receiver in Kevin White or Devante Parker. Could Butler be the next Larry Brown? Brown was the Dallas corner who picked off Neil O'Donnell in Super Bowl XXX and starred on three Super Bowl champion ...

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04/23/2015 - 2:47am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- We know nothing more about this Red Sox starting rotation than we did when they were introducing themselves to one another at Foxwoods in late January. And, for John Farrell's team, that's not a good thing. Talent? Yes. Consistency? Not yet. Concern? Some. This is what we do know. The Red Sox starters have to prove they can ... more »

04/24/2015 - 1:38am

The Celtics cannot beat LeBron James if the game is basketball, so on Thursday night they dragged things into an alley and learned a painful lesson. They can't beat him in a brawl, either. The days of James wilting in the face of endless waves of green are over. Recognizing the talent gulf separating the two clubs, the Celtics wisely threw haymakers in ... more »

04/23/2015 - 8:26pm

So we know the Patriots go after a quarterback almost every year. It doesn’t matter if they get one relatively early (Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round last year, Ryan Mallett in the third round in 2011) or late (like seventh-round pick Matt Cassel or underrated free agent Brian Hoyer), one of the fundamental tenets of New England’s ... more »

04/21/2015 - 10:40am

On Monday, the Sharks announced they had “mutually agreed to part ways” with Todd McLellan, increasing the list of teams potentially in need of a new head coach to eight. That’s a big number, and it currently includes the Bruins. As that number gets smaller, so too do Claude Julien’s chances of finding an ideal spot for next ... more »

01/29/2015 - 12:34am

"Tom Brady will never win another MVP. He's never going to play in another Super Bowl in New England. His best days are gone, and the days at a level right below his best days are gone. There will be flashes of the old form, but those will be outnumbered by what we've seen the last year and a half. It's only going to get worse for Brady and the ... more »

04/23/2015 - 12:00am

FOXBORO -- Is Malcolm Butler the real thing? It's the single biggest question driving the Patriots' approach to the first-round of the 2015 draft. If Bill Belichick and personnel chief Nick Caserio believe what they saw at the end of the Super Bowl is a sign of things to come, then they could stay put at No. 32 and take a cornerback that may fall to ... more »

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It Is What It Is Cast - P…

It Is What It Is Cast - Patriots NFL Draft Preview

WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price examine what direction the Patriots might take in the upcoming NFL draft and how the team will go about filing their needs, including replacing Darrelle Revis. Petraglia and Price also take a close look at the Patriots' 2015 schedule and what to expect this season.

Ian Rapoport @RAPSHEET, NFL Network, chats with Chris Price on NFL Sunday 4-19-15

Ian talks with Chris about the NFL offseason and specifically what the Pats have done and will do. He talks about NFL free agency, if Brandon Spike will come back to New England, all things NFL Draft and more in an extensive interview.

NFL Sunday - the offseason edition - with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

in hour 2 of NFL Sunday, Greg and Chris discuss some news from around the league including the Philip Rivers situation in San Diego, if the Titans may sign Rivers, where Marcus Mariota may end up, and what the Jets will do. Price talks with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport about all things NFL offseason and the draft. Finally, the guys touch on if the NFL is over-saturating fans with too much coverage all year round now.

Dickerson and Tomase disc…

Dickerson and Tomase discuss the Celtics and their upcoming playoff series against the Cavs 4-19-15

Greg Dickerson and John Tomase discuss the amazing season for the Celts and if they have any chance against Lebron and the Cleveland Cavs in a seven game series. If they do, HOW ... how do they get it done?

Brian Scalabrine: I am the biggest Marcus Smart fan. 4-2-15

Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push, 3-25-15

Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.

Brock Holt on the Player …

Brock Holt on the Player of the Game Show

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox super utility man Brock Holt, who hit the game winning 3 run home run that propelled the Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles, and played some stellar defense to seal the win.

Sean Casey joins MFB 4-23-15

Continued Red Sox talk on benching Victorino and the Red Sox pitching issues..and Sean's love for the band Poison.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

Dale and Michael check in with the Red Sox manager John Farrell for his weekly take on all things Boston Red Sox.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL repor…

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #1 - 4-19-15

DJ, Naoko and Pete get into the huge week for the Bruins that saw the franchise move on from GM Peter Chiarelli. They discuss why that was done and if they agree. What does this mean for Claude? They talk about Claude and if he can exist here. If not, who would work in Boston? They also get into the NHL Draft Lottery last night and talk to ESPN Boston's Joey "National" McDonald live from Tampa, Florida.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Transgendered Child 4-24-15

Gary, Gerry and Kirk talk about a set of parents who decided to have their child's gender changed into being a boy.

Tsarnaev Family Arrives in Boston, With Michele McPhee 4-24-15

The guys talk about the Tsarnaev family arriving in Boston and staying at a local hotel. Michele McPhee joins the show to talk about the family.

Tom Brady Snubs President Obama 4-24-15

Gary, Gerry and Kirk argue about whether or not Tom Brady's absence from the Patriots' trip to the White House was disrespectful or not.

The New Fauria Five 4-24-…

The New Fauria Five 4-24-15

Led by Christian Fauria, the guys delve into 5 topics relating to all the hometown teams. There is a new intro by a special guest, plus Lou Merloni, DJ extraordinaire, nails the post.

Do the Celtics have a chance at winning Game 4? 4-24-15

The guys debate whether or not the Celtics even have a chance against the Cavs in game 4 and what the mentality of fans should be.

Aloha Friday 4-24-15

We check in with Senior White House Correspondent Joe Zarbano on this edition of Aloha Friday

Discussing the Patriots 2…

Discussing the Patriots 2015 Draft with ESPN's Todd McShay

Michael, Jerry and Dale speak with draft guru Todd McShay of ESPN for some insight on what the Patriots might do in the upcoming draft.

Getting inside Rajon Rondo's head with ESPN's Baxter Holmes

We talk to Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com and discuss his column on Rajon Rondo from ESPN and ESPN the Magazine.

Nearing 100 days since deflategate... still no word on a decision

Dale and Michael discuss some news on deflategate as the 100 day mark approaches us.

The Mikey Adams Show 4-20…

The Mikey Adams Show 4-20 Edition with Lenny Megs & Erin the Textress on Patriots Day

Mikey, Lenny, and Erin talk about the Sox 7-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Patriots Day and the Sox hold on first place in the AL East. Also, the Celtics trail the Cavs 1 Game to 0 in their 1st Round series and the 2015 Boston Marathon is in the books.

The Planet Mikey Show Monday 4-13 Sox Home Opener and Season Ender

Mikey Adams, joined by Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani, talks about the Red Sox home opening win at Fenway and the Bruins fallout after missing the playoffs including the future of Peter Chiarelli and Claude Julien.

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky

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Fantasy Football Podcast …

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Football fans and Fantasy Footballers know that there is NO Offseason in the NFL, so Jim and Pete are back with the first of a series of Fantasy Football Podcasts of the “NFL Draft variety.” Tune in and you’ll get an in depth analysis on Pete’s most first batch of scouting reports on this year’s crop of Rookie Targets. Jim and Pete kick it off with a lot of focus on a Runningback rich draft class, some of the top Wide Receiver talent and touch on the top Quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Enjoy!

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Uncle Buck joins Chris on the show again to talk about Raw from 4/20, finishing maneuvers and gives a few classic match picks.

We Love Anthony Davis - 2015 Playoff Preview

Ben and Sam are joined by Julian Edlow from WEEI.com to give their predictions on every series in the NBA Playoffs.

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Patriots meet the President, and why didn't Tom Brady attend?

We listen in on the Patriots Super Bowl visit to the White House, and then discuss why MVP Tom Brady was not in attendance.

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Tom Brady Snubs President Obama 4-24-15

Gary, Gerry and Kirk argue about whether or not Tom Brady's absence from the Patriots' trip to the White House was disrespectful or not.

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CAN SOMEBODY GET KIRK A C…

CAN SOMEBODY GET KIRK A COMPUTER? 4-22-15

Kirk has reached his breaking point with the studio's technology.

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Tsarnaev Family Arrives in Boston, With Michele McPhee 4-24-15

The guys talk about the Tsarnaev family arriving in Boston and staying at a local hotel. Michele McPhee joins the show to talk about the family.

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Kirk is Still Mad About the Equipment 4-23-15

Kirk, Gerry and Gary continue the conversation of Kirk's rant yesterday about the quality of the studio's equipment

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