Minihane, Tanguay and Giradi get serious for about twenty minutes to discuss the Celtics chances of landing anybody in free agency.

[0:00:09] ... My only problem Dwight Howard I don't know how many people in the NBA. When you start asking us to see Kevin Durant LeBron it was a seat after you went around out superstar would you wanna play with Dwight Howard. And it does that hurt you moving forward you bring him in and then all of a sudden. Kevin Durant because I don't want plus one he opts out again her or any free agent moving forward and hurt chances. I vetted Brian Scalabrine out and broadcasters. Compass which had twelve. Midnight site we had our bodies back. I'm sure. I've that was brilliant idea ulcers. ...
[0:01:27] ... pay for anything I think less of but yet you be watching Brian Scalabrine on television and what it is that every. Article I'm not gonna bring you fan I think. On yeah it's a pretty ...
[0:11:47] ... Rooney thank you Kevin Rooney I think is gonna get nominated for best supporting actor Affleck cut the cot meet. I didn't see it Ted Levine. They charismatic Christmas clothing from your I've told mark Lazarus. It's ...
[0:15:50] ... corporate thirty teams went championship. No Kevin Durant Al Horford nope and Isiah Thomas and its business. My from a Vista was if you just look at. If Iran it's being honest and he watches top ...

Novelist Gary Tanguay has written some male erotica (at the behest of Minihane), and producer Ken Laird is forced to read it.

[0:05:45] ... player nobody ever years marker to when he's awfully good job with John Dennis saver so the breakfast thing Carter that says ask reserve everybody who is sick caught if you if you or can grab ...
[0:08:16] ... my novel to marry Allen was another scene if this were asked Mary Alice herself. Area leave leave my baby sitter long. Ellison is sweet music you're everybody's. I never said hauled off pop up. I. ...
[0:08:55] ... I'm not giving your arm I'm like I hear you talk to Mary Alice 34 times I have we've taxed the so give it to tag where it's the trees and I know what he thinks ...
[0:11:33] ... our report to be one example Mac where is Kirk and Jerry verbal abuse verbally. I'll type. And coming out of Tuesday. He said. He's got a scratch. So scratched out. It's a three or four ...

Gary Tanguay attempts to take over Kirk Minihane's Headlines and fails miserably, mostly just plugging a movie he got cut out of on the editing floor.

[0:00:38] ... after November it's getting a lot of buzz right now for the Academy Awards in the Golden Globes. Aides believe for ethics. It is the story of that he has irreversible stop stop stop stop stop this knock out Oscar ...
[0:01:21] ... Rooney thank you Kevin Rooney I think is gonna get nominated for best supporting actor I think it's going to be great. The reason that they say this to be felt like two years ago remember you ...
[0:03:37] ... funds under 11 o'clock at night I do this big they would Buffalo Bill. The directives it's it's great being younger senators a great job everybody's happy. I don't think it made the cut I don't ...

Before the first hour is done, Gary Tanguay has blown the show up as usual. On top of that, Mike Giardi is getting insulted by several callers.

[0:06:27] ... you I can't. Up to god she is Travis and I know James Posey. That's the best reach you valid thought up about big guys that's in the back is the time the biggest free debate as we talk about bring out because they oppose it which tanks Shaquille O'Neal. Went past its prime Dominique Wilkens went past his prime nerve cells. Never recovered pretty well so useless. Was the purpose of reed who cares on aggregate while under clause in it again that they can't sign if regardless of whether to add an argument between his yard the other day. You go back and forth the summit in Dwight Howard went one either if they brought it would be the biggest free it's our last. Or should I do not even close ...
[0:07:47] ... to the closely aside the money but don't hiccup or something like Dwight Howard for two years no to anything else. Well what is that it's a task for any no I mean you're better off ...
[0:10:36] ... show and and personal intimidation and it's it's it's Michael good radio. Curt Schilling who Maloney John Tomas and that's smoke what you go one liberal that's true and you get. Chilling I don't know what ...
[0:26:17] ... widely -- who tells you your pocket and job opportunities ahead of real estate everybody's head he wanted to let us and it was white and I was getting the job. It's Eva since you. Asked ...

D&C have taken a long weekend, so Minihane is saddled with Comcast guys Gary Tanguay and Mike Giardi. The guys open the show discussing some inside radio and TV news.

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[0:22:48] ... point neck as she sets and you better care proceed looks good New Zealand and let it go too far you know Christian Bale American hostile actions we try to block it with a glass to act now you can't have that if you can't let ...
[0:25:51] ... will be Celtic. Your next week or so and and they think John Farrell still point to your I made a prediction that a fire this year among the record it's an app for some reason. ...

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MLB: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Indians at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: European Championship quarterfinals, Wales vs. Belgium, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)


Evan Turner

Evan Turner

— With NBA free agency officially underway, Evan Turner reportedly has been getting interest from a few teams, including the Lakers. The Celtics, however, remain quiet.

Among the teams said to be interested in the shooting guard are the Knicks, Bulls, Pelicans, Mavericks and Grizzlies (according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney).

The Lakers reportedly have agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with center Timofey Mozgov, who mostly sat on the bench for the Cavaliers during their title run, as they look to climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

The Knicks upgraded their roster with the acquisition of former MVP Derrick Rose in a draft-day trade, and they reportedly are closing in on a four-year deal with Joakim Noah. They have an opening at shooting guard and are said to be interested in a few free agents.

Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in 2010 who struggled to make an impact his first four seasons in the NBA with the 76ers and Pacers before arriving in Boston as a free agent in the summer of 2014, has indicated a desire to return to the C’s after averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists and 27.8 minutes per game over two seasons and reportedly being a positive locker room influence, but it’s not clear if Danny Ainge would spend the money to retain his services.

“I had some of the most fun playing basketball since I’ve played in the NBA,” Turner said recently on Yahoo Sports’ “The Vertical Podcast.” “We’ve had a great locker room. Boston was definitely a first-class organization. Brad Stevens did a lot for my career and my maturity.”

— A Canadian Football League game took a bizarre turn Thursday night courtesy of Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter — son of NFL Hall of Famer and former ESPN analyst Cris Carter.

Carter caught a touchdown pass, holding on to the ball even after being drilled in the head by an Ottawa defender.

Carter then took his celebration right to the Ottawa sideline, bumping into Redblacks coach Rick Campbell and knocking him over. That didn’t sit well with the Ottawa players, who went after Carter as the referees stepped in to protect him.

When the dust settled, Carter was ejected, as was an Ottawa player who was the most aggressive in trying to retaliate.

— On the same day the NFL announced a four-game suspension for unsigned quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Cowboys learned they will be without three defensive starters to open the season due to suspensions of their own.

Linebacker Rolando McClain was banned 10 games for his second violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy in two years. He will sit along with defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory, fellow Cowboys starters who were suspended four games each for substance-abuse violations.

All three players can participate in the team’s training camp, which starts July 30, and in the preseason.

Manziel also was suspended for a substance-abuse violation, and he could face more punishment as he has been accused of domestic violence. If the 23-year-old with a history of off-field issues does find a team willing to take a chance on him, he would have to miss the start of the season.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 1, 1973, during a 9-5 loss to the Brewers, which player who was in his third and final season with the Red Sox (and the final season of his 18-year major league career) stole his 500th career base?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whenever I die, I’ll know this group of guys here, they willed themselves to be the national champion. It was just meant to be, no doubt. If there is such a thing as a team of destiny, this group is it.” — Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore, after his team won the first national title in school history with a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday afternoon in the College World Series

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Games free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy

‘NET RESULTS: Chase Headley races home from third base on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off win over the Rangers.

A young boy gets emotional after getting a baseball card of Cubs star Kris Bryant.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Aparicio

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Bobby Day was born on this day in 1928.

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