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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Suns at Heat, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: Boston College at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPNU; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Virginia at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Baylor at Texas, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Curt Schilling is on the attack after his congratulatory email to his daughter for her acceptance to college led to some vile tweets.

Schilling tweeted Wednesday: Congrats to Gabby Schilling who will pitch for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year!!

The former Red Sox pitcher said he expected some jock humor to follow, and he was not disappointed. However, when he started to see tweets “with the words ‘rape,’ ‘bloody underwear’ and pretty much ever other vulgar and defiling word you could likely fathom,” he decided to act.

Schilling wrote a response Sunday on his 38 Pitches blog in which he expressed his disgust with the behavior. He identified two of the offenders as a Brookdale Community College (Lincroft, N.J.) radio host and a Montclair State University fraternity vice president, and seven others as college athletes.

The ESPN analyst (who accepted an invitation to join Dennis & Callahan at 9 a.m. Monday) noted that he expects to be the subject of insults from Democrats, Yankees fans and “people that don’t like the sound of my voice,” and he notes that “that’s a pretty big group.” But, he questions, are putrid comments about his daughter “even remotely OK? In ANY world? At ANY time?”

Wrote Schilling: My daughter comes to me beyond upset. She didn’€™t do anything, she never said anything, yet she’€™s now receiving personal messages with guys saying things to her, well let’€™s just say I can’€™t repeat and I’€™m getting beyond angry thinking about it. Her boyfriend, a wicked good hockey player who has a fighting streak I absolutely love is going out of his mind to be let off his leash but unlike the athletes tweeting this stuff he understands the potential consequences of his actions and knows the time and place will hopefully come when he can make it right on his own terms.

These boys have yet to understand one of life’€™s most important lessons. In the real world you get held accountable for the things you say and if you are not careful that can mean some different things.

How on earth do you guys know who’€™s on the other end? What they’€™re thinking?

This is a generation of kids who have grown up behind the monitor and keyboard. The real world has consequences when you do and say things about others. We’€™re at a point now where you better be sure who you’€™re going after.

Added Schilling: The ignorance and pathetic lack of morals or of any integrity is astounding.

Kevin Garnett is showing his appreciation to Timberwolves fans for welcoming him home by purchasing 1,000 tickets to the team’s next home game, Monday night against the Clippers.

The first 500 fans to log on to the team’s website at 9 a.m. Monday each will get a pair of tickets.

The former Celtic was traded from the Nets to his original NBA team last week and was welcomed by a sellout crowd at the Target Center.

“The response and support I’€™ve received from Wolves fans since my return to Minnesota has been nothing short of amazing. It’€™s been unbelievable,’€ Garnett said in a statement on the team’s website. ‘€œAs a gesture of thanks, I would like to treat some fans to Monday night’€™s game against the Clippers. Love you all, and thanks for the love. Enjoy the game on me.”

White Sox legend Minnie Minoso was remembered fondly for his impact on baseball following his death Sunday morning at the age of 90.

“I know we’re all going to go at some time, but I had gotten to the point where I really thought Minnie was going to live forever,” White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said. “There has never been a better ambassador for the game or for the White Sox than Minnie.”

Minoso, nicknamed the “Cuban Comet,” broke into the majors in 1949, two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. He played 12 of his 17 seasons with the White Sox, hitting .304 during his time in Chicago. The team retired his No. 9 in 1983 and erected a statue of him outside U.S. Cellular Field.

Said President Barack Obama, a longtime White Sox fan: “Minnie may have been passed over by the Baseball Hall of Fame during his lifetime, but for me and for generations of black and Latino young people, Minnie’s quintessentially American story embodies far more than a plaque ever could.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 2, 1951, in the first NBA All-Star Game (held at Boston Garden), which Celtic scored 20 point and was named MVP as the East beat the West 111-94?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Twenty-whatever we were up in the first half felt like three to me. And 16 at halftime feels like two against those guys. They just come back so fast.” Celtics coach Brad Stevens, after the Warriors rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the Celtics 106-101 on Sunday

STAT OF THE DAY: 3-for-11 – Cavaliers star LeBron James‘ shooting from the free throw line in Sunday’s 105-103 overtime loss to the Rockets, including two misses with 4.2 seconds left in OT and his team down by a point

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Jaromir Jagr scores his first goal as a member of the Panthers and in the process moves into a tie with Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL‘s all-time scoring list (717 goals).

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari steals a pass and hits a 60-footer to beat the third-quarter buzzer and tie the score against the Pelicans.

Rockets guard Corey Brewer drives the lane and throws the ball off the backboard for an alley-oop to Terrence Jones against the Cavaliers.

Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman hits an acrobatic shot against the Kings.

From the NBA, here are the top 10 clutch shots for February, featuring two from the Celtics.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ed Macauley

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jon Bon Jovi was born on this day in 1962.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Sunday 2pm

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[0:05:58] ... start having an I don't think it's anywhere near as simple as David Ortiz got to stay in the box. And Clay Buchholz has got to throw a pitch before the Bruins can skate entire wind ...
[0:06:55] ... here until Boston teams started winning championships then all of a sudden Peyton Manning's stance. Donovan McNabb a terrible quarterback because they know while those are really good teams and good quarterbacks but yeah the patriots were just better ...
[0:07:49] ... It'll become more like second nature I also think it was surprisingly David Ortiz seemed completely caught on away air. Of what it happened in all of this to may be that spark he is very ...






Sunday 1pm

[0:00:21] ... deadlines and what might happen or what might not happen with your Boston Bruins. And it's. Really an odd spot in some ways unique spot where the Bruins are coming into this trade deadline because. Usually you get the disagreement in this in all sports people love team built everybody let's team built. Maybe more so than the actual games at Brock Bradford that all the time one of the biggest seasons. In Boston is of course Red Sox season maybe the second or third biggest the patriots get in the way obviously when they go on keep. Do in the whole winning Super Bowls thing but what are the other big seasons his. Red Sox op season. Build that team everybody turns into their version of ...
[0:04:43] ... try to invest because the air in a position to win a Stanley Cup this year or are you betting on. Well hey you grab that eats eat anything can happen would put the kings did ...
[0:05:26] ... it together and make a run. And if this is a eight Stanley Cup contending team which I don't believe it is. They are either gonna have to figure out with a group they've got we're not at least this year out when you get to the off season. Bring every question and apply. Every question comes into play in terms of Bursa foremost Peter should rally and the way this team has been built over the last few years. What you're gonna do with Zdeno Chara. What might happen with Milan Lucic and a lot of these guys have no move clause is gonna get around them etc. ...
[0:06:50] ... up. Underperforming Bruins team turning into a likely or possible or improbable Stanley Cup contender now just don't buy that whatsoever and it. The interaction you wanna crush it find you wanna see that he waited ...






Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.

[0:00:54] ... Yeah a little Tom Petty. She was an American girl. I let's talk some football it was once said to me in the age old argument in ...
[0:05:30] ... it matter if it's the guaranteed money because whenever I talked to Ty Law that's all he ever cared about. Or does it matter that he's got high average annual value our highest number attached to. ...
[0:09:29] ... me what you think I think. The fact that they won the Super Bowl is applause from the patriots favor obviously I think he wants to stay here all things being equal I think you are ...
[0:13:22] ... working man in show business is up next. I harnesses a system. Chris Gray Chris will be here to be talking about the pace of play in the face of the show I think he's gonna ...






Butch gets into the Swiharts', Betts', Xanders' and more on this team and if it's time for these guys to shine. He also provides his thoughts on if it's the right time to deal Swihart for an ace. Butch thinks this team will be fine defensively which is important for an unproven pitching staff, however the infamous Tony from Bridgewater calls in to take him to task on this assumption.

[0:06:33] ... shortstop and while I would tend to agree with you that like Hanley Ramirez like Alex Rodriguez that near. The middle to end of his career he probably won't end up at short. I think it'll ...
[0:08:02] ... bad defensively because the guy might not be healthy. Let's admit that Shane Victorino in 2013. Wanna gold glove and played right feel as good as anybody since Dwight Evans. What I'm saying this I'm so ...
[0:09:14] ... I saw down there it's spring training and had a lengthy conversation Brian Butterfield and I know he's got a Red Sox. Perspective I think it's above average in the butt but again I don't disagree ...
[0:11:13] ... of the best defensive shortstop play. Recently. In Red Sox uniforms. Which Stephen Drew we've also seen it with. Help me out Matt. Coming out. I shortstop played for the Red Sox several years ago phenomenal ...






Butch talks with callers about the polarizing pace of play debate and gets some pretty strange ideas on how to speed things up. He also gets into the how the rotation is shaping up for the Sox and other Red Sox related issues heading into the season.

[0:12:37] ... it is Joseph they do it in spring training. But he got Brian Butterfield and get torrent of Los sitting there by the batting cage. And a pitcher will throw a pitch in and some more ...
[0:18:38] ... on opening day April 6 in Philadelphia all things being equal. Tom John Farrell knows him better than everybody. Com unless ports Salo Miley masters and Joseph Kelly. It's lights out this spring and clearly earned ...




Butch discusses the questions surrounding particular positions for the Sox and what he thinks the roster will look like come opening day. He gets into Rick Porcello's role on this team and with it being a free agent year & his first season in Boston, it's a very important one for him.

[0:00:16] ... very detailed and precise. Routine that his job. A church touch manager John Farrell talking about new Red Sox starter Rick or sell all. Who's 26 years old had a career year last year. What is ...
[0:04:26] ... this spring and gets something form. I see Allen Craig is a Pat Burrell type. I see him this year eventually whether it's early in the season weathered by memorial there by the trading deadline being ...
[0:06:13] ... who we got to spend time he get to spend time with Justin Verlander Max Scherzer. Honorable Sanchez David Price and even a sinker balling Doug Fister. And Tomas he gets some. Com comments from or ...
[0:07:08] ... opening day. My guess right now is for a lot of reasons John Farrell's gonna give the ball the Buchholz. On opening day imports I was gonna start in game two Purcell is gonna be fine ...






The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.

[0:01:14] ... Like seats I can see Tomas he would number thirteen I know Hanley Ramirez's where never that number would be fit him I think. Well don't ever expect a quick note I don't sit back our ...
[0:03:43] ... and Ortiz and Ortiz and Manny get bullets start with the about John Farrell. A lot of the perspective on its standing by the cage but Justin Masterson because those two their relationship was different and ...
[0:04:16] ... went. Talk about guns were you start a patient people up well John Farrell. Coach and figured out you're due out belt. Roddick all ballots checked it sent that guy but it app could be that ...
[0:05:17] ... came from Cleveland and made the playoffs once. If you look at John Farrell the manager. Does any still have a lot to prove his overall record is under 500 in the ad Toronto win. Yes ...






In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.

[0:01:09] ... are you doing that because you want to where Canadian callers with Phil Kessel is that what you're thinking. Absolutely not it's my it's my Bruins wish list that I'm wearing and as a share. Again this this all comes back to Michael Hawley we'd be talked about that Mike Babcock earlier now we're talking about the council. I think that this is the Michael Holley show now all of Michael Ali's boys beat Blackburn is running V you watch on W dot com you can jump in their. What's going on there from what I've seen tell me if I'm wrong. Since Joey Mac suggested the Bruins could possibly at some point go back to Gregory Campbell. Joey Mac has had to fight for his wife and dampening it is it's a bloodbath. And and Joey gets her everywhere in Atlanta. It's off. Joseph accident threatening people. Not that dropping gloves you know it's. Also if it's so if it's Gregory Campbell but you're dropping gloves and losing. Naw I I. Can choke against against whooping I mean I'll take a couple shots but you know via a day right no that's I mean I'm sad dog signature play the role of Gregory Campbell. But you're willing to fight it might not go solely on the steamy today at least the those of Utah I don't. I love the thing in Ireland talk about a score Sina spend way in his death fen way is whatever the heck it is and and like I'll be the first on to agree that I really need to. So Hitler bar bottle these new stats because you know I'm really not there is a place they're good there and but you know what. You you know what Gregory Campbell adds to this lineup. Even if he struggles there's a reason Michael Julian has some on the ice late in games you know from a defensive purpose him from taking a face off. But you know yes he struggle and he can't single him out everybody's ears. Oh yes two years ago yes Gregory Campbell is not. I don't know if you Don I don't know if if he's getting up there needs what it is this season Gregory Campbell that's a nodal. Don't. Don't just don't mess with this good fourth line we got a lot of fourth line talk today. ...
[0:07:47] ... up and make this decision when I'm help the complaint if if Gregory Campbell says that then it's. Sorry sorry buddy they're gonna figure out what they need to do but if your first lines that ...
[0:12:50] ... a couple you're a few years ago at the trade at lining Chris Kelly via a second round pick but that. If you wanna first round pick in a prospect okay. But we're also gonna give ...
[0:24:57] ... I love Carey Price the way that you think close Julian loves Gregory Campbell I think about accents I would I have all about Carey Price and he's the vezina winner this year. He it if ...






Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.

[0:02:44] ... tough time a year for these guys mean really is and and Chris Kelly units of the same yeah there was went saudis have looked. You sit all Sunday you know these guys have to uproot everything that they've known for the last couple years after a broad if it was. And the one thing that I thought was interesting was Chris Kelly really. Went out and and really been a pretty good job of giving his. You know. Go ahead Peter go oh yeah ...
[0:03:33] ... But that really tells you. What other players thought of him for Chris Kelly to come out and really go on his way to say look. This is a guy that would really help was probably ...
[0:04:21] ... years ago. And it was for a second round pick they got Chris Kelly who was good in the room kills penalties. Good on face offs. That they've already made that type of acquisition before and ...
[0:21:27] ... the fourth line going up. The fourth line right now is awesome. Chris Kelly centering Brian Furlan he's been very good in whoever left wing of its carotid fine if it's Daniel hi fine. I don't touch that fourth line though they don't need help on the fourth line. I think that if you go get a for it to get away you get someone for the left wing of that third line. Median Erik Cole. Play him with Soderbergh in Ericsson. In coal is old a gaffe and he's he can only score could do nothing else ...