RSS
WEEI » This Just In
02/20/2011 - 1:24pm
Peverley fine with playing wing for B's
By: DJ Bean

Newly acquired Bruins forward Rich Peverley put on a Bruins sweater for the first time Sunday as he practiced with his teammates at Ristuccia Arena. After the skate, he reflected on the trade. 

 

"It was a bit of a surprise, but [Thrashers coach] Craig Ramsey told me this was a team that has a chance to win," Peverley said. "It's a big thrill to be a part of a really historic organization and come into a team that has a chance to go pretty far in the playoffs."

 

Coach Claude Julien said after practice that he will try the 28-year-old at wing on a line centered by Chris Kelly with Michael Ryder on the other wing. Peverley said he is more comfortable at center, but that he has no problem playing anywhere. 

 

"That's for the coach to decide. I could play either/or," Peverley said. "I've been playing center most of my career. I can play the wing, it's not a problem...

02/19/2011 - 10:12pm
Pierce, Allen denied in Three-Point Contest

In what started as a showdown between Celtics teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, it was Miami's James Jones who walked away with the top prize at the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Going up against a field that included Cleveland's Daniel Gibson, Golden State's Dorrell Wright and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Jones, Pierce and Allen all advanced past the first round — with Allen posting 20 points to lead all shooters out of the gate.

But it was Jones who stepped up in the final round — after Pierce opened the final round with a smoking-hot 18, Jones went for 20, drilling four of his last five shots but missing the money ball. Faced with the challenge, Allen faltered down the stretch, missing most of his final shots and ending up third overall. Wright (fourth), Gibson (fifth) and Durant (sixth) rounded out the field.

For more Celtics news, check out...

02/19/2011 - 6:19pm
BC comeback falls just short vs. Carolina

Reggie Jackson rimmed out a potential game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds remaining and Boston College's late rally came up just short in a 48-46 loss to 19th-ranked North Carolina on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

 

The Eagles trailed by 15 points in the second half before clawing back into the game and getting in position for a final chance to win. Jackson got the ball about 12 feet behind the 3-point line at the top with 10 seconds left. As the clock wound down, he put on a quick move and then pulled up for the shot, which bounced off the rim and out and was knocked out of bounds by BC with 0.3 left on the clock. UNC inbounded the ball to end the game.

 

Jackson and Joe Trapani each scored 13 points for BC, which fell to 16-10 overall and 6-6 in league play.

 

Tyler Zeller had 16 points and nine rebounds for UNC (20-6, 10-2). Kendall Marshall contributed 10 points and seven assists, and John Henson...

02/19/2011 - 3:24pm
Report: Celts interested in Rasual Butler

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics are one of three teams showing interest in Clippers forward Rasual Butler. Butler, who is making $2.4 million this season (the final year of his contract), is also reportedly being pursued by the Bulls and Nets. The 6-foot-7 sharp-shooter has played for Miami, New Orleans, and the Clippers, and appeared in all 82 regular season games in each of the last two seasons. He averaged 11 points per game in each the past two campaigns.

 

Butler's minutes has dropped with Los Angeles this season, playing in just 18.6 minutes per game, averaging 5.1 points per contest. He has played just a total of 18 minutes in Feb., appearing in three games.

 

For more Celtics coverage, see the team page at weei.com/celtics.

 

 


02/19/2011 - 1:06pm
Lucchino: Sox have money for deadline deals

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite the addition of big-ticket stars Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said Saturday the team still has financial flexibility to do so.

 

"We always have some amount," Lucchino said of a budget allowance for in-season deals. 

 

In two megadeals, the Red Sox commited $142 million over seven years to Carl Crawford five days after sending blue chip prospects Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly and Reymond Fuentes (minors) and Eric Patterson to San Diego for Adrian Gonzalez. The Red Sox are said to be on the verge of a $164 million extension with Gonzalez over seven years. J.D. Drew is in the final season of a five-year, $70 million contract. 

 

"I think it shows a kind of versatility on the part of the club to be able to act when the opportunity presents itself and the needs are there. I credit Theo and his staff for being as agile and...

Audio On Demand

Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executiv…

Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executive Director, talks with Mut about the NFLRA's statement, 2-18-15

Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-5-15

WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley - They can hate us now

Super Bowl champ Vince Wilfork joins the show to talk about his feelings about winning the Super Bowl and what his future holds.

SB Nation's Paul Flannery…

SB Nation's Paul Flannery joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-19-15

Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline

SI's Chris Mannix with Dale and Holley

We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.

We Love Anthony Davis - Jessica Camerato joins us to talk Marcus Smart

Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.

Blake Swihart sits down w…

Blake Swihart sits down with Lou Merloni at Spring Training, 2-23-15

Catcher Blake Swihart, one of the Red Sox top-rated prospects, sits down with Lou to talk about Spring Training and his expectations for the upcoming season

Hot Stove Show Bulk 02-19-15

Mut, Bradford, and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo talk about the official opening of spring training tomorrow. Mike Napoli joins them and talks about sleeping better after his sleep apnea surgery, being ready to get back to baseball, and Julian Edelman. They then close things out talking about Xander Bogaerts improving on what he learned last season, and the newer, younger players in camp this spring.

Mike Napoli talks dreams and spring training

Mut, Bradford, and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo talk with Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Mike talks about sleeping better after his sleep apnea surgery, being excited to get back to baseball, and the picture taken of Julian Edelman.

Pierre McGuire: Chiarelli…

Pierre McGuire: Chiarelli needs to be aggressive at trade deadline 2-26-15

Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward

NESN's Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.

Ryan Lambert, Puck Daddy, joins the Sunday Skate crew 2-22-15

Ryan Lambert calls the guys to talk about the Bruins playoff chances, Chiarelli's future and if the B's are sellers or buyers as the trade deadline approaches.

Big John in Providence wa…

Big John in Providence wants us to talk about sports 2-26-15

Big John can't take it anymore, JUST TALK ABOUT SPORTS!!!

Ben Cherington breaks down the Red Sox offseason with D&C in Fort Myers 2-26-15

Ben joined Dino, Gerry and Kirk to look at the team's offseason acquisitions. He also chatted about the market for adding quality Cuban talent.

Xander Bogaerts admits he lost his confidence last season 2-26-15

Bogaerts sat down with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to talk about the upcoming season. He revealed that he lost his confidence last season after a tough start and is looking forward to settling into shortstop in the future.

Pierre McGuire: Chiarelli…

Pierre McGuire: Chiarelli will need to be aggressive at trade deadline 2-26-15

Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward

How can the MLB become more popular? 2-26-15

With the recent discussions about the "pace of play", the guys discuss the larger issue of baseball's declining popularity.

Ortiz: new pace of play rules are BS 2-26-15

The guys react to David Ortiz recent diatribe against the new rugulations about players in the batter's box

Jack Edwards: Bruins stil…

Jack Edwards: Bruins still have no finish, and it may be too late

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.

David Ortiz is NOT a fan of the 'pace of game' rule changes by MLB

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton listen in as David Ortiz goes off to the media about the pace of game rule changes being put in place this year in Major League Baseball. They listen to David, discuss it among themselves, and talk with YOU.

Bruins now officially circling the 'miss the playoffs' drain with yet another loss

Dale and Michael talk B's, as the season seems less and less salvageable after each loss... this time at home to Vancouver.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee talks…

Bill "Spaceman" Lee talks Red Sox spring training andCuban baseball players

Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.

Kirk Minihane calls to clear the air with Mikey

Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.

How best to speed up the pace of baseball games?

Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie are talking baseball, with pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training today. The pace of baseball games being what it is, they discuss some rules that MLB is looking into implementing.

College Puckcast – BU c…

College Puckcast – BU coach David Quinn talks Beanpot title, state of team

Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.

We Love Anthony Davis - We Love Isaiah Thomas Too

After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.

Wrestlecast - Fast Lane Rewind

Chris and Nate from Barstool Sports review the events of Fast Lane and Raw while discussing the potential card at Wrestlemania.

Curt Schilling talks A-Ro…

Curt Schilling talks A-Rod and the Red Sox rotation with D&C 2-25-15

Schilling sits in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk at spring training in Fort Myers. Schill talks about the Red Sox rotation and the indifference of Clay Buchholz.

More from this show

Big John in Providence wa…

Big John in Providence wants us to talk about sports 2-26-15

Big John can't take it anymore, JUST TALK ABOUT SPORTS!!!

More from this show

David Ortiz is NOT a fan …

David Ortiz is NOT a fan of the 'pace of game' rule changes by MLB

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton listen in as David Ortiz goes off to the media about the pace of game rule changes being put in place this year in Major League Baseball. They listen to David, discuss it among themselves, and talk with YOU.

More from this show

John Farrell on the quest…

John Farrell on the questions surrounding the 2015 Red Sox 2-25-15

Red Sox Manager John Farrell joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to help them examine the pressing issues facing the 2015 Red Sox.

More from this show

Xander Bogaerts admits he…

Xander Bogaerts admits he lost his confidence last season 2-26-15

Bogaerts sat down with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to talk about the upcoming season. He revealed that he lost his confidence last season after a tough start and is looking forward to settling into shortstop in the future.

More from this show