MIAMI -- Brandon Bass has a player option for next season and all indications are that he will exercise it after averaging career highs in points and rebounds. After the Celtics season ended abruptly in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, Bass said he hasn't thought too much about the future but he also made it clear that he wants to return.
"I do," he said when asked if he thought he would be back. "I would love to be back here. The fans here are unbelievable. For any player, this organization is the organization that you want to play for."
Bass added, "This group here was like family. For the first time in a long time it felt like family. We had fights, we had ups, we had downs but at the end of the day we fought for each other. I’m just grateful to be a part of this group."
Bass said he would consider himself a Celtics vet if he was able to return next year. He's played on three other...
MIAMI -- LeBron James scored 31 while Chris Bosh added 19 monumentally big points off the bench as the Heat beat the Celtics, 101-88, Saturday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at American Airlines Arena. Rajon Rondo scored 22, dished out 14 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth triple-double of the playoffs but it wasn't enough as the Celtics watched their dreams of an 18th championship end in South Florida.
The Celtics, who led by seven at the half, were outscored 28-15 in the fourth quarter. The Heat, who head back to the finals for the second straight year, went on an 18-4 run as the Celtics ran out of gas down the stretch. Dwyane Wade had 23 for the Heat, who open the finals on the road in Oklahoma City Tuesday night.
It was a game that had eerie similarities to Game 7 of the 2010 NBA finals, when the Celtics controlled the first half but couldn't close out the game. In that game Pau Gasol was big down the stretch...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-4 with an infield hit on Saturday, and he is now 2-for-20 since his return from a torn muscle in his right thumb. The 28-year-old said that his struggles reflect issues with timing after his layoff rather than either lingering pain from the injury or an issue with the brace that he is wearing on his thumb.
"I'll get hits -- don't worry," said Pedroia. "I feel all right. My timing's still a little off. I'm a little late on the heater and a little early on offspeed pitches. I'll have one at-bat where it clicks and take off. ... The last few days I've hit the ball actually pretty good. Today I really didn't. But I've got to start finding a way to get on base and help us score runs."
Pedroia said that his thumb feels "good. It's healing."
Pedroia also noted that despite coming up limping after beating out an infield single on Saturday, his ankle is fine. In his...
One night after Stephen Strasburg's overpowering performance, fellow Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez delivered a gem of his own, stifling the Red Sox over 6 1/3 innings in which he allowed just three hits as Washington claimed a road victory in Fenway Park by a 4-2 count. The loss dropped the Sox back below .500, at 29-30, for the first time since May 25.
Gonzalez permitted two runs, both of which scored after he left the game with runners on the corners, one out and a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh. He walked just two and struck out five, and the Sox were just 3-for-25 against him, and opponents are now hitting just .155 against him this year, the lowest mark of any starter in th majors. With the victory, Gonzalez improved to 8-2 with a 2.35 ERA.
His excellence spoiled an impressive return to the majors by Daisuke Matsuzaka, making his first big league appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery 365 days earlier. Aside from a first-pitch...
Ryan Kalish is once again a baseball player, rather than someone who requires the special label of a rehabber.
The Red Sox activated Kalish from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket, a move that reflects the fact that the 24-year-old is once again healthy in his return from neck and then shoulder surgeries in late-2011. He had been in Pawtucket, but as a member of the big league roster (on the 60-day disabled list) on a rehab assignment.
In nine games across three levels (three each in High-A, Double-A and Triple-A), Kalish is hitting .375 with a .512 OBP, .750 slugging mark and 1.262 OPS. He has reached base in 11 of 16 plate appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket and earlier this week slugged homers in back-to-back games.
Additionally, the Red Sox transferred outfielder Jason Repko to the 60-day disabled list.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello after he throws his first complete game as a member of the Red Sox as the Sox beat the Angels 6-2
Former Red Sox infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora joined the guys to talk MLB trade rumors and spend just a little time goofing on Rob Bradford.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Dino, Buck and Butch end the program discussing two prominent AL pitchers that were in action Thursday night and how their future looks. Also, Patriots and Dolphins QBs since Tom Brady was drafted.
At Friday morning's media session, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pressed about what might happen in Week 5 with Jimmy Garoppolo if he plays well. After three queries, Bill has had enough. Dino, Buck and Butch react.
CSN Patriots reporter Tom E. Curran joins Dino, Buck and Butch to talk the state of the Patriots as training camp opens.
No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line
No Ordway today, as Lou and Christian discuss Pats camp and the Red Sox losing streak
Lou and Christian talk about Hanley's throwing error that cost the Red Sox the game last night against the Angels
We discuss all things from Patriots training camp day 2. The return of Jamie Collins, a frosty Bill Belichick, and Martellus Bennett is soon to be a fan favorite.
Inspired by a shark taking a bite out of Warren Sapp, we look at four of the dumbest off-the-field injuries in sports history. Suntans and pizza injuries? Yeah, we got that.
We close out the week with the best soundbites of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Ben and Alex discuss the Revs roster and who is the most valuable. Would you rather have Paul Pogba or Luka Modric and Toni Kroos?
It’s almost August and Pete Davidson is hard at work on the Annual Rotobahn.com “500.” Rankings of the Top 500 for Fantasy Football. Today, the 1st edition is live featuring the Top 100. In today’s show, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson dive into the Top Rated Runningbacks, providing analysis on the Top 13. The conversation features a deep dive on the Top Runningbacks like Ezekiel Elliot, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Lamar Miller and others. Get the scoop on these backs, right here at the Fantasy Football Podcast, July 29th edition. Enjoy!
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