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03/16/2011 - 12:54pm
NFL: Expect suspensions for flagrant hits

NFL competition committee chairman Rich McKay and NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said Wednesday on a conference call that they are planning to crack down ever further on players' hits against defenseless opponents.

 

"When warranted, suspensions will be an effective discipline for us," Anderson said. "We don't want to go there, but we will do that. We need to be aggressive in disciplining."

 

Added Anderson: “In 2011, if there are repeat offenders or flagrant violators, we are going to hold them aggressively accountable, even if it means suspension — some folks believe that suspension is the real messenger in terms of serious enforcement. Some of the hits we had this year, particularly if it’s a repeat offender, that person and that club should know that having that person sit out a game — or multiple games in certain circumstances —...

03/16/2011 - 11:39am
Lester named Sox' Opening Day starter

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking prior to his team's spring training game with the Braves, Red Sox manager Terry Francona revealed that Jon Lester will be the Sox' Opening Day starter for Boston's April 1 game against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

 

Francona said he had made the decision in the offseason, and talked to Lester about the possibility before spring training. The manager said he knows how the rest of his rotation will unfold, but since he hasn't been able to talk to all the pitchers about the plans, he would delay any formal announcements. Josh Beckett has gotten the last two Opening Day starts for the Red Sox.

 

"I don't think that's any surprise, and he's known about it for a while," Francona said.

 

"I just think he's maturing, the natural progression. I don't think this is any big revelation, I think he's been pretty good. ... I think he deserves it. I think he has...

03/16/2011 - 10:12am
Heath Evans: Goodell offended NFL players

Former Patriots fullback Heath Evans made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the NFL lockout.

 

Evans, who now plays for the Saints, said he's in good shape financially as a 10-year veteran, and he's tried to prepare the younger players for what he hopes will be a short work stoppage. "I do feel really bad for some of the young guys," he said. "Are we going to miss a season? No. I've told guys all along: 'You know what? Plan on missing one or two games, so plan on missing a couple of paychecks.' But I've told the fans everywhere I've been for the last couple of weeks since this thing has started to build seriously: 'Listen, relax, we'll get this done in a timely fashion and you'll have your football on Sundays and Mondays and Thursdays.' "

 

Evans said the players are more sympathetic to the fans than the owners. "The players do know that we can hurt or...

03/16/2011 - 7:39am
Mashup: NBA advised ref not to sue reporter

NBA referee Bill Spooner is suing an Associated Press reporter over a tweet that reported Spooner promised a makeup call to Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis. The league said Tuesday that it investigated and cleared Spooner after the accusation but advised against the defamation suit. Nonetheless, Spooner went ahead, and some legal analysts say he might have a chance to win.

 

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


03/15/2011 - 10:57pm
BC routs McNeese State in NIT opener

Reggie Jackson scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half as top-seeded Boston College cruised to a 82-64 victory over eighth-seeed McNeese State in an opening-round game of the NIT in Lake Charles, La.

 

Corey Raji contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds for BC (21-12), which advances to play the winner of Wednesday night's game between Northwestern and Milwaukee. Also for the Eagles, Biko Paris had 14 points and five assists, and Josh Southern scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting. As a team, BC shot an impressive 51.7 percent, incuding 47.8 percent from 3-point range (11-for-23).

 

The Eagles jumped out to a big early lead and led 41-19 at the half. McNeese made a late-game charge and got within 12, but Joe Trapani (10 points) hit two free throws with 2:45 left and Jackson drilled a 3-pointer 30 seconds later to end the threat.

 

Patrick Richard scored 22 points for McNeese, which ends its season...

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NFL Sunday - "The Offseas…

NFL Sunday - "The Offseason Edition" with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price (Hour #2) 3-22-15

Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.

NFL Sunday - "The Offseason Edition" with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price (Hour #1) 3-22-15

The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.

New York Daily News Manish Mehta with Dale and Holley

We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.

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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.

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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.

Hot Stove Show 03-26-15

Hot Stove Show 03-26-15

Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.

Joe Kelly talks about his biceps and brackets

Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.

Hot Stove Show 03-19-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.

Jack Edwards with Dale an…

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald -- Hour #2 3-22-15

DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.

Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun, calls into Sunday Skate to talk about the Senators and the Bruins competing for a playoff spot 3-22-15

With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:The bearded lady 3-26-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Darrelle Revis says the Patriots were not in the same ballpark as Jets. 3-26-15

The guys discussed Darrelle Revis' comments on his contract offer from the Patriots.

Did Bill Belichick go on a tirade at the owners meetings? 3-26-15`

The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.

Pierre McGuire: Bruins se…

Pierre McGuire: Bruins season has been very disappointing. 3-26-15

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins, the play of Zdeno Chara, and the future of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli

Rich Cimini, ESPN New York: Jets Tampered, Pats Did Not. 3-26-15

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York joined the show to talk about the ongoing tampering scandals between the Jets and the Patriots.

Three For All - Christian the goalie debuts. 3-26-15

Christian does not impress the high school girls hockey team.

Celtics lay an egg, meanw…

Celtics lay an egg, meanwhile it's nut-cutting time for the Bruins

Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 03-26-15

We wrap up the day with the best in sound and more...

Can media members have an opinion without facing athletes in the clubhouse

We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.

Chris Price joins Mike Mu…

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky

Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season

Mut's rant over the Jets filing tampering charges

Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots

Lucy the Textress is back

Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.

Wrestlecast: Wrestlemania…

Wrestlecast: Wrestlemania Preview

Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push

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.

College Puckcast – NCAA tournament preview with CHN’s Adam Wodon

WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.

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Adam Schefter with the latest on deflate-gate 3-24-15

Schefter joined us live from the owners meetings.

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