NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury apologized Tuesday for calling Penguins star Sidney Crosby "a punk" and making a sarcastic reference to his concussion problems during an interview on a Philadelphia radio station Monday and. Milbury had criticized Crosby for instigating a late-game brawl in the Penguins' loss to the Flyers on Sunday.
"In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize to the Penguins organization and their fans," Milbury said.
Crosby took issue with Milbury's accusation that he started the ill will Sunday by cross checking Brayden Schenn, who retaliated a few seconds later with a cross check to the back.
"I don't really know what he's looking for -- if he's looking for attention or what. I don't know what it is," Crosby said Tuesday before leading his team past the Bruins, 5-3. "I don't have much to say there. I don't where that came from, and you can...
Bruins coach Claude Julien said the team will have to wait until at least Wednesday to have a better idea of the left leg injury sustained by Johnny Boychuk in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins at TD Garden.
With 13 minutes remaining in the third, Boychuk was in the offensive zone when he made a move down from the right point. He was met by Pittsburgh's Aaron Asham and their knees appeared to collide. Boychuk slumped immediately to the ice and didn't move for about two minutes while training and medical personnel tended to the Bruins defenseman. Boychuk needed assistance from teammates Chris Kelly and Brian Rolston to make it off the ice.
"Those kind of injuries you have to let the night go by," Bruins coach Claude Julien said afterward. "Keeping our fingers crossed that it's not bad news. It's really all we can hope for."
Boychuk limped out of the Garden under his own power.
James Neal and Sidney Crosby scored power-play goals 48 seconds apart late in the second period to lift the Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Bruins Tuesday night at TD Garden. The game itself meant little to the Bruins, who already clinched the Northeast Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the upcoming playoffs.
The Bruins started backup Marty Turco in net and dressed Anton Khudobin as a backup for the first time. Tim Thomas did not dress for the first time this season. While the game meant little to the Bruins, the game was huge for the Penguins (104 points), who moved three points ahead of the Flyers for fourth place and the final home ice spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The biggest loss for the Bruins came when defenseman Johnny Boychuk's left knee collided with Aaron Asham's knee with 13 minutes left in the third. Boychuk had to be helped off the ice by teammates Chris Kelly and Brian Rolston and...
A major league source familiar with the condition of Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey said that the reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb is likely to sideline the right-hander for approximately four months, "give or take." That estimate is consistent with the description offered by Dr. Christopher Geary, the chief of sports medicine at Tufts Medical Center.
Geary suggested that after the surgery, Bailey first will wear a hard immobilizing cast and then a brace. He estimated that with a typical recovery trajectory, the pitcher would be unlikely to start throwing until he is roughly three months removed from the surgery. With the need to rebuild arm strength and appear in rehab games, an August return seemed like a reasonable expectation.
"My inclination is it would be probably about three months before they let him go back to unlimited activity in terms of throwing and fielding off a mound," Geary...
In an effort to slow down Kevin Garnett in the post, the Heat made a change in their starting lineup prior to Game 4 with the Celtics. Joel Anthony replaces Ronny Turiaf at the center postition.
Turiaf had started the first three games in the series but was very ineffective in slowing Garnett down, especially in Game 3, when Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and was practically unstoppable in the post, leading the Celtics to a 58-46 advantage in the paint. Garnett was 10-of-16 from the field in just 34 minutes as the Celtics beat the Heat, 101-91, leading by as many as 24 before the Heat made a late charge.
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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
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In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
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