The NBA has announced that Joey Crawford, Bill Kennedy and Greg Willard will be the officials for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Kennedy's history with Celtics' coach Doc Rivers is well known. They were both fined after an incident in 2009 in which Kennedy ejected Rivers. Kennedy's last Celtics' assignment was Game 4 of the conference semifinals that featured an 18-point second half comeback by Philadelphia and complaints about the free throw disparity from Rivers.
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Adrian Gonzalez starts at first base and Will Middlebrooks goes to the bench as the Red Sox (28-25) look to move a season-best four games over .500 and sweep the Blue Jays in the final game of a three-game set at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
Gonzalez started in right field (though he later moved to first base) in Saturday's 7-4 win. Middlebrooks started at third base in the victory, scoring a run and collecting his 22nd RBI of the season. He is currently batting .314 and owns a seven-game hitting streak.
Daniel Bard (5-5, 4.56) starts for the Sox. He allowed five runs in five innings in his only career start vs. the Blue Jays, a 7-3 Toronto win on April 10. He will be opposed by rookie Drew Hutchison (4-2, 4.84).
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According to a report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Dodgers, Phillies and Diamondbacks are among the teams showing an interest in trading for Kevin Youkilis.
Heyman reports that the talks are all at the preliminary stage at this point, though he also reports that the Sox envision an eventual need to trade Youkilis, who is batting .253 with four HR and 12 RBI in 28 games this season.
In an email to WEEI.com last Friday, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington denied a CBSSports.com report that the team intended to trade Youkilis.
"That’s inaccurate," Cherington e-mailed WEEI.com on Friday. "Some teams have checked in on him. We haven...
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told the media prior to his team's practice at TD Garden Saturday that All-Star forward Chris Bosh will not be available for action in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
"I'm not thinking about Chris today, I'm not," Spoelstra said. "He's not on my mind. And I love you, Chris, but I'm focused on Sunday. That's where all of my energies are focused right now."
Bosh has been out since straining an abdominal muscle in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Friday marked the end of the Heat's five-game playoff winning streak, with the Celtics managing to take advantage of Bosh's absence by scoring 58 points in the paint.
There had been some speculation that Bosh might be nearing a return considering he traveled with the Heat for the first time since his injury and had been participating in basketball drills of late.
Bosh averaged 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game...
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas published two posts on his Facebook wall Saturday night, both linking to predicted world economic downturns. The first, which was re-posted after initially being removed, led into the link by saying, "See why hockey's just not that important right now?"
The first post, which was originally put up at 7:59 p.m., deleted and then re-posted at approximately 30 minutes later, linked to an article in 'The Blaze,' entitled, "Former Hedge Funder’s Fearful Forecast: We're Looking at 'The Biggest Economic Shock the World Has Ever Seen' & There's Nothing We Can Do to Stop It." (To see the article, click here.)
Thomas' second post,...
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 Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
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.
Respected journalist Jackie MacMullan is forced to spend ten minutes listening to previous show renditions of Gary Tanguay's erotic writings, including from his novel 'Love in a Day.'
Dino, Gary Tanguay and Jackie MacMullan discuss the state of the presidential race, including whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton have driven any voters from one side of the political spectrum to the other.
ESPN's Jackie MacMullan are in studio to discuss the state of the Celtics, including Gerald Green's signing over the weekend and a glut of players on the roster.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about Michael Jordan's letter where he calls for a halt to gun violence. They also talk about MJ's timing in using this platform; something he'd not done in the past.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed by her Constituency at a breakfast to kick off the DNC, and Glenn and Tom Caron discuss what that means for the Convention.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about the Aroldis Chapman trade; looking at what the Cubs gave up, the price for Relievers might be too steep for the Sox to consider.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the day's best sound.
The guys welcome back Michael from vacation and give him crap for his outfit.
We look back at some of the classic temper tantrums of athletes and coaches.
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.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about the end of it all... Tom Brady will not seek a higher appeal of the US District Court's decision.More from this show
Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.More from this show
ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith joins to the show to defend his comments that Tom Brady shouldn’t be fighting to the Supreme Court. Glenn, Lou, and Christian demand Stephen explain his reasoning behind calling Brady, “uppity.”More from this show