In a bit of a surprise, Brandon Deaderick will be out as a healthy scratch for the Patriots, even with defensive linemen Mike Wright and Myron Pryor out with injuries. Tom Brady is active and expected to start for the Patriots, despite being questionable with a sore foot. Running back Fred Taylor is active for the first time since Sept. 26, when the veteran suffered a turf toe injury. He missed the previous seven games recovering from the injury.
For the Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford will miss the game with a bad shoulder, the third straight game and eighth time in 10 games he's been out injured. Shaun Hill will start at quarterback while lead tailback Jahvid Best (toe) will start for the Lions.
The full list of inactives for the Patriots: Brandon Deaderick, Mark LeVoir, Rich Ohrnberger, Stephen Neal, Taylor Price, Myron Pryor, Jonathan Wilhite and Mike Wright. Deaderick and Ohrnberger were the only...
Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe that, in the aftermath of point guard Delonte West's broken right wrist, he was not planning any trades to replace the point guard. Even though West is expected to be out for months, Ainge suggested that he was happy with the team's depth at the position.
Though Rajon Rondo has missed the last three games with a hamstring strain, the Celtics still feature Nate Robinson, Marquis Daniels and Avery Bradley at the position.
"We liked those guys when the season started and I like them even more now with the work they are putting in and this league is a league of opportunity,” Ainge told the Globe. “So we’ll stay with our roster for now and see what we got.”
For more on Ainge's remarks,...
The Patriots announced Wednesday nigh that four players — offensive lineman Stephen Neal, defensive lineman Myron Pryor, cornerback Jonathan Wilhite and defensive lineman Mike Wright — have been downgraded to out for Thursday's game in Detroit against the Lions. All four players have struggled with injury over the last week, with Wright sustaining a concussion last week against the Colts, while Neal (shoulder), Pryor (back) and Wilhite (hip) have all had injury issues over the last week or two. (UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: The Patriots have also downgraded offensive lineman Mark LeVoir to out because of an elbow injury.) For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
After overpowering the Nets while scoring 25 and hauling in 11 rebounds, Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal -- who owns four NBA championship rings -- proclaimed the 2010-11 Celtcs to be "the best team I've been on."
“This is a great team. The best team I've been on," said O'Neal. "They've got a lot of weapons on this team, so on any given night anybody can be the leading scorer. The team's very unselfish. ... .”
O'Neal confirmed that assessment in response to a follow-up question when asked to compare the Celtics to his three championship Lakers teams and the 2006 Heat.
"Yes. Best team," O’Neal repeated. "As far as players….as far as guys being really close…I know we’ve only been at this for two months, but hopefully the outcome to be a good one."
For more on O'Neal's effort and comments,...
It might be Thanksgiving, but there are some sports people who don't seem to be in a holiday mood this week. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy came to the defense of his division rival, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, before Orlando beat Miami on Wednesday night. One day earlier, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said in a radio appearance that Spoelstra could eventually be replaced by Pat Riley if the Heat continued to struggle, making reference to when Riley replaced Van Gundy as Heat coach and led them to the 2006 championship.
Responded Van Gundy: "To second-guess another coach and comment on a situation he knows nothing about, I think, it's inappropriate and it's also ignorant."
Meanwhile, Boise State president Bob Kustra responded to derogatory comments from Ohio State president Gordon Gee on Wednesday. Gee had said Boise and TCU don't belong in the national championship game because of their schedules, saying: "We do...
We get our weekly NFL update with SI/MMQB's Peter King. Peter talks AFC East, first round byes, Jonas Gray/LeGarrette Blount and much more.
The head coach of your New England Patriots Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Holley and Steve DeOssie after the Patriots win over the Lions on Sunday.
Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi, now an analyst for ESPN joined Dale and Holley for a breakdown of the Patriots win over the Lions, and a look-ahead to next Sunday night's showdown in Green Bay.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
Ben Cherington joined us to discuss the Sox off-season moves.
Dino picked the Pack.
Today's Three For All focused on the riots in Ferguson, Missouri following the events of last night's trial announcement. There was tear gas, shots being fired, cops cars and building being lit on fire, looting, and female reporter was hit in the head with a rock.
Rodney joined the show to talk about Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy giving him a hard time about the SECOND best catch by a Giant receiver. He also talked about how Minnesota showed that you can slow the Green Bay Packers down by stopping the big plays and stopping Jordy Nelson. Rodney thinks the Patriots have the personnel in the secondary to beat them.
Dale and Michael give their four selections for the MLB Hall of Fame... this year's finalists were announced today.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins and discuss the supposed practice scuffle between Tuukka Rask and Soderberg, and DJ Bean dials us up to give his thoughts.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Rob Bradford joined the show to discuss the latest signings by the Red Sox.More from this show
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.More from this show