The Patriots announced the following players were downgraded Saturday night to OUT for Sunday's game against the Bills in Buffalo: offensive lineman Dan Connolly, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, tight end Aaron Hernandez, defensive lineman Myron Pryor and defensive lineman Mike Wright. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
The Celtics' 14-game winning streak is over. It ended in the final minutes against the Magic on Christmas Day, 86-78 when the absence of Rajon Rondo finally caught up to Boston, who had controlled the game for most of the afternoon. But on a day when Nate Robinson shot 2-for-15, the Celtics couldn't get into an offensive groove and blew a six-point lead with three minutes left.
The Celtics' late fourth-quarter collapse ruined what had looked like yet another galvanizing win. The Magic scored the first 13 points of the game, but the Celtics recovered quickly and outscored the Magic 40-19 over the next quarter and a half to take a 46-36 lead into halftime. The Celtics retained control throughout the third and fourth quarter, but were never able to put Orlando away. That finally caught up to them over the last three minutes and 20 seconds when the Magic outscored them 15-1.
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For the final 10 days of the year, WEEI.com takes a look at the top stories in Boston sports from 2010. Saturday's entry is No. 7: Injuries derail Red Sox season. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown. And make sure to vote in our poll for the 2010 Boston Athlete of the Year.
Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork were fined $10,000 and $5,000, respectively, for penalties they incurred last week against the Packers, according to multiple media reports. McCourty was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness and Wilfork was fined $5,000 for a facemask penalty.
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Patriots running back Fred Taylor joined Michael Mutnansky and Larry Ridley on WEEI on Friday, discussing the team's upcoming game with the Bills and the fact that he was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career last Sunday against the Packers.
Taylor, who is in his 13th season, said there's no reason to question the team's decision to give carries to the likes of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead, both of whom have surprised many with their play this year.
"You look at chemistry," Taylor said. "You look at the old saying, 'When it's not broken, don't fix it.'
"I would be a fool -- capital F-O-O-L -- to try and come back and create disruption or some type of crazy antics. That's not in me. This week, my preparation hasn't changed. I understand that we're rolling, and this is why we play."
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Saturday Night Live did a cold open featuring actors portraying Greg Gumbel, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Also, the story of Robert Allenby is unraveling quickly.
Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton are live from radio row and recapping the latest in Deflategate including Belichick's impromptu weekend presser, and the national media's predictable reaction to it.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show