The good news for the Celtics in their regular-season finale was that Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Mickael Pietrus all returned to the lineup and looked good. The bad news was that even with their 87-74 win over the Bucks, the C's will be on the road for Game 1 of the playoffs thanks to the Hawks' victory over the Mavericks. The first-round opener will take place Sunday night.
In 25 minutes, Rondo had 15 assists to extend his streak of double-digit assist games to 24 straight. Playing his first game since March 15, Pietrus scored nine points in 16 minutes and made his first three shots. Garnett looked rusty but made it through his 11 minutes without incident.
Ray Allen missed his ninth straight game with an injured ankle, but coach Doc Rivers said it was "probable" that Allen would be ready for the playoff opener. Greg Stiemsma also sat out, but he should be fine for Game 1. Of the Celtics who did play, Ryan Hollins had a big...
CHICAGO -- The Red Sox released a statement Thursday night clarifying the condition of Carl Crawford's left elbow.
Carl Crawford was examined by the Red Sox medical staff. He was diagnosed as having a left elbow ulnar collateral ligament sprain. A conservative treatment protocol was recommended. Carl was also examined by Dr. James Andrews who was in agreement with the assessment and plan. Carl received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and will be shut down from baseball activity during the initial phase of his treatment.
Crawford's examination with Dr. Andrews took place Thursday afternoon. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine explained Wednesday that the outfielder wanted to get a second opinion on his elbow after experiencing some discomfort earlier in the week throwing the ball in during batting...
Boston College consensus All-American linebacker Luke Kuechly was taken by the Carolina Panthers with the No. 9 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.
"I'm so pumped up that they took an interest in me, it's an honor," Kuechly told reporters Thursday night in a conference call. Kuechly spent the NFL draft not in New York City but rather with his family in Cincinnati.
Kuechly impressed scouts in his three years at Chestnut Hill. This past season, when he won the Lombardi, the Lott IMPACT trophy and the Bronko Nagurski trophy. He led the nation with 191 tackles (102 solo) during the season, averaging nearly 16 tackles per game.
Early on in his career, Kuechly showed versatility that NFL scouts love, moving from his natural inside linebacker position to the outside when Mark Herzlich was diagnosed with bone cancer.
Kuechly compiled his stats in the 12-game regular season, as the...
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was chosen by the Colts with the first overal pick of the NFL Draft Thursday, while the Redskins followed through on a promise made by their general manager Bruce Allen earlier in the day and selected Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin, III. Luck entered this draft as the consensus No. 1 overall pick to succeed Peyton Manning in Indianapolis.
After completing a trade with the Vikings in the hours leading up to the draft, the Browns then chose Alabama running back Trent Richardson, one of five Crimson Tide players projected as possible first-round picks in the weeks leading up to the draft. The Browns were slotted at No. 4 but wanted to pick Richardson badly and traded their pick at No. 4, to go along with picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds. Richardson was the star running back of the national champion Alabama team that beat LSU in the BCS title game in early January. ...
Ray Allen wasn't in the Celtics lineup for the final game of the regular season, but Doc Rivers still thinks there's a good chance that his veteran guard will be on the floor for Game One of their playoff series with the Hawks, which begins on Sunday.
"It’s a concern that’s all I can tell you. I don’t know much more than that," Rivers said. "I think he’s probable. In football terms, isn’t that the word they use when there’s a chance more than 50 percent that he’s going to play? So, let’s put him at probable."
Allen was joined on the sidelines by Greg Stiemsma, who Rivers is sitting out for precautionary reasons. Steimsma should be fine to start the playoffs. Kevin Garnett, Mickael Pietrus and Rajon Rondo all were in the lineup against the Bucks.
While Rivers would have liked to have given Allen a game to get his rhythm back, he think Allen can still be a factor in the...
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.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
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.
Dino, Gerry and Tango discuss a few Patriots storylines as Pats camp is about to open.
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.
Tanguay and Dino team up to read the day's 'Headlines', including gross reports of the water quality at the Olympic water locations in Rio.
The guys listen to Belichick's press conference and break down what he has to say. They also discuss what they think the Pats should do with their qb reps during camp
The OMFers are joined by Red Sox President Sam Kennedy to discuss the current state of the Red Sox.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian open the show discussing the latest Red Sox pitching implosion. They get into Steven Wright's struggles pitching in humidity, and David Price not living up to expectations.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
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.
This week we preview the last major of the year, The PGA Championship.
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.
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.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Rob Bradford give their thoughts on the opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philly. Paul Simon, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Obama and Bernie are among those discussed.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Tanguay discuss night two of the Democratic Convention, "highlighted" by Bill Clinton's attempt to humanize Hillary Clinton with tales of their courtship.More from this show
Rob Bradford is thrust into 'Headlines' duty by John Dennis, and Bradfo does his best to spin a few entertaining news yarns.More from this show
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.More from this show