Celtic center Kendrick Perkins told reporters prior to Monday night's game against the Rockets that he's been cleared to participate in full practices next week.
Already playing 3-on-3 in practice, Perkins said he could return to game action in three weeks from the ACL tear he suffered in Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals that kept him out of Game 7 against the Lakers as well as the first 36 games of this season.
Perkins' new timetable is similar to that of Celtics guard Delonte West, who broke his right wrist after playing just five games this year. Both players were seen on the floor at the TD Garden shooting around prior to Monday night's game.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichik made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Monday afternoon and addressed Jets coach Rex Ryan‘s comments that the playoff game on Sunday will be about "about Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan."
"I'm not worried about what they say, I'm worried about what we do," said Belichick. "I don't know, we're just getting ready to play."
Belichick was asked about the bye week and the possibility that a week off might actually hurt a New England team that was heading into the postseason on a eight-game winning streak.
"We've had byes before," said Belichick. "Have one every week in the regular season. Had some in postseason. We feel comfortable with where the team is at … the players will be in tomorrow [Tuesday] and we will be ready to roll."
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Jets coach Rex Ryan gave his All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis the highest of praise on Monday, telling the assembled media at his press conference that Revis is the top player in the NFL. Revis shut down Reggie Wayne in the Jets win over the Colts, holding the wideout to just a single catch for one yard.
“Quite honestly, he’s the best player in football,” Ryan said. “That is what you saw out there. Hold Reggie Wayne, who led the league in catches, I think he had 111 catches, to one catch for one yard. That tells you how good Darrelle Revis is. I know he’s probably not going to win the Defensive Player of the Year award, but the impact he has is amazing. We were able to do some coverages during the game where we actually played man-coverage strictly on his side regardless of who the receiver was and roll their coverage away from it. You only do that if you have Darrelle Revis. He’s an amazing once-in-a-...
The Red Sox on Monday named former catcher Rich Gedman as hitting coach of the Lowell Spinners. Gedman played 11 seasons for the Sox (1980-90) and was twice an All-Star.
“We are pleased to welcome Rich Gedman back to the Red Sox organization and into the Spinners family,” said Spinners President/General Manager Tim Bawmann. “Having been a part of Red Sox nation, Roger Clemens 20 strikeout game and the 1986 World Series as part of a fantastic career, Rich has a wealth of baseball knowledge he can impart on our young players.”
The club also announced that Chili Davis has been named hitting coach for Triple-A Pawtucket. Davis was a three-time World Series champion (Minnesota in 1991 and the Yankees in 1998 and 1999) and a three-time All-Star with the Giants in 1984 and 1986 and the Angels in 1994. The Red Sox made a flurry of personnel moves on Monday, which also included the addition of...
Kevin Garnett's return will have to wait at least one more game, as the Celtics forward will miss his seventh straight game Monday night against the Rockets in Boston.
"We had a shootaround this morning, and he didn’t participate, so that mean he wasn’t ready," C's head coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game. "I didn’t even ask. He’ll tell us and so will [team trainer] Eddie (Lacerte)."
Garnett attended the morning shootaround but did not participate. The Celtics face the Kings at home on Wednesday, and Garnett could return then from the strained calf he suffered Dec. 29 against the Pistons.
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Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Super Bowl champ Vince Wilfork joins the show to talk about his feelings about winning the Super Bowl and what his future holds.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
Catcher Blake Swihart, one of the Red Sox top-rated prospects, sits down with Lou to talk about Spring Training and his expectations for the upcoming season
Mut, Bradford, and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo talk about the official opening of spring training tomorrow. Mike Napoli joins them and talks about sleeping better after his sleep apnea surgery, being ready to get back to baseball, and Julian Edelman. They then close things out talking about Xander Bogaerts improving on what he learned last season, and the newer, younger players in camp this spring.
Mut, Bradford, and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo talk with Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Mike talks about sleeping better after his sleep apnea surgery, being excited to get back to baseball, and the picture taken of Julian Edelman.
Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.
Ryan Lambert calls the guys to talk about the Bruins playoff chances, Chiarelli's future and if the B's are sellers or buyers as the trade deadline approaches.
Big John can't take it anymore, JUST TALK ABOUT SPORTS!!!
Ben joined Dino, Gerry and Kirk to look at the team's offseason acquisitions. He also chatted about the market for adding quality Cuban talent.
Bogaerts sat down with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to talk about the upcoming season. He revealed that he lost his confidence last season after a tough start and is looking forward to settling into shortstop in the future.
With the recent discussions about the "pace of play", the guys discuss the larger issue of baseball's declining popularity.
The guys react to David Ortiz recent diatribe against the new rugulations about players in the batter's box
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton listen in as David Ortiz goes off to the media about the pace of game rule changes being put in place this year in Major League Baseball. They listen to David, discuss it among themselves, and talk with YOU.
Dale and Michael talk B's, as the season seems less and less salvageable after each loss... this time at home to Vancouver.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie are talking baseball, with pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training today. The pace of baseball games being what it is, they discuss some rules that MLB is looking into implementing.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
Chris and Nate from Barstool Sports review the events of Fast Lane and Raw while discussing the potential card at Wrestlemania.
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