According to multiple reports, Revolution forward Taylor Twellman will announce his retirement Wednesday afternoon. Twellman, 30, has been dealing with post-concussion symptoms for the last two years following a collision with Los Angeles goalkeeper Steve Cronin. The second overall pick in the 2002 MLS draft, Twellman scored a team-record 101 goals in 174 regular-season matches with the Revs. A five-time All-Star, he was named league MVP in 2005.
The Patriots worked out wide receiver Taj Smith earlier this week, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Smith, 27, was an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse who signed with the Packers in 2008 but was cut before the start of the season and spent much of the next two years with the Colts before he was released prior to the start of the 2010 campaign. A 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, his best collegiate season came as a junior when he caught 44 passes for 822 yards and five touchdowns for Syracuse. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
With Shaquille O'Neal back in Boston, the Celtics took care of business in Detroit, cruising to a 109-86 victory over the Pistons on Tuesday night. The Pistons never led in the contest.
Kevin Garnett led all scorers with 22 points, with Paul Pierce adding 21 of his own. Rajon Rondo contributed a game-high 17 assists, and has now has at least that many in three of the C's four games this season.
The victory improved the Celtics' record to 3-1, with their lone loss coming in the second game of the season against the Cavaliers. The Pistons remain winless through four games and have dropped both of their home contests.
The Celtics will return to Boston on Wednesday, where they will take on the Bucks at TD Garden. For more on the Celtics, visit their team page at weei.com/celtics.
The Patriots have signed quarterback Jonathan Crompton to the practice squad, according to a league source. The 23-year-old Crompton was a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2010 out of Tennessee, but was cut before the start of the regular season. Last season with the Vols, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder completed 58.3 percent of his throws for 2,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
According to multiple reports, wide receiver Randy Moss has officially been placed on waivers by the Vikings.
Moss, who was traded from New England to Minnesota on Oct. 6, had one catch for eight yards last Sunday in the Patriots' 28-18 win over the Vikings. After the game, Moss delivered a memorable monologue, saying he missed playing for New England and complimenting Patriots coach Bill Belichick. In addition, Moss reportedly stayed in New England after the contest, not flying back to Minnesota with the Vikings. Minnesota coach Brad Childress reportedly told the team in a Monday meeting the Vikings were going to release Moss, but the team wasn't able to complete the paperwork until Tuesday.
Now, teams have 24 hours to claim the receiver, with the team that has the worst record getting first crack at landing the receiver. The Patriots, who at 6-1 have the best record in the NFL, will have the last chance to claim him.
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
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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
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
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's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
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.
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.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
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