Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't quite as excited about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin as everyone else. Despite Lin leading the shorthanded Knicks to five straight wins, including a 38-point effort against the Lakers that earned him the cover of Sports Illustrated, Mayweather insists Lin is getting preferential treatment because of his race.
On his Twitter page Monday, Mayweather wrote: Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise.
Controversy is nothing new for Mayweather, who insulted rival Manny Pacquiao with racial and homophobic slurs in an online video two years ago.
Meanwhile, the stock price for The Madison Square Garden Co. reached an all-time high Monday, and Lin is being credited as a key reason for the success.
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Bill Arnold's goal with 6.4 seconds left in overtime gave Boston College a 3-2 win over Boston University in the championship game of the Beanpot on Monday night at TD Garden. It's the third consecutive Beanpot title for the Eagles and BC's fourth straight win over the rival Terriers in the tournament.
Pat Mullane and Chris Kreider also scored goals for BC while Parker Milner made 32 saves. Garrett Noonan scored both BU goals and Kieran Millan made 44 saves.
It was the 17th Beanpot championship all-time for BC and marked the first time since 1983-85 that BU has gone three years without winning the title. Harvard beat Northeastern, 3-2, in the consolation game.
According to The Associated Press, the Red Sox and Cubs have both submitted written arguments to the MLB Commissioner's Office regarding the compensation that the Sox will receive for the departure of former GM Theo Epstein, who left Boston in October to become president of baseball operations of the Cubs. The matter is now up to Commissioner Bud Selig to decide.
The Red Sox have said on numerous occasions that there was an agreement with the Cubs that they would receive "significant" compensation for the departure of Epstein, whose resignation was accepted by the club in late-October. The Cubs, however, have cited the precedent of former Twins GM Andy MacPhail becoming president of the Cubs in the 1990s, when the compensation was a marginal Single-A prospect (Hector Trinidad) and money.
There is no timetable for Selig to resolve the matter, according to...
The Bruins announced Monday that they have recalled forward Josh Hennessy from Providence. Hennessy is expected to be with the team for Tuesday's morning skate.
The callup marks the first time in Hennessy's career that he's been summoned to the NHL level. He has 15 goals and 15 assists in 49 AHL games this season.
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According to major league sources, the Red Sox never made a foral offer to outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before the free agent signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Athletics. The team did remain in talks with the 26-year-old's representatives throughout his free agency, and Cespedes was brought into the team's academy in the Dominican Republic for a workout in front of team officials in November, but the Sox were only interested in a deal that would have been at a lower average annual value than what materialized; as such, there was never an apparent fit between the Sox and the highly regarded talent from Cuba.
Cespedes is tied for the all-time single-season home run record in Cuba and has what is described as enormous raw power. Still, given the challenge of adapting to a more advanced professional league, the Sox felt that he would require some time 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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.
Ortiz, Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr are all MVP candidates. Chili Davis should be too.
The guys start off the show talking about the latest Deflategate news and recap a full weekend of Red Sox action against the Indians.
Joe Kelly threw 6.2 no-hit innings in his first start since returning from the DL on Saturday, and Lou gets very exciting thinking about Joe Kelly and his potential.
DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFL PA spoke out about why Tom Brady and his team are filing another appeal, and the guys break down what the latest Deflategate news means for Brady going forward.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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