For the first time in a regular-season game in the Big Three era a Celtic scored more than 40 points, but Paul Pierce's 43 points Tuesday night in New York weren't enough as the Celtics lost 118-110 after a deluge of Knicks 3-pointers. The Knicks made 19-of-32 from behind the arc as Steve Novak buried eight 3-pointers and J.R. Smith hit seven. Carmelo Anthony also recorded a triple-double with 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Rajon Rondo extended his streak of double-digit assist games to 23 with a 13-point, 13-assist effort.
The Knicks scored 40 points in the second quarter and set NBA records for most 3-pointers in a quarter (11) and in a half (14). Smith made his first five 3's and went 7-for-9 in the first half while Novak went 4-for-6. Behind Smith and Novak, the Knicks bench outscored Boston's 39-0 in the first half and led by as many as 20 points.
Ray Allen missed his fifth straight game with a sore ankle and the Celtics also were...
The Rangers lit up Jon Lester for seven runs and eight hits over just two-plus innings, matching the shortest start of his career, as the defending American League champs obliterated the Red Sox, 18-3, Tuesday night at Fenway Park. After winning their first three at home, the Red Sox have dropped two straight in falling to 4-7 on the season. The Rangers hit six home runs -- all well over 400 feet -- including one by Josh Hamilton of nearly 500 feet that landed in the vicinity of the Ted Williams seat in right field off beleagured reliever Mark Melancon. The Rangers pounded 21 hits in the offensive explosion.
Lester was spotted to a 2-0 lead after one inning when Dustin Pedroia launched his third homer of the season into the second row of Monster seats, with Mike Aviles aboard. Aviles, Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez led off the game with three consecutive hits against Colby Lewis. He allowed just three hits after that over the next six innings in...
The NFL announced the 2012 regular-season schedule, and the Patriots will be featured in at least four nationally televised games during the regular season, including a Thanksgiving night game at the Jets on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 8:20 p.m.
In addition, the Patriots will be featured in three other prime-time games, including two Sunday night contests. On Sept. 23, the Patriots will visit the Ravens in a rematch of last season's AFC championship game at 8:20 p.m. New England also will host the defending AFC South champion Texans in a Monday night game on Dec. 10 at 8:30 p.m. followed by a Sunday night game against the defending NFC West champion 49ers on Dec. 16 at 8:20 p.m.
Other highlights of the 2012 schedule for the Patriots include opening on the road against the Titans on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. The home opener will be the following week against the Cardinals, also at 1 p.m. They'll get their first glance of Peyton Manning in a Denver...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said before Tuesday's game that he has no idea if there will be a negative carryover from his public comments about Kevin Youkilis on WHDH-TV Sunday. After giving Youkilis the day off on Monday to rest his sore groin, Valentine returned Youkilis to starting lineup on Tuesday, batting him fifth and playing third base.
"No way to know," Valentine said. "I hope not."
Valentine questioned Youkilis' emotional state of mind in the interview on Sunday before ending the conversation by saying everyone will eventually see the usual good production from the third baseman. Youkilis requested and received a meeting with Valentine before Monday's game and Dustin Pedroia cleared the air in another meeting with the manager, after he objected with the way he publicly called out Youkilis.
In other pregame news Tuesday, Valentine said Carl Crawford made four plate appearances in an extended...
After a day off to rest his groin on Monday, Kevin Youkilis returns to the lineup on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers and Colby Lewis. Youkilis is 2-for-9 with a pair of doubles against Lewis. Adrian Gonzalez is worth watching against Lewis, as he owns incredible numbers against the right-hander in limited at-bats. In eight plate appearances between the two, Gonzalez has reached base seven times, going 6-for-7 with a walk, two homers and a double.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get the start behind the plate for pitcher Jon Lester, who will be looking for his first win of the year.
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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.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
The final hour of RSR features your calls as well as some thoughts on Clay Buchholz and Fenway Park.
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.
Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.
Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price
The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them
Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?
Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.
With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.
We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.
In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.
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.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back right on time for the start of the NFL and Fantasy Football pre-draft season. Topics of the day include some news around the league centering on the suspension of Le’Veon Bell, bad news swirling around Ezekiel Elliot and the passing of Coach Dennis Green. Then it’s into the fun stuff featuring conversation about the Patriots Offense with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan and a first look at the Top 12 Wide Receivers heading into Training Camp. It’s time to gear up for Fantasy Football people, giddy up!
After a few callers argue with Kirk and Gerry about racial profiling in America, the guys get to WEEI's Michael Holley disagreeing with Callahan on the inclusion of Michael Brown into recent examples of tragic deaths of blacks in America.More from this show
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the latest Pitcher rumored to be on the Sox' radar.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about the end of it all... Tom Brady will not seek a higher appeal of the US District Court's decision.More from this show
Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.More from this show
ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith joins to the show to defend his comments that Tom Brady shouldn’t be fighting to the Supreme Court. Glenn, Lou, and Christian demand Stephen explain his reasoning behind calling Brady, “uppity.”More from this show