Derrick Rose, the reigning Most Valuable Player, will miss Sunday's game against the Celtics with back spasms and he will see a specialist on Monday when the team returns to Chicago.
"It's killing me right now, not being able to play," Rose said. "You've just got to stay positive and hope for the best."
Rose said it was way too early to consider whether he's skip the All-Star game and the team said they were taking the injury day-by-day. This will be the seventh game that Rose has missed this season. Entering play on Sunday, the Bulls are 5-1 without their point guard.
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According to an industry source, the Red Sox signed right-hander Sean White to a minor league deal. The contract does not include an invitation to big league spring training.
White, 30, is 4-4 with a 4.16 ERA, 4.0 strikeouts and 3.4 walks per nine innings in 105 career big league appearances, all with the Mariners. He had a strong performance in 2009, making 52 appearances and throwing 64 innings while recording a 2.80 ERA. He spent last year pitching for the Rockies' Triple-A team in Colorado Springs, going 4-2 with a 5.68 ERA, 54 strikeouts and 49 walks in 82 1/3 innings. White is the third sinkerballer whom the Sox have acquired this offseason who spent last year with the Rockies, joining Aaron Cook and Clayton Mortensen.
News of the deal was first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America.
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Ian Hummer had 20 points and nine rebounds and Princeton continued its home mastery over Harvard, beating the 25th-ranked Crimson Saturday night, 70-62.
It was Princeton's 23rd consecutive home win over Harvard, a streak that began in 1990, and it ended with the fans storming the court to celebrate the school's first win over a ranked team at home since Jan. 3, 1977 (Notre Dame).
Keith Wright had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Harvard (21-3, 7-1 Ivy), which suffered its first league loss but remains in first place, a game ahead of Yale. Brandyn Curry added 15 points and Kyle Casey scored 12, although he missed three key free throws down the stretch.
T.J. Bray contributed 12 points for Princeton (13-10, 4-3).
Harvard had a five-point lead at the half, 27-22. Princeton caught up 4 1/2 minutes into Period 2, and the game stayed tight for the next 10 minutes. Bray put Princeton ahead to stay with 5:13 remaining on a jumper that made it 48-...
Goals from Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron delivered the Bruins a 4-3 shootout victory over the Predators Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.
Tim Thomas stopped both shots he saw in the shootout and improved to 4-0 in shootouts this season.
Bergeron got the Bruins on the board at 16:00 of the first period with a shorthanded goal. The B's held their lead until Shea Weber beat Thomas with a slap shot from the point for a power play goal at 7:32 of the second period. Daniel Paille gave the Bruins the lead back when he slid a backhander past Pekka Rinne 2:55 into the third period, but Patric Hornqvist tied the game minutes later. The Predators took the lead on a Mike Fisher backhander with less than four minutes to go in regulation, but a power play goal from Milan Lucic with 67 seconds to play tied the game.
The B's will host the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers Tuesday at TD Garden before embarking upon a six-game road trip...
Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, in an interview on NESN, said that he was initially devastated when he was told by team running backs coach Ivan Fears on the morning of the game that he would be inactive for the Super Bowl.
"That morning, when I got the word that I wasn’t going to dress, wow," said Faulk. "I went in the room, cried a little bit, because 75 percent of me knew that this could be my last game playing, not playing, just dressing. If I dress there could possibly be that chance that I could play. So that really crushed me a whole lot."
That said, Faulk was able to reflect on the fact that longtime teammate Troy Brown was inactive for what proved to be his final game in Super Bowl XLII, and felt that he could follow in Brown's footsteps. By the time the game arrived, Faulk said that he was invested in his team's fortunes rather than dwelling on his own.
"Once the game started, it wasn't about...
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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
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.
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.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
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.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.More from this show
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.More from this show