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01/04/2013 - 10:26pm
Defensive: C's shut down Pacers, snap skid

Rajon Rondo scored 18 points and handed out seven assists while Kevin Garnett added 18 points and seven rebounds before his ejection as the Celtics snapped a four-game skid with a 94-75 win over the Pacers Friday night at TD Garden. Jared Sullinger provided valuable inside presence with a team high 10 rebounds in 30 minutes before fouling out, as the Celtics improved to 15-17 on the season. The Celtics held the Pacers to 27-of-85 shooting from the field (31.8 percent) and a season-low 75 points. 

The Celtics started off the game shooting just 25 percent, making five of their first 20 shots from the floor. But their defense and the rebounding presence inside from Jared Sullinger kept Indiana equally as cold. The Celtics finished the first quarter shooting just 29.2 percent on 7-of-24 from the field but the Pacers made just 7-of-20 and the Celtics trailed by only one, 16-15, after 12 minutes. 

With the Pacers leading 20-19 with just over 10...

01/04/2013 - 7:38pm
Bass returns to Celtics starting lineup

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers announced before Friday's game with the Pacers that he was inserting forward Brandon Bass back in the starting lineup, taking the place of Jason Collins. 

The lineup of Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Bass, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce marks the ninth different lineup Rivers has used in the first 32 games of the season. That lineup debuted on March 25, 2012 after Mickael Pietrus suffered a concussion in Philadelphia and two games after Ray Allen was sent to the bench. With that lineup, the Celtics went 11-3 down the stretch to help the Celtics win the Atlantic Division title for a fifth straight season. 

Collins had started the previous seven games for the Celtics since being inserted in the lineup for Bass on Dec. 21 against the Cavaliers to take the load off Kevin Garnett in the low post. 

Bass has strugged in his role off the bench, both offensively and defensively, and Rivers made the decision...

01/04/2013 - 2:00pm
Sox give Hamilton, Diaz minor league deals

The Red Sox announced the signings of infielder Jonathan Diaz and first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training camp.

Diaz, 27, was a 12th-round selection in the 2006 draft by Toronto. In seven minor league seasons, the versatile defender has hit .226 with a .358 OBP, .294 slugging mark and .652 OPS. He has split each of the last four seasons between the Blue Jays’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates and has had an on-base percentage of at least .365 three times in his minor league career, albeit with virtually no power. He's played the majority of his games at shortstop, but the 5-foot-9 NC State product has also played second, third and left field. 

Hamilton, 28, was St Louis’s second-round pick in the 2006 draft and played in 47 Major League games for the Cardinals from 2010-11, hitting .197 with a .258 OBP, .246 slugging mark and .503 OPS. However, in seven minor...

01/04/2013 - 12:53pm
King on M&M: Rex will be back with Jets

Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King checked in with Mut & Merloni for his weekly visit and talked about the NFL coaching carousel.

King said Jets coach Rex Ryan -- who is back in the news Friday after being photographed on vacation sporting a creative tattoo that apparently features his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey and nothing else while Tebowing -- will return to New York for at least one more season.

"He'll definitely be back. He's coaching the Jets next year," King said. "[Jets owner] Woody Johnson made it clear: I'm bringing in a new general manager, the general manager and Rex are going to work together for one year, and then we're going to see what happens. I'd anticipate if they have a six- or seven-win season or even eight and go out of the playoffs again that Rex will be looking for a job and the new GM will be looking for a new coach."

Looking at the current vacancies, King said the only really...

01/04/2013 - 10:38am
Chiefs part ways with former Pats exec Pioli

The Chiefs announced Friday that the organization and general manager Scott Pioli have "mutually parted ways."

Pioli joined the Chiefs in January 2009 after serving in the Patriots front office from 2001-08. Kansas City went 23-41 in his four seasons as GM, winning the 2010 AFC West title but otherwise struggling. Coach Romeo Crennel, a former Patriots defensive coordinator who replaced the controversial Todd Haley as Chiefs coach late last season, was fired earlier in the week.

"After several productive conversations, we made the difficult decision to part ways with Scott Pioli and allow him to pursue other opportunities," Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. "Scott has been an invaluable member of the Chiefs family since joining us in 2009, and we sincerely appreciate his tremendous contributions over the last four years."

Former Eagles coach Andy Reid reportedly is close to a deal to become...

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NFL SUNDAY...the final se…

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

Gabe Morency, Sports Rage TV and FNTSY Sports Net, joins NFL SUNDAY to go over the various props for Super Bowl 51 -- 2-5-17

Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.

Christian Fauria, from WEEI's OMF, joins NFL SUNDAY to give his thoughts on S.B. 51 -- 2-5-17

Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.

Danny Picard gives his th…

Danny Picard gives his thoughts on the Celtics, the incredible season Isaiah Thomas is having and potential trade opportunities for Boston -- 2-19-17

The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.

Pete Sheppard and Jerry Thornton discuss the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston in a trade -- 2-19-17

Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.

Late Night with Christian Arcand - Anna Horford makes her Boston radio debut 2-16-2017

Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 13: The m…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 13: The man who the Red Sox got for Clay Buchholz

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox minor league infielder Josh Tobias, the player the organization got in exchange for Clay Buchholz. Tobias, as it turns out, may be one of the most interesting players in Red Sox camp, not only offering great stories about finding out about the trade, but explaining his interest in space, books and UFOs.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 12: Dustin Pedroia predicts he will live until 100

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 11: Matt Barnes' 'Betances Project'

Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.

Saturday Skate - Bruins a…

Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

K&C- Garoppolo staying wi…

K&C- Garoppolo staying with the Patriots; Trenni likes paying taxes 3-1-17

Hour 4. More on the news that Garoppolo is staying with New England. Trenni says she likes paying taxes.

K&C- Albert from RI informs K&C that his wife is leaving him 3-1-17

Albert calls and has some bad news.

K&C- Kirk is upset with management; Schefter reports Garoppolo will stay with the Patriots 3-1-17

Hour 3. Kirk is upset with some of the decisions being made. Breaking news: Schefter reports that Garoppolo won't be traded.

OMF - Adam Schefter talks…

OMF - Adam Schefter talks about his report that the Patriots will not trade Jimmy Garoppolo 3-1-17

Adam Schefter of ESPN calls in to talk to Glenn, Lou and Christian about his report from this morning that said the Patriots will not be trading Jimmy Garoppolo,

OMF - Chips in the footballs, and Mike Mayock loves Patriots backup QB's, 2-28-17

The NFL is putting microchips in the footballs, but not for the reasons you think. Mike Mayock is high on Jimmy Garoppolo. Also, if the Pats don't sign Dont'a Hightower, what are they going to do with all that cap space?

OMF - Glenn and Lou fight over what type of big man helps win NBA games, 2-28-17

Lou is ready to hate Al Horford for his consistently crappy stat line, and thinks someone who gets 10-12 rebounds a night would be more helpful. Glenn brings up Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins as reasons why he's wrong.

Patriots do not use franc…

Patriots do not use franchise tag on Dont'a Hightower and he will test the free agent waters

Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the Patriots declining to use the franchise tag on star Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, and whether that means he's as good as gone, or if the Patriots still have a shot at retaining him.

Should the Bruins be buyers, sellers or just stand pat at Thursday's deadline?

Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins needs and whether or not they should be acquiring or trading away players or assets at the deadline given their better play of late.

Would the Patriots kick the tires on Adrian Peterson?

Now that Minnesota is releasing him, would the Patriots take a look at Adrian Peterson or is he not a fit here? We discuss.

Ep. 53: Glenn Ordway PT 2

Ep. 53: Glenn Ordway PT 2

Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.

Ep. 52: Glenn Ordway

Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.

Ep. 51: David Duchovny

Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.

The Real K&C – Trenni d…

The Real K&C – Trenni dates, vinyl gifts & huge packages 3-1-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis plunge into March recapping Tuesday & Wednesday editions of Kirk & Callahan

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 13: The man who the Red Sox got for Clay Buchholz

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox minor league infielder Josh Tobias, the player the organization got in exchange for Clay Buchholz. Tobias, as it turns out, may be one of the most interesting players in Red Sox camp, not only offering great stories about finding out about the trade, but explaining his interest in space, books and UFOs.

SoccerCast - Chicharito to the MLS?

Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the decision by the Leicester City to dismiss Claudio Ranieri just months after winning the Premier League and if Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will sign with the MLS this summer?

K&C- The greatest moment …

K&C- The greatest moment in Oscars’ history; Viola Davis’s speech; Gerry clarifies how he feels about Alex 2-27-17

Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.

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Hour 1. Gerry is joined by Alex Reimer and Pete Sheppard. Pete and Alex battle it out. Alex doesn't think Gronk's act is genuine. The Celtics lost and Isaiah is being shut down by opposing teams.

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