Celtics coach Doc Rivers had successful surgery to remove a benign polyp from his vocal chords and was told by his doctors that he is cancer free.
"I’m doing great," Rivers said in a statement released by the team. "Thank you to everyone for checking in on me. I can’t talk for two weeks which I’m sure makes my players and family extremely happy. On a serious note, I urge all coaches to get their throats checked. We put a lot of stress on our vocal cords during the course of a season."
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Reliever Michael Bowden, who had spent the season in Triple-A Pawtucket, has joined the Red Sox. With Daisuke Matsuzaka likely headed to the disabled list following an MRI on his right elbow on Tuesday, Bowden will give the Sox bullpen depth at a time when Tim Wakefield will be starting and Alfredo Aceves will likely also join the rotation.
Bowden was pitching quite well out of the bullpen for the PawSox, with a 1.59 ERA, 28 strikeouts and just four walks in 22 2/3 innings spanning 14 appearances. He has held right-handed hitters to an .091 average; lefties are hitting .370 against him. A roster move has not yet been made to add him to the 25-man roster, with the Sox likely awaiting the start of Tuesday's game (on a rainy evening) to announce the move officially.
Bowden attributed his success this year to confidence and his comfort with coming out of the bullpen. The 2005 first-rounder is working exclusively as a reliever this year for the...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced prior to his team's game against the Orioles Tuesday that Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent an MRI earlier in the day due to concerns regarding his right elbow. Results of the procedure would not be available prior to first pitch.
"We're talking about his elbow, whether it's sore or whether he's afraid to get to a point where it's sore," Francona said.
The concern revolving around Matsuzaka has not yet resulted in a roster move, although the Red Sox manager said the team was ready to move "expeditiously" if one needs to be made.
Francona expressed concerns after Matsuzaka allowed five runs on five hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings Monday night against the Orioles, saying after the Sox' win, "I didn’t think he was letting [his pitches] go. We’ll sit and talk. He didn’t seem completely right, his arm speed, getting extended [in making pitches]....
According to the PawSox, left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson was released on Tuesday. Johnson was taken by the Sox in the sandwich round (No. 40 overall) of the 2006 draft, one pick before the Yankees took pitcher Joba Chamberlain.
Johnson, 26, had put himself on the Sox' big league radar in 2008, when he had a 3.63 ERA and struck out 7.1 batters per nine innings in Portland. But he struggled over the last three years in Pawtucket, and he had a 2-2 record and 12.63 ERA this year in eight Triple-A games.
The Bruins had only two absences for their morning skate Tuesday, with forwards Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic the only players to miss the skate. Recchi does not take part in postseason morning skates, while Lucic could have been given the morning off due to a shot off the foot he took from Tyler Seguin on Monday.
Coach Claude Julien noted after practice that there was nothing to worry about with Lucic, and offered very little on the status of Patrice Bergeron, who was on the ice Tuesday morning but will reportedly miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals due to the concussion from which he is still recovering.
"As far as Bergeron is concerned, I think if he's in, you're going to see him in the warmups," Julien said. "With Lucic, there is no issues there are all."
Bergeron has two goals and 10 assists this postseason for a team-leading 12 points in 11 games. Lucic, who led the team with 30 goals in the regular season,...
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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