More than 70 people were killed during a riot at a soccer game in Egypt on Wednesday, and fingers are being pointed at the police for failing to prevent fans from bringing weapons into the stadium and standing by while the melee exploded.
"People here are dying, and no one is doing a thing. It's like a war," said Mohammed Abu Trika, a star player for Al Ahly, which was upset by the home team, El Masry. "Is life this cheap?"
"The reason for this tragedy is the deliberate neglect and absence of the military and the police," said Essam el Erian, a senior lawmaker from the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. Added el Erian: "This will not pass without punishment, a thousand punishments."
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BOSTON -- After just 11 games on the Celtics, swingman Mickael Pietrus is so happy playing under coach Doc Rivers and alongside Kevin Garnett that he doesn't envision playing anywhere else for "years to come."
"Hopefully, I'll be a Celtic for many years to come," said Pietrus after the C's 100-64 blowout of the Raptors. "I've seen the other side of the sea, and the fish is different. I don't want to go back there."
Pietrus played five seasons for the Warriors and two for the Magic before splitting time between Orlando and the Suns last season. In ihs first 11 games for the Celtics, he's averaging 8.5 points and two 3-pointers a night.
"I think I fit extremely well on the team, and I'm very happy with my choice, because I picked the Celtics over all the teams," said the Guadeloupe native. "I love the Celtics."
Considering his performance on both ends so far for the C's, the feeling...
Darryl Partin scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in the final 3 1/2 minutes, but Boston University's furious late rally came up one point short in a 68-67 loss to Vermont in a battle between the teams that were tied for second place in America East.
D.J. Irving added 15 points for the Terriers (11-13, 7-3), who trailed by 19 points in the second half. The margin was 16 points with 3:28 left. Partin started the comeback with three 3-pointers in a row. After two free throws by Vermont's Luke Apfeld (16 points), Partin scored four straight (a layup sandwiched by single free throws). That made it a 61-56 game with 1:55 left.
Following three free throws from UVM's Sandro Carissimo, Irving hit a trey and Mike Terry Jr. made two free throws with 38 seconds left to get the Terriers within three, 64-61. Apfeld hit two free throws, but Irving hit consecutive layups and BU was within a point, 66-65, with 20 seconds left.
Four McGlynn answered with a...
Scott Wood scored 16 points, including four free throws in the final minute, as NC State held off Boston College, 56-51, Wednesday night at Conte Forum.
C.J. Leslie added 13 points for the Wolfpack (16-7, 5-3 ACC).
Matt Humphrey scored 15 points for BC (7-15, 2-6), which trailed by two at the half (25-23) and kept it close until the final minute.
The teams were tied at 44 with 5:15 left after a Dennis Clifford layup. NC State took the lead for good on a C.J. Leslie jumper seven seconds later. That started a game-deciding 10-2 run, as BC struggled to find the basket in the clutch.
BC next plays at Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon.
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After two nights of drama, the Celtics needed a breather. Fortunately, the Raptors were in town and they do not have Kyrie Irving, or anyone else even remotely as talented as the Cavalier rookie who made big leads disappear. The Celtics led by 13 after one quarter, 22 at the half and 29 after three in cruising to a 100-64 win.
Paul Pierce once again led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Coach Doc Rivers was able to play the entire fourth quarter without Pierce, Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen. Garnett played only 17 minutes, but still collected seven points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Celtics also got big contributions from Avery Bradley who scored 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting and Brandon Bass (12 points, nine rebounds). Rookie JaJuan Johnson even got into the act, scoring a career-high 11 points.
They have now won six of their last seven games and are 6-2 without Rajon Rondo who missed his...
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.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.
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.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show