Jimmer Fredette's 19 points led a balanced Kings attack in a 91-82 defeat of the Celtics in the Las Vegas summer league, and Fab Melo's bruised left hand added injury to insult.
Melo grabbed three rebounds in 13 scoreless minutes and will be re-examined by the C's training staff. He joins fellow Syracuse product and Celtics second-round selection Kris Joseph (hyperextended knee) on the injury list. The C's also played without JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore and Sean Williams, all of whom appear headed to the Rockets along with a second-round pick in a sign-and-trade deal for restricted free agent swingman Courtney Lee, according to multiple reports.
The Celtics fell to 2-1 in Las Vegas and 6-2 overall after finishing 4-1 in Orlando last week. Dionte Christmas led the C's with 19 points against Sacramento, while Jared Sullinger grabbed 10 rebounds but scored only six points. Fredette and Thomas Robinson (15 points, 16 rebounds) led five Kings in...
Five Patriots rookies failed their physicals on Thursday, according to Howard Balzer of Sirius/XM Radio. Seventh-round pick Jeremy Ebert and undrafted rookies Justin Francis, Matt Roark, Jeremiah Warren and Markus Zusevics all failed their physicals, according to Balzer. Ebert, a wide receiver out of Northwestern who was limited in spring camps, was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list, while the other four were placed on the non-football injury list.
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The Red Sox sent right-hander Justin Germano to the Cubs in exchange for cash considerations. Germano was designated for assignment on July 13, when the team activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the 60-day disabled list. He appeared in just one game for the Red Sox, logging 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief on July 7.
Prior to that, Germano -- who signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in the offseason that included a July 1 opt-out -- was one of the top pitchers in the International League. In 17 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, the 29-year-old was 9-4 with a 2.40 ERA, 72 strikeouts and 13 walks in 105 innings.
The trade is the third between the Sox and Cubs since former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein went to the Cubs as their president of baseball operations, following the compensation agreement for Epstein's departure (in which the Cubs sent Chris Carpenter and Aaron Kurcz to the Sox, with Jair Bogaerts going back to Chicago) and a swap of...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suggested that, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, he is comfortable with his team's current roster and doesn't feel a pressing need for a deal to address needs.
"I like my team. I like my pitching. I like our offense, our defense. If [GM Ben Cherington] feels that there's a way of improving on what we have, I'll be all for that, too. But I don't see any gaping holes on our team," Valentine said. "All I can tell you is that Ben works as hard, as much, as diligently as anybody I've ever been around. If there's something he can do to improve our team, I'm sure he's going to do it. I don't know that there'll be one thing or many things or no things. But I'll guarantee you all avenues will be explored."
Earlier on Thursday, Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino said on the Dennis...
According to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears (via Twitter), the Celtics have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Rockets that will send guard Courtney Lee to Boston in exchange for forward JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams, E'Twaun Moore and a second-round pick.
Lee, 26, averaged 11.4 points, 1.5 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game last season. He was originally chosen 22nd overall by the Magic in the 2008 draft.
Johnson, 23, averaged 3.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 8.3 minutes per game last season. He was selected by the Nets with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 draft before being traded, along with a future second round pick, in exchange for the draft rights to MarShon Brooks. The 23-year-old Moore played in 38 games in '11-12, averaging 2.9 points per game, while Williams totaled just three games for the Celtics.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We close out the show with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday after the Patriots beat the Steelers.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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