San Francisco wide reciever Mario Manningham has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium with a shoulder injury.
Manningham, a member of the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants receiving corps, was signed by the 49ers before this season. He has 41 catches for 449 yards and just one touchdown this season in 12 games this season. He suffered a shoulder injury against the Rams on Dec. 2 and missed last week's game against the Dolphins.
The Patriots have not ruled any players out for Sunday, but have listed 19 players as questionable for the game, including tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has missed the last three games with a broken left forearm. The Patriots will need to deactivate only six players from their roster for Sunday's game since they are carrying only 52 players on their active roster.
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The Celtics continued their struggles on the road, even in a place they've had great success.
The Celts, who had won their last five games at San Antonio, dropped a 103-88 decision to the host Spurs Saturday night. It was also Doc Rivers' team's fourth straight road loss.
For the second straight night, the Celtics let the game slip away by being outscored in both the third and fourth quarters. This time the C's managed just 39 second-half points, with San Antonio netting 50 in the final two quarters.
Rajon Rondo had a tough night in his matchup with Tony Parker, netting just six points while falling short of double-digit assists (9). Leading the Celtics' offense were Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, who each scored 18 points.
Parker led all scorers with 22 points. Spurs' center Tim Duncan scored just five points while shooting 2-for-13 from the field. The veteran big man did, however, manage a plus-18 while on the floor.
According to ESPN.com, prior to the Patriots' Sunday night game against the 49ers at Gillette Stadium, they will present a series of tributes to the town of Newtown, Conn., where Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School took place.
The report states the Patriots' helmets will include the black-ribbon logos seen throughout Newtown since the shooting. The organization is also planning on firing 26 flares during the moment of silence -- 20 yellow flares to honor the children that were killed, and six blue flares for the fallen teachers.
The Sandy Hook school resides less than one mile from a Rand-Whitney factory, a company owned by the Patriots' owners, the Kraft family. A Patriots official said the company's parking lot was used as a staging area for public safety officials following the tragedy.
Following the Celtics' 101-89 loss to the Rockets in Houston Friday night, C's forward Kevin Garnett and Rockets coach Kevin McHale shared a long embrace, with Garnett expressing his condolences for the recent death of McHale's daughter, Sasha. The interaction led to a tearful McHale, who could be seen wiping his eyes while leaving the court.
"I saw Kevin and had an emotional moment with him," said Garnett, who played with Minnesota while McHale was both a general manager and coach.
"KG and I, we go way back," McHale told reporters. "There will always be a special place in my heart for Kevin. We spent a ton of time together when he was a young guy. It was very nice."
Sasha McHale was just 23 years-old when she passed away due to complications from Lupus on Nov. 24.
"I got to go over and give him a hug and talk for a little bit," said Celtics guard Courtney Lee told reporters. Lee played for the...
The Celtics started their three-game road trip on a sour note, dropping a 101-89 decision to the Rockets in Houston Friday night.
While the Celts bounced back from a eight-point deficit after the first quarter to take a two-point halftime lead, Houston controlled the second half for 11th win of the season (11-11).
The Celts struggled offensively for much of the night, with Paul Pierce leading the way for the visitors with 18 points. Rajon Rondo (15 points, 13 assists) and Kevin Garnett (14 points) also pitched in, with Garnett limited to just 27 minutes.
The Celtics, who were outscored 58-44 in the second half, shot just 40 percent from the floor.
The Rockets' James Harden led all scorers with 21 points, while former Harvard point guard Jeremy Lin managed just five points to go along with seven assists.
A touching moment came after the game when Houston head coach Kevin McHale was brought to tears after a long embrace from...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
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.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
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.
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.
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.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
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