WALTHAM -- The Celtics will likely be without Paul Pierce when they take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on Thursday night, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Pierce was kept out of practice on Wednesday to protect his injured right thumb. "I'm not going to say definitely but most likely not [Thursday]," Rivers said. "We'll just evaluate it day-to-day. I didn't want him to take a chance of getting his thumb hit at all in practice so that if he did feel good [Thursday] but if not, we'll just wait. We're just going to go a game at a time with him."
Asked if he were concerned that Pierce's thumb was anything more than a sprain, Rivers said likely not. "I would know if it's something else and it's not," he said.
Also missing practice on Wednesday was Marquis Daniels with flu-like symptoms. "We sent Marquis home. He looked awful so we'll see [Thursday] and...
The Patriots announced this afternoon via their Twitter page that they have re-signed veteran wide receiver David Patten. Patten, who spent 2001 through 2004 with New England, was a part of three Super Bowl champions before spending time with Washington and New Orleans. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
A report in the Boston Herald indicate that the Raiders have franchised former Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour. Seymour, who was dealt to Oakland prior to the start of the 2009 season, is now scheduled to make almost $12.4 million if he chooses to sign the tender. However, it has been reported that the two sides are continuing to talk about a possible long-term agreement. After eight seasons in New England, Seymour was traded to the Raiders for a first-round pick in the 2011 draft. This season in Oakland, Seymour finished with four sacks and 47 tackles. For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president/CEO Larry Lucchino met with reporters in Fort Myers to discuss the state of the team and their views on ownership. Henry made clear that the group has every intention of remaining involved in what he portrayed as a labor of love, that has also witnessed one of the most successful eras in franchise history.
"We're not going anywhere," Henry said. "We adore, we love this franchise. We are so committed to this franchise. These eight years have been so much fun and so rewarding."
The owners also suggested that they were pleased with the state of the team following a substantial offseason reshaping. The club will have a record payroll in 2010, but the owners suggested that the investment seemed justified by the shape of the club.
"One thing we’ve been saying since day one is that...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking prior to the Red Sox' workout at the team's minor league training facility, J.D. Drew relayed that the surgery he had performed on his left shoulder in November didn't adversely affect his preparation for the 2010 season and he is ready to participate in all of the regular baseball activities throughout spring training. Drew did point out that the decision to have the surgery via an incision instead of a scope allowed the timetable for recovery to be bumped up slightly, with the outfielder beginning his hitting program on schedule at the end of January.
"Just wear and tear I guess," Drew said when asked how the injury occurred. "The way I swing the bat, I keep my top hand on the bat quite a bit, so over the years it’s probably wear and tear with those bones going together forming bone spurs. I didn’t know what was going on because I figured when I got that last...
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
It's a baseball round table from the winter meetings in Orlando, Rob Bradford talks with Ian Browne, Scott Lauber, Tim Britton, and Jason Mastrodonato.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Shawn Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.More from this show
Ho, hum. We're live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and it seems like everything of merit was done last week. We still discuss the Sox roster moves and potential for 2014.More from this show