Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in an appearance on WBZ-TV's Sports Final on Sunday night, said that he suspects some of his former players will approach the coming baseball season with a chip on their collective shoulder. That, he suggested, could lead to strong seasons ahead.
"They’re always going to have a chance. They’re the Red Sox," said Francona. "You have some talented players. Some were injured. Some were probably embarrassed and feel like they have a lot to prove, they maybe feel like they have a chip on their shoulder. Whatever the reason, you’re going to see some guys coming back and probably have pretty good years."
Asked how he might address the disclosures of a disintegrating clubhouse that was symbolized by the in-game consumption of beer and fried chicken, Francona suggested that he had given the matter little thought and so he was unprepared to answer the question.
BOSTON -- After the Celtics ended his team's five-game winning streak with a 95-91 victory, Bulls center Joakim Noah sat dejected at his locker, lamenting the loss.
"Our energy just wasn't very good," said Noah, who finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. "We fought at the end, but overall we've got to play better. Our togetherness wasn't great. They shot a high percentage throughout the game. They ran the floor better than us. I think overall they just wanted it more."
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo recorded 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season. "He got off to a fast start," Noah said. "He played very confident throughout the night and just picked us apart. He's a good player."
Meanwhile, Chicago's point guard -- reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose -- missed the game with back spasms. The Bulls still lead the Eastern Conference with a 23-7 record, but the...
Terrell Owens made a weekend appearance on Dallas radio station KESN as he prepares to join the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, and the controversial wide receiver insisted that it's the media's fault that he is viewed as a troublemaker.
"I think a lot of why I probably didn't play [in the NFL] this year, everybody keeps talking about the 'character' issues," he said. "The last two or three years relatively I was quiet, knowing that everybody was saying that I had a character issue, I'm disruptive, there's a lot of hype that comes with me, they're saying I'm a distraction here and there. That's all hearsay. If you ask a bunch of my teammates, a lot of it is basically blown out of proportion, the media making me into a fall guy.
"Overall, will I ever admit that I was a bad teammate? Never. I wasn't a bad teammate. Was I disruptive. No, I wasn't disruptive. I feel like I have a lot of football left and I'm looking...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- While the Red Sox and David Ortiz are scheduled to have a salary arbitration hearing this afternoon, the two sides have been talking this morning to see if they can reach a settlement that would allow a hearing to be avoided. Sox GM Ben Cherington has been talking with Fernando Cuza, who represents Ortiz, in the Vinoy Hotel, where a hearing is scheduled to take place later today.
The scheduled hearing before an arbitration panel would determine whether Ortiz would make $16.5 million in 2012 (the number requested by the slugger after he accepted the team's offer of salary arbitration, thus removing himself from free agency) or $12.65 million (the number offered by the Sox). The decision of the three-person arbitration panel would focus on whether Ortiz is worth more or less than the midpoint of $14.575 million. If the panel determines he is worth anything above that figure, then Ortiz would be awarded his full $16.5 million request...
Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in a rebound with 2.4 seconds remaining Sunday night as Virginia Tech rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 30 seconds for a 66-65 victory over visiting Boston College.
BC had a final shot, but Lonnie Jackson's running 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the backboard and the right top part of the rim before bouncing away.
Ryan Anderson led the way for BC (8-17, 3-8 ACC) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jackson (14 points), Matt Humphrey (13) and Dennis Clifford (10) also finished in double figures for the Eagles.
Finney-Smith dominated down low for Virginia Tech (14-11, 3-7), hitting 7-of-10 shots to score 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds (seven offensive). Dorenzo Hudson added 11 points for the Hokies.
BC shot a season-high 56 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range, but that wasn't enough to overcome the fact that the Eagles were outrebounded 30-19. And it was a pair of...
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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
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.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Danny Ainge does not have a great track record at the NBA Draft and we look back at some of the picks that the fans liked and hated at the time.
Celtics fans are upset at the lack of fireworks at the NBA Draft from Danny Ainge.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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