BOSTON -- Even though his team had just dispatched Northeastern, 2-1, in a hard-fought Beanpot semifinal at TD Garden, Boston University coach Jack Parker was very honest about playing Boston College next Monday night in yet another BU-BC showdown for the 58th Beanpot championship. "The Beanpot is losing its luster a little bit if it's constantly going to be BU or BC winning this tournament," Parker said. "We dodged a bullet tonight. These teams are real good hockey programs, Harvard and Northeastern. It's not good overall, people are going to get tired of it. People are tired of it in some ways." BU has won a record 29 Beanpot titles and has reached the title game in 25 of the last 27 years. In the first game, Boston College hammered Harvard, 6-0, to reach its 30th Beanpot title game. For more, including audio from all four teams, visit The BC Blog.
Paul Pierce will have X-rays taken on his left foot on Tuesday, he told the media following Monday night's game against the Wizards. Pierce injured his foot during the first quarter when he fell to the ground fighting for a loose ball against Caron Butler. He left the game but later returned. Pierce played 28 minutes.
"The foot is sore, so sit on it tonight, get some X-rays tomorrow, come back, see how I feel," he said. "But I think it’s not going to be too bad. I mean, I would have known by now. I have a really good sense of my body and usually how I feel and injuries. So I think it’ll be all right, but we’re going to go get the X-rays tomorrow."
The Celtics' next game is on Wednesday against the Heat in Boston.
BOSTON -- Alex Chiasson's shot dribbled past Chris Rawlings with 5:47 left in the third to lead the Boston University Terriers to a 2-1 win over the Northeastern Huskies in the second Beanpot semifinal on Monday night at TD Garden. Northeastern had tied it midway through the third on a power play goal by Kyle Kraemer. Northeastern had a power play and pulled the goalie for the final 88 seconds but could not score. The Terriers advance to face their archrival Boston College in the 58th Beanpot Championship game next Monday night at TD Garden. BC advanced with an easy 6-0 romp over Harvard in Monday's first semifinal. For more coverage, visit The BC Blog.
The Celtics snapped their three-game losing streak with a 99-88 win over the Wizards on Monday in Washington, D.C. The C's trailed by as many as nine points but outscored the Wiz 25-10 in the fourth quarter. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Garnett scored 19. Paul Pierce injured his foot during the first quarter but returned to the game. He played 27 minutes in the win.
A baseball source has confirmed that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Joe Nelson on a minor league deal. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com (via Twitter).
Nelson, 35, was 3-0 with a 4.02 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays last year, striking out 36 in 40-1/3 innings. He suffered command difficulties, however, as he walked 27 batters. That came on the heels of a career-best 2008 season, when he had a 2.00 ERA and struck out 60 in 54 innings for the Florida Marlins.
Nelson was previously in the Red Sox system in both 2002 and 2004. Though most of his first stint in the organization was lost to injury, when healthy in 2004 he recorded a 2.96 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 51-2/3 combined innings in Double A and Triple A, and he appeared in three games (allowing five runs in 2-2/3 innings) in the majors...
The guys finish up their breakdowns on what to expect today at Gillette and give their pick for a winner.
Curran calls the boys live from Gillette to break down today's game against the Browns. He thinks Cleveland will be a much tougher opponent than most. He also gets into the Ridley situation and if the Pats will look to sign Edelman.
Dale brings up Stephen Gostkowski and how he's becoming automatic, almost as automatic as Vinatieri was during his time in Foxborough. They discuss Gostkowski's ranking among other kickers this season.
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.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
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.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
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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.
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