After Wizards center JaVale McGee ran over him at midcourt in the third quarter, Celtics guard Delonte West left the game with a sprained right ankle and will not return to action on Monday night.
In late February, West injured the same right ankle in practice and missed eight games before returning on March 16. Even after reentering the Celtics lineup, West told reporters that he still had a chipped bone in his ankle. He had 11 points and five assists in 23 minutes against the Wizards before leaving the game.
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Speaking before his team's game with the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway Park, Rays manager Joe Maddon explained that in a perfect scenario he believed Carl Crawford's best spot in the batting order was hitting second. Maddon added that in his opinion Crawford's second-best spot was hitting third, with the leadoff spot serving as his third option.
“In a perfect world, with what I know, I would go 2, 3, 1," Maddon said. "And I’m just talking about his comfort zone. You could make the perfect argument that he should be a No. 1 hitter. I’ve often said he’s a lot like Rickey Henderson. He’s got a great combination of speed and power. I get it. But just to consider comfort within a player's comfort zone, wherever that may be. I was always aware of that and able to maneuver it.
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Johnny Damon returned to Fenway Park Monday for the first time as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. It appeared a week ago he would be returning with another 2004 World Series hero - Manny Ramirez. But Ramirez announced his retirement rather than face an MLB-imposed 100-game suspension for an 'issue' concerning a recent test under MLB's PED testing program.
“It’s a very sad thing that happened with Manny," Damon said prior to Monday's game. "I wish him nothing but the best. He was a great teammate of mine. He was a great player. I was just hoping that we would continue to have all the fun that we had when we had the press conference. For it to end so abruptly and for the reason, it’s sad. I hope Manny is in a better place. I heard he’s going to be traveling. He deserves to do it. After 18 or 19 years in the big leagues, it’s time for him to walk away. Unfortunately, it’s under these terms.
Despite playing once since Feb. 1 due to multiple injuries, Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal is expected to practice with the team on Thursday and return for Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs, according to Globe reporter Gary Washburn.
O'Neal has missed 43 games this season, including the last four with a strained calf he suffered after playing five minutes against the Pistons on April 3. He did not play in the 26 games prior to that game because of an inflamed Achilles tendon.
If the Eastern Conference playoff picture remains as is, the Celtics would face the Knicks in the first round. Meanwhile, multiple reports indicate that the Celtics will sit Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen -- if not all the starters -- againt the Wizards on Monday night. Glen Davis, Delonte West and Jeff Green are expected to start in their place.
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Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford rarely batted leadoff while a member of the Rays. Indeed, he did so just once after April 2007 while still with Tampa Bay.
However, he will be occupying the first spot in the batting order for the fourth straight contest with his new club against as it faces his old one on Monday, as he looks to get his season on track following a challenging start that has seen him hit .132 without a single extra-base hit in his first nine games in Boston. This will mark the first time that Crawford has played the Rays in the regular season.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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