Kicker Garrett Hartley connected on a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Saints to a 31-28 win over the Vikings Sunday night in New Orleans in the NFC championship game. The win sends the Saints to the first Super Bowl in the history of the organization — they will face the Indianapolis Colts in two weeks in Miami at Super Bowl XLIV. Late in regulation, it appeared that Minnesota was driving for a game-winning score, but Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw an interception that ended up sending the game into overtime, setting the stage for Hartley's heroics. Read the full story here. And click here for the 10 Things We Learned Sunday.
Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes ripped through the Bruins' crumbling defense in a 5-1 victory at RBC Center Sunday. After Ray Whitney scored in the first period, Eric Staal, Jokinen and Brandon Sutter scored in the second, ending the night for Tim Thomas and pushing the Bruins to their fifth straight loss. Tuukka Rask yielded a third-period goal to Chad LaRose. David Krejci scored a power-play goal for Boston in the third. Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman was on the ice for all five Carolina goals, and Matt Hunwick was on the ice for four. Click here for the Hat Trick of Things We Learned from the game.
Peyton Manning threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns and the Indianapolis defense shut out New York in the second half on the way to a 30-17 win over the Jets Sunday in Indianapolis to give the Colts the AFC championship. Indianapolis, which trailed 17-6 late in the first half, buried New York under a second-half flurry that made the difference, allowing Manning and the Colts to advance to their second Super Bowl in four seasons. Read the game story here. Click here for the 10 Things We Learned Sunday.
WALTHAM -- Starting with Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the TD Garden, the Celtics are entering one of the most demanding parts of their schedule. After playing the Clippers — a team that beat the C's, 92-90, on Dec. 27 — the Celtics have two days off and then play at Orlando and Atlanta on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Then they welcome the defending champion Lakers to the Garden on Sunday, followed the next day by a game in Washington. The tough stretch ends with a game against Miami a week from Wednesday. "From a schedule prospective, it looks daunting because we're playing some of the better teams in the league," Celtics guard Ray Allen said on Sunday. "Right now, it's an 'us' project, just focusing on the small, little things that we've done to be successful, the things we've done to build this team to where it is right now." For more, including audio from Rivers on his concerns...
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
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 examine all the off-season moves on the Hot Stove Show. Rob and Alex also catch up with Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan and ask him about the Rangers acquiring first baseman Prince Fielder.
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 discussed the first ever dog custody battle in New York City.
The guys opened the show discussing the major court decisions for Alfonzo Dennard and Jameis Winston coming today. They also touched on the Lunenburg scandal.
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.
Mut and Merloni react to former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees.
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees and the possibility of the Red Sox trading for Andre Ethier.
Today’s topics include frustrating superstars, Boston-New York rivalries, tough losses and more.
Salk and Holley discuss the similarities and differences between Jacoby Ellsbury’s situation and Johnny Damon’s departure eight years ago. Mike and Michael analyze what the fan reaction could be when Ellsbury returns to Fenway in pinstripes.
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.
Mike Lupica of the Daily News joined the show to give the New York reaction to the Ellsbury signing. He said that the Yankees drastically overpaid.More from this show
The guys discuss the breaking story of Pierzynski agreeing to a deal with the Red Sox.More from this show
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats' win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.More from this show