A group of Aria hotel and casino employees in Las Vegas has countersued Charles Oakley, seeking damages of at least $20,000 for a May 2010 incident -- for which Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal was reportedly present -- that they claim was the third of a series of assaults by Oakley on Vegas casino employees since 2005, according to business journal Vegas Inc.
Here's the portion of Vegas Inc. reporter Steve Green's report that mentions O'Neal: "Monday's claim says Oakley was at the Liquid pool at Aria with friends including Boston Celtics player Jermaine O'Neal when Oakley, who had several large alcoholic drinks, became agitated because it was near closing time and 'he and his friends were not allowed to invite additional females into the pool.'"
Oakley had sued the security officers and the Aria hotel and casino on May 12, claiming they physically attacked him following an argument. The Bobcats assistant coach missed the final 13 games of...
NESN color commentator Jerry Remy called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk Red Sox.
Remy credited Boston’s AL-best 55-35 record to the offense, especially Jacoby Ellsbury.“When you look at the first half of the season, you can point to [Adrian] Gonzalez as being the MVP,” Remy said. “But not far behind him is Jacoby Ellsbury for what he’s done. He’s been the table-setter, he’s the guy atop the lineup who has done everything.”
Remy said that David Ortiz likely will appeal the four-game suspension for his involvement in the July 8 fight with the Orioles, and Remy said, “I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he gets a game knocked off, because he didn’t start it.”
Remy called Mike Gonzalez’s attempted beaning of David Ortiz “laughable.”
“I’m sure he was instructed by the bench to drill Ortiz, and he couldn’t...
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show with guest hosts Steve Buckley and Bob Halloran Friday morning to discuss the NFL labor negotiations. There have been widespread reports that the owners and players are closing in on a deal that will end the lockout in the coming days.
Said Florio: "I think it's time to really just sit back and wait for that puff of white smoke to come out of that chimney, and it's going to either today, tomorrow, Sunday, Monday — some point before they go meet with Judge [Arthur] Boylan, the mediator, who was instrumental in getting this thing done."
However, Florio cautioned that the owners might make one more push to get some additional concessions from the players before signing off on a deal.
"What happens is, once there's a sense that it's inevitable a deal's going to get done, that's when the owners start being a little more hard-headed, because they...
Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joined the Dennis & Callahan show with guest hosts Steve Buckley and Bob Halloran Friday morning to talk about the Roger Clemens mistrial.
The case was declared a mistrial by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton after the prosecution showed a video that included references to comments from Andy Pettitte's wife supporting her husband's statements that Clemens admitted steroid use to him. This came despite earlier instructions not to mention Laura Pettitte's comments.
McCann was asked where the case goes from here.
"I think the government's going to try to get a retrial, and the government's going to argue that while it made a mistake, it didn't go to the heart of the case and therefore a retrial should be permitted," he said. "The judge, though, was really upset and completely disappointed in what the government did."
Added McCann: "My instinct is that the...
Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell "stupid," a "crook" and a "devil" in a Men's Journal article, apologized Thursday — but his apology was to people who might have been offended by his use of a gay slur. "It was careless use of a slang word and I apologize to all who were offended by the remark," he said. "I am not a homophobic bigot, and I would never advocate intolerance of gay people."
Harrison also tried to downplay critical comments he made about teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall for their subpar play in last season's Super Bowl loss to the Packers.
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We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.