Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will interview for the head coaching job at Penn State on Thursday, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. O'Brien, who has been linked to several jobs over the last month -- including the offensive coordinators' job in Kansas City and the head coaching job in Jacksonville -- has been part of the New England coaching staff since 2007, and worked his way to his current position this season. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
The Bruins began the 2012 part of their schedule by doing what they did plenty of in 2011: winning.
Thanks to a two-goal night from Patrice Bergeron and a typically strong performance from Tim Thomas, the B's defeated the Devils, 6-1, Wednesday in New Jersey.
David Clarkson opened the scoring for the Devils in the first period, beating Thomas after taking a feed from Zach Parise, but it was all Bruins after that. Gregory Campbell scored his fourth of the season, and Nathan Horton added his 10th to give the B's a 2-1 lead after the first period.
Patrice Bergeron scored an unassisted breakaway goal following a Devils' power play in the second, and the B's added three more in the third, as they received Bergeron's second of the night and tallies from David Krejci and Shawn Thornton.
The Bruins will return to the Garden Thursday to face the Flames.
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Paul Pierce scored a game-high 24 points while Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass each had double-doubles to lead the Celtics to their fourth straight win, a 89-70 victory over the Nets Wednesday night at TD Garden. Garnett scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Bass had 15 points and 13 rebound for the Celtics, who moved over .500 for the first time this season at 4-3.
Playing without Ray Allen, who was out with the flu, the Celtics struggled badly in their search for a scoring option beyond Pierce. The Celtics suffered through a miserable second quarter, making just five of their 15 shots from the floor. Boston was outscored, 18-16, in the period and trailed the lowly Nets 35-34.
But Pierce consecutive threes to spark a 10-0 run midway through the third quarter to give Boston its first double-digit lead of the night, 55-44. Moments later, Avery Bradley, giving Rajon Rondo a break, hit a 3-pointer and then forced a turnover to get...
Celtics guard Ray Allen, who leads the team in scoring with 20.0 points a game through the season's first six contests, will miss Wednesday's game against the Nets due to the flu. In his place, Keyon Dooling will get his first start as a member of the Celtics.
"He’s human. He bleeds," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Allen. "Everyone takes the minutes. Keyon will start. We’ll sub him out early and he’ll play the 2-1 tonight. He’ll start out at the two and go back to the one and Avery [Bradley] will go to the two."
Dooling is averaging 7.5 points a game in 18.2 minutes and he's been the Celtics' second-best threat (behind Allen) from distance, having made 8-of-18 3-point attempts this season. Dooling is just 3-of-9 from inside the arc.
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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has an MVP trophy sitting in his Arizona house from the 2008 season, but the three-time All-Star suggested that he suprassed his offensive performance from that MVP season in 2011. In his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Pedroia said that the 2011 season was the best of his career.
In 2008, Pedroia hit .326 with a .376 OBP, .493 slugging mark, .869 OPS, 17 homers, 54 doubles, 20 steals and 118 runs. In 2011, Pedroia hit .307/.387/.474/.861 with 21 homers, 37 doubles, 36 steals and 102 runs. The 28-year-old suggested that he had a more mature approach to hitting and a better understanding of how he could help his lineup, a development best evidenced by his career-high 86 walks.
"To be honest with you, last year, I thought I had a better year than 2008. I walked a lot more. I stole more bases. I didn’t get there with the runs scored, but I think as an offensive player, I remember in ’08, I...
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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
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.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.