Jermaine O'Neal will miss at least one game with a hamstring injury and rookie center Greg Stiemsma will start in his place against the Wizards. O'Neal injured his hamstring in Sunday's game against Washigton, but coach Doc Rivers doesn't think his center will be out long.
"It’s not bad," Rivers said. "Eddie [Lacerte, the team trainer] came to me and suggested that he didn’t play. With the hamstring you just don’t want to take any chances. JO’s been doing so well we figured tonight, [Tuesday] and then maybe he can play the next game."
In his place steps Stiemsma, the rookie center who has made a name himself with his shot-blocking ability.
"We’re just trying to protect him by starting him because he’s with the four best players and that helps him," Rivers said. "The one thing he does is bock shots. I’m thrilled to death that he’s shooting the ball because he...
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has been granted permission to interview for the head coaching job in Jacksonville, according to a Tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter also indicated that O'Brien is still in the mix for the Penn State job, saying O'Brien is still "squarely on Penn (State's) radar." For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Billy Baron scored seven of his 25 points in the second overtime as Rhode Island escaped Boston College with a 78-72 double-overtime victory Monday afternoon.
Ryan Anderson had 18 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks for BC (5-8). Dennis Clifford and Lonnie Jackson each scored 12 points. Patrick Heckmann added 11 points, including a buzzer-beater at the end of the first overtime to force another five minutes.
Mike Powell added 21 points for URI, and Jonathan Holton had 11 points and nine rebounds. In addition to his 24 points, Baron had eight rebounds. He hit all 11 of his free throws.
URI (3-12) is 2-0 since leading scorer Jamal Wilson was kicked off the team for a violation of team rules Dec. 27.
With the teams tied at 65, URI's Orion Outerbridge (9 points, 11 rebounds) opened the scoring in the second OT with a three-point play. Clifford got two back for BC with a pair of free throws. With 2:12 left, Powell squirmed his way...
According to Charlie Casserly of CBS Sports, Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will not be the next Penn State football coach.
Multiple reports -- including those emanating from ESPN and USA Today -- suggested O'Brien was the favorite to land the Nittany Lions' job. Cassery, on the other hand, said that the coordinator's name has been taken out of consideration, with San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Boise State head coach Chris Peterson remaining possibilities to take the job.
After the Patriots' 49-21 win over Buffalo Sunday, both Pats quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick declined to talk about the rumors circulating regarding O'Brien.
"I don't know what's going to happen," Brady said. "I hope he...
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins recalled forward Jordan Caron Monday after sending him to Providence on Dec. 23.
In four games with Providence since the assignment, Caron picked up one assist in the AHL, and has one goal and five assists for six points over nine games for Providence this season. In 13 NHL games this season, Caron has one goal and two assists for three points.
Caron was on the ice for the start of the Bruins' practice Monday at Ristuccia Arena, skating as an extra forward on the Merlot Line of Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille.
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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.