With 2:29 remaining in Sunday's NFC championship game, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled the ball on the New York 21-yard line and it was recovered by the 49ers. However, the officials ruled that Bradshaw's forward progress had been stopped, so the Giants retained possession. That doesn't sit well with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who compared the play to the infamous tuck rule call that helped Tom Brady and the Patriots defeat the Raiders in the Snow Bowl 10 years ago.
"In my opinion, that was a fumble," Harbaugh said Monday. "I'm sure the league will defend it and the officials will defend it. But to me, that play was still going on. There was still struggling by Bradshaw. … I felt like it was analogous with the tuck rule."
Also in the news, former Lakers forward Robert Horry offered his take on the Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant feud, blaming Phil Jackson for inciting the two players.
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Magic coach Stan Van Gundy didn't mince words after his team set a franchise low for points in a game and tied a Celtics record for fewest field goals allowed with 16.
"It's the first game in my career that I've been through where literally not one guy had played well," Van Gundy said. "There's no finger pointing. I'm foremost among them. I'm not calling out my team, I couldn't find anything for us to do. That was an absolute beatdown and it was actually in a lot of ways a lot worse than the score indicated."
Boston took a 10-point lead into halftime, and never looked back. The Celtics held the Magic to only 20 second-half points and just five field goals.
"That's the most dominating defensive performance, at least, I've ever had against me," Van Gundy said.
"I don't think we gave up," the coach added. "We just continued to get our [butt] kicked."
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Monday that forward Nathan Horton likely has a concussion and is considered day-to-day by the team.
Horton left Sunday's win over the Flyers in the second period after he was hit in the head by Philadelphia forward Tom Sestito. The league did not discipline Sestito for the hit to the head.
Horton's postseason was ended in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals last June when he was the victim of a blidnside hit from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome. After struggling to begin this season, Horton admitted that he still wasn't back to being his usual self after the concussion.
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Missing two starters and three rotation players, the Celtics played their best game of the season, beating Orlando 87-56 at the Garden on Monday. It was the first win of the season for the Celtics against a team with a winning record.
Orlando shot just 25 percent and made only five shots in the sevond half. The 56 points was the lowest total in Magic franchise history. Even more impressively, the Celtics were playing without Ray Allen (ankle), Rajon Rondo (wrist), Mickael Pietrus (shoulder), Chris Wilcox (calf strain) and Keyon Dolling (knee).
Paul Pierce scored 19 points to go with five rebounds and seven assists and Brandon Bass added 19 and eight rebounds, while outplaying former Celtic Glen Davis. Additionally, Avery Bradley played phenomenal fullcourt defense on Jameer Nelson and Sasha Pavlovic filled in ably for Allen, scoring nine points.
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Bruins president Cam Neely released a statement Monday in response to goaltender Tim Thomas' decision to skip the team's visit to the White House. Thomas was the lone member of the team not to attend.
“As an organization we were honored by President Obama’s invitation to the White House. It was a great day and a perfect way to cap our team’s achievement from last season. It was a day that none of us will soon forget," Neely said in a statement. "We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization. This will be the last public comment from the Bruins organization on this subject.”
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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.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
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.
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Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
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Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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