The Jets and Giants play Saturday, and despite coach Tom Coughlin's request that his team not get caught up in a verbal back-and-forth with Rex Ryan and friends, the Giants can't help themselves.
Ryan has been trying to claim that the Jets are taking over New York from the Giants.
Said Giants running back Brandon Jacobs: "They're going to need a hell of a lot more than this game to make that happen."
Added Giants offensive lineman Kareem McKenzie: "Chirp if you want. That's up to the individual that wants to go ahead and talk. I don't think it'll have any outcome on the game itself. Unless [Ryan] is going to suit up, I don't see any difference."
Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks, meanwhile, isn't interested in being too respectful of Jets standout Darrelle Revis. Asked if Revis is the best cornerback in the NFL, Nicks said: "I mean, he's a decent corner. He's decent."
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Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, who is in the third year of a four-year, $20 million contract, said Wednesday that he is unsure of when he will retire. That is a departure from what he said last September, when he guessed that he would retire at the end of the deal.
“You know, I’m going to take it year by year,” Thomas told WEEI.com Wednesday. “Just take it year by year. Obviously I’m able to play at a very high level right now. It’s just going to be a matter of what I feel like is the best decision for me and my family when that decision time comes.”
Thomas would not say whether "year by year" means he might consider retirement this offseason.
“I mean, I haven’t thought that far ahead,” Thomas said. “We’re still in the middle of the season. I think most of these things, you have more time to truly think of them in the offseason.”
The Celtics didn't make any final decisions on their roster after their final preseason game on Wednesday and coach Doc Rivers suggested they may keep at least one spot open to add a veteran free agent. With 13 players under contract, the Celtics can add two more players to reach the maximum of fifteen.
"There’s guys still out there unsigned and we may want to sign one of them," Rivers said. "We’re looking around. There’s so many things that can happen and we want to make sure if it happens that we’re able to do it quick. We may keep 15 for a couple more days but after that we’ll probably go to 14 [players]."
One player who has clearly separated himself from the other training camp invitees is center Greg Stiemsma who scored seven points to go with five rebounds in 18 minutes of action. Stiemsma was the only one of the nonguaranteed players who saw action with the starters in Wednesday's game...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox are moving toward hiring Bob McClure as their next pitching coach. As of Wednesday night, no deal had been finalized for the 59-year-old, who had most recently been the pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals from 2006-11.
Two other candidates interviewing for the position, besides McClure, were former Astros pitching coach Brad Arnsberg, and Neil Allen, the Rays' Triple-A pitching coach. The Red Sox allowed their pitching coach for '11, Curt Young, to return to the Athletics to serve in the same position.
McClure had originally been hired by the Red Sox as a roving minor league pitching instructor and scout in November, with the expectation that he would lend a hand both in player development and with front office evaluations of pitchers. The veteran of 19 major league seasons also served as the pitching coach in the Colorado Rockies minor league system from 1999-05 prior to being hired by then-KC...
Rajon Rondo had 17 points and six assists in 22 minutes while Brandon Bass added 12 points off in the bench in 18 minutes as the Celtics completed their home-and-home preseason sweep of the Raptors, 81-73, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Kevin Garnett scored eight points in 18 minutes while Ray Allen had eight points and six rebounds in his 21 minutes of final tuneup work for Sunday's season opener.
The Celtics were dominant in the first half, jumping out to a 47-31 halftime lead. The Celtics showed glimpses of their patented defense, holding the Raptors to 28 percent shooting from the field, as Toronto made just 12-of-43 shots. The Celtics, on the other hand, were 19-for-36 for 53 percent.
The Celtics were without Paul Pierce, who missed both preseason games with a nagging heel injury. His status for Sunday's season opener in New York is not known. Taking his place in Wednesday's starting lineup was Sasha Pavlovic. Rondo, Ray Allen...
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.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park
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.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.
The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.
After hanging up on D&C on Tuesday when accused of carrying water for the Worcester District Attorney, Worcester morning radio host Jim Polito talks with glee on his radio show about his interaction with Dennis and Callahan
Comedian Jim Bruer says he was on vacation in Mexico and talked to Jastremski about deflategate.
The guys talk about NESN's experiment with a three person booth on Red Sox Telecast. They also talk about who they think should be in the booth with Dave O'Brien
DJ Bean talks to the guys about the Bruin's signing of Kevan Miller, and the state of the Bruins off-season.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
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