Join WEEI.com Celtics writer Paul Flannery for a live chat at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. All things Celtics -- the team's recent struggles, the ups and downs of Rajon Rondo, the return of the O'Neal's and more -- will be discussed.
Former trainer Brian McNamee, who testified before Congress in 2008 that he helped Roger Clemens use performance-enhancing drugs, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning. McNamee, who is scheduled to appear in Boston on Monday afternoon to promote promote a book, defended himself as a pawn who got caught up in something he never intended to do.
"I was a very, very, very, very highly educated and regarded trainer, strength and conditioning coach — not to say that made me any better," McNamee said. "But when I showed up in that position in '98 with the Blue Jays, I didn't walk in — and people have this misconception of my role. Like I stated in the book, 'How to Become a Champion,' I don't believe in it and I didn't bring it in there. I had nothing to do — I just did what was asked and that's it.
"If you figure out the amount of athletes that I trained and oversaw as a coordinator in the Blue Jays...
Former Red Sox slugger Jose Canseco has been accused of trying to pass off his twin brother Ozzie as himself at a celebrity boxing event in Florida on Saturday night. Shortly before the bout against Billy Padden at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., organizers discovered the ruse and had Ozzie escorted from the premises by police when they noticed his tattoos were different. Jose tweeted Sunday that the promoter "did not comply with his part of the agreement."
Read more about this story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers originally told reporters in Indiana where the team is preparing for its game with the Pacers tonight that Rajon Rondo would sit out his second straight game with an injured pinky finger. That plan changed however, and Rondo is in the starting lineup.
Rondo aggravated the injury during the Celtics game with the Bobcats on Friday and it continued to bother him during practice on Saturday. Delonte West started in Rondo's place on Sunday and scored eight points to go with five assists in their win over the Timberwolves.
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- On Sunday morning, Red Sox manager Terry Francona suggested that critical remarks by Orioles counterpart Buck Showalter about Sox general manager Theo Epstein were "out of line." Following Sunday's exhibition game, in which the Orioles beat the Sox, 4-3, Showalter said that he understood why Francona was upset, and revealed that he called the Sox manager prior to Sunday's game to discuss the matter.
"I just felt like I owed him a call," Showalter told reporters. "I know Terry and I like him a lot. I have a lot of respect for him."
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Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Butch and Tom discuss Tom's Top 50 Pats of the Bill Belichick era feature as he nears his top 10. They also get into more Deflategate talk on the heels of Mike Florio's report this morning that Goodell's decision will be announced this coming week.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Stephen A. joined us to discuss Brady's punishment.
Pats fans called in with their thoughts on the Brady suspension.
Callers give their reaction to Tom Brady's suspension being upheld.
Stephen A. Smith was on the show BEFORE the news came down about Tom Brady's suspension being upheld. He was also the first to report the news that Tom Brady destroyed his personal cell phone.
Junior Seau's daughter denied chance to speak at her father's HOF induction. Dan LeBetard addressed the Colin Cowherd suspension. Jack Trudeau pulled over with absurdly high BAC.
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.
Law Professor Michael McCann joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension and how this will play out in court.
Peter King joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Collin McGregor gets weird and wild with Tigers
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
With the transfer window open and active in the world of soccer, David Amoyal joins Ben & Alex to talk transfers, transfers and more transfers
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable talk all things Red Sox prospects, joined this week by WEEI.com's Rob Bradford as well as affiliate eyes Mike Antonellis (Pawtucket), Mark Perlman-Price (Portland), Kevin Burke (Salem), Cameron White (Greenville), and Jon Boswell (Lowell)
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the induction of Pedro Martinez into the Baseball Hall of Fame.More from this show
According to ColdHardFootballFacts.com, the Patriots are the smartest team in the NFL in 2014, and the Rex Ryan-led Jets were the dumbest.More from this show
The Mayor joined us to discuss the cities failed bid.More from this show