Boston College sophomore linebacker Luke Kuechly was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, earning the honor for the second time of the 2010 season on the strength of his 14 tackles (10 solo, 4 assists) in Saturday's 16-10 upset victory over Clemson.
Kuechly leads the country with 111 tackles. He also leads the country in most consecutive games with at least 10 tackles, as he's now extended that run to 17 consecutive games. He also made a key interception on Saturday, snaring a pass from Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker at the BC 45 with 1:42 left in the game.
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The NBA announced that Rajon Rondo was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after dishing out 50 assists, which tied John Stockton for the most assists in a three-game stretch to open the season. Rondo recorded 24 of those assists in a win over the Knicks Friday. Rondo averaged 10.7 points, 16.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds.
Pau Gasol was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
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WALTHAM -- Shaquille O'Neal missed his second straight practice on Monday with a knee bruise suffered late in Friday's game against the Knicks and likely won't play on Tuesday in Detroit, according to coach Doc Rivers.
"I doubt if he plays [Tuesday] but we'll see," Rivers said following practice, which didn't include O'Neal. "If he has a chance [to play] he'll make the trip."
O'Neal instead spent the time in the swimming pool with fellow injured big man Kendrick Perkins as both worked on therapy for knee injuries. The team did get good news on another O'Neal. Jermaine O'Neal returned to practice on Monday and will make the trip to Detroit.
"He had a good practice and he'll play," Rivers said. "Obviously, it could swell or something but right now, he looked good."
Rivers said Jermaine O'Neal, who practiced with the first...
Patriots defensive back Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show from Gillette Stadium during WEEI's Patriots Monday and talked about Sunday's 28-28 victory over the Vikings.
"I think we're jelling," Meriweather said of the defense. "I think we're making strides to be better. And I think we're taking coaching. We don't have any selfish guys on the defense. We don't have any guys who are all about themselves. Everybody on the defense is taking strides to help each other out, and I think it's starting to show. I don't think we're where we want to be yet, but I think everybody's buying into the system."
Meriweather said former teammate Randy Moss "was like my big brother," and he insisted Moss is still one of the top receivers in the NFL. "As in judging the ball, it's only one person out there like it, and that's Larry Fitzgerald. As in hands, it's only one person out there...
WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was named the NHL's No. 1 star of the week on Monday. Thomas made 49 saves in two starts over the course of the week, winning games over the Maple Leafs and Senators in shutout fashion.
On the season, Thomas, 36 has allowed just three goals in winning all six of his starts, leading the NHL in goals against average (0.50), save percentage (.984) and shutouts (3). In 43 games last season, Thomas posted a 2.56 GAA with a .915 save percentage and five shutouts.
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PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
We go inside the Patriots with head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. We get some final thoughts on deflated balls, and some actual GAME talk about the Seahawks as well.
We speak with a fiery Tedy Bruschi, who sounds like he's had his fill of hearing about how his teammates are cheaters, and doesn't pull many punches about it either.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tom Brady joined the show before his trip to Phoenix.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing Belichick's presser Saturday.
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.
Saturday Night Live did a cold open featuring actors portraying Greg Gumbel, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Also, the story of Robert Allenby is unraveling quickly.
Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton are live from radio row and recapping the latest in Deflategate including Belichick's impromptu weekend presser, and the national media's predictable reaction to it.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Television show writer of Showtime's "Shameless" and Boston native, Mike O’Malley unexpectedly calls Danny from California to react to Belichick’s press conference.More from this show