University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun will be taking a leave of absence to deal with undisclosed medical issues. UConn did not give additional details about the leave, however a statement from Calhoun's doctor says the leave is necessary "to address some temporary medical issues." Click here for more on this story.
WALTHAM — For the first time since being sidelined by a hyperextended right knee, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett returned to full practice on Tuesday. He took part in the session, running up and down the court without a noticeable limp. Coach Doc Rivers said he will not allow Garnett to play on Wednesday night in Detroit when the team plays the Pistons but rather keep him on track for a Friday return when the Celtics host Portland. "It felt good," Garnett said. "It felt good to be back with the guys today." While Garnett returned to practice, Rasheed Wallace was given the day off to rest his foot and groin, neither of which figure to keep him from facing his former team on Wednesday, according to Rivers. For more, including audio and video of KG in action, visit the Green Street blog.
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox and closer Jonathan Papelbon are on the verge of finalizing a deal that would pay Papelbon $9.35 million for next season, allowing the pitcher to avoid arbitration for a second straight season. The deal was agreed upon just prior to the noon deadline to exchange numbers for a potential arbitration hearing. Papelbon also agreed to a one-year contract just prior to exchanging figures last season, coming to terms on a $6.25 million, one-year deal, a record for first-time arbitration-eligible pitchers.
Papelbon would become the highest-paid closer with four-year service time, surpassing Eric Gagne's mark of $8 million annually. Some other comparable contracts earned by four-year closers include Bobby Jenks ($7.5 million), Mariano Rivera ($7.25) and Francisco Rodriguez ($7.1). Rodriguez would make a record $10 million in his...
According to multiple reports, right-hander Felix Hernandez agreed to a five-year, $78 million deal with the Mariners that will keep him in Seattle through the 2014 season. The agreement was first reported by ESPN.com's Keith Law; terms were first reported (via Twitter) by reporter Francisco Blavia.
Hernandez was 19-5 with a 2.49 ERA in 2009 for the Mariners. He finished second in Cy Young voting to Kansas City's Zack Greinke.
The 23-year-old (he turns 24 in April) would have been eligible for free agency following the 2011 season. Now, however, it appears that he will remain with the Mariners for the foreseeable future. Hernandez is 58-41 with a 3.45 ERA...
According to multiple reports, Chan Gailey will be named coach of the Buffalo Bills at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Gailey would become the Bills' fifth head coach in 10 years. Gailey has coached for 38 years, including 15 in the NFL. He was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for two seasons (1998-99), leading the team to consecutive playoff appearances. Read the full story here.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
It's a baseball round table from the winter meetings in Orlando, Rob Bradford talks with Ian Browne, Scott Lauber, Tim Britton, and Jason Mastrodonato.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Shawn Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.More from this show
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.More from this show
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.More from this show
Ho, hum. We're live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and it seems like everything of merit was done last week. We still discuss the Sox roster moves and potential for 2014.More from this show