Just before the NBA imposed its lockout, the Celtics had University of Pittsburgh guard Gilbert Brown visit their training facilities in Waltham. All signs pointed to Brown signing with the team as an undrafted free agent once the lockout was lifted and that still seems likely even though Brown has signed with S. Oliver Wurzburg in Germany's top pro league.
Brown told the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review that he has an opt-out clause to return to the States once the lockout is lifted. Additionally, Brown isn't scheduled to go to training camp until August. "If the lockout ends early, I probably won't even go," Brown told the paper. "It's basically an insurance policy so I'm not waiting around for the lockout to end."
After the draft Celtics president Danny Ainge said that the team would likely sign at least one more young player to fill out a roster that...
According to a source familiar with the situation, free agent defenseman Tomas Kaberle remains in contact with the Bruins while talking to multiple other teams, but it isn’t likely that he’ll be signing with anyone in the immediate future.
The source told WEEI.com on Monday that Kaberle is “not likely to make a decision until sometime next week.”
Kaberle finished last season with the Bruins, winning his first Stanley Cup after being acquired from the Maple Leafs in exchange for center Joe Colborne, the Bruins’ 2011 first-round pick, and the B's 2012 second-rounder. The 33-year-old finished last season with four goals and 43 assists for 47 points.
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The Red Sox start a seven-game homestand with an Independence Day matinee against the Blue Jays. John Lackey (5-7, 6.81 ERA) looks for his second straight quality start as he faces off against Toronto right-hander Brandon Morrow (4-4, 4.56). Click here for a breakdown of the pitching matchup.
Here are the lineups for both teams.
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Josh Reddick LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
J.D. Drew RF
Marco Scutaro SS
Rajai Davis CF
Eric Thames LF
Jose Bautista 3B
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Aaron Hill 2B
Travis Snider RF
Jose Molina C
John McDonald SS
For more Red...
The Red Sox have the major leagues' longest home sellout streak at 671, but they're well behind the minor league Dayton Dragons. The Reds' Class-A team reached 814 consecutive sellouts Saturday, tying the NBA's Trail Blazers (1977-95) for the national sports record. The Dragons have been able to fill their 8,200-seat park for every game in their 12-year existence.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was ranked No. 1 on the NFL Network's countdown of the top 100 players of 2011. Brady finished ahead of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who finished second. Adrian Peterson, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed rounded out the top five.
Brady was named MVP of the league for the second time in his career last season, leading the NFL with 36 touchdowns and a 111.0 rating while throwing only four interceptions. He holds the record for passing touchdowns in a season with 50, which he accomplished during the Patriots' undefeated regular season in 2007.
Brady was one of five Patriots players on the list, with three of his teammates finishing in the top 50. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was ranked No. 35, while offensive guard Logan Mankins came in at No. 39. Wide receiver Wes Welker ranked 50th, while linebacker Jerod Mayo was chosen as the 62nd best player.
The list was chosen by the NFL players themselves,...
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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