WALTHAM -- Three of the Celtics' top six rotation players missed yet another practice due to health concerns, as Jeff Green is still awaiting the results of a medical reexamination, Rajon Rondo missed most of a third straight day with a sprained ankle and Pierce's aggravated heel kept him out for the second time in three days.
Perhaps the biggest concern is the continued absence of Green, who is still waiting to be cleared after his initial physical raised a red flag. The C's forward shot baskets before and after Tuesday's Media Day session, saying he thought it was "just fatigue" and didn't expect any major holdup to finalizing his one-year, $9 million deal....
Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan was a guest on Rob Bradford's podcast this week. Magadan was asked about the second-half power struggles of Adrian Gonzalez, as the first baseman hit just 10 home runs in 70 games after the All-Star Break. Magadan feels the lack of power from Gonzalez was due to several factors.
"When you are spending the offseason trying to rehab from a major surgery [labrum of right shoulder in October 2010] like that, you know, I think he got to spring training and continued his rehab in spring training, didn't start hitting until the middle of March, I think it wore on him as the season went on," Magadan said. "And when he went to the All-Star Game and took all those swings [in home run derby], that amount of fatigue on his body and in general, he was different when he came back. I know he doesn't concur with that, doesn't agree with it, but I saw a difference in his swing. As the second-half started to wear on...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork were listed as limited at practice on Wednesday as the Patriots released their practice report Wednesday - their first day of practice in advance of Tim Tebow and the Broncos. In both cases, the team listed Brady and Wilfork as limited but not injury-related. Sebastian Vollmer and Patrick Chung were the only absentees from practice, held in sweats and shells on the upper practice fields. Wednesday's complete injury report is as follows:
Did Not Participate:
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
QB Tom Brady (not injury related)
NT Vince Wilfork (not injury related)
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
According to a report from Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com, the Red Sox are "still interested" in free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt.
With C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle off the market, Oswalt is viewed by many as the top starter left among free agents. The 34-year-old went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA in 23 starts for the Phillies in 2011. Oswalt made $16 million last season but had his $16 million option for 2012 declined by the Phillies in October.
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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Wednesday. Pedroia was asked about Wednesday's trade that sent Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to Houston for reliever Mark Melancon. Pedroia had an incident with Melancon (then with the Yankees) in August 2009, with Pedroia yelling at Melancon after being hit by a pitch in the left shoulder, but had nothing but praise for the right-hander on Wednesday.
"He's got great stuff, man," said Pedroia of Melancon, who had 20 saves and a 2.78 ERA with the Astros in 2011. "He's got a good fastball and he's got a good cutter, too. When I faced him last year that's all he threw. Juts facing him one time in the National League, you don't get a chance to face him like we do with the American League guys, but he's got...
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.
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