John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France could not finish the longest match on record in tennis history due to darkness for the second consecutive day. Their first-round match at Wimbledon has lasted more than nine hours — breaking the record of six hours, 33 minutes set in a 2004 French Open match. Isner and Mahut have played 118 games in the fifth set, which alone has lasted seven hours and six minutes. In the fifth set, both players have won 59 games, Isner has 70 aces, Mahut has 69 aces and there have been six overall break points. The match originally was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday night after four sets. Click here for more on this record-setting match.
Speaking with the media a day after pulling of a big trade with the Panthers and two days before the NHL draft, Bruins general manager exuded optimism with the way the week has gone and will go Friday night. Having just acquired Panthers' right wing Nathan Horton and center Gregory Campbell and soon to have Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin in tow, Chiarelli spoke confidently about improving the NHL's worst offense.
"He's tremendous shooter, Nathan. He's a big body, he can skate, he can play physical," Chiarelli said. There's a lot of things to like about him, and we're going to be getting a highly skilled forward with the No. 2 pick with some speed.
"We think at the end of the day, if we do nothing else to our forwards, we're adding an established big power-forward shooter and a real speedy young legs skill guy. We're happy with that."
Chiarelli said he plans to make a qualifying...
According to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com/WEEI.com, a source suggests the Celtics would be open to dealing their first-round draft pick (19th overall), but have drawn little interest. According the source, if there is a trade to be made it will most likely occur as the pick draws closer. Goodman has learned that the Celtics have a group of "around five" players they are eyeing at their spot. For more draft coverage, see the Celtics team page by clicking here.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday afternoon. Francona said David Ortiz will play first base in Wednesday night's game as the Sox face Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, and Adrian Beltre will play third.
Addressing the Mike Lowell situation, Francona said because the players ahead of Lowell are performing well, it's been good for the team but bad for Lowell. "It's a little bit of Catch-22 for him," Francona said. "I want to care about our guys and I always will. But we're here to win games. That can never take precedence. ... Mikey's not very happy with the situation. I'm very aware of that. But the situation is what it is, and we all try to do the best we can."
Francona said it wouldn't make sense for the Sox to release Lowell, given the injuries that have hit the team already. "This is something that's not making Mikey very happy, but...
NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse. The former Giants linebacker was arrested May 6 at a Holiday Inn after allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him. Taylor denies the charges.
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show