The Celtics will be without Troy Murphy for their game with the Bobcats on Friday. Murphy rolled his ankle at the end of practice on Thursday and was seen in a walking boot in the locker room prior to the game. Murphy isn't the only Celtics player in a boot. Shaquille O'Neal is as well and he is still no closer to a return, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said before the game.
"I don’t know if it’s precautionary because he’s already injured," Rivers said of O'Neal who also confirmed that the center had a cortisone shot. "I just think they’re trying to speed it up. I don’t think it’s a setback because we haven’t had a set. We haven’t really figured out when he’s coming back."
There is some good news as Jermaine O'Neal is scheduled to rejoin the team on Monday for their game in Indiana and then travel with the team to San Antonio. The Celtics have a scheduled practice on...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On a day when the Red Sox trimmed seven players from their big league camp while identifying five pitchers (Alfredo Aceves, Matt Albers, Felix Doubront, Hideki Okajima and Dennys Reyes) whose season-opening fates are uncertain, one pitcher's role was not in question. Right-hander Tim Wakefield was not among the pitchers listed as being in limbo by Terry Francona. Instead, the Red Sox manager discussed how he would best be able to utilize the knuckleballer as part of his bullpen.
Wakefield will remain a primary starting depth option if a member of the Red Sox rotation falters. But when Wakefield is not in the rotation, Francona suggested that he needs to "use (Wakefield), because he can get people out."
"You know, Wake's done everything. Probably the hardest thing is for me to try to figure out how to use him and get the most out of him," said Francona. "The starting part is easy. He gives us that...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox announced Friday that the Red Sox Foundation has received $1 million from Daisuke Matsuzaka to assist victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on Mach 11.
According to the team, 100 percent of Matsuzaka's donation will be given to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help in ongoing relief efforts.
"Our efforts on the field are dedicated to all who are suffering from this catastrophe," Matsuzaka stated in a videotaped message released by the Red Sox. "We are in this together, so we must overcome tragedy together."
To date, the Red Sox Foundation has raised more than $1.3 million from fans, team partners and sponsors. Red Sox pitcher Hideki Okajima, Junichi Tazawa and Itsuki Shoda have also made personal donations to the team charity in order to help the relief efforts.
For more Red Sox news, see the team page at weei.com/...
Bruins forward Shawn Thornton joined Michael Holley and Glenn Ordway on The Big Show Friday, discussing Thursday's 7-0 victory over the Canadiens and the recent play of captain Zdeno Chara. The 6-foot-9 defenseman has 10 points in the seven games since tossed in March 8's 4-1 loss to the Habs. Thornton noted that he isn't surprised that Chara has shined on the ice despite the scrutiny he's faced.
"He cares about the well-being of others, but once those doors close, and you get on the ice, things kind of just go away, and you kind of just focus on playing," Thornton said. "Really, it doesn't matter what's going on at home or with your family, or whatever. You get [on the ice] and you've got to forget about all that stuff for 60 minutes. I think that's pretty standard with everybody.
"Does it surprise me? No. A couple of years ago, he had a baby during the playoffs, and you never would have known that he was losing...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Relievers Scott Atchison, Rich Hill, Randy Williams, Brandon Duckworth and Michael Bowden were all cut from the major league camp Friday afternoon. Atchison and Bowden were both optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, while Hill, Williams and Duckworth (who signed minor-league deals) were reassigned to minor league camp. Outfielder Ryan Kalish was also optioned to Triple-A.
"It's never easy," Atchison said. "I felt like I showed them what I can do. ... The situation is what it is."
Atchison pitched in seven games, totaling 8 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on 11 hits, striking out four and walking four. Bowden appeared in seven games, pitching 9 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking three.
Hill, who was optimistic after altering his arm angle again in the past few days, didn't allow an earned run in 8 2/3 innings (7 games) in Grapefruit League action....
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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