MIAMI -- Celtics guard Ray Allen arrived early for shootaround prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals to get in some extra work. That's not that unusual. "Sometimes you just don’t see me," he said. "I couldn’t sneak in today."
As for the suggestion that Allen could miss a game because of the bone spurs in his ankle, Allen shot back, "Hell, no. This is not the time to sit down."
More than anything, Allen said, the injury has affected his ability to jump and get air under his shot.
"With me it’s lift," he said. "When you don’t jump on your jump shot it changes your arc. So many people call me and tell me, 'You've got to get the ball in the air more.' I’m like, 'Thank you for the advice. I’ve only been doing this for 20 years.' "
Also from shootaround, coach Doc Rivers said that Kevin Garnett won't guard Shane Battier like he did at the...
Appearing with Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning, the morning after the Red Sox moved over .500 for the first time this season, team president and CEO Larry Lucchino talked about the club's recent improvement, Bobby Valentine's coaching approach, and why the team elected not to sign Roy Oswalt.
Lucchino also extended an invitation to Dennis & Callahan's own Jon Meterparel to handle Fenway Park PA announcer duties Thursday and become a candidate to replace the late Carl Beane.
Boston, which has been struggling throughout the young season, is last in the AL East with a 25-24 record. But after beating Detroit on Tuesday night, the Red Sox are over .500 and only 3 1/2 games of first place.
"To finally get over .500 is something we should celebrate," he said. "I'm really pleased with the way the team is coming together."
Lucchino said the Red Sox might still encounter some difficulties as...
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee responded Tuesday to criticism from Curt Schilling, who claimed the governor's comments about the struggles of Schilling's video game company contributed to its demise.
Schilling claimed that an investor pulled out upon hearing Chafee say that the state was working to keep 38 Studios afloat.
"The governor is not operating in the best interest of the company by any stretch, or the taxpayer, or the state," Schilling said in a Providence Journal story that appeared Monday. "We're trying to save this company and we're working 24/7. The public commentary has been as big a piece of what's happening to us as anything out there."
Chafee fired back at a Tuesday press conference at the State House.
"An investor's not going to be scared away by some governor's comments," he said. "It just defies logic."
Chafee also insisted that the problems at 38 Studios were...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning and talked about the healing process after the team's devastating loss to the Giants in the Super Bowl.
"I think that's the fun part about starting the OTA process is you really start looking forward at that point," said Brady, who will take part in the Best Buddies Challenge charity bike ride this weekend. "For all of us, you suffer tough ends to seasons. Unless you win it all, it's a tough end to the season. You've got those months in there where really what you do is you think about the past and you think about what you can do better in your training. Once you start practicing, it's a different team. We've got a different group of guys, a different mix of talents, and we've got to see what we can put on the field.
"It's fun getting back to...
Terrell Owens had hopes of returning to the NFL, but now the 38-year-old wide receiver is not even playing in the Indoor Football League following his release from the Allen (Texas) Wranglers. Owens, who caught 35 passes for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games this season, told the Wranglers he would not play in two upcoming away games and then missed an appearance at a children's hospital, the team said. That led to his departure from the squad, as both a player and part-owner.
"It is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player's lack of effort both on and off the field," Wranglers owner Jon Frankel said in a statement on the team's website. "We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community."
Added team president and co-owner Tommy Benizio: "It is difficult to look other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian. They discuss the Bills pregame antics, look forward to this Sunday's game. Christian tries to recruit Duron into his prank call shenanigans, but Duron politely declines.
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
Mark Dondero of WPRI came in studio for the final hour and addressed his odd question to Bill Belichick.
Gerry, Kirk and Alex Reimer react to the Peter King interview on Dale and Holley.
Bryan Curtis of The Ringer joined Gerry and Kirk to discuss his story on Chris Mortensen.
Lou and Christian bag on Glenn for not knowing how to use his phone in his car during a Conference Call.
Mike Florio joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian. They discuss Roger Goodell's mishandling of the Josh Brown situation, John Mara's role in said situation, and Christian asks Mike why Thursday Night Football sucks.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Giants/Josh Brown situation in depth with Peter King from the MMQB and Sports Illustrated.
Inspired by the clip of Tom Brady and Big Ben showing each other love, we look at four other instances where Patriots and opponents are effusive in their praise of each other.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day
Kirk Minihane has taken Dave O'Brien to task during the entire baseball season. Kirk has critiqued O'Brien for a number of things over the season, his chemistry with Jerry Remy, his soliloguy at the start of the season, and of course accusing him of dying his hair. O'Brien defends some of his tactics of how he calls games and is adamant that he does not dye his hair.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
This week the guys talk about the destruction of Manchester United by Chelsea, why things have gone wrong for Mourinho, and what to do with Wayne Rooney.
Ken & Curtis react to the Friday edition of Kirk & Callahan with Alex Reimer and Mark Dondero in studio on Dino's Casting Couch
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season.
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