Delonte West is ready to make a comeback for the third time this season. His latest setback was a sprained ankle, but it was actually a little bit worse than that. West said before the Celtics game with Indiana that he actually chipped a bone in his ankle when he rolled it over a coach’s foot during a shootaround in late February. “A standard ankle sprain I was thinking two to three days and I’ve been out for about two weeks,” West said. “I’ve waited this long, what’s two more weeks? We’re here now again, so I’m looking forward to playing.”
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said it was too soon to tell how he would divvy up the backcourt minutes between West and Carlos Arroyo. “I want Delonte on the floor,” Rivers said. “I want to try to establish more and more the group that we have, the second unit. We’ll see how those two play together. We’ll see how...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- On the day he was officially named Opening Day starter for the Red Sox, Jon Lester allowed three runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings against the Braves, Wednesday at Champions Stadium. The lefty threw 79 pitches in Atlanta's 4-3 win over the Sox, a workload he is hoping to build on in his next start before scaling it back heading into the the Red Sox' opener, April 1 against the Rangers in Texas.
"After my last one I would have said one more and I would be ready. But after this one I think one more and we'll be ready to go and be ready for the real thing," Lester said. "Starting pitchers, we're down here two weeks too long. After the next one we get that point we can back off and can get ready for Opening Day. I feel good physically and was able to work on some things I wasn't able to in my previous starts. I think all-in-all, with the exception of the line score, it was a pretty positive day....
Former Boston College and Ohio State basketball coach Jim O'Brien told Ian Meropol from WEEI's Dennis & Callahan show on Wednesday that contrary to reports that he is a leading candidate for the vacant coaching position at Providence College, he is not spoken to the school.
"There has been no contact between me and Providence College," he told WEEI, "and I am not a candidate."
O'Brien coached at BC from 1986-97 before coaching Ohio State from 1997-2004. He was fired in 2004 but later was awarded $2.4 million from the school after it was determined in court that Ohio State was in breach of contract in terminating him.
President Barack Obama made his NCAA tournament picks with ESPN's Andy Katz and selected Kansas to beat Ohio State in the national championship game. Obama went with all No. 1 seeds in the Final Four, putting Duke and Pittsburgh in the national semifinals.
"I'm picking Kansas, just because I think they're deeper," Obama said. "I think that Kansas has more firepower."
Obama didn't have too many upsets, but he did predict 12th-seeded Richmond to knock off fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, and he has 11 seeds Marquette (vs. Xavier) and Gonzaga (vs. St. John's) winning a game.
According to a tweet from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, Bruins forward Brad Marchand has a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Thursday morning. The subject of the hearing will be Marchand's hit on Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger in the second period of the B's 3-2 shootout victory in Columbus Tuesday night (to view the hit, click here).
The hit, which appears to consitute penalty under Rule 48 (illegal check to the head), was not penalized on Tuesday, though Marchand has drawn criticism since the play. Umberger was not injured on the play.
The hearing will be the second the Bruins have faced in the last four games. B's captain Zdeno Chara was not suspended after a hit into the stanchion...
Butch and Tom discuss Tom's Top 50 Pats of the Bill Belichick era feature as he nears his top 10. They also get into more Deflategate talk on the heels of Mike Florio's report this morning that Goodell's decision will be announced this coming week.
Butch and Curran get into the latest on Deflategate and when the decision may come down. Tom gives his take on what Goodell will do, how many games Tom may miss and how Brady will react to particular scenarios.
Butchie and CSNNE's Tom E. Curran are filling in on NFL Sunday this week and kick things off discussing the contract extension of Stephen Gostkowski. The boys talk about Gostkowski's legacy in relation to Adam Vinatieri's. They also get into Dan Connolly retiring and what it means for the Patriots OL.
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 designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
The Rocket joined the broadcast for an inning in Houston. He talked about Pedro going into the Hall of Fame and of course the Red Sox pitching
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!
The Mayor joined us to discuss the cities failed bid.
Unfortunately no member of D&C was nominated for a Globie.
Conan steals jokes.
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.
A cheating girlfriend is exposed at a baseball game. Christian struggles to host the show on Friday. A newscaster offers an interesting hypothesis as to why sales on Amazon are better than those at Target.
Collin McGregor gets weird and wild with Tigers
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss Boston sports icons that could someday be in the Hall of Fame
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.
With the transfer window open and active in the world of soccer, David Amoyal joins Ben & Alex to talk transfers, transfers and more transfers
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable talk all things Red Sox prospects, joined this week by WEEI.com's Rob Bradford as well as affiliate eyes Mike Antonellis (Pawtucket), Mark Perlman-Price (Portland), Kevin Burke (Salem), Cameron White (Greenville), and Jon Boswell (Lowell)
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the induction of Pedro Martinez into the Baseball Hall of Fame.More from this show