PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking to Joe Castiglione on the Red Sox Pre-Game Show on WEEI, Theo Epstein on Monday addressed the topic of the July 31 trade deadline. With possible needs in right field and starting pitching, the Sox seem to be obvious contenders to be buyers at the deadline. However, in a season that has seen many expected also-rans -- think Pirates, Nationals and Mariners, among others -- in the playoff mix, Epstein is aware that the amount of teams willing to deal could be fewer than might have been expected at the start of the season.
"Looking ahead, it does seem like there are so many teams in it and not a lot of obvious sellers," said Epstein, who is in Philadelphia for the Sox-Phillies series. "But it's never too early to think about the trade deadline and never too early to make a trade at this time of year. But people always take a snapshot of what you look like in one series or one roadtrip, and then those are your...
In a wide-ranging interview with The Big Show's Glenn Ordway, Celtics legend Larry Bird said that he never would have coached against his old team in the original Boston Garden. "All my memories, I just wanted them to be as a player," Bird said. "Even here in Indiana, I told Donnie [Walsh] if the Garden was still up I would never go in there as an opposing coach and play the Celtics as an Indiana Pacer coach. I just couldn't do that. But they tore it down and I got in there in the other Garden and it didn't bother me as much."
Asked if he would have turned the team over to his then-assistant coach Rick Carlisle, Bird answered, "Carlisle did a lot of it anyway. No, I just wouldn't have taken the job. I just couldn't do that. I couldn't see myself walking in the Boston Garden as a visitor. I just couldn't do that."
As for his opinion of the modern game, Bird said that things haven't changed all that much.
Former Celtic Antoine Walker pleaded guilty to writing bad checks to cover a Las Vegas casino debt, but will likely escape jail time according to the Las Vegas Sun. Walker changed his plea from not guilty through his attorneys and will instead face probation and be forced to pay off a $750,000 gambling debt owed to three Las Vegas casinos.
The 34-year-old Walker is attempting a comeback and played last season with Idaho in the NBA's Development League. He last played in the NBA in 2008 and was a three-time All-Star with the Celtics.
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Like his former teammate Willie McGinest, former Patriots cornerback Ty Law said he'd be interested in signing a one-day contract with New England and officially retiring as a member of the Patriots.
Speaking before The Tradition Tuesday night at the TD Garden, Law said he's "pretty much" retired at this point, but added that he'd like the "opportunity" to retire as a Patriot.
"That would be … that’s one of the reasons I haven’t officially turned my papers in because I would like to at least say the last contract I sign was with New England," Law said. "That would be an honor if I was able to do that, if Mr. Kraft was to bless me with something like that, that would be the icing on the...
PHILADELPHIA -- Cliff Lee was brilliant on Monday night, authoring his major-league best fourth shutout of the 2011 season (and his third straight) in a 5-0 Phillies win.
Lee didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, when Marco Scutaro led off the frame with a single. The left-hander -- who has allowed just a single run in five June starts-- then got Josh Beckett to ground into a 6-4-3 double play before retiring Jacoby Ellsbury on a ground out to Ryan Howard.
Beckett was up-and-down in his first start since June 15, allowing five runs on five hits in six innings of work. A great deal of the damage done against Beckett -- now second in the AL with a 2.20 ERA -- came courtesy of Domonic Brown, who blasted a two-run homer in the second inning and doubled and scored in the fifth inning. Shane Victorino would add a two-run homer of his own in the sixth inning. The five earned runs allowed by Beckett were a season high.
Although no one was...
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DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
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Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
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FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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