San Diego tight end Antonio Gates is not among the inactives for the Chargers for today's game against the Patriots. Gates, who has started 85 consecutive games for San Diego, has been hobbled by a toe injury lately, and did not practice all week for the Chargers. Among those who are listed as inactives for San Diego include outside linebacker Larry English and wide receiver Malcom Floyd.
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The Patriots inactives for Sunday's game against the Chargers are defensive lineman Ron Brace, offensive lineman Mark LeVoir, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger, defensive lineman Kyle Love, safety Jarrad Page, wide receiver Taylor Price, running back Fred Taylor and cornerback Terrence Wheatley.
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WALTHAM -- Just days after heading to Harvard Square to pretend he was a statue for an hour, Shaquille O'Neal revealed what his next experiments will be.
Initially, Shaq mentioned that his next public foray will be seasonally-based.
"I thinking of buy a snowsuit, standing in the middle of a field and have people throw snowballs at me," he said. "Something different."
But then, after a suggestion from a reporter that he could integrate the 'T' into his next field trip, O'Neal latched onto the idea.
"No, never," he said when asked if he had ever been on the subway in Boston. "That’s a good idea. I’m going to do that. What’s today? Sunday? I’m going to do that next week."
O'Neal then took it to another level when explaining how he was going to appear when boarding the train. He said that he would be...
WALTHAM -- The Celtics have plenty of size and depth but coach Doc Rivers admitted that one of the questions coming into Tuesday's season opener against Miami is who will fill the important role of defensive stopper like Tony Allen did successfully in the playoffs last season.
"I don't know yet, honestly. We don't have a Tony Allen here," Rivers said of Allen, who left in the offseason and signed a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Rivers added that he believes that Marquis Daniels could fill that role eventually, now that he is back from an injured right shoulder that slowed him for the second half of last season.
"Marquis is healthy," Rivers added. "He was terrific in the regular season, defensively, so he's going to be somewhat of that. But we don't have that one guy right now. Maybe that will come."
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According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland called the Patriots to inquire about a potential deal for hold-out offensive lineman Logan Mankins.
"I suppose the sound on the other end of the phone line was Bill Belichick laughing uncontrollably at the suggestion he might trade a Pro Bowl player to a division rival," Armando Salguero wrote in the Herald. "But you have to admire Ireland's moxie for exploring the issue, however improbable. The Patriots, after all, have made some curious trades and roster decisions lately."
Mankins was not traded before last week's NFL trade deadline. Now, he has until Nov. 16 to decide whether or not to sign his tender offer from the Patriots in hopes of accumulating enough service time to be eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tom Brady joined the show before his trip to Phoenix.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing Belichick's presser Saturday.
Saturday Night Live did a cold open featuring actors portraying Greg Gumbel, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Also, the story of Robert Allenby is unraveling quickly.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton are live from radio row and recapping the latest in Deflategate including Belichick's impromptu weekend presser, and the national media's predictable reaction to it.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Television show writer of Showtime's "Shameless" and Boston native, Mike O’Malley unexpectedly calls Danny from California to react to Belichick’s press conference.More from this show