Former Patriots running back Heath Evans related a story to a Miami radio station that does not paint a flattering picture of University of Alabama coach Nick Saban. Evans was in Dolphins training camp in 2005 when Saban was in his first year as Dolphins coach. Evans said teammate Jeno James collapsed after a practice, "vomiting all kids of stuff that would make a billy goat puke, eyes rolled in the back of his head." As Evans and teammates attended to James, Saban walked by, stepped over the convulsing player, and, without a word, continued on and headed upstairs. James was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Recalled Evans: "Saban calls a team meeting about 10:30 that night, comes down and says, ‘You know, the captain of the ship can never show fear or indecision, we’ve always got to have an answer, and so I had to go upstairs, that’s why I walked over Jeno like that, I had to collect my thoughts and decide what’s...
The Bruins saw their point streak snapped at 15 games when they fell to the Jets, 2-1, in Winnipeg Tuesday night.
Jets captain Andrew Ladd beat Tuukka Rask at 18:21 to get Winnipeg on the board, and the Jets held a 1-0 lead until Shawn Thornton picked up his second goal of the season 3:16 into the third period. The Jets answered back quickly with a Bryan Little goal 1:34 later, and it proved to be the game-winning goal.
Tyler Seguin was a healthy scratch for the B's. The move was disciplinary, as the second-year forward missed a team meeting and breakfast Tuesday morning.
The Bruins will travel back to Boston Wednesday and will return to the ice Thursday against the Panthers, who lead the Southeast Division.
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Yahoo!, Sports Illustrated and CBSsports.com all reported the Celtics continued interest in acquiring New Orleans guard Chris Paul on Tuesday. The three teams that have appeared to emerge as frontrunners for Paul are the Clippers, Warriors and Celtics.
According to the reports, the Celtics have softened their stance of asking Paul to sign an extension as a contingency on a potential trade. Under that scenario, Paul could play out the final year of his contract before opting out. If he was with the team for a period of at least six months, he would be eligible to sign a max extension worth close to $100 million over five years. The Celtics would then conceivably have the cap...
Bruins forward Tyler Seguin was scratched for Tuesday night's game against the Jets over an attendance issue, general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters in Winnipeg.
Chiarelli told reporters that Seguin missed a team meeting and breakfast Tuesday morning, and that it was not the first time the young forward had missed a team activity.
"Tyler missed a team breakfast and a team meeting this morning," Chiarelli said. "He didn't wake up, so it's an honest mistake, but we have team rules and we abide by them. He has to abide by them, so that's the reason for his scratch.
"He's had a couple of instances before over the course of his career. I don't see it as a problem. I see it as a young player who sometimes forgets to set his alarm."
Chiarelli said the B's had to enforce their rules after they "gave him a couple of passes" on past instances.
With Seguin scratched, the Bruins...
According to the NFL, the league will announce its decision as to whether or not the Dec. 18 game between the Patriots and Broncos will be flexed out its afternoon spot to a Sunday night game sometime on Wednesday.
The decision to flex a game out usually must be made 12 days beforehand (which meant Tuesday), but an announcement from the league came down late Tuesday evening:
“Due to NFL Committee Meetings in New York today, the Week 15 flexible schedule announcement will be released tomorrow (Wednesday, December 7). All of the clubs under consideration to have Week 15 games flexed have informed our office that they are interested in the strongest schedule for our fans and network partners.”
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.More from this show
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.More from this show