Through the first half of the season, there was much speculation that the Patriots and Brian Waters would work out a deal for his return. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the two sides had the framework of a deal in place that would bring back the 35-year-old offensive lineman back. But that window officially closed on Friday and he will not be returning this season.
Waters, who is under contract through this season, started all 19 games in 2011, including the Super Bowl. He showed up just in time for the 2011 season opener and there was a thought that he might do the same this year. When he didn't report for training camp and the season opener, he was placed on the reserve/did not report list. Friday was the deadline for teams to take players under contract off that list, meaning Waters is no longer eligible to play.
The Patriots were reportedly offering Waters a raise to get him to return from his Texas home but to no avail. Waters...
Brandon Jennings' 3-point shot with 24 seconds remaining gave the Bucks the lead for good, leading Milwaukee to a 91-88 win over the Celtics Saturday night.
The Celtics had a chance to tie the game, gaining possession with nine seconds left after Milwaukee's Larry Sanders made one of two free throws. But long 3-point attempts by Paul Pierce and Jason Terry both missed the mark, handing the C's just their third loss in the teams' last 11 meetings.
Prior to Sanders' free throws, the Celtics' attempt at taking the lead with 13 seconds left fell short when Terry missed a 3-pointer.
The loss came after the Celtics had built a 27-11 lead after the first quarter. Milwaukee, however, stormed back with a 36-21 advantage in the second quarter.
The Celtics notched five players in double-figures, with Jeff Green contributing with 18 points and six rebounds off the bench. Pierce led all scorers with 19, while Kevin Garnett netted 17, and Terry...
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington declined to handicap the odds of whether his team will make a move that can be considered big enough to generate a splash. That said, during a 26-minute session with reporters this offseason, he made clear on several occasions that there is a distinction between what the Red Sox are financially capable of doing and what they might actually do.
"You can always do stupid things that could be a 'Wow' thing, but we're trying to avoid those," Cherington said. "It's not difficult to find things to spend it on. It's difficult to find the right things to spend it on. That's what we're trying to do. There are plenty of people out there as free agents or through a trade that we know can help the team and help the team a lot. We're focused on that and trying to find the combination of players that will help us make our team a lot better next year.
"You can't rule [a 'splash'] out. I certainly wouldn't rule...
Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. According to a police spokesman, Belcher thanked his coach and general manager for all they had done for him before turning the gun on himself.
Belcher, 25, was an undrafted player out of Maine and was in his fourth season in the NFL, all with the Chiefs. The native of West Babylon, N.Y., on Long Island had played in all 11 games this season.
In a statement, Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said, "The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and...
Red Sox manager John Farrell said on Friday that he talked with starting pitcher Jon Lester about the trade rumors that raised the possibility that the left-hander could be sent to the Royals in a package that would land minor league outfielder Wil Myers in Boston.
"I talked to him," said Farrell of the rumor. "That was a rumor that was started based on interest by another team. As I talked to Jon, when you’re a talented player and a good player, it’s not uncommon for teams to ask."
Farrell said that Lester -- who also encountered trade rumors during the 2012 season -- was not adversely impacted by the rumors.
"I know this -- he’s extremely motivated right now, he’s very much entrenched in his offseason program and looking forward to getting started on 2013," Farrell said of Lester, who struggled through a 9-14 campaign with a 4.82 ERA in 205 1/3 innings in 2012. "We can’t...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
Danny talks about the Red Sox and Orioles game and the fireworks in the 8th inning when Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado. Pedroia was shown talking to Machado saying he wouldn't have thrown at his head and Danny wants to know how bad does this make Pedroia look throwing a teammate under the bus.More from this show
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.More from this show
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.More from this show
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.More from this show