According to multiple reports, Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker met with Miami officials Monday in Boston to discuss the Hurricanes' coaching vacancy. Amaker guided the Crimson to a 23-7 record and their first-ever Ivy League championship this season. They shared the title with Princeton and then lost a playoff game to determine the league's NCAA tournament representative. Harvard then lost at Oklahoma State in the first round of the NIT.
The former Duke guard has spent four seasons at Harvard. Previously, he served as head coach at Seton Hall and Michigan.
Miami also has been looking for a new athletic director. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday morning that the school is expected to name Shawn Eichorst to that post. Eichorst is deputy athletic director and chief administrative officer at the University of Wisconsin.
Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva, who was involved in an incident with Kevin Garnett earlier this season, has a new worst enemy. In Monday night's game vs. the Cavaliers, Villanueva and Ryan Hollins were ejected following a fourth-quarter scrum. After things appeared to have calmed down, Villanueva ran across to the court in an attempt to get at Hollins while being restrained by a teammate and security guard. As he was led to the Pistons locker room, Villanueva said, "I will kill that dude. I don't give a [expletive]." After the game, Villanueva was more subdued. "I overreacted," he said. "He said some things that got me upset."
Also in the news, Jose Canseco is returning to baseball as a manager/player for an independent minor league team in Arizona.
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Speaking after his team trounced the Red Sox, 16-5, Monday night at Fenway Park, Rays outfielder Johnny Damon said that the reaction from the fans was different from when he last played in Boston, as a member of the Yankees.
"Coming as a Yankee, it was definitely a lot tougher," Damon said. "They're Red Sox fans, that's what they were born to do and that's what they'll continue to do."
There was a mix of cheers and boos when Damon strode to the plate in the first inning, with the reception not getting a chance to truly define itself thanks to Tampa Bay's No. 2 hitter depositing the first pitch he saw from Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka over the right field fence for his 19th career homer in Fenway.
Damon would finish his night going 3-for-5 with two runs.
"It was great coming back in here on a different team than the Yankees. It was a little more mixed tonight. I was pretty happy to get the cheers I...
Little-known left fielder Sam Fuld had four hits and came within a single of hitting for the cycle while Johnny Damon homered on the first pitch he saw in the first inning as the Rays pounded Daisuke Matsuzaka for eight hits and seven runs in a 16-5 rout of the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway Park. Damon finished with three of the 20 hits for the Rays, who had scored just 20 runs in their first nine games prior to Monday.
In arguably his worst outing since signing with the Red Sox before the 2007 season, Matsuzaka was shelled, facing 16 batters and retiring just six. After throwing just 10 pitches in the first — all strikes — Matsuzaka allowed the first six batters to reach in the second. The righty allowed two doubles, two singles, a walk before the inning was capped off by Fuld's homer to right. Matsuzaka was eventually pulled after allowing a single and a walk to open the third.
Tim Wakefield came on in relief and got the...
With the Celtics' loss, a Heat victory and a 76ers loss, the Eastern Conference's 3-6 and 2-7 NBA playoff matchups are set prior to all four team's regular-season finales.
The Heat (57-24) captured the No. 2 seed with a 98-90 victory against the Hawks, while the 76ers (41-40) secured the No. 7 seed with a 95-85 loss to the Magic.
Meanwhile, the idle Knicks (42-38) clinched the No. 6 seed and will face the No. 3 Celtics (55-26) in the first round. Prior to Monday night's 95-94 overtime loss to the Wizards, Celtics coach Doc Rivers indicated that their series will begin on Sunday, although the schedule has not been announced. The C's and Knicks will also play each other in their regular-season finale on Wednesday night.
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We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
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.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
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!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
The top stories of the day.
Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the state of the Red Sox after a 13-8 loss to the Yankees. Pablo Sandoval and other notable fat ballplayers are discussed, in addition to some of the positives with the team
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
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