Celtics president Danny Ainge may be up to something big. According to Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick, Ainge is actively trying to trade Rajon Rondo for New Orleans guard Chris Paul.
Citing multiple sources, Amick said that Ainge is "highly motivated" to land Paul but has run into resistance from the Hornets, who need a third team to make the trade work. Ainge tried to acquire Paul in the 2005 draft, offering Paul Pierce in an attempt to move up to the third pick in the draft.
Paul can be a free agent after this season, and speculation had him interested in joining the Knicks, but New York lacks the trade resources to land the four-time All-Star. There will be a long list of teams interested in acquiring Paul, including the Lakers.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports that Ainge offered Rondo and Jeff...
According to an industry source, confirming multiple media reports, the Red Sox expect to name Bobby Valentine the 45th manager in team history. Mike Lynch of WCVB (via twitter) was the first to report the agreement.
"He's got it. I just spoke to him a little while ago," Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, who managed Valentine in the minors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, said in a telephone interview with the AP.
Though Valentine was the last of six candidates to go through the interview process, and did so only after the Red Sox had conducted a second-round interview with Dale Sveum (at a time when he was about to receive an offer from the Cubs), the veteran of 15 years managing in the major leagues and seven more in Japan's NPB emerged as a frontrunner once he publicly entered...
The Patriots announced Tuesday that they have released defensive back Phillip Adams. Adams, 23, was originally signed by the Patriots on Sept. 21 before being released on Oct. 8, signed on Oct. 13 and released on Oct. 14. Adams, 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, was re-signed on Oct. 18. He has played in six games for the Patriots and registered eight total tackles. He was originally drafted in 2010 by San Francisco in the seventh round (224 overall) out of South Carolina State. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Colts coach Jim Caldwell announced Tuesday that they have decided to sit starting quarterback Curtis Painter in favor of backup Dan Orlovsky for this weekend's game against the Patriots. Indianapolis, which enters the game 0-11, will turn to the former UConn signal caller who is in his first season with the Colts. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has started seven games in his career (all with the 2008 Detroit Lions), and this season with Indianapolis, is 14-for-21 for 122 yards in three games. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
WILMINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's practice that Habs forward Max Pacioretty's hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang resembled Matt Cooke's hit on Marc Savard in March of 2010.
Pacioretty was suspended for three games Monday for the hit in which he targeted the head of Letang.
"To me, it resembled a little bit the hit that Savard took from Cooke a few years ago," Julien said when asked about the play. "It was almost identical, but that's the league's decision to make."
Savard is not playing this season due to post-concussion syndrome. He played in only 25 games last season before suffering his most recent concussion.
Pacioretty might be known best for the shove into a stanchion he took last season from Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. While there was a criminal investigation on the play, Chara was not suspended.
"[It] certainly doesn't have any links to what happened...
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.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
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.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
ERod is back on the mound for the Sox tonight, and the guys break down what the expectations should be for the young pitcher's first major league start after his injury.
The guys talk about Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, and also give you their thoughts on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs.
ESPN's Howard Bryant is release a feature story about sports teams honoring the military and police at their games and he thinks those ceremonies do not belong in sports. Glenn, Lou and Christian go at Bryant and talk about why he's wrong.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike Mutnansky, Butch Stearns, and Jon Meterparel discuss the absence of Malcolm Butler at last week's OTAs and replay a sound byte of Butler from May 21st on WEEI not wanting to discuss his contract. Is Malcolm Butler headed for a contract dispute, and how valuable is he?More from this show
Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.More from this show