Atlanta's Josh Smith strained his left knee late in Game 2 of the Hawks' series with the Celtics. Without Smith on the floor, the Celtics were able to complete their comeback and even the series at a game apiece. Smith will miss Game 3 according to a report by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, who cites a league source who said that Smith would try to play in Sunday's Game 4. Atlanta is already without Al Hordford and Zaza Pachulia, leaving their frontline thin.
Smith is the Hawks' leading scorer and rebounder in the playoffs, averaging 19 points and 15.5 rebounds.
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Will Middlebrooks is hitting second for the Red Sox as the club opens a three-game series with the Orioles on Friday at Fenway Park.
Dustin Pedroia moves to the cleanup spot in the order as the Sox face LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-0, 2.22). Pedroia has excelled in the fourth spot in his career, batting .397 with seven homers and 28 RBI and an OPS of 1.117 in 31 games.
Jon Lester (1-2, 4.65) starts for the Sox. Lester is 14-0 against the Orioles in 18 career starts.
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According to reports, the family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau will allow researchers to study his brain. Seau, who was found Wednesday after an apparent suicide, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, leaving his brain.
Research on Seau's brain would be done to determine the impact that his multiple concussions had on him. Seau played 20 seasons in the league for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots.
It is unknown at this time where Seau's brain will be studied.
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After a regualar season in which he replaced Hall of Fame-bound shooting guard Ray Allen in the starting lineup, Celtics sophomore Avery Bradley finished eighth in the NBA's Most Improved Player voting with 36 points -- 224 fewer than the Magic's Ryan Anderson in first.
In addition to emerging as one of the best defenders in the league, Bradley averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.4 minutes over 64 games this season, but he averaged 10.4 points after the All-Star break in addition to recording averages of 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.9 minutes over 15 games in April. Bradley couldn't crack the rotation as a rookie, averaging just 1.7 points in 5.2 minutes over 31 games last season.
Here's how the voting played out (5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd place):
Ryan Anderson (ORL): 260 points (33 1st, 27 2nd, 14 3rd)
Ersan Ilyasova (MIL): 159 points (21 1st,...
A league source indicated Friday that there's a "very good chance" the Patriots are going to sign Ole Miss running back Brandon Bolden as an undrafted free agent. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Bolden finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history in both total touchdowns scored (33) and rushing touchdowns (27), third in all-purpose yards (3,681) and fourth in rushing yards (2,604). For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Mut and Tom E. Curran talk about the NFL's response to the recent decline in ratings for the league. They talk about some of the issues that could be contributing, such as poor officiating and lack of rivalries.More from this show