According to reports from Newsday and ESPN, LeBron James has decided to sign with the Miami Heat, joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a new powerhouse there. James will announce his decision Thursday night at 9 p.m. in an ESPN special.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that James' representatives have called other free agents to gauge their interest in joining the new "Big Three" in Miami.
The ESPN report notes that James' friend Chris Paul has urged the superstar to stay in Cleveland and play for new coach Byron Scott, who previously coached Paul in New Orleans, and that James could reconsider his choice.
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Ray Allen reached a two-year agreement with the Celtics on Wednesday, and said he is looking forward to continuing his career in Boston. "I'm happy to be returning as a Celtic," he told WEEI.com via text message. "There's no other place I wanted to be." According to a source familiar with the negotiations, WEEI.com confirmed the deal worth $10 million annually. The second year is a player option. For more on this story, check out Green Street.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays completed their three-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 6-4 win over the Sox Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. Leading the way for Tampa Bay was starting pitcher David Price, who allowed just two runs on eight hits, striking out 10 and walking one. Price, who lowered his ERA to 2.42, finished his outing throwing 83 of his 111 pitches for strikes. Mike Cameron led the Red Sox' offense, collecting three hits, including his second home run of the season.
The Red Sox did manage to get the tying run to first with two outs in the ninth, but Matt Garza -- who had come on in relief in the ninth inning -- got Kevin Youkilis to line out to center field to end the game.
Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield didn't allow a run until the fourth inning, when Evan Longoria led off the frame with a solo home run. Wakefield finished having allowed six runs on four hits, walking six and striking out three....
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Ray Allen and the Celtics have agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million annually, with the second year being a player option. The 34-year-old Allen just wrapped up his third year with the Celtics, averaging 16.3 points per game for Boston. For more see the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics. ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to report the agreement.
Forward Carlos Boozer is the latest premier NBA free agent to agree to a deal, agreeing to a five-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, according to ESPN. Various sources told ESPN.com that the contract will be for between $75 million and $80 million. Boozer's deal follows agreements by other top-flight free agents Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh with Miami, Amare Stoudamire in New York and Joe Johnson with Atlanta.
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Edelman talked about his scary play in the red zone to start off the 4th quarter, in which he flipped in the air and landed on his head. He was fine, but admits that players need to be aware of the down and importance of putting your health in jeopardy over the course of a 16 game season. The guys asked him about the offense's struggles, and Gronk's inability to pull in a tipped ball in the end zone.
The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.More from this show
Dino, Kirk and Thornton opened the show discussing an ugly win by the Patriots.More from this show
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.More from this show