Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show for his weekly interview and addressed the talk of whether he would make a move involving any of his Big Three.
"It's just obvious," Ainge said. "Of course if we get the opportunity to make a trade that will help our team, we'll do it. I guess I was stating obvious answers and it became like a really big story.
"We've all known there's a window for this group, so we're constantly evaluating that and been evaluating it for the last couple of years," he continued. "I don't have anything on the books. I don't have have anything imminent. There's nothing out there that I'm actively doing. I'm being patient with this group of guys. They believe that their much better than they're playing right now, Doc [Rivers] believes they're much better than we're playing right now. I believe that too."
Ainge said he was disappointed by the team'...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Brian Waters told the media on Thursday that Bernard Pollard -- a teammate of Waters with the Chiefs -- "took pride" in being able to get a hit on Tom Brady in 2008, a Week 1 lunge at the knee that resulted in a torn ACL for the New England quarterback. Pollard, now with the Ravens, was asked Thursday if Waters was accurate in that assessment.
"I took pride because I didn't do anything wrong," Pollard said. "This is a game where anything can happen. I don't care about recognition, I don't care about being the face of the NFL, I'm just blessed to be able to do what I do."
Pollard wasn't flagged on the play, though the NFL instituted a rule after the 2008 season that penalized a player for making contact with a quarterback's knee.
"It's football, at the end of the day guys get hurt every Sunday," Pollard said. "I think the fact of the matter is that in this case it was Tom...
Speaking prior to the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner at the Copley Westin Hotel, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington explained why the diagnosis of Carl Crawford's injured wrist wasn't made earlier in the offseason.
Crawford recently underwent surgery on his wrist after experiencing increased discomfort while ramping up his hitting regimen. It was an injury Cherington said the outfielder had felt to some degree during the season, but wasn't a concern for the player upon the completion of the regular season.
"I think whenever something like this happens we always go back and think about whether we could have found this out earlier, found something earlier. Having surgery in the first week of January is a lot better than the last week of March, but probably not as good as the first week in October," the Red Sox GM said.
"In this particular case, based on the research we've done, based on the conversations we've...
FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady moved from "Did Not Practice" to "Full Participation" on Thursday's injury report. In all, New England had 14 players who were limited. Here is Thursday's complete report:
WR Deion Branch (knee)
OL Marcus Cannon (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
OL Nate Solder (concussion)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
T Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
QB Tom Brady (left shoulder)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ed Reed met with the media on Thursday for the first time since his critical comments about Joe Flacco to Sirius Radio on Monday.
Reed told Sirius that Flacco "didn't have a hold of the offense" in Baltimore's 20-13 win over the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs last Sunday and suggested the quarterback will have to play better against the Patriots in the AFC championship.
The safety was asked about his comments Thursday.
"It's about the Ravens and New England playing football," Reed said. "All that other stuff is to the side. That was about the last game and it's irrelevant to what we are doing right now. What was said was something I said about the whole team, it wasn't just Joe being criticized about how we played. We were critical of ourselves in that game, and that's every teammate of mine. We weren't satisfied with our effort. … It caused...
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.
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.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
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.
Dino, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky discuss the Red Sox getting swept at home by Detroit and the state of the team heading out on an 11-game road trip.
Mut dishes on a few strained -- or perceived strained -- relationships he has at WEEI these days.
A compilation of the morning's Patriots talk with John, Gerry and Mut as the first Patriots practice is set to open in Foxboro.
The guys talk about the Red Sox sweep at Fenway by the Tigers and their recent struggles at home. They then preview the tough road trip ahead for the Sox
The OMFers discuss what it will be like with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. The guys get into Mut's complaint from earlier in the morning that Fauria ignored him in the gym
New Patriot's receiver Chris Hogan joins OMF to talk about being the new guy, and his experience with Rex Ryan in Buffalo
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Mut fills in for Kirk Minihane on this episode of Enough About Me and sits down with Bob Neumeier. Mut and Bob talk about his time at WBZ feuding with 5 & 7. Bob talks about his job at WEEI, why he didn't talk to the other hosts and his exit from the station. Bob talks in depth about his stroke and recovery.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
This week we preview the last major of the year, The PGA Championship.
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Tanguay discuss night two of the Democratic Convention, "highlighted" by Bill Clinton's attempt to humanize Hillary Clinton with tales of their courtship.More from this show
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Rob Bradford give their thoughts on the opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philly. Paul Simon, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Obama and Bernie are among those discussed.More from this show