As trade scenarios flew back and forth on a hectic day before the NBA opened training camps, it appeared that the Lakers and Celtics had emerged as the two remaining teams in the hunt for New Orleans All-Star guard Chris Paul. The Hornets have reportedly decided on the Lakers offer of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics had reportedly offered Rajon Rondo, restricted free agent Jeff Green and two first round draft picks. With Gasol in the deal instead of Andrew Bynum, that could pave the way for the Lakers to also try and trade for Dwight Howard, but that's a future debate. Gasol is reportedly headed to the Rockets who will then send Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic to New Orleans.
For now the Celtics will have to retool around Rondo, a two-time All-Star who has been dangled in trade talks twice in the last three years.
The Patriots announced Tuesday the signing of wide receiver Tiquan Underwood. In addition, the Patriots announced that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and tight end Dan Gronkowski have been released. The Patriots also released offensive lineman Thomas Welch from the practice squad.
Underwood, 24, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars who signed with the Patriots on Aug. 29 after being released by Jacksonville. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 3. Underwood, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (253rd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2009 draft out of Rutgers. After beginning his rookie season on the practice squad, he joined the 53-man roster and appeared in three games, mainly on special teams. Last season, he played in 10 games and caught eight passes for 111 yards and returned 24 kicks for 561 yards, including a career-long of 53 yards in the season-opener vs. Denver (Sept....
The Red Sox will interview Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo on Friday and Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont on Saturday about their managerial vacancy. Both coaches have ties to the Red Sox.
Lovullo, 46, was the manager for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010 after eight years managing in the Cleveland Indians system. He was named to the coaching staff of former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell when he became manager of the Blue Jays for the 2011 season. He has been a finalist for three big league managing jobs: First with the Dodgers after the 2005 season, then with the Pirates after 2007 and then again with the Indians two offseasons ago.
Lamont, who has spent 47 years in professional baseball, has been third base coach in Detroit for the last six seasons. He was the third base coach for the Red Sox in 2001.
Lamont, 64, is the first candidate to interview with the Sox with a full-time managerial job on his resume. He has managed parts...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox were among the teams in attendance at the workout of Cuban star (and youtube sensation) Yoenis Cespedes in the Dominican Republic last week. Cespedes, who defected from Cuba in the Dominican Republic last summer.
Once cleared to play in Major League Baseball, Cespedes is expected to inspire a significant bidding war as an international free agent, with the source suggesting that the six-year, $30.25 million contract signed by Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman two years ago represented a likely benchmark for Cespedes' deal. Reports suggest that the Cuban is a five-tool player with tremendous all-fields power and the ability to play all three outfield positions.
In Cuba's Serie Nacional, he hit .333 with a .424 OBP, .667 slugging percentage and a league record 33 home runs in 99 games in the 2010-11 season. He also starred in the 2009 World...
According to a league source, the Patriots have released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. The 6-foot-6, 350-pound Haynesworth, who was traded to New England on July 29 for a 2013 draft pick, played in six games for the Patriots this season, making three tackles (two solo).
Haynesworth, 30, was an All-Pro in 2007 and 2008 with the Titans. He signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins that offseason, but after two disappointing seasons in Washington, he was sent to New England. His tenure with the Pats, however, lasted just one half-season.
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 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.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
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.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
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.
Deflategate rage explodes on the guys. They argue whether Brady is dragging it out or he should defend his innocence and the callers get in on the action.More from this show