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07/15/2010 - 11:41am
O'Neal on D&H: No signing without Doc, Ray

New Celtic Jermaine O'Neal joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning and said he was excited about his new opportunity in Boston. "Coming down the stretch of my career, I can't think of a better way to end it than with a championship ring," he said.

 

O'Neal said his decision to sign with the C's wasn't about money. Despite being on some talented Pacers teams early in his career, O'Neal has yet to participate in a championship celebration, and this is his primary goal. "That's something I haven't been able to experience in my career," he said. "I talked it over with my family. ... We wanted to put ourselves in the best situation to win next year. [This is] a team that plays together, plays hard, the organization has the passion, the city has the passion."

 

O'Neal confirmed that it was Rajon Rondo who did the best selling job for Boston despite the fact that they aren't close friends....

07/15/2010 - 9:49am
Ainge on D&C: Shaq a possibility, Sheed done

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the Celtics' offseason maneuverings. He said center Kendrick Perkins likely will be out until the All-Star break as he recovers from his knee injury, Rasheed Wallace has not changed his mind about retiring, and the Celtics still have some interest in Shaquille O'Neal although it's "unlikely" they will be able to acquire the veteran center. He also cautioned not to be too concerned with how new Celtic Jermaine O'Neal played against the C's in the playoffs, as he was dealing with a "pretty serious ankle injury."

 

Here are some highlights from the interview.

 

On Rasheed Wallace's future: "Rasheed has decided he's going to retire."

 

On losing Tony Allen to the Grizzlies: "Tony wanted to expand his career, play a bigger role, show that he could do...

07/15/2010 - 9:15am
British Open: McIlroy has record round

Rory McIlroy tied the major championship record by shooting a 9-under-par 63 Thursday in the opening round of the British Open. McIlroy, a 21-year-old from Northern Ireland, tied the back-nine record at the Open with a 30 that included six birdies.

 

McIlroy is the 22nd player in history to shoot 63 in a major championship. Tiger Woods was the most recent to accomplish the feat, which he did at the 2007 PGA Championship.

 

Woods finished Thursday's round with a solid 67 and said, "I'm in a good spot." John Daly finished with a 66. Five-time winner Tom Watson, who was lst year's runner-up, shot a 73.

 

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07/15/2010 - 7:50am
Faxon on D&C: Tiger faces 'huge week'

PGA golfer and Rhode Island resident Brad Faxon joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the British Open at the legendary St. Andrews course in Scotland. "There's nothing quite like it," Faxon said of the difficult course. "You can't compare it to anything here [in the United States] at all, because there's nothing like it. A lot of players go over there for the first time and they hate it and they don't even want to go back. And then there's some players that just embrace it. Most of the players nowadays are embracing it, even though they don't know what they're talking about."

 

Asked about the chances of Tiger Woods winning five more major championships to surpass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, Faxon replied: "I'd say it's up there -- it's 80, 90 percent. It's hard to imagine as well as he's played in the past him not doing it. I think his left knee bothers him a little bit. I don't...

07/15/2010 - 7:35am
Mashup: Eagles may be stuck with Vick

An NFL insider refers to Michael Vick's brief tenure in Philadelphia as an "abject failure" and notes that no team would give up even a seventh-round draft pick for the controversial quarterback. That story leads off Thursday's Morning Mashup, which features videos of a now-legendary (and since-banned) "beer cup snake," Lions linebacker Zack Follett's interesting offseason workout regimen, and baseball great Gary Carter getting grief from an obnoxious fan.


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