In spite of spending the majority of his one-year contract on the sideline with a thumb injury, Marquis Daniels already knows he would like to re-sign with the Celtics this summer. “The locker room is great, it’s a great atmosphere, the coaching staff, everything is good,” he told WEEI.com prior to the Celtics-Heat game Wednesday night. “So, it’s something that I’d like to be part of. Hopefully it will work out. If not, then I have to deal with everything that happens.” Daniels has missed 27 games and hopes to return before the All-Star Break. Visit the Green Street blog for more.
Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is "widely expected" to retire, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The 1997 American League Rookie of the Year, Garciaparra was with Boston until the middle of the 2004 season, when he was traded to the Cubs. Garciaparra finished his nine-plus years in a Red Sox uniform with 178 homers and 690 RBI, to go along with a .323 batting average. A six-time All-Star and former batting champ, he spent the tail end of his career with the Dodgers and Athletics but never managed to find the same level of success he had earlier in his career in Boston. For more baseball updates, check out the Full Count blog.
Wednesday was National Signing Day in college football, and Boston College revealed its stable of recruits. Among the notable signees were wide receiver Shakim Philllips from Paterson, N.J., and quarterback Chase Rettig from San Clemente, Calif. The Eagles signed 21 new players to their football squad. For the full list of recruits, visit The BC Blog.
Marquis Daniels confirmed before Wednesday's game that he will return to Celtics practice on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on his left thumb in early December. Coach Doc Rivers said Daniels could possibly return on Sunday against Orlando but the more realistic date is next Wednesday in New Orleans against the Hornets. Rivers said he will not rush Daniels back just because Paul Pierce is questionable and day-to-day with a left mid-foot sprain. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Paul Pierce will not play against Miami, Wednesday and probably won't play Friday against the Nets, Doc Rivers said. Tony Allen will replace Pierce in the starting lineup. Pierce is still day to day. Rivers also said there was a chance Marquis Daniels could be activated by Sunday when the Celtics play the Magic. Rivers stressed that the team wouldn't rush Daniels back because of Pierce. For more Celtics coverage go to Green Street.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
We tackle four topics that surround the great BIG MAN athletes of sports. BIG as in chubby.
Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.