Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, two days earlier than usual because of his All-Star Game schedule.
Rivers is preparing to coach the East team in Sunday's All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Paul Pierce is one of the four Celtics named to the team, and he is expected to play despite battling a foot injury. Asked if Pierce would be better served resting up for the remainder of the season, Rivers downplayed the situation.
"I don't think it's as serious as it was made out to be," Rivers said. "He was concerned with his foot because it was hurting. But it's not even close to as bad as we thought it could be. So, I think we're overreacting a little bit on this one."
Rivers said he would keep an eye on all of his players' minutes. Stars from rival teams won't be so well protected. "I'm going to play LeBron [James] and...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — After a full winter of workouts and conditioning, Kevin Youkilis pronounced himself fully healthy on Tuesday and ready for the next challenge of his career. The veteran infielder, who won the American League Gold Glove at first base in 2007, is looking for the same honor at third base this season.
"As long as I'm not making mental errors, that's the key," Youkilis said. "It'd be cool if I could play just as well at third base and try to win a Gold Glove. There's a lot of great third basemen out there. It'd be cool. If I could play at a high level and win a Gold Glove at third base and first base, that'd be awesome. But, for me, I'm not worried about the accolades. I'm just worried about making the routine plays and trying to make a couple of great plays here and there to get our pitchers out of some jams."
Youkilis, who said his right thumb is 100 percent after a winter...
There was some controversy last month when Reebok announced a shoe deal with ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, as some speculated that her reporting on players who are sponsored by Reebok could be compromised. Now, The New York Times reports that ESPN's College GameDay broadcasters Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit have had contracts with Nike.
According to an ESPN spokesman, Fowler said he plans to end his "minor association" with Nike "to avoid any potential perception issues."
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Boston College's Jimmy Hayes scored six minutes into overtime to lift the Eagles to a 7-6 win over Northeastern Monday night in the Beanpot championship at TD Garden. BC's Chris Kreider scored two goals and added an assist on the game-winner to give the Eagles their third Beanpot title in four years. Chris Rawlings made 39 saves for Northeastern.
Harvard used a pair of late goals to post a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Boston University and shock the Terriers in Monday night's Beanpot consolation game at TD Garden. BU's Alex Chiasson potted the second of his two goals to take a 4-3 lead at the 14:05 mark of the third period, but Danny Biega (at 15:57) and Michael Del Mauro (at 17:52) scored late goals to lift the Crimson to the win. BU finishes fourth in the Beanpot for the first time since 1980.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
The top stories of the day.
Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss Tom Brady beating the NFL in court and the final roster cuts for the Patriots heading into the 2015 season.
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
McCann gave us his thoughts on yesterday's proceedings.More from this show