PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers kept their season alive and got a digit in the win column in the Eastern Conference semifinals as they beat Boston 5-4 in overtime of Game 4 at the Wachovia Center on Friday evening. Simon Gagne scored the game-winner in the extra frame to keep Philadelphia's Stanley Cup hopes alive. Brian Boucher got his first win of the series and stopped Tuukka Rask's four-game playoff winning streak in the process to force a Game 5 in Boston on Monday.
The Flyers were up by a goal by Ville Leino late in the third period and looked like they would squeak out the win after Boston came back from a two-goal deficit to tie it a three but Mark Recchi scored an empty-net goal with 31.5 seconds left in the game to send it to overtime.
Milan Lucic tied the game a three with his second goal of the playoffs in the third period while Michael Ryder and Recchi each had a strike for the Bruins. Chris...
The Celtics were out-scored 36-17 in the first quarter and never recovered, dropping a 124-95 decision to Cleveland Friday night at TD Garden. It was the worst home playoff loss for the Celts in team history. LeBron James led all scorers with 38 points, while Antwan Jamison contributed with 20 points. Kevin Garnett paced the Celts' offense with 19 points, shooting 8-for-11 from the floor. Rajon Rondo also netted 18 for the hosts. Ray Allen was held to just seven points for the Celtics, who trailed 65-43 at halftime. Cleveland shot 59 percent from the floor.
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Yankees manager Joe Giardi announced before Friday's game with the Red Sox that closer Mariano Rivera - out since April 30 with an upper body issue - would be available for the series opener. However, there was a setback for the Yankees as Girardi announced that Andy Pettitte would miss his next scheduled start do to a sore left elbow. Catcher Jorge Posada [calf] is limited to pinch-hitting duty.
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Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Peter Gammons said that he believes "a lot will be decided in the next eight weeks" regarding the Red Sox, Yankees, and Rays. Gammons suggested that all three teams have issues that could derail them, with the Yankees' age, the Rays' youth, and the Sox' designated hitter conundrum all serving as possible obstacles. "All three teams have a lot of questions to be answered between now and the end of July," the Hall of Famer said. Gammons said that there is an argument to be made that Yankees' outfielder Brett Gardner is comparable with Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox, and that the Sox showed interest in acquiring pitcher Javier Vazquez from Atlanta prior to the Yankees scooping him up last offseason.
Gammons noted that after talking with some with the Yankees it is believed that Mariano Rivera might be able to pitch in the three-game series at Fenway Park, although it is unlikely...
Terry Francona said on Friday that center fielder Mike Cameron, out since April 18 with an abdominal tear, could be ready to begin a rehab assignment next week.
“Cam is doing well," said Francona. "He’ll go out there today and go through his progressions again, the hitting and the group and everything. He will sit tonight with the medical people – [Dr.] Tom Gill will be here – it's probably getting to the point where we are talking about going to play some games on rehab, possibly at the beginning of the week.”
With the Pats game on Friday night, MFB does a version of Patriots Friday a day early with Jerod Mayo. He talks about the Carolina Panthers.
WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the performances of Brandon LaFell and Darrelle Revis, among others, as Patriots training camp comes to a close.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.
Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game
Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing the great support shown by our listeners supporting the Jimmy Fund.
Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.
Bryan Cox told his team about ability with the ladies at a young age. The guys talk about white pants, and also... tapeworm!
Speaking at the WEEI NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon with Dennis and Callahan, Curt Schilling revealed that he had mouth cancer, a form called squamous cell carcinoma. He blames his use of smokeless tobacco and says it is his biggest regret in life. This revelation has sparked debate about whether MLB should ban the use of all tobacco.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.
Dale and Jackie MacMullan discuss the demotion of JBJ, and whether or not the same path should be followed for Xander Bogearts.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Sam Packard and Zach Geld provide a thrilling and dynamic recap of the LLWS so far and prepare you for this weekend's games.
The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.
Former Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and World Series Champion Curt Schilling joined the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his experiences with cancer. Curt was joined by Dr. Haddad. He revealed that, in February, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the mouth. He attributes his mouth cancer to his use of chewing tobacco throughout his playing career.More from this show
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The Dana-Farber Genetics and Prevention Program offers advanced genetic tests to determine whether individuals are at risk for inherited forms of cancer. Dr. Garber says, “A visit to the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Clinic usually includes time with both a physician and a genetic counselor, both of whom have expertise in all forms of inherited cancer syndromes. We educate patients about cancer risk and its implications for them and their family members. Working with referring physicians, we design individualized programs to monitor for the earliest signs of cancer — diagnosing if it occurs, and, in many cases, preventing it from arising.”More from this show