LOWELL — After receiving a doctorate on behalf of his late father and addressing more than 2,000 graduates of UMass-Lowell's Class of 2010, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that when it comes to the labor situation, "there will be an agreement" between the players and owners.
"There's really no specific update on the negotiations at this time," Goodell said. "We do have meetings scheduled in the next few weeks and we do have work to do. But there's still a lot of football to be played, so we're going to be playing this season with absolutely no interruption and it's not unusual that we are where we are. I don't think any of us are surprised. We need to get to work, but there will be an agreement."
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While the Red Sox and Tim Wakefield were getting roughed up by the Royals, 12-5, Friday night at Fenway Park, there was plenty of injury drama to go around. Before the game Jacoby Ellsbury talked about how he came back too early from his rib injury -- resulting in a trip to the disabled list -- while Daisuke Matsuzaka explained what he meant when describing his "sore lower half" Thursday night. After the the Sox loss Dustin Pedroia fired back in regard to the line of questioning about whether or not his knee was to blame for a recent slump. There was also David Ortiz talking about how he was slapped with a new perspective on life after attending Jose Lima's wake. Oh, and Bill Hall actually pitched a perfect ninth inning.
A look at what transpired in the Celtics' NBA finals-clinching win over the Magic Friday night, while also, as Kirk Minihane writes, waiting "to see if Pau Gasol or Robin Lopez will be the most hated man in Boston one week from today."
I'm not sure that this is the most improbable playoff run I've ever seen, but it's in the top two or three. Put it this way: I think more people around here are going to pick the Celtics to beat the ...
Here is the Celtics' official press release concerning the sale of NBA finals tickets.
BOSTON– The Boston Celtics announced today that a limited number of playoff tickets for Round 4, Home Games 1, 2 and 3 (Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series) at the TD Garden will go on sale Wednesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. There is a four (4) ticket limit per event on all seating areas and seats start at $40.
Game 3 is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, June 8, at 9 p.m., Game 4 on Thursday, June 10, at 9 p.m. and Game 5 on Sunday, June 13, at 8 p.m. The opponent is yet to be determined. Please visit Celtics.com for all the latest schedule information as it becomes available.
Celtics fans will be able to purchase on June 2 beginning at 11 a.m. by visiting Celtics.com, by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX (800-462-2849) or by visiting the TD Garden Box Office. Acceptable forms of payment for tickets are American Express and all...
Paul Pierce, appearing on the post-game dais with Ray Allen, took time to relish his second trip to the NBA finals in three seasons following a 96-84 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 6 Friday night at TD Garden.
"You never take these moments for granted," said Pierce, who led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference title with 31 points and 13 rebounds, his best performance of the series. "This is an opportunity for my second trip to the finals. There's nothing like it."
The Celtics will open the NBA finals next Thursday night on the road against either the Lakers or the Suns in Game 1. Game 2 will also be on the road before the series shifts to Boston for Games 3, 4 and 5 [if necessary] on June 8, 10 and 13.
"All 28 NBA teams have to watch us now," added Pierce, the 2008 NBA finals MVP. "You never take these moments for granted, especially with my career...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Before Price heads over to the stadium, the guys discuss their final thoughts and analysis on the list of inactives and what will go down today at 1pm at Gillette Stadium.
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.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
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.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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