Former Bruins captain Joe Thornton suggested Thursday that the NHL rules favorably in the case of the Bruins when it comes to disciplining Boston players. He told The Globe and Mail that he isn't sure why it happens, but that it does.
“It’s just something with Boston,” Thornton said. “It just seems like they have a horseshoe. We’ve seen the [Milan] Lucic cross-check to the head [of Dominic Moore] earlier, and there’s no disciplinary thing.
“It’s just something about Boston and the disciplinary [process] is on their side. I’m not sure why that is. I’m not assuming that Colin’s kid is on the team and that’s why, but it’s really bizarre.”
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley to talk about the team and their loss to the Clippers. "We really haven't been playing great, but we've been getting away with wins and last night was a good wake-up call for us," Ainge said. "We can't just show up and think we're going to win. We have to come to the gym ready to win."
Ainge said that blaming the new players for defensive shortcomings was "an excuse." He continued, "When we were all together I thought one of the worst defensive games we played all year was against Phoenix [in late January]. It's just bad rotations. It's the point of attack. It's how we're defending the pick and roll and it's not any new guys. It's not any new guys. It's guys who have been on the court together in a lot of cases. I think it's effort. I think it's focus."
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Reggie Jackson had 27 points, six assists and five rebounds and fifth-seeded Boston College opened the ACC tournament with a convincing 81-67 victory over 12-seeded Wake Forest on Friday afternoon.
With the victory, BC hit the 20-win mark (20-11) and earned a date with fourth-seeded Clemson in Friday's quarterfinal Game 2 (approximately 2:30 p.m.). That follows top-seeded North Carolina's opener against Miami.
Also for BC, Joe Trapani scored 22 points and Biko Paris netted 21. The Eagles shot 53.7 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc, led by Paris (6-of-10 treys). Jackson, Trapani and Paris combined to hit 25-of-37 shots. The Eagles again were efficient with the basketball, collecting assists on 17 of their 29 baskets.
Travis McKie led Wake with 16 points. J.T. Terrell and Gary Clark each had 15.
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Carl Crawford went 1-for-3 with an infield single and a diving catch in his first ever game against the Rays, but Tampa Bay pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim an 8-6 walkoff win. The Sox entered the ninth trailing, 5-4, but Oscar Tejeda and Larry Sutton hit back-to-back solo homers to tie the game. However, Alfredo Aceves -- in his third inning of work -- gave up a game-tying double to ex-Sox Casey Kotchman and then a game-winning two-run homer to Robinson Chirinos.
Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed the first five Rays runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings, including a homer by Rays catcher John Jaso. He also permitted two walks while striking out two. In three starts, the right-hander now has an 11.42 ERA. While he felt his slider was effective, he believes he needs to continue sharpening his slider and changeup.
"At this point, I'm not too worried but I feel...
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement regarding the report that Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather was involved in a shooting late last month:
“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from the local and national media with varying degrees of information and speculation to determine if NFL player William Brandon Meriweather, of the New England Patriots; committed the shooting, or is a suspect in the case.
“William Brandon Meriweather, among others, has been identified as being present during a shooting which occurred on February 28th, 2011, which is being investigated by this Office.
“We will continue to provide information that is available for release when proper to do so, and in a timely manner.”
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On Patriots Friday we check in with the hall of famer, the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin to preview Pats @ Dallas and look around the NFL.
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
Sam Packard and Josue Pavon from WEEI.com discuss the Celtics first two pre-season games. Then, in the second installment of Packard's Corner, Sam is joined by his brother Nick to answer an important historical question. Kick it!
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean checks in live from TD Garden after the Bruins 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener. Ken Laird anchors from the WEEI.com Podcentre
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
What would you ask Roger Goodell?
After joking around with Graig Murphy, who challenges Christian to a stand-up comedy showdown, Glenn and Christian face Lou about the rumors in the Boston Globe that Lou should be the new play-by-play broadcaster for the Red Sox radio broadcast.
Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Bruins opening night loss, and whether this will continue or we'll see the team improve when the defense gets healthy.
We close out the week with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed out on... plus the return of LaRoy on the microphone...
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
Full disclosure we recorded this episode just before the official announcement. Ben and Russ talk the coaching situation in Liverpool, Revs playoffs chances, and Sepp is suspended.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.More from this show