Lou Merloni of WEEI.com weighed in with his thoughts on the rumored trade that would send Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee to the Bronx. While Merloni notes that the Red Sox would still have the league's best left-hander in Jon Lester, Lee (a former teammate of Merloni in Cleveland) would bolster the Yankees rotation and make the Sox' challenge to get back into the race that much more difficult. Check out Merloni's piece at the Full Count blog.
ORLANDO -- The Celtics lost to the Nets, 86-68, on Friday to finish their 2010 NBA Summer League with a 1-4 record.
The Celtics dressed just seven players in the loss. Jaycee Carroll, Ryan Thompson, DeShawn Sims and Matt Janning flew Thursday to Las Vegas for another NBA Summer League, and Semih Erdin is back in Turkey for the FIBA championships.
Luke Harangody completed an impressive week with a team-high 18 points and eight rebounds in the loss. Rodney Green chipped in with 12 points and Oliver Lafayette had 10 assists.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/Celtics.
LeBron James' one-hour special on ESPN Thursday night to announce that he would be playing for the Miami Heat next season drew a 7.3 national rating, according to early reports. That means that about seven of every 100 television sets in the nation's 56 biggest cities tuned in to watch "The Decision." For a little perspective, the Celtics-Lakers NBA finals this year averaged a 7.6 but had four games below a 7.3. In fact, ESPN NBA writer J.A. Adande said on Twitter that "LeBron in 07 Finals got a 6.2." Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel also noted that the offseason program's figure was higher than "95 percent of actual NBA games." It is expected to be ESPN's highest rating for a news program in the network's history.
For more offseason NBA news, check out the Green Street blog.
ORLANDO -- Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told WEEI.com Friday that although the 2010-11 Miami Heat will feature a trio of All-Stars they will be 'different' than the 2008 Celtics. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have all used the 2008 Celtics as an example when asked how the three would be able to work together on the court.
"Well, there are some differences," said Van Gundy Friday at the 2010 NBA Summer League. "I think that the Celtics guys were a little older when they got them. You've got three guys just entering their prime. I mean, the youngest of the three Boston guys, Pierce was going into his 10th year. These guys are all going into their eighth year. So things are different. They are younger, in their prime. They are going to be an outstanding team, but you still have to play all the games every night."
Van Gundy was asked if the Celtics were still the favorites in the...
WILMINGTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Friday that the team had re-signed defenseman Mark Stuart to a one-year deal.
Stuart, 26, is a veteran of 252 NHL regular season games and has 12 goals, 23 assists for 35 points and 261 penalty minutes in those contests. He also has 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games, with two career assists in those 22 games.
Last season, Stuart played in 56 games for the Bruins, with two goals and five assists. He was sidelined for 26 regular season games and eight postseason contests with a broken left pinky finger and a subsequent infection within that finger.
During his 2008-2009 campaign, Stuart set career highs in goals, assists and points as well as tying his career high in games played, registering 5-12=17 totals in 82...
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
Rob Bradford joined the show to discuss the latest signings by the Red Sox.
Tom Brady discussed the teams latest win and the great play of Revis.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The Patriots extended their winning streak to 7 in dominant fashion over the visiting Lions. Also, in the early morning hours, multiple reports emerged that the Red Sox are preparing to sign SS Hanley Ramirez and 3B Pablo Sandoval. Also, the guys tease Christian about his nephew's drop in the end zone.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
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