Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who tore both the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the regular-season finale against the Texans in Houston, said Thursday his rehab was “going really well,” but wouldn’t commit to a date for his return
In an interview with CBS Radio, he said there’s plenty of time between now and the start of the 2010 season, but he won’t push it before it’s ready.
“I’m going to return whenever I’m ready and whenever the doctors clear me,” said Welker, who also underwent shoulder surgery this offseason. “I’m just steadily going about my business and do the best I can. The season is still pretty far away — we’ve got some time. I’m just going to continue to work hard and do the best I can and get back on the field as soon as I can. That’s just my plan of action and whenever...
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins had an afternoon practice at Ristuccia Arena on Thursday as they prepare to take on the Flyers in the series-deciding Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night. Boston enters the game having lost three straight and in danger of becoming one of only three teams in the history of North American professional sports to lose a seven-game series after winning the first three games. Captain Zdeno Chara was asked after practice what it would take for the Bruins to escape a notation in the history books.
"Everything. We have to throw everything we have," Chara said. "It is obviously disappointing to be leading 3-0 and be in this position, but we still have one shot to close it."
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Reports out of the Cavaliers shootaround this morning indicate that Mike Brown is considering lineup changes for Game 6 tonight at the Garden. Plain Dealer beat writer Brian Windhorst noted that Brown is unlikely to change his starting five, but he brings up the one radical move that Brown has left: playing LeBron James at point guard. Read the rest of this post on Green Street.
NESN Bruins analyst Mike Milbury called in to the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning to talk about the Bruins-Flyers series and look at Friday's Game 7. Milbury said it's important to "put this in perspective" and not be shocked that Philadelphia was able to claw back in the series. "It was a surprise to me that it was 3-0," Milbury said. "It was great for Boston, and they were an overtime goal away from taking the thing. But it doesn't surprise me that Philadelphia now has come back to even the series. As in all Game 7s, it's going to be a coin toss. I expect that the Bruins will rebound. They do have a great record in the spring at home, to offset the miserable record they had during the regular season — so I don't know how you figure that out. But it's going to take a great effort from Tuukka Rask. I would suspect special teams could play a huge role in this thing tomorrow. But it's a coin toss."
Monty McCutchen, Bob Delaney and Ed F. Rush will be the three officials working Thursday night's Celtics-Cavaliers Game 6.
McCutchen and Cavaliers coach Mike Brown have a history, with the referee kicking Brown out of a game in Boston on April 4 of this season. The third-quarter ejection triggered an unusual reaction from the normally mild-mannered Brown, as his assistant coaches had to restrain him as he attempted to go on the floor to argue with McCutchen.
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We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as the Pats prepare to travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins in week one.
We check in with Full Tilt TB for a new weekly segment with Tedy, featuring a look at all things Patriots and NFL football.
We check with with the HC of the NEP on a Patriots Monday on a Tuesday as the Pats prep for the Dolphins this coming Sunday. Bill touches on Gronk's desire to play, the departure of Logan Mankins and more.
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.
With the minor league season wrapping up, Minor Details recognizes and checks in with its Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year, left-hander Brian Johnson, and Player of the Year, second baseman/outfielder Mookie Betts.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he goes 4-5 in the Red Sox 9-4 win over the New York Yankees.
Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
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
Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.
Tim joined the show to discuss the start of the NFL season and the future of Tom Brady.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Rodney Harrison joins the show, as he will do every week during the NFL season. This week he talked about what to expect from the Patriots this year. He thinks Brady can play can for another 10 or 15 years due to the rules changes. He also said that due to his size, NFL defensive players will continue to target Rob Gronkowski's knees.
The iCloud was hacked over Labor Day weekend and over 300 scandalous photos were hacked from the phones and iPads of celebrities. And the guy who replaced Michael Sam, Ethan Westbrooks, got a tattoo on his face to motivate himself from ever having a "normal" job.
On this Patriots Monday (on a Tuesday) Chandler Jones talks about getting ready for the Miami Dolphins and his upcoming battle with Brandon Albert. The guys also asked about J.J. Watt's 100 million dollar contract.
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.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
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