Jermaine O'Neal will miss at least one game with a hamstring injury and rookie center Greg Stiemsma will start in his place against the Wizards. O'Neal injured his hamstring in Sunday's game against Washigton, but coach Doc Rivers doesn't think his center will be out long.
"It’s not bad," Rivers said. "Eddie [Lacerte, the team trainer] came to me and suggested that he didn’t play. With the hamstring you just don’t want to take any chances. JO’s been doing so well we figured tonight, [Tuesday] and then maybe he can play the next game."
In his place steps Stiemsma, the rookie center who has made a name himself with his shot-blocking ability.
"We’re just trying to protect him by starting him because he’s with the four best players and that helps him," Rivers said. "The one thing he does is bock shots. I’m thrilled to death that he’s shooting the ball because he...
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has been granted permission to interview for the head coaching job in Jacksonville, according to a Tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter also indicated that O'Brien is still in the mix for the Penn State job, saying O'Brien is still "squarely on Penn (State's) radar." For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Billy Baron scored seven of his 25 points in the second overtime as Rhode Island escaped Boston College with a 78-72 double-overtime victory Monday afternoon.
Ryan Anderson had 18 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks for BC (5-8). Dennis Clifford and Lonnie Jackson each scored 12 points. Patrick Heckmann added 11 points, including a buzzer-beater at the end of the first overtime to force another five minutes.
Mike Powell added 21 points for URI, and Jonathan Holton had 11 points and nine rebounds. In addition to his 24 points, Baron had eight rebounds. He hit all 11 of his free throws.
URI (3-12) is 2-0 since leading scorer Jamal Wilson was kicked off the team for a violation of team rules Dec. 27.
With the teams tied at 65, URI's Orion Outerbridge (9 points, 11 rebounds) opened the scoring in the second OT with a three-point play. Clifford got two back for BC with a pair of free throws. With 2:12 left, Powell squirmed his way...
According to Charlie Casserly of CBS Sports, Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will not be the next Penn State football coach.
Multiple reports -- including those emanating from ESPN and USA Today -- suggested O'Brien was the favorite to land the Nittany Lions' job. Cassery, on the other hand, said that the coordinator's name has been taken out of consideration, with San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Boise State head coach Chris Peterson remaining possibilities to take the job.
After the Patriots' 49-21 win over Buffalo Sunday, both Pats quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick declined to talk about the rumors circulating regarding O'Brien.
"I don't know what's going to happen," Brady said. "I hope he...
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins recalled forward Jordan Caron Monday after sending him to Providence on Dec. 23.
In four games with Providence since the assignment, Caron picked up one assist in the AHL, and has one goal and five assists for six points over nine games for Providence this season. In 13 NHL games this season, Caron has one goal and two assists for three points.
Caron was on the ice for the start of the Bruins' practice Monday at Ristuccia Arena, skating as an extra forward on the Merlot Line of Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille.
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The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.