Two black players for the Netherlands were targeted with monkey noises and loud jeers Thursday by hundreds of fans at Stadion Miejski during a training session in Krakow, Poland, for Euro 2012. The players, who had visited the site of the former Auschwitz World War II concentration camp a day earlier, responded by moving their drills to the other end of the stadium.
"It is a real disgrace especially after getting back from Auschwitz that you are confronted with this," Dutch captain Mark van Bommel told the British newspaper The Guardian. "We will take it up with UEFA and if it happens at a match we will talk to the referee and ask him to take us off the field."
Added coach Bert van Marwijk: "At least now we know what we can encounter. Very atmospheric."
Despite concerns of racism and violence leading up to the event, UEFA later denied that the chants were racially motivated, claiming the fans were protesting...
A disappointed Kevin Garnett admitted that the Celtics might have been too excited for their chance to close out the Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night at TD Garden. The result was an unforeseen flat performance that produced a 98-79 Miami win that extended the series to Game 7 Saturday night at American Airlines Arena.
“Some shots didn’t fall that we know we can make," Garnett said. "Everybody in here was pumped up. Everybody was probably too jacked. It didn’t transcend into a win, though.”
To Garnett's point, Paul Pierce was just 4-for-18 in 31 minutes while Garnett was 6-for-14. The two stars combined for just 21 points on 10-for-32 shooting from the floor. Now, the Celtics must repeat their clutch road performance from Game 5 in order to advance to the NBA finals and a date with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“Nothing's been easy up until this point, and you can't expect it...
LeBron James said he doesn't "really get too far in sports talk radio or anything like that too much." That's probably smart, since none of the noise would have been all that positive over the past week. That is, until his performance in Game 6.
"Well, it was a matter of too much LeBron," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers after his team's 97-78 loss on their home floor. "He was absolutely sensational -- made every shot, set the tone for their whole team. I thought he gave them comfort."
Imagine that, comfort from James in the Heat's biggest game of the season. After all, Wilt Chamberlain numbers from the reigning NBA MVP like 45 points (19-26 FG), 15 rebounds and five assists will do that for a team.
"I think what fuels him is this moment, and the moment defines you," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. "We've been through a lot in the last two years, and I think we've all learned how to...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- In his first appearance since being demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, Daniel Bard allowed three runs over his only inning of work while facing the Indianapolis Indians at McCoy Stadium Friday night.
Bard, whose fastball topped out at 96 mph, but sat around 93-94 mph, finished throwing 25 pitches, 16 for strikes. The righty hit two batters, allowed a pair of hits, while striking out two.
Pitching out of the wind-up to start the game, Bard hit Indians' leadoff man Chase d'Arnaud with his second pitch, a 95 mph fastball. He then allowed Gorkys Hernandez to place a bloop single into right field, coming on a slider.
Bard loaded the bases by hitting another batter, this time Indianapolis' No. 3 hitter Starling Marte. After a fielder's choice groundout to shortstop by Jeff Clement, scoring the game's first run, Bard came back and struck out former Red Sox infielder Yamaico Navarro swinging on a slider. The starter then, however,...
The message on the dry erase board in the Celtics locker room after Game 6 was simple: "Pack for a week."
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals is Sunday in Miami. Games 1 and 2 of the NBA finals would be on the road next week, should the C's make their third trip in five years.
"The whole locker room was down," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers after the 98-79 loss to the Heat in Boston, "but you can see their resolve in the locker room. They're not just going to pack for [Saturday]. They're going to bring suits for Tuesday, and they're going to bring suits for Thursday. And that's the way we're planning to do it."
After watching his season come to an end on the parquet in 2010 and 2012, LeBron James wasn't going out like that again. He scored 45 points (19-26 FG) on one end and held Paul Pierce to nine (4-18 FG) on the other.
"He'll bounce back," added Rivers. "Paul is a big-game player....
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Milo is done after advocating for pedophilia. The guys dive into the Red Sox roster.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry's dream of doing play-by-play is over.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski joins Kirk and Gerry in Fort Myers.
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Nerlens Noel, and dumped Andrew Bogut in the process, leading the guys to wonder why the Celts weren't pursuing 6'11" power forward/center.
Chris Mannix, Yahoo! Sports joined the show to give the latest on the NBA trade deadline.
The guys acknowledge that the Green-teamers will defend Danny whether he makes a move or not.
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the rumored increase in interest in Jimmy Garropolo and try and figure out what they'll get if they complete a trade for him.
Based on this string of tweets and his desire to fully test the free agent waters, it certainly seems logical that Marty Bennett will not remain with the Patriots for next year.
Dale, Keefe and Holley discuss the Celtics needs as the deadline looms. Even a minor move might make the team better.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
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