Doc Rivers will have surgery Tuesday to remove a non-cancerous growth from his throat. Rivers will not be able to speak for two weeks after the surgery.
"My wife will be the happiest person in the room about that," Rivers told the Boston Herald, which first reported the story.
Rivers signed a five-year contract extension with the Celtics last week worth a reported $35 million. He told the Herald a key reason he decided to return was the chance to see Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett finish their NBA careers.
“Yeah, that clearly was part of it,” Rivers said. “But a bigger part was my relationship with Danny (Ainge) and ownership. When you have something that good, you should keep it. When you have the opportunity to do things right, you should take...
The Bruins announced Thursday that forward Brad Marchand has received a two-game suspension for his elbow to the head of Columbus forward R.J. Umberger in Tuesday night's 3-2 shootout win over the Blue Jackets. Marchand will miss Thursday's game in Nashville, as well as Saturday's contest in Toronto. He will be eligible to return to the lineup when the B's host the Devils on Tuesday.
Marchand was not penalized for the hit at the time, though an 11:30 a.m. phone hearing with the league determined that the hit, in which he caught an unsuspecting Umberger with an elbow in the second period, was suspendable. This is the first suspension of Marchand's career, and second Bruins' suspension of the season. Forward Daniel Paille was given four games for a blindside hit on Raymond Sawada in the Bruins' Feb. 3 game against the Stars.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Josh Beckett said Thursday morning that he supports Terry Francona's decision to pitch in the Red Sox' fourth game of the season, a strategy that was announced by the Sox' manager earlier in the day.
"Those are his decisions," said Beckett, who is scheduled to pitch in the Red Sox' first game of their three-game set in Cleveland. "Just like I would always feel like he would back me up, I back him up on his decision, as well."
Beckett will follow Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Clay Buchholz, all of whom will appear in the Sox' three-game series in Texas against the Rangers. It will be the first time in the last three seasons he hasn't been scheduled to start Opening Day. (Beckett was slated to start the opener in '08 before suffering a back injury in spring training.)
"It is what it is. I don't get paid to make those decisions," he said. "Tito makes...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning. The first question for Rivers was about the recent struggles of Rajon Rondo, who was held scoreless in Wednesday night's win over the Pacers and is 2-18 from the floor in his last three games.
"He's fine, nothing is wrong," Rivers said. "He just hasn't been playing well. He's starting to play well, I thought he played well last night, he did the things he needed to do. Honestly, he's a human being and just hasn't been playing well over a little stretch, and neither has the rest of the team. So when I think you put that together it looks worse, much worse than it really is."
Kevin Garnett said after the game on Wednesday that Rondo has been playing hurt. Rivers was asked if Garnett was wrong about the health of the All-Star point guard.
"Yeah, yeah he is," Rivers said...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Highly-touted shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias is among the latest round of cuts announced Thursday morning by Red Sox skippper Terry Francona. Iglesias was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Also optioned Thursday were catcher Luis Exposito and infielder Yamaico Navarro as the Red Sox continue to trim their roster with Opening Day 15 days away.
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
An experimental game recap of the Celtics 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Red Sox VP of Baseball Operations, Frank Wren talks about the David Price signing, as well as some of their other player personnel.
The guys talk all about the David Price signing by the Red Sox, and talk with Red Sox VP of Baseball Operations, Frank Wren.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discussed the latest from Belichick.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the latest ESPN on ESPN crime.
Just two years after John Henry said he was opposed to signing pitchers to high price deals, it looks like the Red Sox might be front runners for David Price. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether Dombrowski is really trying to spend the money or if he's using the media reports as strategy.
After Sunday night's loss, guys like Trent Dilfer, Steve Young and Dan Fouts are putting teams like the Broncos and Bengals ahead of the Patriots as AFC favorites. Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian have some fun with Dan Fouts picking the Redskins to win the NFC.
After expecting the worst with Rob Gronkowski and Dont'a Hightower, it looks like both of those players will only miss a few weeks for the Patriots. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss how lucky the Patriots got with this news, and also recap the Ravens/Browns Monday night Football game from last night.
We report the news and react to it... David Price is the new ace of the Red Sox pitching staff.
90 minutes before the news broke we spoke with former MLB GM Jim Bowden who says the Red Sox will not be denied with David Price... and they weren't!
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the state of officiating in the NFL, and how it particularly applies to the 2015 Patriots.
Mikey is talking about the Red Sox landing one of the top free agent pitchers in David Price, with a deal for 7 years and a whopping $217 Million
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
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