The Celtics will be without Shaquille O'Neal for the third straight game as they open their west coast trip Thursday night in Portland. Shaq told reporters at the team's shootaround that he would likely be back for Friday's game in Phoenix. The Celtics did get some positive news as Marquis Daniels has rejoined the team after being away for several days to deal with a family issue.
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Patriots defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick underwent surgery Thursday.
Adam Cohen, the director of football operations for Perennial Sports Entertainment, Tweeted on Thursday afternoon: "Best wishes to PSE Client and Patriots' DL Brandon Deaderick who is having surgery today. Get well soon, my man!"
Deaderick suffered a shoulder injury in a December win over Green Bay. In his first season with the Patriots, the rookie out of Alabama had 17 tackles and two sacks. However, he was suspended briefly at the end of the regular season for an unspecified reason.
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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show for his weekly visit and said that the team was likely to stay intact through the rest of the season. The trade deadline is Feb. 24, but Ainge pointed to the return of Kendrick Perkins last week, as well as the return of Delonte West, hopefully in late February. "Of course there's players out there that are good players, but I like our team," Ainge said. "I like the mix when we're all healthy. It's also very difficult to make any trades because the contracts that could make some significant noise are the contracts of our big four. And then the guys on our bench like Perk or [Glen Davis], we certainly don't want to move any of those guys to make and of those trades. So I like our team and I think this is probably the team that we'll be with by the time the season ends."
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A Twitter war has developed between Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Earlier in the week Cromartie made comments that were critical of the NFL Players Union, telling the New York Daily News that the "head union rep is acting like an [expletive]."
On Thursday morning, Hasselbeck posted a Tweet asking if Cromartie "knows what CBA stands for." Hasselbeck later deleted the Tweet, but Cromartie responded on Twitter, writing, "Hey Matt if u have something to then say it be a man about it. Don’t erase it. I will smash ur face in."
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Speaking at Foley's New York in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman defused both talk of Derek Jeter possibly going to center field -- which he suggested might be the case at some point in the shortstop's career, last week -- along with any panic Yankees fans might have regarding their roster compared to the Red Sox.
"[The Red Sox] might be a finished product, where we're an unfinished product. But you don't win championships in the winter," Cashman said. "The season hasn't started yet."
Cashman said that while he hasn't talked directly to Jeter, he has been in communication with the veteran's agent, Casey Close, explaining that nothing should be made of the comments and that the GM was simply trying to portray how athletic Jeter was.
"I did talk to Casey Close," Cashman said. "He asked, 'Hey, what's going on?'...
Christian joins the boys to discuss bye weeks and when the ideal time is to get one. The guys ask him about a permanent team in London and his opinion on if it would work. Then he gets into the Pats and if any team in the AFC East will step up.
Greg and Chris discuss the debacle that is the Miami Dolphins in the midst of getting beat pretty badly in London by the Jets a week removed from getting destroyed by the Bills. Where does Miami go from here?
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the struggles of the Dolphins and Colts along with the state of Pats durng their bye. He gets into the defense and how they've performed, specifically the secondary and Devin McCourty.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
It looked like Ben Roethlisberger was on his cell phone during last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Should this be a big issue? Do Patriots fans have reason to be upset that the NFL isn't making this a big deal?
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
We wrap up the week with some of the best sound bites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
We discuss the woes of Chelsea and Liverpool and the Revs rebounding to push into the playoffs. Plus the book on YoungBen is very flattering.
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