For the first time in five games, the Red Sox will face a right-handed starter. Former Sox pitcher David Pauley will toe the slab for the Mariners on Saturday, and so Boston will adjust its lineup in Seattle. Most notably, Jeremy Hermida will get his first start since June 9.
Both Bill Hall and Mike Cameron will get the day off, with Jed Lowrie playing at second base for the second straight night and Eric Patterson getting his second start in center field since coming to the Sox.
For the Mariners, Chone Figgins will be back in the lineup, one day after he was pulled for his lack of effort in fielding a throw into the infield from left fielder Michael Saunders. Figgins had to be separated from other members of his club during a dugout altercation that followed his being pulled on Friday.
Lineups are below. For complete matchup information,...
Don’t look for Celtics center Kendrick Perkins to be suiting up for the New Zealand national basketball team — the “Tall Blacks” — anytime soon.
Perkins’ estranged father Kenny Perkins lives in New Zealand and was a veteran of that country's National Basketball League in the 1980s and '90s. However, a few days after New Zealand men’s basketball assistant coach Dillon Boucher said Perkins could play for that country's national team if he met FIBA eligibility criteria, his father said the Celtics big man will never play for the Tall Blacks.
“He has no intention of playing for the Tall Blacks — not now or ever,” Kenny Perkins told the Waikato Times. “They tried this a long time ago when Tab Baldwin was the coach and I would never let him play for Tab Baldwin....
Former Celtics guard Tony Allen, who recently signed a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, said Friday he felt “kind of overshadowed” by Paul Pierce and Ray Allen while he was with Boston.
The 6-foot-4 Allen, who spent six seasons with the Celtics and has averaged 7.2 points per game and 1.0 steals per game in his career, developed a reputation as a defensive stopper with the defending Eastern Conference champions. Along the way, he was part of a team that made two appearances in the NBA finals and won a title in 2008. But he sounded like someone who was eager to get a fresh start and make his own name with a young ballclub in Memphis.
“Being in Boston I was kind of overshadowed by those guys, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen,” he told reporters on Friday. “Here’s a ballclub who's on the rise and a lot of guys can make names for themselves. It’s a coming-out party for a lot of guys on this team...
According to a report by Tim Povtak of fanhouse.com, free agent center Shaquille O'Neal has been "aggressively lobbying" the Celtics, trying to convince them that his addition could help them win a championship.
The Celtics have no room or exceptions under the salary cap to pay the three-time finals MVP more than the $1.35 million veteran minimum, though a sign-and-trade deal with the Cavaliers would allow the opportunity for a higher salary.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told Dennis & Callahan on July 15 that it was "very unlikely" the club would sign O'Neal, given the addition of free agent Jermaine O'Neal.
"The door is not shut but I don't think it's a real possibility right now,"...
Making his first start since May 18, Josh Beckett held the Mariners to just one run over 5 2/3 innings, helping lead the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Seattle, Friday night at Safeco Field. Beckett surrendered just the one first-inning runs while giving up five hits, striking out five and walking three in his 98-pitch performance. After tying the game on an RBI double from Adrian Beltre double in the fourth inning -- scoring Kevin Youkilis -- the Red Sox went ahead for good in the seventh when Bill Hall hit his 10th homer of the season, off of Seattle starter Jason Vargas.
The Red Sox' bullpen performed admirably after Beckett's departure, with Scott Atchison following the Red Sox' starter with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon each pitching an inning without giving up a run. Papelbon stranded runners on first and second in the ninth when he struck out Josh Wilson to end the game.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.
Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show