Baylor women's basketball standout Brittney Griner, known for her dunking this season, has been getting lots of extra attention from opposing defenses. Wednesday night, the 6-foot-8 freshman responded to physical play with a roundhouse right that landed on her opponent's nose. Read more and view the video at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Following Wednesday night's blowout win by the Celtics, Charlotte's Stephen Jackson took issue with trash-talking by the Celtics, and captain Paul Pierce in particular. "It turned disrespectful when certain things were said," Jackson said. "You can be emotional in the game and you talk to your teammates and do all that, but when you get personal and direct certain things to people as far as their manhood, that's when the problems come up. And I guarantee you that if I wasn't in this gym, that wouldn't have been said to me." Pierce and Jackson got into a verbal battle and were each called for technical fouls midway through the third quarter as Jackson was preparing to shoot free throws. For more, including audio from Jackson, visit the Green Street blog.
Boston College defeated Virginia, 68-55, handing the Cavaliers their eighth straight loss. The Eagles were paced by Corey Raji's 18 points and nine rebounds. Joe Trapani (14 points) and Rakim Sanders (11 points) were the only other Eagles in double figures. The Eagles moved to 15-14 overall and 6-9 in the ACC. Virginia dropped to 14-14 and 5-10 in the league. The Eagles opened the game with a 13-2 run and never trailed all night. Tyler Roche, BC's lone senior, was honored in a pregame ceremony on Senior Night. For more, check out The BC Blog.
Paul Pierce scored 27 points in 27 minutes while Nate Robinson had 16 points off the bench as the Celtics snapped a two-game home losing streak with a 104-80 win over the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night at TD Garden. Pierce was 9-of-13 from the field while Pierce and Robinson each connected on 4-of-6 from 3-point range. The 24-point final margin matched the C's biggest since Jan. 13, when they beat New Jersey by 24. The Celtics shot 53 percent from the floor while holding Charlotte to just 36 percent. The Celtics won their second straight and will look for three in a row on Friday night when they visit Philadelphia. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Celtics captain Paul Pierce, speaking to the media before Wednesday's game, had a clear message for his teammates who might be bored with the regular season. "I don't have that mindset," he said. "If some players feel that way, then I think it's shame on them. That's what the regular season is about, is building for the playoffs. We haven't been a team that has proved we coast during the season and turn it on in the playoffs. There's no excuses. This is the build-up for the playoffs. You have to start playing well now." Before Saturday's home loss to hapless New Jersey, Kendrick Perkins admitted that the Celtics sometimes look bored and veterans such as Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen can't wait for the playoffs. For more, including audio from Pierce, visit the Green Street blog.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
Joe & Dave talked to Rubby De La Rosa after the rookie pitcher went seven innings in the one-run win against the Royals at Fenway.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.
John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Do the Bills pose the biggest threat? Should Sean McManus force his announcers on CBS to NOT say Redskins? What happens next? Tiger win another major, or will Rory complete a career grand slam? Colby Lewis was angry at Colby Rasmus for bunting against the shift. Should Red Sox fans have false hope, or cautious optimism?
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?
We delve into Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam and drafting him, and how there may be more at work here than on the surface.
We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.
We tackle four topics, all spawned by Rory McIroy's futures bet he placed on his own son 10 years ago.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
As we inch closer to August the initial Fantasy Football picture is starting to become more clear. Today, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com review Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com featuring 20 High Value Targets to consider. The conversation features a deep analysis on upside players like Justin Hunter, Aaron Dobson, Tavon Austin, Michael Floyd and Martellus Bennett. As well as a breakdown on three Quarterbacks including Tom Brady who should be strongly considered ahead of their current Average Draft Position. Get ahead of the information while these great Fantasy Stocks are low!
Rob Bradford is joined by Torey Lovullo, Red Sox bench coach, to talk about what went wrong with his team and how they might be able to fix it heading into the second half of the season. Included is a special guest cameo by Alex Speier.
Lester went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8 as the Red Sox swept the Royals. He walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. With every dominant performance, the price tag goes up.More from this show
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.More from this show
Craig heard an interview from John Fox on the way to work today and it reminded him that football season is almost here. Him and Larry talk about Tom Brady's weapons what the offense could do this year.More from this show