WALTHAM, Mass. -- While Rajon Rondo spoke earlier in the day about the long-term security his new deal would provide, the Celtics waited till every detail was in place before announcing Monday night that they have re-signed their All-Star point guard to a contract extension, thus avoiding restricted free agency next summer. WEEI.com's Jeff Goodman confirmed through NBA sources that the extension is worth $55 million over five years. Rondo and the team left for Philadelphia earlier Monday for Tuesday night's game against the 76ers. For more, including the official release from the team, visit the Green Street blog.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show on Monday afternoon, and Belichick talked about a number of subjects as his team prepares to take on the Miami Dolphins this coming Sunday:
•When asked about his team's approach coming off a bye week, Belichick said "I think everyone knows what is at stake ... We are in decent position, but we have a lot of tough opponents coming up." In addition, during the bye, Belichick said that the Pats "worked out some backs and some tight ends."
•Belichick even showed some humor when asked about his approach during the bye week, "I've loosened up a little bit and run a country-club type program," Belichick said.
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WALTHAM -- Rajon Rondo acknowledged for the first time following Monday's practice that he has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Celtics. The deal is worth a reported $55 million. "I'm thankful for what I'm signing for," Rondo said. The deal between Rondo's agent Bill Duffy and the team has yet to be finalized but Rondo acknowledged it's a formality. The team made Rondo available following Monday's practice as the team will fly to Philadelphia for Tuesday's game against the 76ers. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
According to a baseball source, Red Sox farm director Mike Hazen declined an offer to become the Assistant General Manager of the Padres. Hazen interviewed with former Red Sox Assistant G.M. and new Padres G.M. Jed Hoyer last week. Hazen's decision was first reported by ESPN's Peter Gammons (via Twitter).
Hazen, a native of Abington, Mass., has been the Sox' farm director since 2006, when he came from the Indians' front office. He spent two seasons as a player in the Padres' minor-league system.
It is unknown at this time whether Hazen might receive a title change as a result of his decision to stay with the Sox. His time with the club has been a fruitful one for the player development system, which has seen numerous players -- including 2007 Rookie of the Year Dustin Pedroia, starter Clay Buchholz, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, shortstop Jed Lowrie...
The Patriots are working out free-agent running backs Maurice Hicks and Marcus Mason Monday at Gillette Stadium, according to ESPN. The 31-year-old Hicks has been in the league since 2002, and has played for Chicago (2002), San Francisco (2004 to 2007) and Minnesota (2008). A product of North Carolina A&T, he has also seen time in the return game. Mason, 25, is a Youngstown State product who has played for both Washington and the New York Jets. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
We tackle four topics that surround the great BIG MAN athletes of sports. BIG as in chubby.
Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins the program to discuss Rajon Rondo's rocky relationship with Danny Ainge, the future of the struggling Celtics, and the possibility of Vince Wilfork being cut by the PatriotsMore from this show
We talk Bruins and the NHL with the great Jack Edwards of NESN right after the NHL trade deadline passed.More from this show