The Heat saved themselves from elimination with a 101-92 win over the Celtics on Sunday in Miami. The Celtics still lead the series, 3-1. The C's fought back from a halftime deficit to take a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Dwyane Wade scored 19 points in the final 12 minutes to give the Heat the win. He led all players with 46 points. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 23 points. The Celtics will try to advance to the second round when they return to Boston for Game 5 on Tuesday.
In a sign that both are making progress, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron will be making the upcoming six-game road trip with the Red Sox. The two disabled players will be able to take part in baseball related activities, according to manager Terry Francona. Ellsbury is technically eligible to come off the disabled list from a hairline fracture of four ribs on Tuesday while Cameron is on the disabled list with a lower abdominal strain.
Meanwhile, Jed Lowrie has been able to work out on consecutive days as he recovers from a bout of mononucleosis. "The last four or five days to a week, he's been able to do a lot more of the back-to-back things," Francona said. "He's down about 10 pounds from when this happened."
Francona said reliever Alan Embree "has been very efficient" in his last two minor league outings for Triple-A Pawtucket. Embree's fastball has been clocked up to 91 MPH....
The Patriots have invited Illinois wrestler John Wise to attend minicamp, according to WGEM-TV in Quincy, Ill. The 24-year-old Wise played college football for two seasons with Western Illinois as a defensive tackle before transferring to Illinois and becoming part of the wrestling team. New England has taken chances on wrestlers before — offensive lineman Stephen Neal was a collegiate wrestling champion, while Jermail Porter had a brief stint with the Patriots last season.
Wise does have an impressive high school football resume. He was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2003 and 2004 for his high school football accomplishments. He was named second team all-conference defensive lineman in 2003, first team all-conference linebacker in 2002 and first team all-conference defense in 2001. He was the team captain of his high school football team for two years.
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North Dakota State running back Pat Paschall has signed a free-agent deal with the Patriots, the school announced Saturday night. Paschall, a 5-foot-11 1/2 senior from St. Louis, Mo., finished No. 1 in rushing in the NCAA Division I FCS, averaging 140 yards per game. Paschall finished the season with 1,397 yards and 16 TDs on 207 rushes for an average of 6.75 yards per carry, and became the first Bison player to earn first team Sports Network, Associated Press and AFCA Coaches Division I FCS All-America honors. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the sentencing of Pistorious.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Rodney talked about the Patriots difficult schedule ahead, Brandon Marshall being a leader for the Chicago Bears, Brandon Browner needing to get more playing time, and throws in his two cents about Peyton Manning being considered a "choke artist" if he doesn't win another ring.
The heart of the schedule is afoot, and Christian thinks the Pats could go 2-4 over this stretch or possibly even 1-5.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
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