MIAMI -- Brandon Bass has a player option for next season and all indications are that he will exercise it after averaging career highs in points and rebounds. After the Celtics season ended abruptly in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, Bass said he hasn't thought too much about the future but he also made it clear that he wants to return.
"I do," he said when asked if he thought he would be back. "I would love to be back here. The fans here are unbelievable. For any player, this organization is the organization that you want to play for."
Bass added, "This group here was like family. For the first time in a long time it felt like family. We had fights, we had ups, we had downs but at the end of the day we fought for each other. I’m just grateful to be a part of this group."
Bass said he would consider himself a Celtics vet if he was able to return next year. He's played on three other...
MIAMI -- LeBron James scored 31 while Chris Bosh added 19 monumentally big points off the bench as the Heat beat the Celtics, 101-88, Saturday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at American Airlines Arena. Rajon Rondo scored 22, dished out 14 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth triple-double of the playoffs but it wasn't enough as the Celtics watched their dreams of an 18th championship end in South Florida.
The Celtics, who led by seven at the half, were outscored 28-15 in the fourth quarter. The Heat, who head back to the finals for the second straight year, went on an 18-4 run as the Celtics ran out of gas down the stretch. Dwyane Wade had 23 for the Heat, who open the finals on the road in Oklahoma City Tuesday night.
It was a game that had eerie similarities to Game 7 of the 2010 NBA finals, when the Celtics controlled the first half but couldn't close out the game. In that game Pau Gasol was big down the stretch...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-4 with an infield hit on Saturday, and he is now 2-for-20 since his return from a torn muscle in his right thumb. The 28-year-old said that his struggles reflect issues with timing after his layoff rather than either lingering pain from the injury or an issue with the brace that he is wearing on his thumb.
"I'll get hits -- don't worry," said Pedroia. "I feel all right. My timing's still a little off. I'm a little late on the heater and a little early on offspeed pitches. I'll have one at-bat where it clicks and take off. ... The last few days I've hit the ball actually pretty good. Today I really didn't. But I've got to start finding a way to get on base and help us score runs."
Pedroia said that his thumb feels "good. It's healing."
Pedroia also noted that despite coming up limping after beating out an infield single on Saturday, his ankle is fine. In his...
One night after Stephen Strasburg's overpowering performance, fellow Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez delivered a gem of his own, stifling the Red Sox over 6 1/3 innings in which he allowed just three hits as Washington claimed a road victory in Fenway Park by a 4-2 count. The loss dropped the Sox back below .500, at 29-30, for the first time since May 25.
Gonzalez permitted two runs, both of which scored after he left the game with runners on the corners, one out and a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh. He walked just two and struck out five, and the Sox were just 3-for-25 against him, and opponents are now hitting just .155 against him this year, the lowest mark of any starter in th majors. With the victory, Gonzalez improved to 8-2 with a 2.35 ERA.
His excellence spoiled an impressive return to the majors by Daisuke Matsuzaka, making his first big league appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery 365 days earlier. Aside from a first-pitch...
Ryan Kalish is once again a baseball player, rather than someone who requires the special label of a rehabber.
The Red Sox activated Kalish from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket, a move that reflects the fact that the 24-year-old is once again healthy in his return from neck and then shoulder surgeries in late-2011. He had been in Pawtucket, but as a member of the big league roster (on the 60-day disabled list) on a rehab assignment.
In nine games across three levels (three each in High-A, Double-A and Triple-A), Kalish is hitting .375 with a .512 OBP, .750 slugging mark and 1.262 OPS. He has reached base in 11 of 16 plate appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket and earlier this week slugged homers in back-to-back games.
Additionally, the Red Sox transferred outfielder Jason Repko to the 60-day disabled list.
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We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe catch-up with former Sox GM Theo Epstein who is in town with the World Champion Cubs to take on the Sox this weekend.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
Chris Sale basically took on Tanaka and the Yankees by himself last night. And the Sox hot corner of days past seem to be gone as far as third base goes.
Final two hours of Dale and Holley with Keefe for a Friday.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss a variety of topics for the first two hours of Freestyle Friday.
We close out the week with another edition of the madness and LAROY!!!!!!!!!!! takes you into the weekend.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben and Alex talk to Charlie Stillitano, the man responsible for the International Champions Cup. He has created tournaments for the biggest teams in the world to be played in the US every summer. This year he will bring Juventus and Roma to play in Foxboro on July 30th.
Ken and Chris have the Good Weekend recap of a Friday Christian Arcand edition of K&C.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
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