Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Celtics have made an offer to the New York Knicks for embattled guard Nate Robinson. Robinson was chosen by the Phoenix Suns with the 21st pick of the 2005 draft before being traded to the Knicks. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni removed Robinson from the rotation for 14 games earlier this season, and Robinson's agent has since urged the team to deal Robinson. Visit the Green Street blog for more on this story as it develops. Click here to check out Robinson's stats.
Leading off today's Morning Mashup is a piece from the New York Post about Rex Ryan's eating habits. In the story, the Post claims that the Jets coach eats 7,000 calories a day, with his favorite food being Mexican (or "Rexican," as the Jets assistants call it). For that, plus links to the day's top stories, plus a great Pete Carroll video, trivia and more, check out Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
According to Pro Bowl rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been replaced by Houston’s Matt Schaub on the AFC squad due to “injury.” Brady was hobbled for much of the season with reported rib and finger injuries, and the quarterback’s right shoulder has left him listed on the New England injury report for several seasons. Regardless, Brady started all 16 games in 2009, as well as the wild card game against Baltimore, passing for 4,398 yards and 28 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. Brady is the third Patriots player to back out of this season’s Pro Bowl: Wide receiver Randy Moss vanished from the AFC roster last week in a similar fashion — his absence was also explained as an “injury” — while fellow receiver Wes Welker injured his left knee in the regular-season finale against the Texans and was placed on injured reserve. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog...
Boston College coach Al Skinner wanted to get more of an effort from his team after three straight losses, and the Eagles responded Tuesday night, rallying from a 17-point second-half deficit for a 79-75 road victory over Miami. Joe Trapani scored a career-high 31 points to pace the BC effort. Reggie Jackson added 17 points, including a strong layup with 27 seconds left to keep the Hurricanes at bay. The Eagles trailed 58-41 with 15:44 left before beginning their comeback. BC finally grabbed the lead with just under three minutes remaining when Trapani took a feed from Jackson and hit a reverse layup just before the shot clock expired. The Eagles improve to 11-8 (2-3 ACC) and next play at Virginia Tech Saturday. Miami is 15-4 (1-4 ACC), with two of its losses coming vs. BC.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
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.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
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
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
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.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
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