As expected, Celtics captain Paul Pierce has confirmed his participation in the University of Kansas alumni Legends of the Phog exhibition game on Sept. 24 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. Pierce reportedly has rarely returned to the campus after entering the NBA draft following his junior year.
"It will be great coming back to Lawrence and catching up with some old friends and meeting the current players," Pierce told The Capital-Journal. "No place compares to Allen Fieldhouse and the rich tradition that is Kansas basketball. When you are a Jayhawk, you're a Jayhawk for life."
Former Kansas coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens will serve as coaches in the game, named for...
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday, and discussed Albert Haynesworth, the Jets-Patriots rivalry and Chad Ochocinco. Lombardi was asked if Ochocinco will turn out to be a good fit in the New England offense.
"I think he will be," Lombardi said. "He's a good route runner when he's in concert and in timing with the quarterback. I think he's going to have be the right runner and he's going to have be able to win against the coverages. Look, Welker is still going to be doubled in the slot, he's still going to be a factor, and those tight ends are a factor. It's going to be imperative for Chad Ochocinco to win in man coverage and run the right routes. … There's going to be games when Ochocinco doesn't have a catch, or just have one catch. When you are in that organization it's about the team, if the coverage rolls into him, the quarterback is going to throw the ball to the open...
Responding to the weekend violence during a preseason game against the Raiders, the 49ers decided to ban tailgating after kickoff and recommend a cancellation of the annual preseason rivalry with their Bay Area neighbors. There also are plans to beef up security and add DUI checkpoints outside the stadium. Two men were shot Saturday and another was found unconscious in a bathroom at Candlestick Park.
"To those of you who decide to come to our games, and it really doesn't matter what jersey you may be wearing, or what hat you may wear, or what team you may support, your behavior on Saturday night is not welcome," said Jim Mercurio, the 49ers' vice president of stadium operations and security. "Don't come here. You're not welcome."
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Napoli broke open a one-run game with a sixth-innig, three-run homer over the left field wall off Red Sox starter Erik Bedard, helping the Rangers to a 4-0 win over the Sox in the teams' series opener Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Prior to the Napoli homer, Bedard had allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings, having thrown 101 pitches. The lefty, however, was forced to take the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking one. Napoli has now homered in each of the last four games he has played against the Red Sox.
Texas jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning Elvis Andrus singled in Craig Gentry on a ground ball to left with nobody out in the frame. The RBI came after a controversial call by first base umpire Doug Eddings, who ruled that right fielder Josh Reddick trapped a sinking liner off the bat Ian Kinsler. Reddick had thrown to first after making the play, assuming...
After dealing with a rash of August injuries, the Red Sox appear poised to refortify in the coming days, manager Terry Francona told reporters in Texas.
Jacoby Ellsbury, sidelined since getting hit on the back by a pitch in the eighth inning of Friday's contest in Kansas City, is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers. Ellsbury -- who is hitting .313 with a .370 OBP, .517 slugging mark, .887 OPS, 22 homers and 33 steals -- showed enough improvement from Sunday to Monday while hitting early that the Sox concluded that Tuesday made a reasonable target for his return date.
"He hit yesterday but it wasn't easy for him. Today he let it loose a little bit more. He did better," Francona told reporters. "If he keeps improving like he has he'll be able to play tomorrow. He'll be sore, but he'll be ready to play."
David Ortiz, said Francona, was expected to take full batting practice on Monday and then...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Dino, Gerry and Tango discuss a few Patriots storylines as Pats camp is about to open.
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.
Tanguay and Dino team up to read the day's 'Headlines', including gross reports of the water quality at the Olympic water locations in Rio.
The guys listen to Belichick's press conference and break down what he has to say. They also discuss what they think the Pats should do with their qb reps during camp
The OMFers are joined by Red Sox President Sam Kennedy to discuss the current state of the Red Sox.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian open the show discussing the latest Red Sox pitching implosion. They get into Steven Wright's struggles pitching in humidity, and David Price not living up to expectations.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
This week we preview the last major of the year, The PGA Championship.
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Rob Bradford give their thoughts on the opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philly. Paul Simon, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Obama and Bernie are among those discussed.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Tanguay discuss night two of the Democratic Convention, "highlighted" by Bill Clinton's attempt to humanize Hillary Clinton with tales of their courtship.More from this show
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.More from this show
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.More from this show