The NBA has announced that Joey Crawford, Bill Kennedy and Greg Willard will be the officials for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Kennedy's history with Celtics' coach Doc Rivers is well known. They were both fined after an incident in 2009 in which Kennedy ejected Rivers. Kennedy's last Celtics' assignment was Game 4 of the conference semifinals that featured an 18-point second half comeback by Philadelphia and complaints about the free throw disparity from Rivers.
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Adrian Gonzalez starts at first base and Will Middlebrooks goes to the bench as the Red Sox (28-25) look to move a season-best four games over .500 and sweep the Blue Jays in the final game of a three-game set at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
Gonzalez started in right field (though he later moved to first base) in Saturday's 7-4 win. Middlebrooks started at third base in the victory, scoring a run and collecting his 22nd RBI of the season. He is currently batting .314 and owns a seven-game hitting streak.
Daniel Bard (5-5, 4.56) starts for the Sox. He allowed five runs in five innings in his only career start vs. the Blue Jays, a 7-3 Toronto win on April 10. He will be opposed by rookie Drew Hutchison (4-2, 4.84).
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According to a report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Dodgers, Phillies and Diamondbacks are among the teams showing an interest in trading for Kevin Youkilis.
Heyman reports that the talks are all at the preliminary stage at this point, though he also reports that the Sox envision an eventual need to trade Youkilis, who is batting .253 with four HR and 12 RBI in 28 games this season.
In an email to WEEI.com last Friday, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington denied a CBSSports.com report that the team intended to trade Youkilis.
"That’s inaccurate," Cherington e-mailed WEEI.com on Friday. "Some teams have checked in on him. We haven...
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told the media prior to his team's practice at TD Garden Saturday that All-Star forward Chris Bosh will not be available for action in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
"I'm not thinking about Chris today, I'm not," Spoelstra said. "He's not on my mind. And I love you, Chris, but I'm focused on Sunday. That's where all of my energies are focused right now."
Bosh has been out since straining an abdominal muscle in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Friday marked the end of the Heat's five-game playoff winning streak, with the Celtics managing to take advantage of Bosh's absence by scoring 58 points in the paint.
There had been some speculation that Bosh might be nearing a return considering he traveled with the Heat for the first time since his injury and had been participating in basketball drills of late.
Bosh averaged 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game...
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas published two posts on his Facebook wall Saturday night, both linking to predicted world economic downturns. The first, which was re-posted after initially being removed, led into the link by saying, "See why hockey's just not that important right now?"
The first post, which was originally put up at 7:59 p.m., deleted and then re-posted at approximately 30 minutes later, linked to an article in 'The Blaze,' entitled, "Former Hedge Funder’s Fearful Forecast: We're Looking at 'The Biggest Economic Shock the World Has Ever Seen' & There's Nothing We Can Do to Stop It." (To see the article, click here.)
Thomas' second post,...
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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