The Patriots announced Monday night they have signed sixth-round draft pick Nate Ebner. Ebner, a 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back from Ohio State, was selected with the 197th pick overall in the 2012 draft. He was a special teams player and reserve safety during his three seasons at Ohio State. A former world-class rugby player, he originally joined Ohio State as a walk-on in 2009. Last season, he played in all 12 games and was named the team’s outstanding special teams player. Ebner is the fourth member of New England's rookie class to sign a contract, joining second-rounder Tavon Wilson and seventh-round selections Alfonzo Dennard and Jeremy Ebert.
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With the prospects of heading to Philadelphia needing a win just to stay alive in the series facing them squarely in the face, the Celtics needed answers quickly at halftime Monday. They got the answers from Brandon Bass and the inspiration from Keyon Dooling as the Celtics outscored the Sixers, 54-35, in the final 24 minutes to walk away from Game 5 with a 101-85 win in Game 5 Monday night.
The Sixers dominated the first half, but led by just three at the half, 50-47. That's when Doc Rivers and Dooling spoke to the team about playing better defense. Ironically, it was the 18 points scored by Bass that fired the Celtics up on offense, as he outscored the Sixers, 18-16, by himself. Now Bass and the Celtics can close out the Sixers Wednedsay night in Philadelphia with a win, and move on to the Eastern Conference finals for the third time in five years.
"With the same approach we took tonight, with defensive intensity," Bass said of...
All nine members of the Red Sox lineup had at least one hit, and eight of the nine either scored or drove in a run, as the Sox claimed an 8-6 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. With the victory -- the Sox's ninth in 11 games -- Boston got back to .500 for the first time since April 30.
A rough start from Clay Buchholz had the Sox trailing, 5-2, after five innings. But the team rallied to tie the game in the sixth, with a rally that was initiated by a colossal homer to right by David Ortiz and that continued when Adrian Gonzalez and Will Middlebrooks collected hits to put runners on first and second with no outs. A groundout put a pair of runners in scoring position, and a Daniel Nava sac fly and a balk by Baltimore starter Tommy Hunter (with Middlebrooks dancing off of third) tied the game, 5-5.
The Sox took the lead the next inning when Gonzalez delivered a bases-loaded sac fly and Middlebrooks (who matched a career-high with three hits)...
Brandon Bass scored 18 of his 27 points in the third quarter and outscored Philadelphia all by himself as the Celtics came from behind to beat the Sixers, 101-85, Monday night at TD Garden. The Celtics lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series, 3-2, and can advance to the conference finals with a win on Wednesday night in Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Kevin Garnett added 20 points while Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 14 assists for the Celtics, who are now 8-0 in pivotal Game 5 situations where the series is tied.
In a stark contrast to Game 4 in Philadelphia, the Sixers came out on fire in the first half, making 23 of their first 36 shots from the floor and shooting 60 percent from the field.
Just as troubling for the Celtics was the trend that continued from Friday, when Philadelphia won most of the battles for loose balls to maintain their lead for most of the first half. At one point, the...
The Celtics will be without Avery Bradley for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the 76ers on Monday because of issues related to his shoulder injuries.
"It’s not just the one, it’s actually both shoulders. It’s pretty bad," Doc Rivers said. "We’ve got to keep winning obviously and he’ll still play games, I think. This is probably how it’s going to be from this point on. I think he’ll play a game and miss a couple and play a game. That’s basically the way it will be."
Rivers said the strength didn't return to Bradley's shoulder after it popped out in Game 4. "If Avery could play, he would play," Rivers said. "He just can’t."
Ray Allen will start for the first time since April 4, but he's also battling bone spurs in his ankle. Mickael Pietrus and Keyon Dooling will also factor into the equation.
"Keyon, Ray or...
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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Christian talks about the Patriots visiting the White House and Gronk interrupting Sean Spicer during his press conference. Aaron Hernandez was the big story of the day and alot of people had their theories of what happened and why now. The Bruins lose another close one to the Senators and Christian talks about how the offense needs to perform better because they got a great game from the goalie and defense.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
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 sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.More from this show
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.More from this show
Hour 1. Mut believes Hernandez may have killed himself because of a threat. Trump is “done” with Brady after the quarterback skipped the White House visit.More from this show
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.More from this show