According to Yahoo! Sports, center Jermaine O'Neal is poised to accept a two-year offer to join the Celtics. The 6-foot-11 O'Neal is believed to have been offered the $5.8 million mid-level exception.
A 13-year veteran, the 31-year-old O'Neal played the last two years in Miami. He averaged 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 70 games last season after three injury-plagued seasons prior. He also reportedly has been considering offers from the Nuggets and Mavericks.
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According to reports from Newsday and ESPN, LeBron James has decided to sign with the Miami Heat, joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a new powerhouse there. James will announce his decision Thursday night at 9 p.m. in an ESPN special.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that James' representatives have called other free agents to gauge their interest in joining the new "Big Three" in Miami.
The ESPN report notes that James' friend Chris Paul has urged the superstar to stay in Cleveland and play for new coach Byron Scott, who previously coached Paul in New Orleans, and that James could reconsider his choice.
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Ray Allen reached a two-year agreement with the Celtics on Wednesday, and said he is looking forward to continuing his career in Boston. "I'm happy to be returning as a Celtic," he told WEEI.com via text message. "There's no other place I wanted to be." According to a source familiar with the negotiations, WEEI.com confirmed the deal worth $10 million annually. The second year is a player option. For more on this story, check out Green Street.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays completed their three-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 6-4 win over the Sox Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. Leading the way for Tampa Bay was starting pitcher David Price, who allowed just two runs on eight hits, striking out 10 and walking one. Price, who lowered his ERA to 2.42, finished his outing throwing 83 of his 111 pitches for strikes. Mike Cameron led the Red Sox' offense, collecting three hits, including his second home run of the season.
The Red Sox did manage to get the tying run to first with two outs in the ninth, but Matt Garza -- who had come on in relief in the ninth inning -- got Kevin Youkilis to line out to center field to end the game.
Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield didn't allow a run until the fourth inning, when Evan Longoria led off the frame with a solo home run. Wakefield finished having allowed six runs on four hits, walking six and striking out three....
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Ray Allen and the Celtics have agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million annually, with the second year being a player option. The 34-year-old Allen just wrapped up his third year with the Celtics, averaging 16.3 points per game for Boston. For more see the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics. ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to report the agreement.
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
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The great Lisa Scherber joined us to discuss today's trip to Fort Myers with 46 Jimmy Fund patients.
D&C's favorite author joined the show to discuss his new book.
In an article in the Player's Tribune, David Ortiz says that he has never taken Performance Enhancing Drugs and that he has had a Hall of Fame career.
Don Cherry from Hockey Night in Canada joins the show to talk about the woeful Bruins season
The guys discuss the latest Bruins shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks
Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.
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We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.
The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.More from this show
We discuss the annual joke that is the New York Jets, and their latest Jets-like move. Plus how on earth could you possibly choose to be a Jets fan.More from this show