Rajon Rondo was credited with a steal midway through the second quarter, his 168th of the season, helping him pass Rick Fox for the all-time single-season Celtics mark. He also had six assists in the first quarter to pass Sherman Douglas for second on the Celtics all-time single-season assist list with 684. It appeared Rondo also stole the ball less than a minute into Friday's game against Sacramento, which would have given him 168 for the season and a new single-season steals mark, passing Fox's old mark of 167 in the 1996-97 season. But that steal was credited to Ray Allen, keeping Rondo momentarily tied with Fox. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
The Celtics will not have the services of center Kendrick Perkins for Friday's game against Sacramento. The big man will rest his sore left knee. The team did not indicate how long Perkins is expected out of action. Rasheed Wallace will start in his place. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox announced that they have signed left-handed pitcher Scott Schoeneweis to a minor league deal that includes an Apri 15 opt-out date. The 36-year-old was released by the Brewers on Thursday. He pitched in 45 games for the Diamondbacks in 2009, recording a 7.12 ERA in 24 innings, though those on-field struggles came at a time when he was grieving the death of his wife.
Schoeneweis' deal includes an April 15 opt-out clause that allows him to become a free agent if he isn't on the major league roster.
This spring, despite a 7.11 ERA, Schoeneweis felt that he was throwing well and that, more importantly, he was once again able to enjoy his profession.
"The positive I take out of this [spring with the Brewers] is I realize I can have fun again," Schoeneweis told reporters upon learning of his release. "I haven't had fun for a long time. I know 100 percent that...
With a little less than a month to go before the draft and the Pro Day schedule starting to wind down, the Patriots continue to work out collegians across the country. According to league sources, New England had a private workout with Maryland offensive lineman Phil Costa on Thursday, and conducted private workouts on Friday with a pair of Virginia Tech players, free safety Kam Chancellor and punter Brent Bowden. (The news on Bowden was first reported by the National Football Post.) For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- X-rays were negative on Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell, who left Friday's game after fouling a ball just below his left kneecap. While there was no break, the injury will slow Lowell, who will no longer be able to make his scheduled appearance as a designated hitter on Saturday.
"He’s intact," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "He’s just going to be pretty sore."
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Happy birthday Kirk!!!!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
The Broncos defensive line, Julian Edelman, and Revis and Browner
Lou Merloni argues that the upcoming Patriots-Broncos game will not have a big impact on the playoff picture or the rest of the season.
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The playoffs are here and we are ready! Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about the Revs vs the Crew. We also talk about the newest addition to the MLS.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
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