Bruins coach Claude Julien addressed various issues after an optional practice in Buffalo Monday afternoon, including the status of center David Krejci for Tuesday’s contest against the Sabres. Krejci left Sunday’s 3-0 victory in Montreal in the first period and did not return. “I think it’s looking good,” Julien said of Krejci’s availability Tuesday. ”It’s getting better. We’ll see tomorrow when he skates. It’s the leg, obviously.” For more comments from Julien on the Bruins' 3-0 victory over Montreal, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Several NBA executives have told CBSSports.com the Celtics have been actively trying to move Ray Allen and his $19.7 million expiring contract before the deadline in a move that could keep them in the mix during the playoffs and also help them for the next several seasons. The report indicates that the most recent inquiry involved Sacramento sharpshooter Kevin Martin. For more on the possibility of a deal for Martin, check out Paul Flannery's column here, while check out Green Street for more Celtics' updates.
WALTHAM — Celtics All-Star guard Rajon Rondo confirmed following Monday's practice that he will be taking part in the HORSE competition at All-Star weekend in Dallas. The guard said he will come up with some trick shots that only he can make in an effort to beat Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, the defending champion, and Sacramento's Omri Casspi. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
With roughly five weeks remaining until Selection Sunday, Bracket 101 will examine the week that was in college basketball and give you a list of 16 teams that are poised to win at least two games in the big dance. A lot of sites focus on who will get in, but Bracket 101 will tell you who the actual contenders are in addition to a weekly roundup of the college hoops scene. This week, 101 focuses on a real backyard brawl between Pittsburgh and West Virigina, analyzes Texas' slide, and takes a look at Boston College's tournament hopes, along with other analysis and rankings. Check out Bracket 101 on the BC Blog every Monday.
WALTHAM -- Celtics captain Paul Pierce was pulled out of practice early on Monday after coach Doc Rivers felt his star didn't look smooth on his strained left foot. "Paul didn't do a lot today," Rivers said. "We actually pulled him out early. He was practicing and wasn't moving very well so just took him out. He's questionable. I think he's going to play, but right now we'll wait and see." Marquis Daniels, meanwhile, looked good in practice after his first game back on Sunday following left thumb surgery. The team was forced to move up its departure to Tuesday morning in order to get into New Orleans ahead of the parade Tuesday afternoon for the Super Bowl winners. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Christopher Price, WEEI.com spoke with the guys about the new NFL drug policy and what it means for certain players in the league. He also spoke about the importance of getting Danny Amendola involved in the offense. The Patriots are still trying to find the BEST way to utilize Chandler Jones. And rookie Raiders QB Derek Carr is a bit of a wild-card heading into Sunday's match up.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Patriots' home opener against the Oakland Raiders, a team they should beat without too much trouble.
We check in with Peter King from SI/MMQB for our weekly look at the National Football League and more.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
The Orioles seemed to have a lot of fun last night clinching the AL East. Buster said the biggest problem for Boston this year was the offense production dropping so dramatically in one year. Bogaerts, Pierzynski, and Bradley Jr. are the most obvious culprits. Also, Buster surmises that the Red Sox front office has to be a little uneasy with the fact that their best offensive player, David Ortiz, is in this LATE 30's.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Vikings press conference.
LeBron James will be starring in a movie as... LeBron James. TMZ reveals PHOTOS of Danielle Watts having sex with her boyfriend in broad daylight. Lolo Jones is an awkward, bad, excuse-making dancer.
We discuss the NFL's moves to put Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy on a 'reserve/Commissioner's exemption' list. Is it because of threats from paying sponsors? Or are the sponsors themselves bathing in hypocrisy?
We check in with the great Michael McCann for his insight on the latest legal developments for the NFL.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.
Former Patriot and current NBC Sports Analyst, Rodney Harrison talks about how bad the Pats looked in a convincing win. The guys also tried to get him to talk about the Adrian Peterson accusations and he refused.More from this show