Kendrick Perkins is one of 27 players that have been named to Team USA's national roster that will compete in the FIBA World Championships this summer in Turkey and the 2012 London Olympics. According to team coach Mike Krzyzewski, Perkins' selection reflected the fact that he is one of the best defensive centers in the NBA, capable of shutting down other elite centers whom Team USA expects to encounter in international play.
“He plays on a team that’s a championship level team and he knows how to play with great players,” Krzyzewski said during a teleconference on Wednesday. “I think he is one of the better defensive players in the league and that really appealed to us about Kendrick.”
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Fox Sports baseball writer Ken Rosenthal, who noted in a 2008 story that the Red Sox lineup was mostly white, writes about the Red Sox' signing of two African-American players this offseason and gets Mike Cameron's perceptions of Boston. To read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, check out Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
The Celtics are discussing a trade that would send forward Glen Davis to Charlotte for point guard D.J. Augustin, according to ESPN. Davis has averaged 5.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per contest this year but missed 27 games with a broken thumb suffered in an off-the-court fight. Augustin is averaging 5.8 points and 2.3 assists per game and reportedly is on the outs with Charlotte coach Larry Brown.
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Boston and Buffalo needed overtime and a sudden-death shootout to decide Tuesday's game at HSBC Arena. The Bruins won 3-2 as David Krejci had the game-deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout. The Bruins scored two first-period goals courtesy of forward Daniel Paille but lost the lead to two second-period goals by Derek Roy and Tyler Myers. Tuukka Rask started his fourth straight game for the Bruins and got the win with 43 saves. Rask has helped the Bruins record a point in all four games.
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Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
Christian breaks down what the Patriots need to do to beat the Raiders this Sunday
MFB talks to Sal Cappaccio of WGR in Buffalo, Ryan Ruocco of ESPN NY, and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel
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.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
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.
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
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
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.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
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.
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