R.J. Umberger scored on the power play with just 1:16 left in regulation as the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Bruins, 3-2, on Thursday at TD Garden. Milan Lucic was called for a double-minor high sticking, putting Columbus on the man advantage. The Bruins twice held one-goal leads and twice the Blue Jackets, mired in last in the Central Division of the Western Conference, came back to tie. Michael Ryder scored his 12th in the first for a 1-0 lead and Patrice Bergeron netted his 12th in the second for a 2-1 lead after two periods. But Antoine Vermette, who had a goal disallowed for kicking the puck into the net in the second, scored midway through the third after a loose puck scramble in front of B's goalie Tuukka Rask. The Bruins fell to 1-5-1 in their last seven games. For more coverage, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Linebacker Mark Herzlich practiced with his Boston College teammates Thursday for the first time since his cancer scare that caused him to miss all of the 2009 season. Herzlich, the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, took part in seven-on-seven drills before addressing the team toward the end of practice. "I'm very excited, even to do just a little stuff today," Herzlich told the media. "I want to jump in, but I also want to be smart and not take any risks that can get me hurt." Click here for the full story.
Kevin Garnett was voted in by the fans as a starter to the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Star Team, the NBA announced Thursday night. Garnett received 1,978,116 votes for his 13th All-Star selection. LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Allen Iverson and Dwyane Wade were also named to the East team. Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Amar'e Stoudemire, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash were named starters for the West. The NBA All-Star Game will be played in Dallas on Feb. 14.
The NBA released the following statement Thurday afternoon in regards to a fine for Celtics forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis:
Boston Celtics forward Glen Davis has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 8:44 remaining in the second quarter of Boston's 92-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Click here to check out Doc Rivers' comments about Big Baby's behavior on the Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday morning.
Per a Celtics press release, guard J.R. Giddens was assigned by the Celtics to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. It is Giddens' third assignment of the season to the NBA D-League.
Giddens, a 2008 first-round pick, has averaged just under five minutes in his 21 games this year. He registered season highs of six points and seven rebounds against the Nets on Jan. 13.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
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 talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
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
The usual suspects had the day off so the hosts of The Real Post Game Show stepped to talk about the Pats. Logan Mankins and Ryan Mallett were both traded and Miami is 6 days away.
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
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.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Butch is out today so Chris Villani fills in. This bums out Buckley a little bit since he wanted to have a somber goodbye with Butchy, since this is the last show until after the football season. They kick the show off talking about the Logan Mankins trade.More from this show