Celtics executive president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that the health of centers Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal had become something of a concern. Shaquille O'Neal has missed the last five games while recovering from a bruised right knee, while Jermaine O'Neal was sidelined in the second half of this week's contest against the Mavericks due to a left knee injury.
Shaq, Ainge said, is expected to return to the lineup against the Heat on Thursday. Jermaine O'Neal, on the other hand, is expected to remain sidelined. While Ainge did proclaim the health of the two centers a concern, he also said that it was not a complete surprise that the team is managing minutes at the position.
"I think that Jermaine and Shaq are a concern with their health," said Ainge. "I felt like with the four centers we have that we'd be able to make it through the year. I...
Kicker Jeff Reed returned to Steelers' practice on Thursday while DE Brett Keisel, TE Heath Miller and Chris Kemoeatu missed their second straight practice.
Steelers Injury Report for Wednesday:
Did Not Participate
S Will Allen (concussion/illness)
DE Brett Keisel (hamstring)
TE Heath Miller (knee)
G Chris Kemoeatu (knee/ankle)
DE Aaron Smith (triceps)
RB Mewelde Moore (concussion)
RB Isaac Redman (concussion)
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday but was limited due to a foot injury that kept the quarterback out of practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, running back Fred Taylor was again limited in practice on Thursday after missing the last five games.
Patriots Injury Report for Thursday:
K Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) OUT
Did Not Participate
S Jarrad Page (calf)
DL Myron Pryor (back)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
DL Mike Wright (groin)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)
RG Stephen Neal (shoulder)
According to the Baseball America transactions log, the Rangers signed catcher Kevin Cash. Cash, 32, spent the second half of this season with the Red Sox, who acquired him in exchange for Angel Sanchez from the Astros in the first week of July after both Victor Martinez and Jason Varitek landed on the disabled list with broken bones. In his second stint with the Sox, Cash appeared in 29 games, hitting .133/.224/.150/.374 in 68 plate appearances.
The catcher had been contemplating retirement after the season, but he apparently decided to delay such a move in order to sign with the defending AL champions.
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Bruins president Cam Neely, in an interview on The Big Show on Thursday, lauded his team's strong start, while noting that the team needs to continue working towards playing more consistent hockey. The Bruins have excelled in the third period this year, and the team is now working to figure out how to translate that excellence to the start of games.
Neely also said that the Bruins "have been preparing" to make the necessary moves to get under the salary cap when Marco Sturm and Marc Savard are ready to return from the long-term injured reserve. While the team must shed payroll, thus limiting the type of player whom it can get in return for whatever members of the roster it will deal, Neely said that the Bruins have been preparing to ensure that any deal does not jeopardize the club's Stanley Cup ambitions.
"We knew this was coming. We’ve prepared for this. We have been preparing for this," said...
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Stephen A. confronted Kevin Durant on ESPN yesterday.
Another blown call in Seattle on Monday Night Football.
Ray Lewis was on the MNF pregame show attacking Jimmy Graham's blocking abilities.
The Lions lost in a controversial ending last night on MNF. Lions Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, barely registers a pulse in his post game presser, and clearly doesn't know the rules.
Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.
We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.
We wrap up the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed throughout the day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins, specifically Claude Julien as we are less than 24 hours from the puck-drop for the 2015-2016 Bruins season.
Mikey, Lenny and Danny Picard are talking about how rules seemingly fall through the cracks during live games
Mikey and Lenny are talking aboutt he batted ball controversy from the Seahawks vs Lions game on Monday Night Football.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss who they think are the most media friendly players in the Patriots locker room and if the Dallas Cowboys will present a challenge this Sunday.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
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