The Celtics snapped their three-game losing streak with a 99-88 win over the Wizards on Monday in Washington, D.C. The C's trailed by as many as nine points but outscored the Wiz 25-10 in the fourth quarter. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Garnett scored 19. Paul Pierce injured his foot during the first quarter but returned to the game. He played 27 minutes in the win.
A baseball source has confirmed that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Joe Nelson on a minor league deal. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com (via Twitter).
Nelson, 35, was 3-0 with a 4.02 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays last year, striking out 36 in 40-1/3 innings. He suffered command difficulties, however, as he walked 27 batters. That came on the heels of a career-best 2008 season, when he had a 2.00 ERA and struck out 60 in 54 innings for the Florida Marlins.
Nelson was previously in the Red Sox system in both 2002 and 2004. Though most of his first stint in the organization was lost to injury, when healthy in 2004 he recorded a 2.96 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 51-2/3 combined innings in Double A and Triple A, and he appeared in three games (allowing five runs in 2-2/3 innings) in the majors...
BOSTON -- Boston College advanced to its 30th Beanpot championship game with a 6-0 win over Harvard on Monday night at TD Garden. The Eagles had six different goal-scorers and netted three power-play goals in 11 chances in what turned into a chippy game. The Eagles will play the winner of Boston University-Northeastern next Monday in the 58th championship game. John Muse turned away all 33 shots on goal for his first shutout of the season. For more, visit The BC Blog.
Contrary to a report from WCCO-TV in Minnesota, multiple outlets are now suggesting that the Twins have not agreed to a 10-year deal with reigning American League MVP Joe Mauer. ESPN's Buster Olney said (via Twitter) that the Twins are optimistic a deal will get done, but that none has yet been consummated. Earlier on Monday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that all signs point toward a deal to keep Mauer in his home state of Minnesota for the long haul, though there had been no confirmation of any deal actually being in place.
Mauer, the first catcher in major league history to win three batting titles, is coming off a year when he led the American...
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss was diagnosed with a separated shoulder in the days following the regular season, which kept him from participating in the Pro Bowl, according to ESPN.
The report, which quotes a league source, says the severity of the injury is not known. Moss was listed on the Patriots injury report in the days after New England's 20-17 overtime loss to the Broncos in Denver on Oct. 11, and he was on the injury report for the next three weeks with what was listed as a shoulder injury.
Moss started all 16 games this season and finished with 83 receptions (second on the team) for 1,264 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns.
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Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
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.
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DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
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Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
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.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
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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.
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