WALTHAM -- The Celtics will likely be without Paul Pierce when they take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on Thursday night, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Pierce was kept out of practice on Wednesday to protect his injured right thumb. "I'm not going to say definitely but most likely not [Thursday]," Rivers said. "We'll just evaluate it day-to-day. I didn't want him to take a chance of getting his thumb hit at all in practice so that if he did feel good [Thursday] but if not, we'll just wait. We're just going to go a game at a time with him."
Asked if he were concerned that Pierce's thumb was anything more than a sprain, Rivers said likely not. "I would know if it's something else and it's not," he said.
Also missing practice on Wednesday was Marquis Daniels with flu-like symptoms. "We sent Marquis home. He looked awful so we'll see [Thursday] and...
The Patriots announced this afternoon via their Twitter page that they have re-signed veteran wide receiver David Patten. Patten, who spent 2001 through 2004 with New England, was a part of three Super Bowl champions before spending time with Washington and New Orleans. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
A report in the Boston Herald indicate that the Raiders have franchised former Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour. Seymour, who was dealt to Oakland prior to the start of the 2009 season, is now scheduled to make almost $12.4 million if he chooses to sign the tender. However, it has been reported that the two sides are continuing to talk about a possible long-term agreement. After eight seasons in New England, Seymour was traded to the Raiders for a first-round pick in the 2011 draft. This season in Oakland, Seymour finished with four sacks and 47 tackles. For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president/CEO Larry Lucchino met with reporters in Fort Myers to discuss the state of the team and their views on ownership. Henry made clear that the group has every intention of remaining involved in what he portrayed as a labor of love, that has also witnessed one of the most successful eras in franchise history.
"We're not going anywhere," Henry said. "We adore, we love this franchise. We are so committed to this franchise. These eight years have been so much fun and so rewarding."
The owners also suggested that they were pleased with the state of the team following a substantial offseason reshaping. The club will have a record payroll in 2010, but the owners suggested that the investment seemed justified by the shape of the club.
"One thing we’ve been saying since day one is that...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking prior to the Red Sox' workout at the team's minor league training facility, J.D. Drew relayed that the surgery he had performed on his left shoulder in November didn't adversely affect his preparation for the 2010 season and he is ready to participate in all of the regular baseball activities throughout spring training. Drew did point out that the decision to have the surgery via an incision instead of a scope allowed the timetable for recovery to be bumped up slightly, with the outfielder beginning his hitting program on schedule at the end of January.
"Just wear and tear I guess," Drew said when asked how the injury occurred. "The way I swing the bat, I keep my top hand on the bat quite a bit, so over the years it’s probably wear and tear with those bones going together forming bone spurs. I didn’t know what was going on because I figured when I got that last...
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Julian Edelman joined the show to talk about the win over the Jets and the quick turn around involved with Thursday night games. He also praised Danny Amendola's job on the kick-returns and how Chicago will most likely respond positively to the reported fights in their locker room following Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Tom discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
We check in with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin of the NFL Network joined Dale and Michael to break down and analyze Pats-Jets.
We discuss the Bruins loss in Montreal, and more importantly their loss of composure, and whether or not Lucic and Marchand are pulling their weight.
Dale, Michael and Barstoolsports Jerry Thornton break down the Pats close win over the Jets on Thursday Night Football.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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