Shaquille O'Neal won't play Friday night against the Mavericks, and he may not play Sunday against the Magic either as he deals with his latest ailment -- an inflamed Achilles. As expected, Kendrick Perkins will return to the starting lineup just five games into his comeback from knee surgery. The move was inevitable, but the timetable is a little quick for Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "I wanted to wait a little bit, honestly," Rivers said. "It is what it is."
Rivers is hoping to have Shaq back by Thursday when the Celtics play the Lakers. Asked if Perkins was now the starter for good, Rivers wouldn't commit one way or another. "I don’t know yet," Rivers said. "We were probably going to start Perk after the All-Star break anyway, so we’ll see."
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Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said Friday sounded an optimistic note about the uncertain labor situation on Friday, saying “a deal can get done in the next week.”
In an interview with the NFL Network, Kraft made it very clear who he believed was holding up a potential deal between the owners and the players.
“In my opinion, we could get a deal done in the next week if business people sat down on both sides and we tried to get the lawyers in the background,” Kraft said. “You just had a situation where we were sued that we didn’t get enough money from the networks. I know as chair of the Broadcast Committee, I’ve worked with our committee and the Commissioner, and we generated revenue at a very serious time in our country.
“We were just sued that we didn’t do a good enough job, so the players wind up paying $15 million in legal fees for something that is...
According to the Dallas Morning News, ice and snow melting off the roof of Cowboys Stadium -- home of the Super Bowl on Sunday -- injured seven people, with one of the individuals being described as having been critically injured. As a result, all but one entrance to the stadium was closed in order to protect workers and visitors.
Dallas has been struggling with the uncharacteristic ice and snow that has hit Dallas this week, leading to dozens of emergency room visits, terrible road conditions and the cancellation of several flights. Even so, the weather is expected to improve in advance of Sunday's game.
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During his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning, Sports Illustrated's Peter King talked about the profile piece he did on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week and the comments Goodell made about feeling "deceived" when Bill Belichick was not forthcoming with the press about the Patriots' role in Spygate.
King was asked why Goodell did not go back to Belichick and tell him his performance before the media was not what the commissioner expected.
Said King: “I asked him, I said, ‘Did you go back to him and did you ever contact him about it?’ And he said, ‘No.” And I think his whole thing was, at that point — and I’m interpreting here — his whole thing was at that point, the wounds are wide and the wounds are ugly. To exacerbate the wounds at this point is not something I want to do.
“Now, I’ve heard from...
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in remarks to reporters in Dallas, suggested that the Patriots were missing "a good game plan" in their season-ending loss to the Jets in the division round of the playoffs. He also expressed frustration with the interception that QB Tom Brady threw on a screen pass that killed the momentum of the first Patriots drive, as well as other areas in which his team failed to execute against its divisional rival.
"I don’t know, a good game plan,” Kraft told reporters in response to a question about what the Patriots were missing that day. "I mean, you have to hand it to the Jets. They came in and they did a good job. And actually, if you think about it, we drove down the field those first two drives. Tommy was unbelievable. He had (11) games without an interception and then threw that lazy interception. They go down and they miss the field goal and then we come drive right down again, and...
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.