With the English national team embroiled in a controversy regarding captain John Terry, news came out this week about a similar situation involving the 1998 U.S. World Cup squad, which dismssed captain John Harkes after he allegedly had an affair with a teammate's wife. Get the information on that, plus get links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
BOSTON -- Brooks Laich and Boyd Gordon scored less than three minutes apart midway through the third period to lead the Washington Capitals over the Bruins, 4-1, Tuesday night at TD Garden. It was the eighth straight loss for the Bruins, their longest losing skid in 54 seasons, when the team dropped eight in a row between Dec. 22, 1955-Jan. 12, 1956. It was also their seventh straight home loss, the longest since dropping 11 in a row Dec. 1924-Feb. 1925. David Krejci's 10th of the season on the power play gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the first period. But former Bruin Mike Knuble led the comeback with the equalizer in the second. Alex Ovechkin capped off the scoring with an empty net goal. The Capitals, meanwhile, are streaking in the other direction. They set a new franchise record with their 11th straight win, the longest in the NHL since San Jose won 11 in a row two seasons ago. For more, visit the...
Paul Pierce suffered a strained left mid-foot and is listed as day-to-day, the team announced Tuesday night. Pierce was injured during Monday's game against the Wizards when Caron Butler landed on his foot fighting for a loose ball. While NBA.com originally reported that Pierce may have broken his foot, the Celtics' announcement is a positive note for the team that has battled with injuries the entire season. Pierce leads the team in scoring with 18.9 points per game and ranks third on the C's shooting a career-high 46.7 percent from 3-point range.
An NBA source has told TNT analyst David Alridge that Paul Pierce may have a broken left foot and could miss a "significant" amount of time. According to Aldridge, the team doesn't know for sure if the foot is broken, having X-rayed the All-Star Tuesday. Pierce suffered the injury Monday night when he was tangled with Washington's Caron Butler, saying after the game he didn't believe the injury was serious. For more on the story see the Green Street Blog.
The Celtics announced Tuesday afternoon that guard J.R. Giddens underwent successful left knee arthroscopic surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital. The surgery was performed by team physician, Dr. Brian McKeon and assisted by John Rand. No timetable has been set for his return. Giddens, a 6-foot-5 guard, has appeared in 21 games for the Celtics this season and registered season-highs of six points and seven rebounds against New Jersey on Jan. 13. In four games on assignment for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League this season, he averaged 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 31.8 minutes per game. For more Celtics news, check out our basketball blog, Green Street.
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.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
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 talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
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.
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.
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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Rodney Harrison on the Pats close win over the Jets.More from this show
Peyton Manning broke another record last night, which obviously started the Brady/Manning debate. We hear from Tim Hasselbeck, Tom Brady, and talk about who has had the better career.More from this show