FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tsuyoshi Yoda, the pitching coach for Japan's World Baseball Classic team last year, said that Daisuke Matsuzaka looked "better than last year" after watching his former pupil throw Monday at the Red Sox minor league training facility. "I saw the bullpen today and his body structure and movement was much better than last year," Yoda said through a translator. Yoda described Matsuzaka's fastball as "up and down" throughout the pitcher's time with Team Japan, and also relayed that he was unaware of the groin injury Matsuzaka said he struggled with during spring training last year. "When I heard about the injury ... I didn't know about it," Yoda said. For more, see the Full Count blog.
The Bruins announced Monday evening that goaltender Matt Dalton has been reassigned to the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League. Dalton was recalled by the Bruins on Feb. 24 on an emergency basis to serve as a second goaltender in practice while Tim Thomas was with the U.S. team at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
For more Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.
WALTHAM -- Following Monday's practice, the Celtics left for Tuesday night's game in Detroit against the Pistons. The Celtics are coming off one of their most embarrassing losses in recent memory, a 104-96 setback at the hands of the six-win New Jersey Nets and look to get back on track against another team well below .500. “I would like it not to but this is basketball and these are teams," Rivers said of a possible wake-up call courtesy the Nets. "It happens. We’re not used to it happening here but it happens. I’m not going to overreact to it. I can tell you that. But we just need work on it and we need to see it. Sometimes you can see it on film, sometimes you can see it on the floor and sometimes you’ve got to get your butt whipped a couple of times before you realize it’s a problem. I’m hoping all of those are going to help us.” For more, visit the...
Dome-ination. The battle of the beasts in the Big East had been built up for weeks, as Syracuse and Villanova were to meet in front of a record crowd. Let’s just say that the Orange, and their fans, lived up to the hype. This week, Bracket 101 takes an in-depth look at Syracuse and Boston College, examines the week that was in college basketball and gives you a list of 16 teams that are poised to advance into the Round of 16 in the 2010 NCAA tournament. Click here to check out Bracket 101.
WALTHAM -- Paul Pierce practiced on Monday and said afterward he is ready to go for the team's game in Detroit on Tuesday after missing the last three games with a sprained right thumb. "I would have been back for the Cleveland game, please believe me, as much as I love to play against Cleveland, as much as I love to play against LeBron," Pierce said. "I even went out there and shot before the Cleveland game because I wanted to be out there so bad. I don't think I'm rushing back. I think this is perfect timing. My body feels good, my hand feels good and I'm ready to go." The Celtics won their first game without Pierce against New York last Tuesday before dropping home games to Cleveland and New Jersey. For more, including WEEI.com video of Pierce from Monday's practice, visit the Green Street blog.
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station WDFN's Shep in the Morning Show. Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.More from this show
The guys opened the show discussing the Raiders win over the Chiefs.More from this show
Michael and Dale discuss the return of LGB, and how the move really wasn't that surprising to begin with.More from this show