Serena Williams claimed her fifth Australian Open title and 12th Grand Slam overall, beating Justine Henin in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Williams' fifth Australian Open title set a record among women in the modern Open era, dating to 1968. With a dozen Grand Slam singles titles, Williams now is tied with Billie Jean King for the fourth most of the Open era.
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After one season, Shane Waldron is reportedly out as Patriots' tight end coach. Multiple outlets are reporting that the 30-year-old will not be returning in 2010. Waldron was a coaching assistant in 2008 before becoming tight ends coach last year when Pete Mangurian left to join Tampa Bay’s staff. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Henrik Tallinder and Tomas Vanek scored first-period goals and Ryan Miller made 30 saves as the Buffalo Sabres held on for a 2-1 victory over the Bruins at HSBC Arena Friday. The loss extended the Bruins' winless steak to six games (0-5-1). Milan Lucic scored the Bruins' lone goal off a slick pass by Marc Savard, who was returning to action after missing eight games with a knee injury. Tuukka Rask had 21 saves for Boston.
The Hawks swept the four-game regular-season series against the Celtics with a 100-91 win on Friday in Atlanta. The Celtics blew a double-digit lead in the first quarter and chased the Hawks the rest of the game. The Celtics trailed by just one point heading into the fourth, but the Hawks got hot from long range and burned the C's in the end. Paul Pierce scored a game-high 35 points for the Celtics, who host the Lakers Sunday.
The Celtics recalled J.R. Giddens from the Maine Red Claws, their NBA D-League affiliate, the team announced on Friday. The recall is procedural, according to multiple reports. Giddens recently injured the meniscus in his left knee and is scheduled for surgery. Giddens played in four games for the Red Claws during his recent assignment, averaging 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He has averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in 21 games for the Celtics this season.
Kyle Arrington, filing in for Devin MCcourty, previews Pats-Broncos
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Happy birthday Kirk!!!!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
MFB and the callers wish a very Happy 40th Birthday to Kirk Minihane
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Dale, Steve DeOssie and Tom E Curran of CSNNE put the final touches on a week of discussion about the upcoming showdown in Foxboro vs. the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
We send out well wishes to our friend and colleague Bob 'Neumy' Neumier
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.
The playoffs are here and we are ready! Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about the Revs vs the Crew. We also talk about the newest addition to the MLS.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.More from this show