FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New Red Sox pitcher John Lackey took the time to answer a few questions from WEEI.com's Lou Merloni, including Lackey's thoughts on the difference between playing in a contract year and having the peace of mind that comes with having a long-term contract. Lackey also explained that he will be a bit more careful regarding any aches and pains in spring training after beginning last season on the disabled list. For the video of the interview, click here.
According to a report on WRAL.com, police in Durham, N.C., Wednesday night arrested the woman who four years ago accused Duke lacrosse players of raping her. Police charged Crystal Gayle Mangum with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer. Investigators said the 33-year-old assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. A judge set her bond at $1 million during a Thursday morning court appearance.
Nate Robinson, rumored to be coming to the Celtics, has posted a few farewell messages to Knicks fans on his Twitter account.
"This is a sad day for me as well but I have tears of joy I accomplished something no one has done, 3X slam dunk champion! Thanks to my fans"
"Love yall for the support over the years, since my rookie year my fans have made it EZ 4 me to LOVE NYC the best place on earth word aapp"
Check the Green Street blog for more Celtics updates.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Daisuke Matsuzaka talked Thursday morning at Red Sox spring training and downplayed his back soreness. The pitcher said his back is "getting better and better with each passing day. ... I wouldn't even call it an injury." Matsuzaka said he likely would have pitched through the pain if not for last year's problems. "I definitely don't want to make same mistakes I made last year," he said.
Matsuzaka worked out at Athletes' Performance this offseason and said the results give him confidence that he'll bounce back strong in 2010. "I think this was my best offseason in terms of preparation," he said. "My expectations for the season are very high."
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NBA TV analyst and Celtics legend Kevin McHale joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning and talked about NBA trade week as well as the Celtics' prospects for the rest of this season. McHale said he's waiting to see if the C's can turn it on, and he's not overly concerned with what happened prior to this point. "They just have not hit their stride this year," McHale said. "They had a couple of periods where they've played really well and I started thinking, 'OK, here they go.' But I think for a championship-caliber team it's really how you play after the All-Star break." Added McHale: "I think they're set and poised for a push right now. But sometimes when you get older and you're looking for that push, it just never materializes."
McHale said the Cavaliers had already become the team to beat in the Eastern Conference before adding Antawn Jamison this week. "I think you could have said that...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview Sunday's Patriots-Lions game and discuss what the Pats offense needs to do against Detroit's front seven, as well as what the Pats defense can do against Calvin Johnson.
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria is the nephew of the our own Christian Fauria. He joined the show today to talk about being a Pats fan as a kid, being a better athlete than his uncle, and before all was said and done, things got personal.
We check in with SI's Peter King for the latest on the Adrian Peterson case, as well as analysis on the Patriots latest win and the rest of the NFL.
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
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
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford checks in with the show to give us some updates on what's happening in Phoenix. The Sox are rumored to be interested in Pablo Sandoval, Cole Hammels would have to approve a trade to Boston, and Gordon Edes says that Jon Lester re-signing with club is still a possibility.
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.
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.
The Patriots have resigned Legarrette Blount. The guys debate whether or not it was good signing.
Ryan Howard gets sued by everyone in his family and Columbus Blue Jacket Jack Johnson gets royally screwed by his parents.
Michael and Dale discuss the return of LGB, and how the move really wasn't that surprising to begin with.
We discuss the Jack Johnson story... the NHL player who bankrupted by his own PARENTS.
We welcome back LeGarrette Blount by looking at the best returns to Boston in recent memory.
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.
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.
Ben and Russ talk about the Revs, MLS Playoffs, and much much more.
Dale and Michael do an in-depth interview with one of the people that saved NFL football in New England. Bill Parcells, co-author of Parcells: A Football Life.More from this show