As expected, the Celtics extended a one-year, $5.9 million qualifying offer to Jeff Green making the fourth-year forward a restricted free agent. They had until midnight on Thursday to extend the offer when the old NBA year ends and the new one begins. It's expected that the owners will lockout the players as early as Friday if there is no resolution to the current labor dispute.
When the league is ready for business, the Celtics will have the right to match any offer Green receives on the open market. They could also sign him to a long-term extension. If neither option happens, Green could sign the one-year qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent after next season.
The Celtics also exercised the third-year option on Avery Bradley's contract. The first two years of a rookie contract are guaranteed and the team holds the option for the third and fourth.
For more on what this move means for Green and the team,...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Red Sox have designated Mike Cameron for assignment while promoting infielder/outfielder Yamaico Navarro from Triple-A Pawtucket. Navarro was expected to be joining the team at some point during its series finale against the Phillies.
Cameron, who signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with the Sox prior to the 2010 season, was hitting .149 in 33 games, having hit three home runs. The 38-year-old compiled just a .477 OPS while playing in a part-time role. He was coming off of sports hernia surgery in the offseason after hitting .259 with a .729 OPS in '10 before succumbing to his injury.
Navarro has been playing a variety of positions with Pawtucket, including third base, shortstop, second base and the corner outfield positions, where he just started being integrated into recently. The 23-year-old was hitting .258 in 34 games with the PawSox, totaling an .831 OPS along with five homers.
The Red Sox have 10 days to try and...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke with the media Thursday in anticipation of the NHL's free agency period opening Friday. The Bruins have two players set to hit unrestricted free agency in winger Michael Ryder and defenseman Tomas Kaberle. The GM said that ties have not been severed with either player, but that the B's likely won't be active in the early stages of free agency.
"Certainly theres no finality to our relationship," Chiarelli said of Kaberle. "What we've agreed to with Tomas and his agent is that he would look into the market and we would continue to talk with him. … Let me be perfectly clear, there's no end to the relationship because we haven't signed him to this point."
Chiarelli noted that if the Bruins are unable to retain Kaberle, he will look both in-house and elsewhere for his replacement on the Bruins' blue line.
He also indicated that the B's are taking the same approach with...
PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Youkilis underwent an X-ray on his injured left ankle Thursday afternoon, with the examination coming back negative. The third baseman was injured when fouling a ball off the inside of the ankle in the second inning of the Red Sox' 2-1 loss Wednesday.
"After I iced last night it swelled up pretty good and I had a tough time sleeping. It was throbbing," said Youkilis, who was out of the Red Sox' starting lineup in the series finale. "Just walking around was tough. Hopefully it's just a day, get some treatment and get it going for tomorrow.
"I probably can hit. Just running and stuff like that ... I really haven't tried that much. It's just really tough to run on right now. I didn't think I would be anywhere near where I am today. Usually that stuff happens, I go to bed and wake up sore. But it was a lot more sore than I thought it would be."
Youkilis went for 0-for-3 with a walk in the Red Sox'...
The Red Sox will roll out an unconventional lineup for their series finale with the Phillies on Thursday. Drew Sutton will play third base while Kevin Youkilis sits and Dustin Pedroia will hit fourth against Cole Hamels. David Ortiz and J.D. Drew are also out of the lineup against the lefty.
Here's the lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Darnell McDonald RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Jason Varitek C
Josh Reddick LF
Drew Sutton 3B
Marco Scutaro SS
Jon Lester P
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Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Mickey Rourke in a small, yet growing, group of public figures to rip Lenny Dykstra for his nefarious deeds.
Kirk & Callahan with Mut react to the latest Roger Goodell NFL wheel of justice ruling
The 2016 edition of the annual survey into what sports fans think about their teams (and more importantly, about the media) is out, and Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into some of the opinions of the local fans.
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.
Andrew Benintendi made possibly the catch of the year for the Sox, and the guys talk about the hype surrounding that play. Also, they get into Pats talk, and focus in on what a loss of Tom Brady for 4 games means to an already shaky offensive line.
We discuss the one game suspension for domestic violence for Giants kicker Josh Brown, and the can of worms it has opened up for the league with it's inconsistent suspensions, many for the same acts.
Sox talk with Dale, Thornton and Tom E Curran as game 2 in Tampa comes up tonight.
We discuss Brady's return to camp from his four day absence and what exactly people want Brady to do as far as mentoring Jimmy Garoppolo. Is he expected to always be by his side?
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
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