The Celtics surrendered an 11-point halftime lead and lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 101-93, to the Cavaliers in Cleveland. The C's were outscored 58-39 in the second half. LeBron James led all players with 35 points. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 27 points and 12 assists. Game 2 will be played on Monday in Cleveland. For initial thoughts see the Green Street Blog by clicking here.
After allowing just one run and one hit over his first four innings Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed the Orioles to score six runs in the fifth inning as the O's claimed a 12-9 victory for their second straight win over the Red Sox, Saturday night at Camden Yards. Matsuzaka, who allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, was relieved with two outs in the fifth by Tim Wakefield. Wakefield, making his first relief appearance since the 2004 American League Championship Series, became the first Red Sox reliever to allow three home runs since Keith Foulke in '06. The knuckleballer would give up five runs over 2 1/3 innings. The highlight for the Sox came in the form of David Ortiz' 35th career multi-home run game. The designated hitter blasted a solo shot in the first inning off of Baltimore starter Brad Bergesen before hitting his third home run of the season off of left-hander Alberto Castillo, onto Eutaw...
On his second shot of the game, Marc Savard scored with 6:08 left in the first overtime as the Bruins beat Philadelphia, 5-4, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The goal came on a delayed penalty against the Flyers. Savard was playing his first game since suffering a concussion on March 7.
Patrice Bergeron scored and assisted on another and Dennis Wideman added three assists, including on the game-winner, as the Bruins built leads of 2-0 and 3-1. Marco Sturm was injured and had to be helped off the ice in the opening three minutes of the game with an apparent right knee injury and did not return. His replacement on the Bergeron-Mark Recchi line, Steve Begin, scored the game's first goal. The Flyers tied the game on a spectacular rush by Daniel Briere, who split defenseman Wideman and Matt Hunwick to beat Tuukka Rask with just 3:...
The Red Sox' lineup against Orioles' starter Brad Bergesen Saturday night in Baltimore is as follows: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Martinez C, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, McDonald LF, Van Every CF, Matsuzaka P. For how the Red Sox hitters have fared against Bergesen see the Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Marco Sturm will not return to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals after colliding with Philadelphia's Matt Carle along the offensive corner boards early in the first period and apparently banging his right knee. He was helped off the ice by teammates Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Sturm's replacement, Steve Begin, scored the game's first goal, his first in 30 playoff games. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Michele discussed the heart wrenching testimony of Bill Richard.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest in the Marathon Bombing trial.
Former NBA player, and local high-school basketball star Chris Herren joins the show to discuss Josh Hamilton's battle with substance abuse and shares his own story.
Adam Schefter of ESPN talks about where Darrelle Revis might end up, Vince Wilfork's release and the future's of other Patriots free agents.
The guys talk about a passionate Eagles fan's reaction to the McCoy trade, a story about Mike Tyson and Harrison Ford's plane crash.
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.
Michael and Jerry talk about the Celts win last night, and a great play drawn up by Brad Stevens for the win.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how losing Wilfork's salary cap hit might be part of a bigger plan to hang on to Darrelle Revis and others.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
With a work stoppage averted the MLS season gets underway and we preview it all. Ben and Russ make predictions for the Revs and the expansion teams.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
We discuss Curt Schilling's outing of the internet trolls who thought rape jokes were appropriate to direct at his daughter, and we discuss it with you, on how this isn't just a sports issue, it's a societal issue.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk share some more stories from their wild nights in Fort Myers and they also mix in a little baseball.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk are joined by Rob Bradford, Gordon Edes and Steve Buckley to forecast the 2015 campaign.More from this show
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.More from this show