President Barack Obama made his NCAA tournament picks with ESPN's Andy Katz and selected Kansas to beat Ohio State in the national championship game. Obama went with all No. 1 seeds in the Final Four, putting Duke and Pittsburgh in the national semifinals.
"I'm picking Kansas, just because I think they're deeper," Obama said. "I think that Kansas has more firepower."
Obama didn't have too many upsets, but he did predict 12th-seeded Richmond to knock off fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, and he has 11 seeds Marquette (vs. Xavier) and Gonzaga (vs. St. John's) winning a game.
According to a tweet from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, Bruins forward Brad Marchand has a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Thursday morning. The subject of the hearing will be Marchand's hit on Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger in the second period of the B's 3-2 shootout victory in Columbus Tuesday night (to view the hit, click here).
The hit, which appears to consitute penalty under Rule 48 (illegal check to the head), was not penalized on Tuesday, though Marchand has drawn criticism since the play. Umberger was not injured on the play.
The hearing will be the second the Bruins have faced in the last four games. B's captain Zdeno Chara was not suspended after a hit into the stanchion...
Randy Moss, in an interview on Minneapolis' KFAN radio station, made it clear that he would like to return to the Patriots.
"If you ask me where my heart and where I'm happy is, I love playing with Tom Brady, I love being coached by Bill Belichick," Moss said. "Then people are saying, 'Well, Moss, you got traded to Minnesota from New England.' Well, I just told y'all this is a business, man, and people have to understand the nature of the business. It's not just a sport. The sport comes along with the business."
Moss had plenty of nice things to say about Belichick. "I'm a big fan of Bill Belichick's. I really am," Moss said. "And not just on the field. I'm a fan of his off the field, because the little grouchy man you see on camera is not what you see off camera."
Moss made it clear that he plans to return next season, whether it's in New England or elsewhere...
NFL competition committee chairman Rich McKay and NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said Wednesday on a conference call that they are planning to crack down ever further on players' hits against defenseless opponents.
"When warranted, suspensions will be an effective discipline for us," Anderson said. "We don't want to go there, but we will do that. We need to be aggressive in disciplining."
Added Anderson: “In 2011, if there are repeat offenders or flagrant violators, we are going to hold them aggressively accountable, even if it means suspension — some folks believe that suspension is the real messenger in terms of serious enforcement. Some of the hits we had this year, particularly if it’s a repeat offender, that person and that club should know that having that person sit out a game — or multiple games in certain circumstances —...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking prior to his team's spring training game with the Braves, Red Sox manager Terry Francona revealed that Jon Lester will be the Sox' Opening Day starter for Boston's April 1 game against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas.
Francona said he had made the decision in the offseason, and talked to Lester about the possibility before spring training. The manager said he knows how the rest of his rotation will unfold, but since he hasn't been able to talk to all the pitchers about the plans, he would delay any formal announcements. Josh Beckett has gotten the last two Opening Day starts for the Red Sox.
"I don't think that's any surprise, and he's known about it for a while," Francona said.
"I just think he's maturing, the natural progression. I don't think this is any big revelation, I think he's been pretty good. ... I think he deserves it. I think he has...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lenny Clarke was pissed at Kirk yesterday. WBZ's Scott Eck is transgendering to become Kristen Eck. Caitlyn Jenner will pose nude in Sports Illustrated.
John, Gerry and Kirk re-visit some of the Tom Brady conversation from last year regarding his diet, as the TB12 company has released a cookbook for 200 bucks.
Clay Buchholz finally got a win and the guys discuss his inconsistencies over his career.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
Kirk Minihane sits down with co-worker and often times nemesis, Lou Merloni, to talk about their past altercations and their own philosophies about radio. Kirk and Lou discuss some of the issues they have with working at the station and their disagreements with management.
The New Age Insiders had the chance to take fan questions that were left over from their LIVE show on Tuesday, and had the pleasure to talk to wrestler on the rise, JT Dunn! Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders
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