Dirk Nowitzki drove to the basket for a layup and was fouled with 5.1 seconds remaining to break an 85-85 tie, as the defending NBA champion Mavericks beat the Celtics, 90-85, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce drained a fallaway 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to tie the game, 85-85.
Jason Terry scored 18 points off the bench while Shawn Marion added 15 for Dallas. With Pierce and Ray Allen combining for just 16 points, Rajon Rondo nearly carried the team to victory on his own, scoring 24 points in 38 minutes.
The four-game rest did nothing but make the Celtics look rusty as they started out missing their first six shots and 9-of-10 to start the game. The Mavericks, playing without Jason Kidd, raced out to a 17-9 lead. Delonte West returned to Boston with the Mavericks and started for Kidd, scoring 12 points in 32 minutes.
The game featured another coaching ejection as Rick Carlisle was tossed for picking up a pair...
The Bears have announced that the Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht is one of four candidates who will interview for the vacant Chicago GM job. In his 16th NFL season, Licht is in the second of two stints with the Patriots. He re-joined the Patriots personnel department in 2009 after previously spending four seasons (1999-2002) with New England. In 2008, Licht served as a personnel executive for Arizona after spending five seasons with Philadelphia as VP of player personnel (2006-07) and assistant director of player personnel (2003-05). Licht first joined the Patriots personnel department in 1999 as a college scout, and in June 2001, he became the team’s national scout. The following year, Licht was promoted to assistant director of player personnel, a position he held through the 2002 season.
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Former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez, who is currently trying to sign with a club for the 2012 season, said in an interview with ESPN that he is determined to show that he has changed for the better. Ramirez exited baseball in infamous fashion last season, proclaiming that he was retiring from the Rays after he was suspended for 100 games for violating Major League Baseball's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He sat out the rest of the 2011 season, but found his way back into the news at the end of the season when he was arrested for domestic battery.
Ramirez, whose penalty was adjusted to 50 games that must be served after the start of the coming season, said in the ESPN interview that he wants to return to the game "to show people that Manny can change, that he can do the right thing. And to show people that I still...
Bruins forward Marc Savard, who is out for the season with post-concussion syndrome (and whose career is likely over because of the condition), has purchased a suite at TD Garden for patients at Children's Hospital dealing with the effects of head trauma, the team announced Wednesday.
Savard has bought the suite for the remainder of the season and through the 2013-14 season. According to a press release from the team, "the suite will be complete with healthy food and goodie bags for each guest, as well as a visit from the Bruins mascot, Blades, and the Bruins Ice Girls."
Savard will be at TD Garden Thursday, making his first public appearance of the season. For complete Bruins coverage, visit weei.com/bruins.
The Colorado Rockies announced (via twitter) that they have traded minor league infielder Brad Emaus to the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. Emaus, who turns 26 in March, played in 14 big league games with the Mets last year after being taken by New York from the Blue Jays in the 2010 Rule 5 draft. He hit .162 with a .262 OBP and .424 OPS, with pronounced difficulties (4-for-29) against right-handers.
While one evaluator suggested that Emaus is "a major league-caliber bench player," he did not stick on the roster and was returned to Toronto, who subsequently traded Emaus to the Rockies in exchange for minor league pitcher Chris Malone.
Emaus went on to post big numbers while playing for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in the very favorable hitting environment of Colorado Springs. He posted a .313/.389/.564/.954...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry react to their interview with Sale.
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale joins the show.
Lou didn't want to talk about it on the air, but Mut pried it out of him: Lou is pissed at Trenni for the way she handled the much-anticipated John Farrell interview.
Lou left the show for a spell to record an interview with John Farrell. When he returned, he let Mut, Christian and the listeners know that it was not a loving affair.
Celtics fans have been waiting for fireworks from Danny Ainge since his comments in April of 2014. As the trade deadline nears, Mut and Christian wonder how pissed off Celtics fans will be if nothing happens on Causeway.
Dale Arnold, Michael Holley and Rich Keefe continue to discuss what the Celtics need to add in the off-season, but tucked in the middle is yet another Holley vs Keefe blowout regarding DeMarcus Cousins and his trade.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins and their great run under new coach Bruce Cassidy, but that the good play doesn't mean they shouldn't add something to the team at the deadline.
Dale, Michael and Rich discuss the Jets/Revis tampering case as new details continue to become available.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
Ken Laird is in Boston, Chris Curtis in Ft. Myers and the guys find a way to produce a Tuesday post-show recap of K&C on location at Red Sox camp
The reigning American Cy Young Award winner (Rick Porcello) and Red Sox set-up man (Joe Kelly) share a meal, some drinks, stories and conversation with Rob Bradford at Twin Peaks Restaurant in Fort Myers.
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