A day after the Celtics suffered one of their worst losses of the season, Doc Rivers reiterated his message that his team has to have a better mental approach. "It’s all mental," Rivers said. "It’s not physical." Asked if he revisted his comments after the loss to the Bobcats that the team was playing selfishly, he responded, "They know what happened. I don’t need to address it."
Rivers also said his four All-Stars carry the responsibility of helping the team get out of its slump. "It is their responsibility, always. It always starts with their best players and everybody else follows," he said. "That’s how we constructed this team. On purpose. It was the big three and now [Rajon] Rondo’s been added to this group and they all have that responsibility."
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Though Boston College jumped out with a goal in the first 19 seconds of the game, it was Colorado College that came roaring back, delivering a pair of short-handed goals en route to an 8-4 victory over top-seeded Boston College in an opening-round game at the West Regional in St. Louis.
BC goalie John Muse, who was 8-0 in NCAA tournament play with two NCAA championships, was pulled after two periods and seven goals. He made 22 saves to increase his school-record total to 3,697.
BC's season ends with a record of 30-8-1. Fourth-seeded Colorado College is 23-18-3 and advances to play Michigan in Round 2.
Celtics captain Paul Pierce is not about to stand up on a table in the locker room and yell at his teammates to stop being lazy and bored. He said after Friday's collapse and shocking home-court loss to the lowly Bobcats that every player needs to recommit themselves to the team or the losing will continue.
“It has to come from all of us," Pierce said. "One player can come out here and say it and “hoo-rah” around the locker room, but it has to come from everybody. We’re all veterans, we’ve all been here before, and we all know what it takes. It’s got to come from each individual to take a look in the mirror, and look inside and decide if that’s what they want to do. We can talk about it everyday, but until we look at ourselves in the mirror, that’s what it’s going to be."
Pierce's comments came just 48 hours after he called the team out for not having 'a sense of urgency'...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite watching his spring training ERA rise to 6.64, Josh Beckett came away optimistic after the Red Sox. 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays, Friday night at City of Palms Park.
Beckett, who suffered his fourth loss in as many decisions, allowed seven runs on 11 hits over six innings, striking out five and not walking a batter. The righty finished his final Grapefruit League start by throwing 91 pitches, including one two-seam fastball which Toronto outfielder Adam Loewen hit for a two-run homer.
"Results aside, I felt like I did some things that we've been working on and I felt like they were comfortable for the first time," Beckett explained, "so I've got to take some positives away from that. But obviously the results are what they are."
Beckett allowed the first batter to reach in each of the first seven innings, including three-leadoff doubles, all of which came on first-pitch fastballs....
Delonte West aggravated his ankle injury in practice on Thursday and it bothered him in Friday's game against the Bobcats. "At the end of the day I keep trying to downplay it," West said. "I’ve had sprained ankles before and it only takes two, three days you’re back in action. I’ve got a chipped bone in there. I think I overdid it the other day in practice. Yesterday I was going super-hard and the ankle swole back up on me."
West is going to Washington D.C. Saturday morning to officially end his nine-month probation for weapons charges. He plans to join the team in Minnesota in time for Sunday's game. "I think a day or two should be sufficient," West said. "When I say no more excuses, this is the last time you’re going to hear about the ankle from me."
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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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
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.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park
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.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show