Doc Rivers said before Wednesday's game that Glen Davis had yet to address his teammates and offer up an apology for Sunday's fight that led to a fractured right thumb, putting him out of action for at least six weeks. "No, not yet. He's got plenty of time," Rivers laughed. "We're not worried about that really. We had Cleveland last night, Charlotte tonight. That stuff will take care of itself." Rivers added that Davis, suspended by the team on Tuesday, was not in the building for Wednesday's home opener. Danny Ainge indicated on Tuesday that he expected Davis to apologize to the team sometime on Wednesday when the team returned for the home opener. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said back-up forward Brian Scalabrine is getting close to returning to action. Scalabrine turned his right ankle when he inadvertently stepped on a camera at Madison Square Garden in the last week of the preseason. "I don't know the answer," said Rivers, who has been talking to team trainer Ed Lacerte about his condition. "I know he's going to dress tonight but he's not playing. I didn't ask Eddie. I knew he wasn't playing in the first two. I think he's close from the last talk I had with him." For full coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge, who will be a weekly guest on WEEI, joined The Big Show to talk about a number of different topics, including the recent injury to Glen Davis. When Glenn Ordway asked about the team's new practice philosophies and sleep schedule, Ainge interjected with the witty response, "I wish Big Baby was sleeping the other night." Ainge went on to say that "you gotta give him credit. He came clean from the beginning...it's devastating to him. It's devastating to us." When asked about a possible suspension and/or fine, Ainge responded with "we want him around our team."
The Celtics GM liked what he saw in Tuesday's opening night win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and had hight praise for the bench. "It's the best bench we have had in the past few years. For certain," said Ainge.
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WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins coach Claude Julien pointed to Patrice Bergeron as one of the new wave of young leaders within the B's dressing room that have taken the mantle of leadership from the group of veterans that departed Boston this summer. The 24-year-old Bergeron has been one of Boston's best players through the first 10 games and is tied with Derek Morris and Marc Savard for the team lead with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists). But he's also grown into a role as a young leader on the Black and Gold while serving nightly as one of the team's assistant captains.
"Bergie is a quiet leader and not necessarily the rah-rah type, but every once in a while he'll speak," said Julien. "When he does, [his teammates] listen because he doesn't speak that often and he doesn't speak for nothing. You expect some kind of leadership from those guys."
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona appeared on the Dale & Holley show yesterday and talked about losing bench coach and longtime friend Brad Mills to the Astros. Francona expressed his pleasure with Mills getting his first managerial position.
"Millsy embodies a lot of what's right in baseball," Francona said. "So, for him to get this opportunity, it's pretty neat."
Francona was asked about the World Series, which starts tonight in New York. He said the key would be the Phillies finding relievers who can keep the Yankees' talented hitters under control.
"You can't match up against New York's lineup," Francona said. "You better have a good bullpen. And we had as good a bullpen as anybody, but you can't match up. They have switch-hitters, they have lefties that are productive against lefties. You've got to get somebody out there that's productive and keep them out...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Patriots' home opener against the Oakland Raiders, a team they should beat without too much trouble.
We check in with Peter King from SI/MMQB for our weekly look at the National Football League and more.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Adrian Peterson.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys react to the Adrian Peterson news.
LeBron James will be starring in a movie as... LeBron James. TMZ reveals PHOTOS of Danielle Watts having sex with her boyfriend in broad daylight. Lolo Jones is an awkward, bad, excuse-making dancer.
We discuss the NFL's moves to put Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy on a 'reserve/Commissioner's exemption' list. Is it because of threats from paying sponsors? Or are the sponsors themselves bathing in hypocrisy?
We check in with the great Michael McCann for his insight on the latest legal developments for the NFL.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.
Former Patriot and current NBC Sports Analyst, Rodney Harrison talks about how bad the Pats looked in a convincing win. The guys also tried to get him to talk about the Adrian Peterson accusations and he refused.More from this show