Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie checked in with the Mut & Merloni Show from Oakland to discuss the loss to the A's on Tuesday, his recent hot streak and the state of the lineup. He also discussed the situation between himself and Marco Scutaro, the latter of whom began the season as the Sox' everyday shortstop but who has been sitting in recent games while the red-hot Lowrie has been playing.
Lowrie said that he fully expected that Scutaro wanted to regain playing time, and that the situation was one that benefited the Sox.
"We’re both competitive guys. I think that’s just going to make both of us better. We’ll continue to push each other," said Lowrie. "This is a funny game. You just continue to put your work in. We’re out there competing against the other team. We’re not worried about competing with our own teammates. Any competition between guys on this team, it’s for the better."
According to the New York Post, Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups will undergo an MRI on Wednesday on his strained left knee to determine whether he might be available for Game 3 of the best-of-seven series against the Celtics. Billups told the Post that he did not know when or if he would be available.
"I don't know. I'll find out more [Wednesday]," Billups said. "Of course I'm concerned. It's feeling better today as far as walking and stuff. Hopefully it will continue to get better."
Billups left Game 1 of the series with the injury. The Post report suggested that it was possible that the knee issue could involve a ligament issue.
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Another day and another go-round on the Shaquille O'Neal rumor mill. The update from the Celtics is that nothing has fundamentally changed with Shaq. He is still trying to come back from leg injuries associated with a strained Achilles and calf muscle. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that O'Neal has made progress but he's not ready to play yet. "He is going to try to do some things and we’ll see," Rivers said. "He has had some improvement but I don’t know how much."
Asked if he would make the trip to New York when the series with the Knicks resumes on Friday, Rivers said, "I’m not sure yet. It depends on what’s best. If you see him on the trip that means he’s really close." The latest round of questions was sparked by a report in a local paper based on an anonymous source that said Shaq would be out for the playoffs.
O'Neal last tried to practice with the team on Saturday, but they...
A group of NFL players appear ready to break with the union and bring their own suit against the NFL. According to SportsBusiness Journal, a cross-section of about 60 players is set to seek a place at the labor mediation talks between the NFL and the players. Neither the NFLPA — which filed the first antitrust lawsuit against the NFL — nor the league has commented on the report. This is the first sign that not all the NFL players are on the same page in regards to the lockout, which began last month, the first work stoppage for the NFL since 1987. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Bruins center Chris Kelly did not practice with Bruins Wednesday at Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, as he returned to Boston to be evaluated by team doctors. Kelly slid head-first into Carey Price's net as a result of a shove from Scott Gomez with the B's on a 3-on-1 in the first period of Monday's Game 3.
"He just went back to Boston to see our doctors, just to make sure everything is OK," Claude Julien said. "We anticipate him back in Montreal with us tonight."
Kelly stayed in the game and finished the night with 14:35 of ice time. Julien said the third-line center will play Game 4 in Montreal.
"Everything is alright, according to what we know," Julien said. "There might be a fracture, but it's nothing that will prevent him from playing."
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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.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Dino, Gerry and Tango discuss a few Patriots storylines as Pats camp is about to open.
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.
Tanguay and Dino team up to read the day's 'Headlines', including gross reports of the water quality at the Olympic water locations in Rio.
The guys listen to Belichick's press conference and break down what he has to say. They also discuss what they think the Pats should do with their qb reps during camp
The OMFers are joined by Red Sox President Sam Kennedy to discuss the current state of the Red Sox.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian open the show discussing the latest Red Sox pitching implosion. They get into Steven Wright's struggles pitching in humidity, and David Price not living up to expectations.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Rob Bradford give their thoughts on the opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philly. Paul Simon, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Obama and Bernie are among those discussed.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Tanguay discuss night two of the Democratic Convention, "highlighted" by Bill Clinton's attempt to humanize Hillary Clinton with tales of their courtship.More from this show
Rob Bradford is thrust into 'Headlines' duty by John Dennis, and Bradfo does his best to spin a few entertaining news yarns.More from this show