It's been a long season for the Mets, even though it's only a weekend old. Toward the end of Friday night's season-opening loss to the Marlins, Mets cable station SNY broadcast a clip from the adult cartoon show "Family Guy" in which a character says, "It's Opening Day, and here's the first pitch ... and the season's over." The clip was cut off before the "season's over" comment, but it still generated some interest.
Read more about that story, plus get an update on the Giants fan who was placed into a medically induced coma after being assaulted by two Dodgers fans at the season-opener in Los Angeles, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Do with the three-game losing streak what you will. View it as cause for alarm or as a normal part of the rhythm of the baseball season, a false first step in a marathon that offers plenty of time to recover.
The reality is that a three-game losing streak at the start of a season is no different than a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season, except for the perception of it. And yes, while it’s true that only one team since 1980 (and what a team: the 1998 Yankees) won the World Series after opening a campaign with three straight defeats, every World Series winner in that time has lost three straight contests at one point or another.
That the Sox happened to endure such a rut as the curtain lifted on 2011...
Skylar Diggins scored 28 points Sunday night as Notre Dame upset two-time defending champion UConn, 72-63, to advance to the championship game of the women's NCAA basketball tournament. In Tuesday night's final, the Irish will face Texas A&M, a 63-62 winner over Stanford in Sunday's other semifinal.
Associated Press Player of the Year Maya Moore ended her career with 36 points, including 12 in a row as she tried to rally UConn from a 12-point deficit in the final six minutes.
"I'm going to have to choose to remember the great thing and how fortunate I was to be a part of so many record-breaking seasons," Moore said. "It's just tough because it's the current taste in my mouth now. I'll just have to deal with it."
UConn ends with a 36-2 record. The Huskies had defeated Notre Dame (31-7) in all three previous meetings this season.
According to another big man who made his first start since early November on Sunday night, Shaquille O'Neal will be fine and might even play Tuesday against the 76ers at TD Garden. Shaq strained his right calf and limped badly off the court with 11:11 remaining in the second quarter.
“He told me he's OK." said Jermaine O'Neal, who missed more than half the season himself after having his left knee scoped. "He seemed to be in good spirits when he left, and I think he may be out there on Tuesday, but we’ll see. He was laughing and joking, I think it was more of a scare for the guys on the team and the fans of the Celtics.
"But, I think getting some practice time, 'cause he hasn’t had the ability to practice, it was kind of on the fly, he hasn’t been able to test it. And today he kind of tweaked it, hopefully for us we can get him back sooner because he got out to a great start today.”
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that the injury Shaquille O'Neal suffered six minutes into his comeback had nothing to do with the Achilles injury that sidelined O'Neal for the last two months. After scoring six points in five minutes, O'Neal returned to the game but pulled up limping at halfcourt and hobbled back to the locker room. The Celtics said he suffered a strained right calf and he did not return to the game.
"The update is that it’s not the same injury," Rivers said. "It has nothing to do with the Achilles. It’s not a bad strain, but it’s a strain."
Asked how long O'Neal will be out, Rivers said he wasn't sure. "I don’t know, is the answer," Rivers said. "I don’t think very long honestly. That’s what [team doctor Brian] McKeon and them thought, that it’s very minor. Scary, more than anything. We’ll see."
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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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello after he throws his first complete game as a member of the Red Sox as the Sox beat the Angels 6-2
Former Red Sox infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora joined the guys to talk MLB trade rumors and spend just a little time goofing on Rob Bradford.
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.
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, Buck and Butch end the program discussing two prominent AL pitchers that were in action Thursday night and how their future looks. Also, Patriots and Dolphins QBs since Tom Brady was drafted.
At Friday morning's media session, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pressed about what might happen in Week 5 with Jimmy Garoppolo if he plays well. After three queries, Bill has had enough. Dino, Buck and Butch react.
CSN Patriots reporter Tom E. Curran joins Dino, Buck and Butch to talk the state of the Patriots as training camp opens.
No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line
No Ordway today, as Lou and Christian discuss Pats camp and the Red Sox losing streak
Lou and Christian talk about Hanley's throwing error that cost the Red Sox the game last night against the Angels
We discuss all things from Patriots training camp day 2. The return of Jamie Collins, a frosty Bill Belichick, and Martellus Bennett is soon to be a fan favorite.
Inspired by a shark taking a bite out of Warren Sapp, we look at four of the dumbest off-the-field injuries in sports history. Suntans and pizza injuries? Yeah, we got that.
We close out the week with the best soundbites of the day and LAROY!
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.
Ben and Alex discuss the Revs roster and who is the most valuable. Would you rather have Paul Pogba or Luka Modric and Toni Kroos?
It’s almost August and Pete Davidson is hard at work on the Annual Rotobahn.com “500.” Rankings of the Top 500 for Fantasy Football. Today, the 1st edition is live featuring the Top 100. In today’s show, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson dive into the Top Rated Runningbacks, providing analysis on the Top 13. The conversation features a deep dive on the Top Runningbacks like Ezekiel Elliot, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Lamar Miller and others. Get the scoop on these backs, right here at the Fantasy Football Podcast, July 29th edition. Enjoy!
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