Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal is listed as "reserve/retired" on the NFL's internal transaction report, an indication he is going to retire. The news, which was first reported by ESPN Boston, indicates Neal's career has likely come to an end. (UPDATE, 6:37 p.m.: The Patriots issued a statement saying that Neal is indeed retiring, and will speak with the media on a conference call on Thursday.) A former collegiate wrestler at Cal State-Bakersfield who signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2001, the 34-year-old Neal became a full-time starter in 2004 at right guard, starting 81 of a possible 86 games over the course of his professional career. Neal suffered a shoulder injury midway through the 2010 season and ended the year on injured reserve.
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The Celtics made it official and announced the signing of free agent forward Troy Murphy. The 6-foot-11 Murphy is with the team and at the Garden as they prepare for a game with the Phoenix Suns. He will wear Number 30, last worn by Rasheed Wallace. Murphy chose the Celtics over the Heat after he was placed on waivers by Golden State.
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The Celtics won't be able to complete their free agent double-play as Corey Brewer is headed to Dallas. Yahoo reports that Brewer will sign a multi-year contract with the Mavericks. The Celtics had interest in Brewer, as did a number of other teams, after he was unexpectedly bought out by the Knicks. There aren't many other options left for the Celtics who can have as many as two roster spots left to fill once they make a decision on center Chris Johnson who is working on a 10-day contract.
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According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, the Patriots have extended a restricted free-agent tender to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The tender is at a second-round compensation level.
Green-Ellis had a breakout season in 2010, rushing for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns, a total that ranked second in the NFL. This is the first restricted free-agent tender the Patriots have extended this offseason.
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The Celtics and Suns play Wednesday night at TD Garden, the first meeting between the two teams since the Suns defeated the Celtics 88-71 on January 28 in Phoenix.
In that game, Kevin Garnett and Channing Frye had an altercation following a Frye three-point attempt late in the contest, as it appeared Garnett hit Frye in the groin area after the shot was released. Frye picked up a technical foul for his role in the altercation and Garnett was ejected.
At the Suns shootaround on Wednesday, Frye was asked about the confrontation.
“There’s a rule,” Frye told the Boston Herald. “There’s certain things you just don’t do and he just overstepped that boundary twice. It is what it is. There’s nothing else I can say about it. What am I going to do, slap him on the...
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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
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 Red Sox needed a big start from a pitcher, and Porcello delivered. Glenn and Lou talk about last night’s win in Tampa and discuss what ERod needs to do while down in Triple A.
David Price is on the mound this afternoon in Tampa, but after last outing’s terrible performance, the pressure is on for him to perform. Glenn and Lou discuss Price and his need to take over a game.
Red Sox GM Mike Hazen joins Glenn and Lou to talk about what went into sending ERod down to Pawtucket, and what the trade market looks like at this point in the season.
Ugh. Dale and Michael after another crap-fest of a Red Sox game break it all down and listen in to John Farrell and David Price's post game comments.
We close the show out with some of the best cuts of the day.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Jerry Thornton and "Uncle Buck" Adam Cormack break down the greatest season finale of all-time, the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. Jerry and Uncle Buck debate if this season was the greatest season in television history.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
It's somewhat of a rarity on D&C, but the phone lines were open on Tuesday as the Kirk Minihane haters and MiniFans alike called in take him on.More from this show