After a last-minute change, Rajon Rondo will return to the Celtics starting lineup for their game against Toronto, Sunday night. Earlier indications were that Rondo would sit out his eighth consecutive game with an ankle injury, but reports from Toronto indicate that he will play. The Celtics were 4-3 without Rondo, who injured his ankle against the Knicks back on Dec. 15.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick declared himself "proud" of the performance of his football team following its regular season-ending 38-7 domination of the Dolphins at Foxboro. He professed enthusiasm for the way that all three units performed.
"I give our team a lot of credit. I think they did a great job here today," said Belichick. "I thought they played well in all three phases of the game today. We had big plays on offense, defense, special teams. We had some guys step up and make big plays for us who hadn’t played a lot. Good to end the season on this note."
The Patriots finished the regular season with the best record (14-2) in the NFL, and Belichick became the first coach ever to guide four different teams to 14-win seasons. But with the playoffs now looming, the Pats coach suggested that he was ready to shift his focus beyond the regular season accomplishments.
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady played into the third quarter and threw two touchdowns while Julian Edelman thrilled the Gillette Stadium crowd with a club-record 94-yard punt return for a touchdown just before halftime as the Patriots blew out the Dolphins, 38-7, in the season finale. The Patriots finish the season 14-2 and will have next weekend off until opening the playoffs at home in the AFC Divisional round in two weeks.
Brady - who completed 10 of 16 for 199 yards - played the first five series and then came out in the middle of their sixth possession of the game. Hoyer played only three plays before being replaced by Brady following a timeout called by Hoyer. Brady then played the next two series, including a TD drive to open the third quarter before Hoyer returned to finish the game. Hoyer threw his first career TD pass when he hooked up with a diving Brandon Tate from 42 yards in the third quarter.
Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis burst up the middle for a 10-yard gain on the second play of the fourth quarter against the Dolphins to give him 1,008 yards on the season. Green-Ellis became the first Patriots running back since Corey Dillon in 2004 (1,635 yards) to reach four digits.
The carry was his 20th of the day, giving him 80 yards. On the year, he has 229 carries for 1,008 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns. Notably, he has achieved the milestone without a single fumble. He is the 17th player in NFL history with at least 1,000 rushing yards and no fumbles in a season.
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FOXBORO -- Danny Woodhead suffered a head injury in the first quarter of Sunday's season finale against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
After running for a 19-yard gain on the Patriots' first scoring drive, he ran the ball up the middle on the Patriots' second series and fumbled. The Dolphins recovered for the Patriots' first turnover since Nov. 7, snapping New England's NFL-record streak of seven games without a turnover. Woodhead apparently suffered his head injury on the carry with just under nine minutes left in the first quarter and was ruled as questionable to return.
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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.
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.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
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.
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.
Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers says Jimmy Garoppolo's release is the second-quickest he's ever seen. Dino, Gerry and Tanguay discuss the possibility.
The Red Sox, losers of four out of five, are in third place in the AL East with chances of acquiring Chris Sale seeming dim.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the blow-back Michael Jordan is receiving for donating to both sides of the Police violence divide. OMF thinks he did the right thing.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide if Chris Sale is "Winning-obsessed" or "Fatal Attraction level crazy." But you still want him, right?
Lou doesn't want to make a big deal, or give up big time prospects. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss whether or not the Red Sox need to make any deal before Monday's deadline.
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.
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.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
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