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10/28/2009 - 3:36pm
Ainge: 'I wish Big Baby was sleeping the other night'

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.
 

If you missed the interview with Danny Ainge, simply...

10/28/2009 - 3:16pm
Julien: Bergeron speaks, people listen

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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10/28/2009 - 10:09am
Francona on D&H: Mills deserving

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...

10/28/2009 - 9:38am
Meriweather wins weekly honor

The NFL announced this morning that Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday’s 35-7 victory against Tampa Bay.

It is the first time that Meriweather has earned the honor. Meriweather is the first New England defensive player to win the award since Asante Samuel earned the award in Week 12 of the 2007 season.

Meriweather had two interceptions within the first six minutes of the game. He set the tone for New England when he intercepted a Tampa Bay pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown to end Tampa Bay’s first drive. The Buccaneers drove to the New England 33-yard line on the next series before Meriweather struck again with his second interception. His play helped limit Tampa Bay to 151 net yards passing.

It is the third time in 2009 that the Patriots have been honored with an AFC Player of the Week award. QB Tom Brady was named...

10/28/2009 - 6:18am
Morning Mashup: C's court trouble

The Celtics opened their season with an impressive win, but the off-court news involving Glen Davis and Rajon Rondo took away from the game. We've got a recap of the C's and all the other top stories of the day, including a couple of big names transferring from Boston College, the Kansas City Chiefs trying to keep Larry Johnson quiet, Andre Agassi admitting drug use during his playing days, and the Yankees and Phillies preparing for tonight's Game 1 of the World Series. All that plus videos, trivia and more at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


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