FORT MYERS, Fla. — Talking to the media at City of Palms Park, Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks responded to criticism by his former manager, Ozzie Guillen, by reiterating that his main focus is on performing for his current team.
"It is what it is. I think at this point I'm tired of it. I just want to move on," Jenks said. "I'm a Red Sox now and that's all I want to worry about. From this point on, I have nothing else to say. It is what is, that's all I have to say. He's going to have his say, whatever. I'm a Red Sox, that's all that matters."
Jenks, who previously had been in a back and forth with Guillen's son, Oney, was warned by the...
According to the Boston Herald, while the Celtics had considered having center Shaquille O'Neal join the club during its current four-game Western Conference swing, a decision was instead made to have the 38-year-old rejoin the Celtics when they return to Boston on Tuesday. The Celtics have just one remaining game on the trip (Monday night in Utah against the Jazz), and so the decision was made not to rush O'Neal across the country for the sake of participating in just one game. Instead, he remains in Orlando, rehabbing his injured right Achilles tendon.
"He’s doing great. Just stay where you’re at, keep working out, and he’ll meet us when we get back to Boston. Then we...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said that he believes his slow April starts over the last three years were the result of putting too much pressure on himself. In particular, he suggested that in 2010 he pressed while "trying super hard to shut people up, and it didn't work."
In 2010, Ortiz hit just .143 with a .238 OBP, .286 slugging mark, .524 OPS and one homer and four RBIs in April. On May 1, however, he hit a pair of homers, starting a stretch when he hit .286/.385/.558/.943 with 31 homers and 98 RBIs over the last five months of the season.
The 35-year-old expects that if he is able to tune out the sort of criticism that weighed on him in the first month of 2010, he can position himself for a productive April that, in turn, could lead to big numbers over the course of a full season.
"I'm looking forward to killing it in April so people can forget about that...
It took the Celtics a half to get their game together, but after sleepwalking through the first 24 minutes of their game with the Clippers, the C's stormed back for a 99-92 victory. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points, while Ray Allen netted 22 and Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Celtics trailed 47-40 at halftime but rallied in the third quarter, when they outscored the Clippers 34-17. They did most of their work at the free throw line, where they shot a season-high 41 attempts.
In their debuts for the Celtics, Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic both showed flashes of promise. Green shook off a tough first half to finish with seven points, while Krstic had nine points and six offensive rebounds in 21 minutes of action. Additionally, Delonte West had his best game since his return from a broken wrist with nine points and five assists.
The Celtics are 2-1 on their West Coast trip, which concludes Monday...
The Bruins earned an impressive victory on the road, claiming a 3-1 victory in Vancouver over the Canucks. Vancouver had entered the contest leading the NHL in points (87) and armed with the best home ice mark (22-5-5) in the game.
But Milan Lucic broke a 1-1 tie at the 15:22 mark in the third period, banging home a rebound of a Dennis Seidenberg shot for his 27th goal of the year. Lucic also assisted on the other two Bruins' goals, a game-tying tally from Nathan Horton in the second period to knot the contest at 1-1 as well as an empty-netter from Patrice Bergeron with just over a minute left in regulation.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, meanwhile, stopped 27 of 28 shots from a Canucks team that entered the night leading the NHL in goals scored. After Vancouver took a 1-0 lead in the first period on Manny Malhotra's strike, Thomas shut down Vancouver and permitted his team a chance to come back.
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian have a semi-reunion with Pittsburgh's Tim Benz. In addition to a stroll down memory Lane, they talk about the Steelers-Patriots game Sunday, and Benz has to jam in some Penguins talk.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian look ahead to tonight's Bruins Home Opener against Taylor Hall and the Devils. They also talk about David Backes' fit in Claude Julien's system, the young defensive core, realistic expectations for Zdeno Chara, and the development of David Pastrnak.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian go through the details of Josh Brown's domestic violence issues, some of which are from his own journal, and wonder why he is still in the NFL. They're pretty disturbed that there are reports that the NFL knew of these issues, and took no action. Also, John Mara is very complicit in this...
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of the day discussing the latest revelations in kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, and more specifically how the NFL and NY Giants try to sweep it all under the rug.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day. And prostitutes.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
The Thursday K&C recap show with Ken Laird & Chris Curtis discussing the photo day reveal, local TV sports anchors and Jon Meterparel angling for certainty.
Ken & Curtis recap a Trenni-Wednesday on the show with a female showdown, a smorgasbord of topics, & the embarrassing Patriots media led by Mike Giardi
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show