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09/26/2016 - 10:00am
Pierce announces he'll retire after this season
By: WEEI

Paul Pierce kept it short, sweet and direct. He’s retiring after this season.

The soon-to-be 39-year-old announced on The Players’ Tribune website Monday morning that after this season with the Clippers he will be retiring. He accompanied a story with a tweet reading: “It’s time.”

There was speculation throughout most of the summer about whether Pierce would return for a final season after a noticeable decline in numbers last season, his first with the Clippers. He averaged a career-worst 6.1 points per game over 18.1 minutes in 68 games.

He makes no mention in the story of his time or future with the Celtics.

Doc Rivers, his current boss who also coached him with the Celtics,...

09/26/2016 - 9:47am
Pierce will play a final season for Clippers
By: WEEI

Paul Pierce kept it short, sweet and direct. He’s retiring after this season.

The soon-to-be 39-year-old announced on The Players’ Tribune website Monday morning that after this season with the Clippers he will be retiring. He accompanied a story with a tweet reading: “It’s time.”

There was speculation throughout most of the summer about whether Pierce would return for a final season after a noticeable decline in numbers last season, his first with the Clippers. He averaged a career-worst 6.1 points per game over 18.1 minutes in 68 games.

He makes no mention in the story of his time or future with the Celtics.

Doc Rivers, his current boss who also coached him with the Celtics,...

09/26/2016 - 8:13am
Mashup: Golf world mourns Arnold Palmer

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NFL: Falcons at Saints, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) Soccer: Premier League, Watford at Burnley, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The sports world, already mourning the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez on Sunday morning, took another blow when it was announced that golf legend Arnold Palmer passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 87.

Arnold Palmer Enterprises CEO Alastair Johnston said Palmer was admitted to a Pittsburgh hospital...

09/25/2016 - 7:13pm
Rex already cracking Belichick, Patriots jokes

Moments after the Bills picked up their first win of the season — 33-18 over the Cardinals on Sunday in Buffalo — Rex Ryan was already bringing up their next opponent in the Patriots.

New England will host Buffalo next Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium as the Patriots will enter 3-0 with the Bills 1-2.

The biggest question mark going into the game will be who plays quarterback for the Patriots?

Tom Brady is suspended, while Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are battling injuries. Ryan doesn’t care who plays quarterback, as he believes his team will have an advantage since Brady won’t be active.

“Hey, you know, I can sit back and say I don’t care who plays quarterback because I know Brady ain’t,” Ryan told reporters. “I don’t care who plays quarterback. Steve Grogan...

09/25/2016 - 5:18pm
Sox pitchers fan record 23 in sweeping Rays

It’s hard to upstage winning 11 in a row, or knocking the magic number to win the American League East down to two. But the Red Sox’ pitchers and Dustin Pedroia seemingly did that in their team’s 3-2, 10-inning win over the Rays Sunday.

Once again, it was Pedroia’s contribution that meant the most.

With one out and the second baseman standing at first in the 10th, David Ortiz rifled a shot into right-center field in what would be his last Tropicana Field at-bat. Pedroia would be waved in by third base coach Brian Butterfield, with the throw to catcher Luke Maile easily beating the baserunner.

But upon arriving at the plate, Pedroia began dancing around the tag of Maile until the catcher’s over-sized mitt (he was catching knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa) hit off the runner’s left leg. The contact forced the baseball out of the glove, allowing for the eventual game-winning run to score.

Then there were...

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