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Phil Jackson: ‘[Knicks] not ready for primetime’ following 24-point loss 10.30.14 at 9:21 am ET
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The Knicks did not get off to a good start to the season, falling 104-80 to the Bulls Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Knicks president Phil Jackson wasn’t impressed with the performance.

“Not ready for showtime, were we guys?” Jackson told reporters after the game before getting into his SUV.

The 24-point spread wasn’t indicative of just how bad the game was for the Knicks as they trailed by 35 points at one point in the second half. This is Jackson’s first full season as Knicks president.

“I can’t say how long it’s going to take,” Jackson said when asked how long it would take for the Knicks to be competitive this season.

He did add he expected the team to struggle in its season-opener: “Sure did,” he said.

Jackson was hired last March and is looking to turn the Knicks around after they did not make the playoffs last year, finishing with a 37-45 record.

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Video: Madison Bumgarner’s MVP trophy presentation gets awkward 10.30.14 at 8:52 am ET
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Rikk Wilde, a Chevrolet executive, presented Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner the MVP trophy, as well as keys to a new Chevy truck following Wednesday’s Giants win in Game 7 of the World Series over the Royals.

Things got a bit awkward when Wilde had trouble describing the truck saying it has, “technology and stuff.”

See for yourself:

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Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL, Nike reportedly pulls Adrian Peterson merchandise from shelves 09.16.14 at 4:09 pm ET
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More and more sponsors are joining the chorus of criticism against the NFL for its handling of recent incidents involving off-the-field violence, most notably the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations. On Tuesday, two big names got involved.

Anheuser-Busch released a statement critical of the league, although they did not say they were considering dropping their advertising with the league.

“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season,” the statement said, according to Darren Rovell. “We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league.”

Nike also took a stand, as they removed all Adrian Peterson merchandise from their Twin Cities stories, according to Associated Press reporter Jon Krawczynski.

On Monday, the Radisson hotel chain suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings after the team decided to reinstate Peterson despite the child abuse charges against him. Earlier on Tuesday, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton released a statement saying the Vikings should suspend Peterson until his case is resolved.

Revolution add U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones 08.24.14 at 6:25 pm ET
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The Revolution have added U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones, the team announced Sunday. The 32-year-old midfielder played every minute for the U.S. at this year’s World Cup and scored a beautiful goal in the team’s 2-2 draw against Portugal.

According to the team, the Chicago Fire also expressed interest in Jones, and both the Revs and Fire had the available salary budget and designated roster spot to accommodate the move. Jones was assigned to the Revs following a blind draw between the two clubs.

“This is a great opportunity for us to add one of the best players in the United States to our club,” Jonathan Kraft said in a press release. “We thought Jermaine was the best player for the U.S. in the World Cup and we are excited to welcome him to New England. Robert and I have always said that any major DP signing would need to make an impact, on and off the field, and we believe the addition of Jermaine will do just that. When we learned that he was interested in signing with MLS, we immediately informed the league of our interest. He is a dynamic player and is certain to have a tremendous impact on our team and in our community. We look forward to his many contributions.”

“I’m very excited to come to MLS and join the Revolution,” Jones said. “New England is an exciting team on the rise, and I believe I can come in and help the team make a push toward MLS Cup. Playing with the U.S. National Team has given me a great connection with the American fans and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them every weekend. I’m ready to get started with the Revs.”

The Johnny Manziel Tour hits Fenway Park 07.10.14 at 4:33 am ET
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It was no surprise that at some point Browns quarterback — and, recently, one of the nation’s most prolific partygoers — Johnny Manziel was going to swing on by Fenway Park. He has, after all, form a relationship with Fenway Sports Group.

You know what also wasn’t a surprise? When he did show up at a Red Sox game Wednesday night he did so in the company of an entourage of attractive young ladies.

 

 

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Clippers players stage silent protest while President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, LeBron James blast Clippers owner Donald Sterling 04.27.14 at 5:44 pm ET
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After Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly told a woman that he didn’t want her to bring African-Americans to games, players of the NBA team staged a silent protest by wearing their shirts inside-out during pregame shootaround to hide the team logo. Clippers players also featured black arm bands and/or wristbands and wore black socks.

From The Associated Press:

“It’s just us, only us. We’re all we got,” Clippers star guard Chris Paul could be heard shouting to teammates before they ran out.

The Warriors’ sellout crowd of 19,596, decked out in gold shirts, booed the Clippers – as they always do – during introductions.

Sterling’s wife, Shelly, was sitting courtside across from the Clippers’ bench. Commissioner Adam Silver had said Donald Sterling would not be at the game.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before the game that he would remain the only one to speak for the team on this, saying players want to remain focused on basketball. Even he, though, acknowledged that has not been easy since TMZ released the alleged recording of Sterling on Saturday.

“Our message is to play,” Rivers said. “Our message is that we’re going to let no one and nothing stop us from what we want to do. And I think that’s a good message. I really do. I think that’s the message we’re trying to send. And if we can pull this off all the way, I think that would be a terrific message.”

The reaction to Sterling’s comments has been far-reaching, as other NBA players and teams have had to take stock of the owner’s alleged comments. Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan released a statement saying that he was “completely outraged” by Sterling, while Heat star LeBron James said “there’s no room in the NBA for Donald Sterling.”

Even President Barack Obama. weighed in on the matter while on a state visit to Malaysia.

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said in a press conference in Malaysia (as documented by CNN).

For more on the reaction to Sterling, click here.

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Video: WEEI at the 118th Boston Marathon 04.22.14 at 8:46 am ET
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WEEI talked to fans and runners at the 118th Boston Marathon, and Dennis & Callahan and Dale & Holley broadcasted live from the finish line.

Photos: Marathon Monday 2014 04.21.14 at 12:41 pm ET
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WEEI was all over the place on Marathon Monday, from the starting line to the finish line to Fenway Park. To see all our photos from the day, click here.

Area around Boston Marathon finish line evacuated due to suspicious backpacks 04.15.14 at 7:48 pm ET
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According to the Boston Police Dept., the area around the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street has been cordoned off after police discovered suspicious backpacks.

According to WBZ-TV, a man was seen with one of the backpacks, yelling “Boston Strong,” just prior to the area was evacuated. The report also states the man was barefoot and wore a long black veil.

The Copley Station Green Line has been closed while an investigation of the scene is taken place.

Check back for more information …

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Dale & Holley receive warm welcome back tweets 04.02.14 at 12:28 pm ET
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Tuesday’s announcement that Dale Arnold would be reuniting with Michael Holley to form WEEI’s new afternoon show was welcome news to loyal listeners — once they confirmed that it was not an April Fools’ joke.

The pairing of the former midday hosts was greeted by some well-known personalities as well.

NHL Network host (and former NESN personality) Kathryn Tappen tweeted her support.

Added MLB Network (and former NESN Red Sox) reporter Heidi Watney: Great team!

Former Revolution star Taylor Twellman tweeted:

 

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