The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy join Lou Merloni on "Sports Sunday" to discuss how soon after the season ends do the Red Sox pull the trigger on letting Bobby Valentine go?
Shaughnessy says he's clearly "in the Thursday camp," which would be the day after the season ends.
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"Thursday should be the day," Shaughnessy said. "Then everybody get on with their lives." The Red Sox should waste little time in finding their next manager, he added.
Ryan, too, is thinking it will happen soon after the season ends. He had endorsed the Valentine hire back in December but said he's the first to admit that it didn't work out.
"I thought it had a chance," Ryan said. "It didn't work out. Just say, 'Thank you for your service and goodbye.'"
As far as what role ex-Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will play as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, Shaughnessy says Varitek should be given time to grow into a role. And it shouldn't be as a replacement for Valentine.
"There's a learning curve," Shaughnessy said. "He's not ready to go right into the dugout."
The internet went crazy on Friday when a fan posted an image of what appeared to be moving trucks outside of Paul George’s house.
While the Pacers star could eventually be on the move this summer via trade, he took to Twitter to explain why the trucks don't necessarily mean he's moving right now.
The Celtics held trade talks for George on during the NBA Draft, but could not complete a deal.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Cavaliers, Pacers and Nuggets have reportedly discussed a three-way deal that would send Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver.
The deal is similar to the one Brian Scalabrine proposed during draft night that involved the Celtics, Cavaliers and Pacers.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 24 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Connecticut Sun 96-82 Sunday for their fourth win in a row.
Theresa Plaisance added 16 points while Skylar Diggins-Smith had 15 points and nine assists for Dallas (8-8).
Christmas-Kelly hit two free throws and then a 3-pointer to make it 15-10 and the Wings led the rest of the way. They took a 10-point led into the break and, after Alyssa Thomas grabbed a rebound and took it coast-to-coast to pull the Sun within two, Dallas used a 10-0 run over the next 2:06 to make it 70-58 with 54 seconds left in the third quarter.
Connecticut (6-6) trimmed its deficit to 70-65 on a 3-pointer by Shekinna Stricklen with 9:11 to play, but got no closer and went more than 3 1/2 minutes without a made field goal as the Wings led by double figures after Plaisance hit a 3 to make it 80-70 with 6:26 remaining.
Thomas had 19 points and Jonquel Jones added 14 and 12 rebounds for the Sun, who had their five-game win streak snapped.