The NBA is dealing with a number of COVID-related issues, including a big one here in Boston. What can the league do to keep players and teams safe while keeping the games going? Cedric Maxwell discusses with Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final.
Sports Final: Matt Barnes Thinks Red Sox Will Surprise A Lot Of People In 2021The Red Sox are embracing their underdog mentality in 2021, eager to prove all their doubters wrong. Dan Roche caught up with reliver Matt Barnes for a 1-on-1 interview for WBZ-TV's Sports Final, with the potential closer really high on the 2021 squad.
Sports Final: Celtics-Lakers Rivalry Special Part 1Steve Burton caught up with legends of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry -- Cedric Maxwell, Gerald Henderson, M.L. Carr, Michael Cooper, Bob McAdoo, Antoine Walker and Metta World Peace -- for a trip down memory lane. In this segment, Max says the Lakers don't have 17 titles, and they discuss LeBron James' current run in L.A. -- and a potential stop in Boston.
Sports Final: Celtics-Lakers Rivalry Special Part 2As we continue our epic chat with legends of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, the group discusses today's super teams, the forgotten bench roles that were so prevalent in their days, and the down days of the rivalry during Antoine Walker's career.
Sports Final: Celtics-Lakers Rivalry Special Part 3As our Celtics-Lakers Rivalry Special continues, Bob McAdoo talks about playing for both sides, and we even get a Laker fight with McAdoo and Michael Cooper getting into it with each other.
Sports Final: Celtics-Lakers Rivalry Special Part 4In a marathon segment, we get several more stories from the Celtics-Lakers rivalry. Gerald Henderson talks about his steal in Game 2 of the 1984 NBA Finals -- and how he ended up with the game ball after Boston's Game 7 victory. The others share their memories from the rivalry, and Antoine Walker and Metta World Peace touch on Kobe Bryant's legacy.
Sports Final: What Can NBA Do About Spiking COVID Cases Around LeagueThe NBA is dealing with a number of COVID-related issues, including a big one here in Boston. What can the league do to keep players and teams safe while keeping the games going? Cedric Maxwell discusses with Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final.
Where Do The Pats Go From Here?Dan Roche and Levan Reid discuss what comes next for the Patriots, now that they officially will miss the playoffs in 2020.
Patriots Won't Go Down Without A FightJust because their postseason hopes are slim doesn't mean the Patriots are just going to roll over the final three weeks of the season.
Gunner Gets A Hug From Damien HarrisAfter his big game against the Chargers, Gunner Olszewski got a post-game hug from running back Damien Harris.
Sports Final: Patriots Will Have Backs Against The Wall Rest Of SeasonSteve Burton and Levan Reid break down what went wrong for the Patriots in Houston, and if the season is essentially over with the team sitting at 4-6.
Sports Final: The Patriots Better Beat The JetsSteve Burton and Dan Roche discuss Monday night's Patriots-Jets showdown, and how the Pats can't afford to lose to the winless Jets. But a few key injuries on defense could hurt New England's chances.
Sports Final: Red Sox Bring Back Alex Cora -- Whose Call Was It?Dan Roche joins Steve Burton on Sports Final to break down the Red Sox hiring Alex Cora back as the team's manager. Who made the call to bring back Cora -- Chaim Bloom or ownership? And what will it be like for Cora to return to a team that is a lot different from the one he left last year?
Sports Final: Scratching For Positives From A Disappointing Patriots Loss To BillsSteve Burton and Dan Roche break down a disappointing New England loss to the Buffalo Bills, scratching for any bright spots on the 2-5 Patriots. Cam Newton did show some signs of improvement before his costly fumble, while Damien Harris and JC Jackson continued to impress.
Sports Final: What's Going On With 2-4 Patriots, Cam Newton?The Patriots have now lost three straight and are 2-4 on the season. What the heck is going on in Foxboro? Steve Burton and Dan Roche discuss the struggles of Cam Newton and the New England offense, and how the Patriots can restore his confidence.
Sports Final: Patriots-Broncos Postponed After Another Positive Coronavirus Test For PatsThe Patriots and the Broncos will now play in Week 6, which could mean the Pats get Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore back. Steve Burton and Dan Roche discuss a wild week for the Patriots and around the NFL.
Sports Final: Cam Newton And The Patriots Are The Perfect Match So FarThrough three weeks, the marriage between Cam Newton and the Patriots has been exciting and a lot of fun to watch. Steve Burton and Dan Roche break down Newton's performance in a Week 3 win over the Raiders, and the state of the Patriots in the early part of the season.
Sports Final: Breaking Down Cam Newton's Patriots Debut, How Defense Looked In Week 1 Win Over DolphinsSteve Burton and Dan Roche break down New England's Week 1 win over the Miami Dolphins, from Cam Newton Patriots' debut, the new QB's running attack, and how the defense looked with several new guys in the lineup.
Sports Final: Micheal Hurley On Cam Newton's Dynamic Patriots DebutCBS Boston's Michael Hurley gushes over Cam Newton's debut on Sunday, and says the Patriots should consider themselves very lucky that they were able to get the quarterback so late in the offseason.
Sports Final: How Cam Newton Is Adjusting To Life With PatriotsDan Roche and Levan Reid discuss how Cam Newton has elevated his play late in training camp -- and how the Patriots are keeping the competition fierce on the field.
Sports Final: Celtics Not Celebrating Their First-Round SweepA sweep is great and all, but the C's know the road is just going to get tougher from here.
Enes Kanter On Celtics Playoff Matchup Vs. 76ers, Bubble Life In OrlandoCeltics center Enes Kanter joins Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss the upcoming playoff matchup with Philadelphia, and how the Celtics are enjoying life in the NBA bubble down in Orlando.
Sports Final: Is Cam Newton Buying In With Patriots?WBZ-TV's Steve Burton and Dan Roche discuss Cam Newton's first press conference with the Patriots, and how the QB will fit in with Bill Belichick in New England. Will Newton be the starter come Week 1, and how will the Pats fill out the depth chart at quarterback? Steve and Dan break it all down on Sports Final!
Sports Final: Who Will Step Up For Patriots After 8 Players Opt Out Of 2020 NFL SeasonThe Patriots will have some big holes up and down the roster due to eight players opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dan Roche and Levan Reid discuss how Bill Belichick will manage the opt outs and who will step up on the New England roster.
Sports Final: Red Sox GM Brian O'Halloran On Pitching Woes, 60-Game SeasonRed Sox GM Brian O'Halloran joined Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss the team's lack of depth in the starting rotation, how they'll try to address those needs, and their approach with every game magnified due to the 60-game season.