BOSTON — Every member of the Boston Celtics had his own way of describing a harrowing 91-84 win on Friday, when the team committed 28 turnovers yet somehow still escaped with a 91-84 win. Not surprisingly, the descriptions were dripping with gallows humor. “We shared the ball pretty well,” coach Brad Stevens said, “with our […]
Final, Celtics win 91-84: It wasn’t the prettiest performance, but in a season short on victories, the Boston Celtics will take whatever they can get. This game groaned to a halt in the closing minutes thanks to some creative officiating, but the end result was the second win in the last nine games for the Celtics […]
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Felix Doubront is giving the Boston Red Sox plenty of reason to be optimistic about his 2014 potential. Doubront, who had an up-and-down 2013 season, was excellent in his second spring training start Friday. The left-hander tossed four shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves at JetBlue Park, and again showed great […]
Brandon Spikes wasn’t expected to return to the New England Patriots after a contentious end to the final season of his rookie contract. The linebacker was placed on injured reserve in January after he reportedly missed a team meeting because of a snowstorm. The official reason was Spikes’ knee injury. Spikes said on NFL Network’s […]
BOSTON — Paul Pierce was back at TD Garden on Friday, playing his second game here as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. This return wasn’t quite as emotional as the one back in January, when a video tribute and roaring ovation came close to bringing a tear to his eye. Still, it was emotional. […]
The Boston Bruins will look to add to Tampa Bay’s recent struggles when they take on the Lightning on Saturday — a team that has lost four of five games since returning from the Olympic break.
Vince Wilfork might have to take a pay cut to stay with the New England Patriots. The Patriots approached Wilfork about “altering” his contract, according to ESPN.com. Wilfork’s contract counts $11.6 million against the salary cap in 2014. The Patriots could save up to $8 million by extending or cutting Wilfork. Wilfork played four games […]
Vermont defeated the University of Massachusetts 2-1 in the Hockey East Tournament opener Friday night. The Minutemen came close to pulling off an unbelievable upset over the No. 15 team in the nation, but with the score knotted at 1-1 and just over a minute to play in regulation, UVM’s Connor Brickley buried the game-winning goal. […]
Harvard University’s men’s basketball team punched its ticket to the Big Dance on Friday night, with a 70-58 win over the Yale team that handed them their lone league loss earlier in the season. With the victory, the Crimson earned its third straight outright Ivy League title, and just the fourth in program history, in addition […]
Matt Cassel is reportedly going to remain a Minnesota Viking, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport took to Twitter to describe the reported deal. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora also took to Twitter to report on some of the deal’s further details.
While it’s encouraging to see Tom Brady getting in some offseason workouts, it certainly doesn’t look like he’s gotten any faster since he loped through the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2000. Brady recently took to the beach to participate in some running drills, but it looked like he might have been […]
Only an hour after reports began surfacing that New Orleans would be releasing running back Darren Sproles, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sent out a tweet voicing his disappointment in the moves his team has made so far this offseason. The Saints haven’t been quiet this offseason as they have been clearing house in an […]
There’s something different about Curtis Granderson’s approach to baserunning, but we can’t quite put our finger on it — we can, however, put both of our hands on it. The New York Mets slugger was all kinds of handsy with St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Scott Moore during Friday’s spring training tilt. Small talk on […]
The New York Islanders are definitely not a hockey organization known for making the best trades to improve their team. In fact, the team’s trade history probably reads like a horror story to its fans.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Grady Sizemore’s comeback attempt has been incredibly smooth to this point. Sizemore took another giant step forward Friday by accomplishing various little things in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-1 spring training victory over the Atlanta Braves at JetBlue Park. Sizemore’s day started with an infield single. He hit a slow roller […]
BOSTON — Chris Babb doesn’t enjoy losing, but the undrafted rookie had a tough time leaving the locker room Wednesday without a smile on his face. Just days removed from a call-up from the D-League, Babb scored the first five points of his NBA career in the Boston Celtics’ ugly loss to the Golden State […]
The New Orleans Saints are reportedly releasing running back Darren Sproles, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing a source close to the team. There are conflicting reports, however, as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio adds that Sproles has not yet been released by the team, and the Saints will continue to attempt to trade […]
There might be more to Bob Costas’ 2014 Winter Olympics optic problems than meets the eye. What will inevitably go down as the most talked about case of conjunctivitis in the history of eye sockets, Costas’ eye troubles are taking a weird turn as they might have been caused by “botched Botox.” According to Page Six of the […]
The Boston Red Sox did not go out and make any splashy moves this offseason, but the defending World Series champs did add a handful of complement pieces in catcher A.J. Pierzynski, outfielder Grady Sizemore, reliever Edward Mujica and pitcher Chris Capuano, among others. But out of these four offseason additions, which new Red Sox […]
Tiger Woods had his worst round ever at the Blue Monster, shooting a 76 on Friday. But the world’s best golfer had reason to smile at the par-3 4th hole, as he drained a 91-foot birdie putt. A four-time champion at Doral, Woods finished off a 76 for his highest score in 40 complete rounds on the […]