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The NBA All-Star Game: Who Belongs Now, Who Belongs in the Future?

This weekend, the NBA’s most talented players will convene for the 2011 All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. A pointless exhibition, the honor of achieving All-Star status is likely more important to many players than the actual game itself. The game acts as a showcase for the league, stretched out over a three-day […]

Pierce Lights Up Lakers, Celtics Win 109-96

Paul Pierce grew up just outside of Los Angeles in Inglewood, and boy does he love coming home. Pierce turned it up in the third quarter, as the Celtics scored an impressive victory over their hated rival Los Angeles Lakers 109-96 at the Staples Center, behind the Captain’s 32 points. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists […]

Celtics Grind One Out Over Blazers 88-78

Ray Allen led the way for visiting Boston as the Celtics led most of the way in an 88-78 victory over the Blazers in Portland. Allen was the top scorer for Boston with 18, including 3-of-6 from three point range. Paul Pierce had 17, and Rajon Rondo added 11. Semih Erden saw lots of court […]

Et Tu Manny? Ramirez and Damon Both Sign With Rays

SI.com is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to contracts with f0rmer Red Sox Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon. According to Sports Illustrated, the deals are pending physicals and are one-year deals. Damon’s deal would be worth $5.25 million, plus a potential $750,000 in bonus money based on attendance, while Ramirez will be […]

Celtics Beat Pistons 86-82 Behind Pierce, Allen

Paul Pierce’s 22 points set the tone for the Celtics winning their fourth game in a row, beating the Detroit Pistons 86-82 as a disgruntled Richard Hamilton rode the bench for the visitors. Kevin Garnett totaled 11 points and six rebounds in only his second game back from a leg injury that forced him out […]

Brady Quietly Named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by Sporting News

In a week in which he has seen his name disparaged and his competitive instigation (read: finger-pointing) criticized, New England quarterback Tom Brady was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Sporting News. Tuesday proved to be a news-making day for the Golden Boy. In addition to the Sporting News honor, where he […]

Celtics Squeak By Spurs, Beating The Best In The West

Rajon Rondo led the way for the Celtics in a meeting between the league’s two best teams, scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and a return-to-form  22 assists in the 105-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night in Boston. Rondo’s prolific play helped the Celts pull out the W in a tight game, though […]

Streak Over as Celtics Let One Slip in Orlando

Earlier in the week, Celtics Coach Doc Rivers had warned his team about the perils of a Christmas Day game. With holiday distractions abound, he knew the chances his team could come out flat were high. With a brilliant first and final four minutes of the game, Orlando used eight impeccable minutes to sink the […]

Meet the New Magic, Same as the Old Magic

With football season winding down and Christmas on the horizon, its that time of year when the NBA officially moves toward the front of the sporting crowd. With a full slate of five Christmas Day games and league GMs clamoring to make more trades than ever before, the Orlando Magic find themselves firmly installed in […]

Celtics Bury Knicks 118-116 on Pierce Game-Winner

Paul Pierce said, “the Knicks have arrived.” Maybe not just yet. Pierce scored 32 points for the Celtics, including the go-ahead jumper with 0.4 seconds on the clock to fuel their 11th win in a row. Amar’e Stoudemire’s three-pointer at the buzzer was ruled late, thus ending New York’s winning streak of eight straight. Stoudemire […]

South End Baseball Success Stories: Delcarmen and Beyond

Delcarmen, Stars, and South End Baseball There’s a reason Manny Delcarmen’s name is being floated about a potential return to Boston, and that’s because you can never discount a favorite son returning home. The Hyde Park native and West Roxbury High School graduate was a second-round draft pick by Boston in 2000.  The pick made Delcarmen the first draftee […]

Do the Red Sox Want Mark Prior?

Remember Mark Prior? Last September, the Texas Rangers agreed to terms with the injury-plagued right-hander on a low-risk minor league deal knowing full well he’d never see a big league mound. It’s the exact same thing, actually, that Antoine Walker is doing over in the NBA’s D-League. Prior’s tuning up for a full-fledged MLB comeback. […]

Celtics Cruise Past Cavs 106-87

You can’t blame the Cleveland Cavaliers if their minds were elsewhere during Tuesday night’s 106-87 drubbing at the hands of an inspired Celtics team. With LeBron James and the Miami Heat returning to Cleveland for the first time since he tore their hearts out, a letdown seemed imminent. “On Thursday night, the Cavs will host […]

Antoine Walker Resumes NBA Comeback in D-League

Former Celtics forward Antoine Walker is making an attempt to get back into professional basketball, signing on with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA’s D-League. Walker, 34, most recently attempted to walk-on with the Charlotte Bobcats this fall, though his last season as a pro came with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007-2008. He was later […]

New York Post: Derek Jeter in a Red Sox Uniform!?

As Derek Jeter and agent Casey Close’s talks with the Yankees inch closer and closer toward contempt, it’s nice to see that the New York media is having some fun at their favorite son’s expense. The Yankees have reportedly offered Jeter a three-year deal worth $45 million, a pretty good payday for a middle infielder […]