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Patriots 2010 Preview: Coaching Staff

While coaching staff previews are usually about the last thing NFL fans care to read, in New England, Patriots diehards worship at the altar of Bill Belichick. Though it may sound hyperbolic, Belichick has truly reached cult status in New England, the byproduct of three Super Bowl rings. For a long time it seemed that […]

Matsuzaka, Beltre Shine as Sox Split Series

Daisuke Matsuzaka got off to a shaky beginning and looked headed for a second rocky outing in as many starts as the Red Sox closed out their four-game series with the Cleveland Indians Thursday night. Shin-Soo Choo hit his 14th home run of the season off Matsuzaka in the first inning to set the tone. […]

Shaq Signs Deal With Celtics

Comcast Sportsnet New England’s Sherrod Blakely has reported that Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to join the Celtics. The current Boston lineup now consists of more starpower and surefire Hall-of-Famers than even Miami, only these guys are all on the back end of their productive careers. With Celtics general manager Danny AingeĀ on vacation, an official press […]

Sources: Shaq and Celtics Currently Negotiating Deal

The Celtics are going to sign another O’Neal, and this one casts a mammoth shadow. ESPN.com has now reported that a contract may be hammered out as early as Tuesday night or Wednesday. One possible sticking point could be that the Celtics can only sign O’Neal to the veteran minimum of $1.35 million for a […]

Felix Doubront Gets the Call…to the Bullpen

The Major League Baseball trade deadline came and went for the Red Sox, absent of any wave-making news. There was no Manny Ramirez to ship out of town or Eric Gagne headed in, this year, Boston brass felt fine standing pat. Relief pitching often comes at a premium mid-summer, and rather than invite new faces, […]

Red Sox Ratings Fall for First Time in Years

If you have missed the Red Sox recently, it seems that you aren’t alone. For the last six years, Boston fans have propelled the local nine to the top spot as the baseball franchise with the highest rated local telecasts in the country. This year, as the Red Sox have been uber-plagued with injury, they […]

Beckett is Back as Sox Win 2-1

The Red Sox were able to hold off the Seattle Mariners Friday night 2-1, but the focal point was the pitcher who didn’t even factor into the decision. Sure, Josh Beckett was back last night, but Red Sox fans couldn’t help but wonder which version of their two-faced ace would actually show up. In his […]

Youkilis Heroic in Extras, Sox Topple Rangers 3-2

On a night when new Ranger Cliff Lee looked poised to post his second complete game in as many outings, Kevin Youkilis stole the show. Youkilis doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning then looped a game-winning bases loaded sacrifice fly to come from behind and win the game 3-2. Boston’s ninth-inning rally […]

LeBron James Chooses Miami Heat

He arrived in a red checkered shirt and jeans, chomping on a toothpick, looking all too casual for such a regal courtship. Two-time reigning NBA MVP LeBron James wasted little time in announcing his decision to join the Miami Heat, putting an exclamation point on The Summer of 2010, the most ballyhooed offseason that professional […]

Shaq to Join the Celtics?

As Kendrick Perkins went down with a knee injury last month in Los Angeles, it soon became obvious that his rehabilitation would likely extend into the 2010-2011 season. As the Celtics look to add a serviceable big man in his place, there are murmurs that Boston has their eye on Shaquille O’Neal. According to unnamed […]

Paul Pierce to Become Unrestricted Free Agent

ESPN has reported that the most exciting free agent class in the NBA’s history has now grown by one. According to the World Wide Leader, Paul Pierce has notified the Boston Celtics that he will opt out of the final year of his contract before Wednesday’s deadline, forgoing a guaranteed $21.5 million and becoming an […]

Celtics Draft Preview: 2010 NBA Mock Draft

With a possible lockout on the horizon, the 2010 NBA Draft is being considered one of the deepest in ages. Intuitive underclassmen (or more likely, their advisers) declared eligibility in droves this year, fearing a change in the NBA’s financial landscape. While John Wall is widely considered the only “sure thing” in this year’s draft, […]

Kendrick Perkins Out for Game 7 With Torn MCL & PCL

As he arrived at the Staples Center this afternoon for media availability, Kendrick Perkins’ crutches and knee brace told a scary story. It was soon confirmed that Perkins had torn his MCL and PCL, an injury that will end his season a game early and leave the Celtics with a large void to fill on […]

Lakers Force Game 7, Trounce Celtics 89-67

Jeff Van Gundy noticed something early in the game. The Celtics were playing like a team that was comfortable with their one game lead in the series. Urgency must have been left behind as the Celtics fell to the Lakers 89-67, tying the series at 3 games a piece and forcing a Game 7 Thursday […]

Red Sox Fall to Phillies as Wakefield Reaches Milestone

Cole Hamels did what he does best, pitching seven strong innings in a win as the Philadelphia Phillies ended their three-game stretch at Fenway Park, holding off the Red Sox 5-3. Though the game was a loss for the Red Sox, Tim Wakefield became the third active pitcher to surpass 3,000 innings pitched, going 7 […]