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College Football Week 3 Roundup: BC Upsets USC, UMass Loses Heartbreaker

#9 USC, 31; Boston College, 37 Boston College rebounded from a week 2 home loss to Pittsburgh with an upset of ninth-ranked USC (2-1), the Eagles’ first win over a top 10 team since 2004. BC came back from a double-digit deficit to knock off the Trojans, who fell to 17th in the AP rankings. […]

College Football Week 2 Roundup: BC, UMass Come up Short at Home

Pittsburgh, 30; Boston College, 20 Boston College fell to 1-1 on the season after dropping its home opener to Pittsburgh (2-0) on Friday night. The game was also the Eagles’ first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup of the season, and Pitt outplayed BC more thoroughly than the final 10-point deficit indicated. The Panthers outgained the Eagles 414-276 […]

Spain, U.S.A. Appear Headed for Final Clash at FIBA World Cup

The group stage of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup came to a close on Thursday in Spain, with three teams going a perfect 5-0: Greece, Spain and the United States. Team USA was as dominant as expected given the weakness if its Group C rivals, winning all five games by an average of 33.2 […]

College Football Week 1 Roundup: BC Pulls Away from UMass on Opening Day

Boston College, 30; Massachusetts, 7 Boston College and UMass kicked off the 2014 season with the “Battle for the Bay State” at the Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, where the Minutemen will play three of their home games this year. It was certainly reasonable to expect a lopsided affair, after BC returned to postseason play in 2013 […]

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Preview

Starting on Saturday, Spain will host the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where Team USA will look for its second straight championship and fifth overall, which would tie Yugoslavia for the most ever. The United States will be bringing a young and inexperienced team to the tournament, but one that still has to be considered the […]

Scalabrine Returns to Boston, LeBron-Style

While there has been a lull in the Celtics’ offseason activity over the past couple of weeks, former Boston power forward Brian Scalabrine gave fans something to smile about with a parody of LeBron James‘s recent “I’m Coming Home” Sports Illustrated article. In a similar first-person piece published Monday on CSNNE.com, Scalabrine announced that he […]

Celtics Send Humphries to Wizards in Sign-and-Trade, Retain Pressey

The Celtics completed a deal with Washington on Saturday, re-signing unrestricted free agent power forward Kris Humphries to a three-year, $13 million contract and subsequently trading him to the Wizards in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Humphries was quite solid last year for the Celtics, who acquired him from Brooklyn […]

Olynyk Shines, Smart Shows Flashes at Orlando Summer League

The Orlando Summer League came to an end on Friday, with the 76ers taking the top honors on Championship Day, while the Celtics lost to the Indiana Pacers and finished with a 3-2 record. For the second straight year, Kelly Olynyk was Boston’s best player, although most of the focus was naturally on the sixth […]

Celtics Acquire Thornton, Zeller, Now Expected to Pursue Love

On Thursday the Celtics completed a three-team trade with Brooklyn and Cleveland that is expected to have much larger implications in free agency and the rest of the offseason. In the deal, Boston received shooting guard Marcus Thornton from the Nets and center Tyler Zeller, along with a future first-round draft pick, from the Cavaliers, while […]

Celtics Set Roster for Orlando Summer League

The Celtics on Tuesday announced their roster for the Orlando Summer League, which will take place on July 5-11 at the Magic’s Amway Center with 10 teams participating. The Celtics have traditionally taken part in this event rather than in the 24-team NBA Summer League, which will tip off July 11 in Las Vegas. Teams are […]

Celtics Kick Off Free Agency with Bradley Qualifying Offer, Hayward Interest

On Monday, the Celtics officially announced that they had extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent shooting guard Avery Bradley, the terms of which were not disclosed. The offer is the necessary first step to retain negotiating rights with an RFA, meaning that now Boston can re-sign Bradley by matching the highest bid by […]

Celtics Address Backcourt in Draft: Analysis and Roster Implications

Prior to Thursday night’s NBA Draft, there was a lot of talk about whether the Celtics should take highly-touted, but injured, Kansas center Joel Embiid, once a candidate for the top pick, if he were available at number six. Soon, the 76ers threw all that discussion right out the window by selecting Embiid with the third […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: P. J. Hairston

On the morning of the NBA Draft, we take a look at one last prospect the Celtics should consider with their second pick, number 17 overall. Also check out our profiles of point guard Kyle Anderson, center Jusuf Nurkić, small forward T. J. Warren and shooting guard James Young. Name: P. J. Hairston Team: Texas Legends (D-League) Position: […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Joel Embiid

For other candidates to be taken by the Celtics with the sixth overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, read our profiles on Arizona PF Aaron Gordon, Kentucky PF Julius Randle and Oklahoma State PG Marcus Smart. Name: Joel Embiid College: Kansas Position: Center Age: 20 Stats: 7’0″, 250 lbs. Background Embiid, a native of Cameroon, […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Jusuf Nurkić

We continue our look at players the Celtics could target with their second pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, number 17 overall. Check out our profiles of UCLA point guard Kyle Anderson and North Carolina State small forward T. J. Warren. For more big men, read up on power forwards Julius Randle of Kentucky and […]