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College Football Week 3 Roundup: BC, UMass Falter on the Road

Boston College, 7; USC, 35 USC (2-1) bounced back from an ugly week 2 loss to Washington State to hand Boston College (2-1) its first defeat of the 2013 season at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. The Trojans dominated the Eagles in all phases of the game, racking up 521 yards of offense and […]

Jared Sullinger Arrested, Charged, Released on Bail After Domestic Dispute

Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger was charged with assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and destruction of personal property on Tuesday, following an argument with longtime girlfriend Deann Smith in their Waltham townhouse last weekend. Sullinger’s lawyer, Charles Rankin, said that his client traveled to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, after the incident for a […]

Peter King Picks Patriots to Win Super Bowl

Sports Illustrated’s NFL preview issue is on newsstands, and senior writer Peter King has made his annual predictions, which include a fourth Super Bowl win for the New England Patriots. King also thinks Tom Brady will win his third MVP award in 2013, ultimately leading the Patriots to a 30-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in […]

Celtics Acquire Donté Greene from Grizzlies, Trade Fab Melo

The Celtics have acquired power forward Donté Greene from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for center Fab Melo and cash considerations. Greene was a late first-round pick by the Grizzlies in the 2008 Draft, coming out of Syracuse. He was traded twice that summer, ending up in Sacramento, where he spent four seasons. His sophomore season […]

State of the Celtics Roster: Frontcourt

The Celtics roster currently sits full with the NBA limit 15 players under contract. Barring any surprise major moves, the team the Celtics would field on a basketball court today, is likely the one they’ll strut out on opening night. In part one of the Celtics roster breakdown, we looked at the Celtics backcourt. In […]

State of the Celtics Roster: Backcourt

The schedule for the upcoming NBA season has been released, most of the top free agents are off the market, and the Celtics haven’t done much at all since the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn. The lack of activity further suggests that Danny Ainge is looking to […]

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Defensive Line

For the past five years, the New England Patriots have relied on their offensive firepower to be one of the best teams in the NFL. This year, however, Tom Brady will be without some of his favorite targets, and it’s likely that the defense will have to carry a much greater load. Only two seasons […]

Kelly Olynyk Impresses Celtics at Orlando Summer League

The Orlando Summer League came to a close on Friday, with the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the first-place game on “championship day.” The Celtics finished in seventh place with a 3-2 record after defeating the host Magic, 102-83. The best takeaway from Summer League was the play of first-round draft pick Kelly Olynyk, who finished second […]

A Look at the Celtics Summer League Roster As Play Began Today

The Celtics dropped their first game of the Orlando summer league game today to the Magic, 95-88. The Celtics recent first round pick, Kelly Olynyk, led all scorers in the game with 25 points on a stellar, 9-for-12 shooting performance. The Celtics will play at least three more games this week in Orlando. The Celtics’ […]

Celtics Introduce New Head Coach Brad Stevens

On Friday morning, at the team’s practice facility in Waltham, the Boston Celtics formally introduced new head coach Brad Stevens, who will take over for Doc Rivers after six years at the helm of Butler University’s successful program. Stevens, at 36 the youngest coach in the NBA, has signed a six-year, $22 million contract with the Celtics. […]

Recapping the Draft: Meet the Celtics Rookies

The Celtics made headlines this week as general manager Danny Ainge finally decided to blow the roster up, sending head coach Doc Rivers to the L. A. Clippers and reportedly finalizing a blockbuster deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, Thursday night’s draft has taken a backseat as far as the Celtics are concerned. With the rebuilding process well underway, it’s […]

2013 Celtics Draft Targets: Mason Plumlee

Name: Mason Plumlee College: Duke Position: Power forward/center Age: 23 Size: 6’11″, 240 lbs. Background The brother of current Pacers power forward Miles Plumlee, Mason is, along with Lehigh guard C. J. McCollum and Kansas center Jeff Withey, one of the few seniors projected to go in the first round in this year’s draft. Plumlee averaged a […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Ricky Ledo

Name: Ricky Ledo College: Providence Position: Shooting guard Age: 20 Stats: 6’6″, 195 lbs. Background Ledo is one of the biggest question marks in this year’s draft because he didn’t play a single collegiate game in 2012-13. After bouncing around New England high schools, the Rhode Island native graduated from South Kent School in Connecticut, […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Name: Giannis Antetokounmpo Club: Filathlitikos B.C. (Greece) Position: Small forward Age: 18 Stats: 6’9″, 195 lbs. Background Antetokounmpo, the son of Nigerian immigrants, played his first season of pro ball last year with Filathlitikos B.C. in Greece’s second-tier A2 Basketball League, where he averaged 9.5 points and 5 rebounds per game, shot 46.4% from the […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Steven Adams

For other big men on the Celtics’ radar, check out the profiles on Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng and Rudy Gobert of France. Name: Steven Adams College: Pittsburgh Position: Center Age: 19 Stats: 7’0″, 255 lbs. Background A New Zealand native, Adams is the youngest of the 18 children (no, that’s not a typo) of an English Royal […]