The Celtics have agreed to sign 25-year-old swingman Evan Turner, and it’s likely for a portion of the mid-level exception. The final terms of the contract are not yet known, as the Celtics have around $7 million in non-guaranteed salary, so the amount of room they will have under the cap is not yet determined.
Turner averaged 17.7 points per game for a very bad 76ers team last year before being traded mid-season to the Indiana Pacers, where he averaged just 7.1 points per game over 27 games. Continue reading Celtics to Sign Evan Turner »
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Despite the loss of Aqib Talib, the Patriots secondary is their most improved unit going into the 2014 season. With Talib healthy last season, the Patriots secondary, overall, was a strong unit. As evidenced in their the AFC Championship Game loss to Denver, Talib’s injury forced everyone to slide “up” a slot, and in turn, weakened the unit greatly.
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When it was first reported that Aqib Talib would be leaving the Patriots to join Peyton Manning in Denver, few thought that the loss of Talib would actually lead to an upgrade at the position. The additions of the league’s best man-to-man corner, Darrelle Revis, and a 6’4″ physical freak in Brandon Browner should give the Patriots a top five secondary in the NFL. Continue reading Patriots 2014 Defensive Backs Preview: Revis, Browner, McCourty, Dennard »
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1. British Open:
* If Tiger has no chance on Sunday – should he wear red?
* 64 year old Tom Watson beat Tiger on Sunday 68 to 75
* Garcia wants to know why he can’t win majors – how about being short on putts on 16 and 17 on Sunday
* Ricky Fowler wearing the Eminem starter kit
* Rory on fire since breaking up with girlfriend (she won the Istanbul Open on same day)
2. Red Sox:
* With the young guys up they are more enjoyable to watch
* Two amazing throws by Vazquez almost picking off both runners Saturday
* Haven’t seen this many Red Sox runners go first to third in a while
* Ortiz grounded out five times and never ran hard once – Yaz would have been booed out of the park
* Brock Holt 26 multi-hit games
* Red Sox since they released AJ Pierzynski: 7-1 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Cooking »
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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 in the Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade, averaging 8.4 points on 50.1% field goal shooting and 5.9 rebounds in 69 games, 30 of them as a starter. He will now play with Pierce in Washington.
Boston also received the Wizards’ trade exception in the deal. The Celtics used the exception they got as part of the Nets’ package last year in the three-team trade that brought Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller to Boston earlier this month. While the Wizards are coming off a trip to the second round of the playoffs and are looking like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference for the 2014-15 season, Danny Ainge and the Celtics seem content to take the rebuilding process slowly, although the possibilities of trading for Minnesota PF Kevin Love or dealing point guard Rajon Rondo to Houston are still reportedly on the table. Continue reading Celtics Send Humphries to Wizards in Sign-and-Trade, Retain Pressey »
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Jon Lester is the ace of the Boston Red Sox, but for how much longer will he hold that title?
Lester is set to become a free agent following the 2014 season, in which he will have the ability to sign with any team that offers him a contract, which means that his time in the Red Sox organization could be coming to an end. The 30-year-old pitcher was drafted by Boston in the second round of the 2002 amateur draft, and has been at the heart of their two most recent World Series championships.
Lester has also conquered his fair share of demons off of the diamond. During the 2006 season, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His recovery was inspirational as he returned to the major leagues as soon as the 2007 season. On the other end of the spectrum, Lester was at the center of the chicken-and-beer fiasco a few years ago when the clubhouse fell apart. The native of Tacoma, Washington has known no other baseball home than Boston, making this impending free agency crucial for his legacy as one of the greatest Red Sox pitchers of all-time. Continue reading Red Sox Face Dilemma with Jon Lester »
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Who is Armond Armstead? Currently he is one of the most discussed New England Patriots, and he never even played a snap for the team.
Armstead was a defensive tackle for the University of Southern California Trojans from 2008-10. His numbers weren’t eye popping with 59 tackles in 17 games but he was declared medically ineligible by the USC staff for the 2011 season. He ended up suing the school for giving him pain killers which he believed caused him to suffer a heart attack.
After going undrafted in 2012, Armstead decided to sign with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). His CFL campaign was successful as he recorded 43 tackles, six sacks and was named a CFL all-star. The Argonauts would go on to win the Grey Cup (the equivalent of the Lombardi Trophy). Continue reading Armond Armstead: We Never Knew Ye »
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