Derrick Martin (ESPN)

The Aurora, Colorado, home of Patriots reserve safety Derrick Martin was robbed at gunpoint during the AFC Championship Game. Martin, who played in five games with the Patriots this season, was inactive for Sunday’s game.

Police said armed men stormed into Martin’s home, held up people at gunpoint and stole stuff from the home before fleeing. Among those inside the home at the time were at least one adult and some children.

Police said no one was hurt in the robbery. Continue reading Colorado Home of Patriots Player Robbed at Gunpoint During AFC Championship Game »

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All it took was a 1-4 start for the Lakers to part ways with their Head Coach. USA Today reports that the Lakers have fired Mike Brown.

The team has been without Steve Nash for the past two games, and Dwight Howard, though playing, is still working his way back into shape after having offseason back surgery. Much has been made of the Lakers lack of depth on their bench, but it is obvious now that Lakers’ management had seen Brown as part of the problem. One has to wonder how much influence Kobe Bryant had in this decision.

No announcement has been made as to who will replace Brown, but speculation is that former Suns and Knicks Head Coach, Mike D’Antoni, is strongly in the running. The Lakers play Golden State tonight and it seems likely either assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff or Check Person will assume the interim duties.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Celtics fan, a Knicks fan, or a fan of any other team with title aspirations, it’s quite fun when the Lakers are a mess.

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Celtics fans may not get to see THIS again, but Brian Scalabrine's retirement and migration to CSN means the return of a player whose popularity defies both his own talent and logic in general. (basketbawful.blogspot.com)

Bust out the “Hope” signs. Dust off those ironic posters you used to bring with you to the TD Garden. Heck, gas up the duck boats while you’re at it.

Brian Scalabrine is coming back to Boston… sort of.

Continue reading Brian Scalabrine Retires, Returns to Boston »

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Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney has single-handedly (pun intended) wiped out any trade value he had by engaging in a boxing match with a dugout door at Fenway Park.

The door won.

Sweeney will miss the next eight weeks to recover from a likely broken hand. Continue reading Ryan Sweeney Punches Door, Will Miss 8 Weeks with Likely Broken Hand »

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Tim Wakefield Joins NESN Broadcast

June 30, 2012 at 11:27am in News, Red Sox

Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield has joined NESN as an in-studio Red Sox analyst.

His first appearance will be on Saturday night’s pre-game show with Tom Caron and Jim Rice. Continue reading Tim Wakefield Joins NESN Broadcast »

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Rondo and Garnett among NBA’s most popular jerseys internationally

The NBA released it’s top-10 internationally sold jerseys on Thursday. Kevin Garnett was the fourth most popular jersey, while Rajon Rondo’s #9 sold the seventh most. Both Celtics’ players ranked above the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant.  Arch-rival, Kobe Bryant, was the top selling jersey abroad.

Ainge says Garnett will take another week to decide future

In an interview with WEEI, Celtics’ GM, Danny Ainge, stated that he expected at least another week before himself and the rest of Celtics’ nation will know anything about what the future holds for Garnett. Garnett is expected to choose between retirement and a return to the Celtics by sometime around the start of NBA free agency on July 1st. Continue reading Celtics’ News Roundup, 6/18-6/23: 2013 Title Odds, Garnett’s Future, Royce White »

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The Miami Heat crushed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, to win the NBA Finals Thursday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all played great, but it was Mike Miller who sparked the Heat’s fire in Game 5.

Miller came off the Heat bench for 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes of playing time. LeBron won the NBA Finals MVP and had a triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Thunder were led by a 32 point and 11 rebound effort from Kevin Durant but their energy and execution were just not there in Game 5.

The Heat tied the NBA record for most three point field goals in NBA Finals history and shot 56 percent from deep. Meanwhile, the Thunder shot just 40 percent from the field as a team.

What it Means for the Celtics?

The dynasty Miami’s Big Three promised when they united is now underway. The Celtics now have their work cut out for them as they look to rebuild around Rajon Rondo. The Celtics will have to hope for the best with their late first-round draft picks and NBA free agency over the coming offseasons. If Derrick Rose comes back healthy from knee surgery, the Chicago Bulls will present a challenge to the Heat, as will the Indiana Pacers. If the Celtics can convince Kevin Garnett to resign for one more go around, they might be in the mix as well, but look for the Heat to continue to be the perennial favorites as long as their core is in tact.

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