Daily Noontime – April 16, 2012

David Ortiz recorded his second double and his 10th RBI of the season on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays! (Photo Credit: USA Today)

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Patriots Day! It’s going to be a scorcher, but before we melt away, let’s kick-start the day with news and headlines!

* The Boston Red Sox earned their third consecutive win on Sunday, as they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4. David Ortiz recorded a double, and his 10th RBI, while Cody Ross smacked his second home run of the season. Also, Mike Aviles went 1-for-4 with a home run and RBI.

* Boston and Tampa Bay will conclude their four-game series on Monday at 11AM – Daniel Bard opposes James Shields.

* On Sunday evening, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told WHDH-TV’s SportsXTra that he doesn’t think Kevin Youkilis is “physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason.”

* The Boston Celtics concluded the weekend with a 2-1 record, as they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 94-82. Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass both registered 22 points, while Rajon Rondo tallied 20 points and 16 assists. The Green and White will conclude their road trip on Tuesday when they travel to New York to face the Knicks.

* Finally, the Boston Bruins will attempt to earn their second win against the Washington Capitals on Monday, as both teams return to the ice for Game No. 3 of this best of seven series. Washington won Game No. 2 on Saturday, 2-1 in double OT, while Boston captured the first contest, 1-0 in overtime.

Daily Noontime – March 27, 2012

Paul Pierce (36 points) and Kevin Garnett (24 points) paced the Celtics against the Bobcats on Monday! (Photo Credit: Providence Journal)

By NoontimeSports.com 

What happened to this so-called warm weather? It’s freezing in the city! Well, let’s warm things up with a grand edition of the Daily Noontime!

* The Boston Celtics earned their second win in a row on Monday, as they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-95. Paul Pierce recorded a season high 36 points in the win, while Kevin Garnett poured in 24 points. Monday’s victory marks a tie in the Atlantic standings, as now Boston and Philadelphia are locked in first place with identical 27-22 records. Boston will return to the hardwood on Wednesday when they host Utah.

* Despite beating the Bobcats, and tying the 76ers – Boston remains the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, and would most likely face Miami in the first round of the NBA playoffs. However, there is still roughly four weeks of regular season basketball remaining, so we’ll see if the Celtics can earn a higher seed.

* The Boston Bruins will look to earn their third consecutive win on Tuesday when they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning to the TD Garden for a 7:30pm face-off. The Black and Gold remain one of five teams that hasn’t clinched a playoff spot, but it’s likely that a few more wins would secure them the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

Daily Noontime – March 26, 2012

Avery Bradley paced the Green and White on Sunday with 23 points! (Photo Credit: CelticsHub.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Monday to everyone, and let’s welcome back the Daily Noontime! After a week off, we’re back and ready to roll. So, without further ado, let’s kick-start the day with some headlines and news.

* The Boston Celtics tallied 53 first half points and never looked back, as the Green and White defeated the Washington Wizards at home on Sunday, 88-76. Avery Bradley paced the Celtics with 23 points, while Paul Pierce tallied 21 points. Boston is now 26-22, and will attempt to earn another “w” on Monday when they travel to Charlotte to tip-off against the Bobcats at 7:00pm.

Marty Turco recorded his first win in a Boston sweater on Sunday, as the Bruins defeated the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2. The win marks a 2-1 record for the Black and Gold, who’ll be returning home from their west coast trip on Tuesday to face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Boston has seven games remaining on their schedule, and certainly each match will be critical for the Black and Gold, especially if they’d like to remain the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

* For the first time in 19 games, Rich Peverley returned to the ice after sustaining a MCL sprain in his right knee a few weeks ago. The forward told the media after the game concluded that he felt good, and was content about being able to play, too.

* Boston College will return to the Frozen Four for the second time in three seasons, as the Eagles defeated Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday at the DCU Center in Worcester, 4-0. Minnesota-Duluth was the defending champions, but apparently BC was too much for them. The Eagles will return to the ice on Thursday, April 5, when they face-off against the University of Minnesota.

* Finally, New England Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light, who according to sources is expected to retire, was recently elected to NFL Players Association executive committee. He told reporters that he’s committed to helping younger players grow in the sport he loves.

Daily Noontime – February 7, 2012

Bill Belichick appears prepared to turn the page, and get ready for the 2012 season! (Photo Credit: NYMag.com)

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Tuesday, and welcome into yet another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here is some news and headlines to start your day!

* The New England Patriots arrived home at Gillette Stadium on Monday to a small contingent of loyal fans, who were there to provide moral support. Head coach Bill Belichick and team owner Bob Kraft addressed the media, and told reporters that they were both proud of what the squad accomplished this season. The Patriots finished the year with an overall record of 15-4, as well as 13-3 in the regular season.

* Boston College and Boston University each won their first round Boston Beanpot tournament game on Monday, and will face-off against each other on Monday, Feb. 13, in the finals. Harvard and Northeastern will square off in the consolation contest, which is slated to occur before the title match.

* Paul Pierce was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday for four great performances against Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Memphis.

* The Boston Celtics will continue their current home slate on Tuesday evening when they host the Charlotte Bobcats for a 7:30pm tip-off. The Bobcats enter the game with a 3-21 record, and fifth in the Southeast Division. Also, Pierce is 10 points away from passing Larry Bird for the second most points in franchise history.