Daily Noontime – February 23, 2012

Kevin Durant proved to be too much for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday! (Photo Credit: SB Nation)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines and news from the Boston/New England sports world, enjoy.

* Oklahoma City proved to be too much for the Boston Celtics, as the Thunder prevailed, 119-104. Boston managed to outscore Oklahoma City in the third frame, but struggled to contain Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, who combined for 59 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, and five steals. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce paced the Celtics with 23 points each. Boston will enjoy a few days off until they return to the court next week, as they travel to Cleveland for 7:00pm tip on Feb. 28.

* The Boston Bruins regrouped on Wednesday, and earned an important 4-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues. Brad Marchand netted two of the teams goals, while Tim Thomas deflected 30 shots between the pipes. The Black and Gold will continue their six-game swing on Friday, Feb. 24, when they travel to Buffalo for a 7:30pm face-off.

* The Boston Red Sox will conduct their first positional players workout on Thursday, which according to some sources is anticlimactic, especially since a majority of them showed up earlier this week. However, reports have confirmed that Roy Oswalt is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about his plans for the upcoming season. It’s uncertain if he’ll elect to join the Sox for the upcoming year or what he’ll do, but again, this long awaited free agent saga should come to an end soon.

Daily Noontime – February 22, 2012

Sad news was confirmed on Tuesday evening, as Tom Brady's mentor Tom Martinez died on his 66th birthday. (Photo Credit: Gridironfans.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy “Hump Day” everyone, and welcome into yet another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime. Here are some headlines and news swirling throughout the city of Boston, as well as New England.

* On Tuesday evening, sources confirmed that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s mentor Tom Martinez passed away on his 66th birthday. The two formed a bond when Martinez began assisting Brady with his mechanics in high school before the quarterback went onto the University of Michigan and New England. Brady kept in contact with his mentor over the past few years, and was quoted for saying, “I’m forever indebted to him.”

* Day Two of the Boston Red Sox spring training is set to begin on Wednesday morning, and according to sources, designated hitter David Ortiz has arrived in Fort Myers, and expected to take part in a team workouts on Thursday, which is when other positional players are expected to report, too.

* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Wednesday evening when they skate against the St. Louis Blues. The Black and Gold have lost two of their last three contests, and were recently blanked by the Minnesota Wild this past weekend for the sixth time this season.

* Patrice Bergeron told the media on Tuesday that he and his teammates aren’t expecting GM Peter Chiarelli to pull the trigger and acquire a necessary piece for the Bruins offense or defense before the NHL trade deadline. Boston has won four of their last 10 contests, and appears confident with the current squad in the locker room.

Daily Noontime – February 21, 2012

Daniel Bard is expected to experience a LONG day on Tuesday! (Photo Credit: Boston Herald)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s good to be back from a LONG weekend, everyone, and hopefully you enjoyed it, too! Here are some headlines and news from the city of Boston and New England to kick-start your day.

* The Boston Red Sox will take part in their first official workout on Tuesday, which is expected to be a long day for the pitchers and catchers, as well as manager Bobby Valentine. According to sources, Daniel Bard is expected to practice with the starting pitches, since he’ll be one this season. Also, reporters have confirmed that Dustin Pedroia has been spotted at JetBlue Park, too.

* Dallas handed the Boston Celtics their 16th loss of the season on Sunday evening, as the Mavericks defeated the Green and White, 89-73. Boston has now lost four consecutive contests, and will try to turn things around on Wednesday when they travel to Oklahoma to face the Thunder, who’re curently sporting a 25-7 record. Also, Rajon Rondo will serve his final two-game suspension on Wednesday after being ejected on Sunday evening against the Detroit Pistons.

* The Boston Bruins will look to snap their two-game skid on Wednesday evening when they face-off against the St. Louis Blues in Missouri. Against Winnipeg and Minnesota, Boston has been outscored by their opponents, 6-2.