It’s Thursday, which means the weekend is right around the corner. And while we anxiously await for Friday, let’s jumpstart this particular day with some headlines and news.
* Despite tying the game in the third inning, Kansas City retained the lead with one run in the fourth, which helped the Royals defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-3. Jon Lesterearned his third loss of the season, while Adrian Gonzalezregistered his 19th RBI of the season.
* Boston will return to Fenway Park on Thursday, and attempt to earn their second win in May against the Cleveland Indians. The Sox have only won win in the current month, which was against the Royals on Monday, but have lost seven of their last eight contests.
* According to reports — Josh Beckett, who is scheduled to pitch the first game against the Indians in Boston, supposedly spent an off day last week playing golf while nursing a lat muscle. Beckett did not appear in Sunday’s 17 inning contest against Baltimore due to his “injury,” and hasn’t appeared on the bump since April 29, against the Chicago White Sox.
* The Boston Celtics will attempt to end their first round series against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday at the TD Garden. Boston has a 3-2 advantage, and has won two out of three games at home.
* Finally, Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Kevin Garnettis the dirtiest player in league. He also claimed that the Celtics are an old team, too.
It’s Thursday, which means we’re one day away from the weekend! Let’s jumpstart the day with some headlines and news from the city of championships!
* The Boston Red Sox concluded their three-game series with a 4-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Daniel Bardearned his third loss of the season, and yielded eight hits and four earned runs.
* The New England Patriots bolstered their roster on Wednesday by acquiring former wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. The 31-year-old, who played for New England from 2006 through 2008, recorded 85 passes for 1,059 yards and eight touchdowns.
It’s Tuesday, which means this week is slowly motoring along. And while we anxiously await Game No. 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday, let’s jumpstart the day with some news, notes and headlines.
* Cody Rosshit two home runs, and Daniel Bardrecorded his first win as a reliever, as Boston snapped their five-game skid and defeated the Minnesota Twins, 6-5.
* Against the Twins, Adrian Gonzalezrecorded his 10th RBI, while Ross registered his 13th. Also, Alfredo Acevesearned his third save of the season.
* The Boston Celtics will play their second to last regular season contests on Tuesday, too, as they welcome the Miami Heat to the TD Garden for an 8PM tip-off. Paul Pierceand Kevin Garnett may not play against the Heat, as head coach Doc Rivers indicated during Monday’s practice that both players may one of the remaining contests.
* Wes Welkerapparently will be making a few appearances on various ESPN shows on Tuesday and will also be hosting a live online chat, too.
Happy Wednesday to everyone! Let’s kick-start the day with some news and headlines from the six New England states!
* The defending American League Champions, (Texas Rangers) rolled into Fenway Park on Tuesday, and walloped the Boston Red Sox, 18-3. Jon Lesterlast two innings, and surrendered eight hits, seven earned runs and one home run. Dustin Pedroiaand Adrian Gonzalezeach recorded a home run in the loss.
* Paul Piercenetted 43 points on Tuesday, which wasn’t enough to beat New York, as the Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics, 118-110. Kevin Garnettfinished the contest with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Carmelo Anthonypaced the Knicks with 35 points.
* The Celtics will attempt to snap their one-game losing streak on Wednesday when they host the Orlando Magic at 8pm. Also, if Boston beats Orlando, they’ll claim the Atlantic Division.
* Washington received some bad news on Tuesday, as the NHL suspended Nicklas Backstromfor a cross-check penalty, which occurred at the end of Monday’s contest against Boston. The Bruins currently lead their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series, 2-1, and will return to the ice on Thursday for Game No. 4.
It’s “hump day,” which means this week is almost over. However, before we break out into song and dance, let’s kick-start the day with some headlines and news.
* The Boston Celtics earned their 18th win since the NBA All-Star break, as they defeated the Miami Heat in Florida on Tuesday, 115-107. Paul Pierceled the Green and White with 27 points, while Kevin Garnettpoured in 24 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. Garnett finished the game 11-of-14 from the field , while his team converted 43-of-71 field goals.
* The Celtics have now won four of their last six contests, and will attempt to earn their 34th win of the season on Wednesday when they host the Atlanta Hawks.
* Daniel Bardlasted five innings, and gave up eight hits and five runs, which helped the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Boston Red Sox, 7-3. Adrian Gonzalezfinished the contest with three RBIs, while Kevin Youkilis managed to muster his first two hits of the season.
* The Red Sox and Blue Jays will conclude their three-game series on Wednesday at 12:37pm — Jon Lesterwill oppose Ricky Romero.
* Boston College’s men’s ice hockey team celebrated their fifth National Championship on Tuesday, as the campus hosted a parade for students and members of the community to commemorate their most recent victory against Ferris State. BC ended their season on a 19-game winning streak.
* Finally, we’re one day away from the Boston Bruins first round playoff match against the Washington Capitals. And while players and coaches continue to prepare for their upcoming foe, Tyler Seguinexplained to the media that “it’s a lot different this year,” especially since the team won the Stanley Cup last June.
It’s Tuesday, which means this particular week is motoring along. And while we anxiously await for another weekend, let’s get the day started with some headlines and news from Boston.
* The Boston Red Sox needed a ninth inning rally to pick up their first win of the 2012 season, as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2. Darnell McDonaldand Cody Rossscored the team’s third and fourth runs, while Alfredo Aceves picked up his first save after a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
* Boston will attempt to double their win total on Tuesday when Daniel Bardopposes Kyle Drabekat 7:07pm in Toronto.
* According to reports – Boston’s Kevin Youkilisis frustrated about his 12 plate appearances this season. The third baseman is currently 0-for-12 at the dish, and leads the team with five strikeouts, (Adrian Gonzalezalso has five strikeouts, too).
* The Boston Celtics will look to earn a critical victory on Tuesday when they travel to Miami to face the Heat. The Green and White have 10 games remaining before the playoffs, and will certainly have their hands full during this final stretch.
* ESPNBoston confirmed on Monday that the Celtics were tabbed as the No. 6 team in basketball according to the recent ESPN rankings. Last week, the Celtics were slated at the No. 7 team, but recent victories bumped them up to their newest spot.
* Lastly, we’re two days away from the Boston Bruins first playoff contest against the Washington Capitals, which is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 12 at 7:30pm.