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On This Date In History: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation 

It’s Wednesday, which means we are inching closer to a brand new weekend – hooray!

Sure, weekends these days are a bit different, but they still are fun (in our opinion!).

As usual, have a wonderful day, be well, stay safe, and keep smiling, everyone!


On This Date in History: April 15th, 2020

  • 1947: Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the second African African to play in the major leagues since catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker suited up for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association in 1884. Robinson inked his name on a contract with the Dodgers five days earlier (April 10th), ending his time with the Montreal Royals.

  • 1991: EarvinMagic” Johnson notched his 9,898th assist, passing Oscar Robertson on the NBA all-time assists leaderboard to become number one. The sellout crowd of 17,505 gave Johnson a standing ovation after he broke the record.

  • 1997: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made sure the league would honor the work and life of Jackie Robinson by “permanently retiring his No. 42.”

    A ceremony was held on this date – April 15, 1997 – prior to the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets game at Shea Stadium. Selig announced that Robinson’s number would be “permanently” retired and that all players wearing No. 42 at the time would be allowed to continue to use the number.

  • 2019: The Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 31-point deficit to even their first-round postseason series with the Golden State Warriors with a 135-131 victory. The 31 point comeback was the most by any team in the postseason since 1989 when the Los Angles Lakers erased a 29 point deficit against the Seattle Supersonics.
  • 2019: Cale Makar, who won the Hobey Baker and was named the Hockey East Player of the Year with UMass, recorded his first career NHL goal with the Colorado Avalanche during his debut one day after signing his name to a three-year, entry-level contract. The goal occurred during Colorado’s third postseason game against the Calgary Flames.

Daily Noontime – March 13, 2012

Paul Pierce paced the Celtics with 25 points on Monday, which lifted Boston past Los Angles! (Photo Credit: NBA.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Tuesday to everyone, and welcome into yet another amazing edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s kick-start the day with news and headlines.

* The Boston Celtics snapped their one-game losing skid in Los Angles on Monday, as they defeated the Clippers, 94-85. Paul Pierce paced all scorers with 25 points, while Rajon Rondo tallied 10 assists. Boston will continue its eight-game road trip on Wednesday when they travel to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors.

* During Boston’s match against Los Angles, Ray Allen sustained a left ankle injury, which the shooting guard believes won’t hamper him going forward.

* Sources confirmed late Monday evening that former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has inked his name on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The highly touted wide receiver did not play this past season, but certainly is excited about returning to the gridiron.

* The Boston Bruins will attempt to end their two-game losing streak on Tuesday when they travel to Tampa Bay for a 7:30pm face-off.

* Finally, the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team will begin their quest toward a NIT championship on Tuesday when they tip-off against Mississippi State at 7:00pm.

Daily Noontime – March 12, 2012

Kobe Bryant once again led the L.A. Lakers past Boston, 97-94! (Photo Credit: Slate.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Monday to everyone, and welcome back to the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines to kick-start and jumpstart your day!

* The Boston Celtics couldn’t hang onto a three-point advantage late in the fourth quarter, as the Los Angles Lakers rallied to defeat the Green and White, 97-94. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 26 points, while Rajon Rondo paced the Celtics with 10 assists. Boston will return to the Staple Center on Monday when they tip-off against the Los Angles Clippers.

* On Sunday, the NCAA announced that Harvard University’s men’s basketball team earned the No. 12 seed in the eastern bracket of the upcoming March Madness tournament, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Mar. 15. The Crimson will begin their journey toward a NCAA crown against Vanderbilt University.

* Sources confirmed late Sunday evening that University of Massachusetts’ (Amherst) men’s basketball team earned a spot in the upcoming NIT tournament. The Minutemen will tip-off against Mississippi State on Tuesday, Mar. 13.

* The Boston Bruins earned their second consecutive loss on Sunday, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Black and Gold, 5-2. Pittsburgh netted three goals in the first frame, while adding one strike in the second and third period, while Tim Thomas and Marty Turco combined for 27 saves. The Bruins will look to snap their two-game skid on Tuesday when they travel to Tampa Bay.

Daily Noontime – February 10, 2012

Kobe Bryant's 27 points helped the Los Angles Lakers defeat Boston on Thursday, 88-87 in OT! (Photo Credit: SB Nation)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, and before we break out into song and dance, let’s jumpstart the day with some headlines and news!

* The Los Angles Lakers snapped the Boston Celtics five-game winning streak on Thursday, as they defeated the Green and White, 88-87 in overtime. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 27 points, while Andrew Bynum added 17 rebounds. As for the Celtics, Paul Pierce led the team with seven assists, and Ray Allen finished the game with 22 points. Boston will return to the hardwood on Friday when they travel to Toronto for a 7:00pm tip-off.

* Tim Thomas created a few headlines on Thursday afternoon, as the Boston Bruins goaltender once again utilized his freedom of speech through social media to announce a few political thoughts for his fans. Yet, this isn’t the first time that the goaltender has used Facebook to state his beliefs on politics, especially since he announced a few weeks ago why he decided to forgo a visit to the White House. Thomas told reporters that he’s allowed to have his own beliefs and everyone should respect his personal thoughts going forward.

* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Saturday afternoon when they host the Nashville Predators for a 1:00pm face-off, and according to sources, the team hasn’t announced who’ll be starting in net, but it’s possible Thomas could be the backstop for the Black and Gold.

* According to the Boston Herald and WEEI.com, Red Sox first basemen Kevin Youkilis recently got engaged to Tom Brady‘s sister Julie, who is a California schoolteacher with a 5-year-old daughter.

Daily Noontime – February 9, 2012

Neither Tim Thomas or Tuukka Rask could stop Buffalo's offense on Wednesday! (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime. Here are some headlines and news to kick-start the day!

* The Buffalo Sabres walloped the Boston Bruins on Wednesday evening, 6-0 in upstate New York. Both Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas surrendered three goals, as well as combined for 23 saves, while Boston’s offense tallied 36 shots on Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller. Also, this was the second time in February that the Bruins have finished the game with a “goose egg” on the scoreboard. Boston will look to rebound on Saturday when they host Nashville for a 1:00pm face-off.

* Boston College’s men’s basketball team stunned No. 17 Florida State on Wednesday in Chestnut Hill, as they overcame a slow start to defeat the Seminoles, 64-60. Freshman Jordan Daniels led the Eagles with 21 points, as well as provided four trifectas and five assists. The Eagles are now 8-16 overall, and 3-7 in ACC play.

* The Boston Celtics will look to continue their winning ways on Thursday when they host the Los Angles Lakers for an 8:00pm tip-off. The Green and White are currently riding a five-game winning streak, while the Lakers have lost two of their last three contests.

* Doc Rivers was one happy father on Wednesday evening, as he watched Austin Rivers sink the game-winning three-pointer for Duke, which lifted the Blue Devils past the North Carolina Tar Heels, 85-84.