Dont'a Hightower, (pictured above) became one of two New England Patriots drafted in the first round on Thursday! (Photo Credit: SB Nation)
It’s Friday, which means we can break out into song and dance! Here are some headlines and news from around the city of Boston!
* The New England Patriots bolstered their roster on the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft by selecting Chandler Jones of Syracuse and Dont’a Hightower Alabama. Both players will be spotted on defense – Jone is a defensive end and Hightower is an inside linebacker.
* The Boston Red Sox earned their fourth consecutive win on Thursday, as they defeated the Chicago White Sox, 10-3. Felix Doubront earned his first win of the season – he lasted six innings and struck out two batters, but surrendered five hits, three runs, and one home run.
* Kevin Youkilis cranked his second home run of the season against the White Sox, and also recorded four RBIs in the win.
* Boston and Chicago will return to the diamond on Friday for an 8:10pm first pitch – Daniel Bard will face-off against John Danks.
* The Boston Celtics concluded their abbreviated season with an 87-74 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. Avery Bradley led the Green and White with 14 points, while Paul Pierce added 12 points.
* Boston will begin its quest toward Banner 18 on Sunday when they travel to Atlanta for Game No. 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Boston will host Games No. 3 and No. 4 on Friday (May 4) and Sunday (May 6).
* Finally, Boston College’s Luke Kuechly was drafted in the first round by the Carolina Panthers as the ninth pick.
Joel Ward's overtime strike on Wednesday lifted Washington past Boston in Game No. 7, 2-1! (Photo Credit: CBC.ca)
Ah… it’s Thursday, which means we’re one day closer to the end of the work week. However, this is a rather solemn day, as Bostonians mourn the loss of the Boston Bruins, so let’s try to brighten the mood with headlines and news!
* As stated above, the Boston Bruins quest toward a seventh Stanley Cup championship ended on Wednesday evening at the TD Garden when the Washington Capitals defeated them, 2-1 in overtime. Joel Ward scored the clincher at 2:57 in the extra session, which punched the Capitals ticket to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
* After the seventh game concluded – James Murphy of ESPNBoston provided a ‘to-do‘ list of things the Bruins need to focus on during the offseason. Also, ESPN’s Barry Melrose provided his ‘two-cents‘ on the Caps 22-year-old goaltender Braden Holtby.
* The Boston Red Sox earned their first regular season series sweep of the season on Wednesday, as they defeated the Minnesota Twins, 7-6. Clay Buchholz earned second win of the season, while Alfredo Aceves registered his fourth save. As for the Sox offense, Mike Aviles his his fourth home run of the season, while Dustin Pedroia recorded a double and triple.
* The Sox will look to extend their three-game winning streak on Thursday when they travel to Chicago to face the White Sox at 8:10pm —Felix Doubront opposes Philip Humber.
* Finally, the Boston Celtics will conclude their 66-game regular season slate on Thursday when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the TD Garden for an 8PM tip-off.
The Boston Bruins forced a Game Seven on Wednesday by defeating the Washington Capitals on Sunday, 4-3 (OT)! (Photo Credit: SportsFanLive.com)
It’s a brand new week, which means we need to kick-start it with some news and headlines from the sports universe in Massachusetts…Boston!
* There will be a Game Seven on Wednesday, as the Boston Bruins won their second overtime contest against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, 4-3. Tyler Seguin registered the game-winning goal and assist, while Tim Thomas saved 36 of 39 shots between the pipes.
* Boston and Washington will complete their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series on Wednesday at the TD Garden – time is TBD.
* The Boston Red Sox third contest with the New York Yankees was postponed on Sunday due to heavy rain. The Sox are currently 4-10, and haven’t recorded a win since they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Apr. 15.
* The Sox will look to snap their five-game losing streak on Monday when they travel to Minnesota for an 8:10pm first pitch — Jon Lester will oppose Jason Marquis.
* Despite no Sunday Night Baseball — former Red Sox manager Terry Francona expressed his thoughts on returning to Fenway Park on Friday to celebrate Fenway Park’s 100th birthday.
* Finally, the Boston Celtics have learned that their first round playoff foe will be the Atlanta Hawks. Boston clinched their third consecutive Atlantic Division last week against Orlando, but currently remain one game behind Atlanta for home-court advantage. Boston has two games remaining in the regular season against Miami and Milwaukee.
Kevin Garnett paced the Celtics with 25 points and 10 rebounds against the Bucks on Wednesday! (Photo Credit: Boston.com)
Happy Thursday to everyone, and also, Happy March 1st, too! Here are some headlines and news from the Hub, (Boston)!
* The Boston Celtics are 2-0 since the All-Star break, as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, 102-96. Boston is now an even 17-17, and will return to the hard wood on Friday when they host the New Jersey Nets. Also, the Celtics are now three-games behind Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division, and seventh in the Eastern Conference.
* Kevin Garnett, who tallied a game-high 25 points on Wednesday, told reporters that he’s “good” despite dealing with various off the court issues. He’s been a major factor for the Green and White these past few days, and for more — CLICK HERE for the ESPNBotson blog post.
* The Boston Bruins finished the month of February with five wins and eight losses. However, being a new month, the Black and Gold will try to set things right on Thursday when they host New Jersey for a 7:00pm face-off. The Devils are on a three-game skid and haven’t earned a victory since defeating Toronto in overtime on Feb. 21.
* Finally, according to a few sources, MLB will most likely announce a new playoff system on Thursday, which would expand the current system from 8 to 10 teams. For more information on this possible change – CLICK HERE.
When exactly will the Red Sox win?
Well, what do you know? It is officially Thursday and April is slowly flying by, well, not really flying, but somewhat. You get the gist, right? Any who, here is your Daily Noontime for April 7, 2011, have a terrific day everyone!
* The Boston Red Sox have had worse starts in franchise history, but after Wednesday’s loss to Cleveland, things are certainly not looking up! If things don’t change, Theo Epstein could make a gigantic splash.
* Miami Heat forward LeBron James is always causing controversy, but how does he feel about his mother getting arrested?
* It looks like Duke’s Kyrie Irving will enter the NBA Draft this June, but did he make the right decision?
* After an interesting session in court on Wednesday, it seems the message is simple to the NFL… GET BACK TO THE TABLE AND TALK!
* Did anyone see this coming? The Milwaukee Bucks knocked off the Miami Heat on Wednesday, 90-85.
*Are the Atlanta Falcons in the process of replacing their great tight end, Tony Gonzalez?
Games to Watch:
* Boston at Cleveland (MLB) – 12:05pm eastern
* Houston at Cincinnati (MLB) – 12:35pm eastern
* Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox (MLB) – 2:10pm eastern
* Boston at Chicago (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern
Video of the Day:
There may actually be one member of the Red Sox organization who is doing quite well, right? This guy is it!
The Celtics stumped the Bucks and finally looked like a defensive team!
Good Monday morning to everyone and welcome to yet another brand new week. We’re kicking off the day with another wonderful Daily Noontime, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
* Sure, there may not be an upcoming NFL season, but according to some experts, seems like a deal could be coming in the near future.
* The Boston Celtics manhandled the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, as well as set a franchise record for points allowed by an opponent, as the Green and White earned an impressive 87-56 victory.
* After an interesting Dallas Mavericks-Los Angles Lakers series over the weekend, apparently Mark Cuban has stated that both teams would make for a “boring” playoff series.
* USC Men’s basketball head coach Kevin O’Neill is back withe Trojans, but now he has to get his team ready for their opening round matchup against VCU, can he do it?
* The city of Newark, New Jersey will be on display in a few weeks, as they get ready to host the March Madness tournament.
* Hard to believe, but the Big East will be well represented in this years March Madness tournament, as 11-teams qualified on Sunday.
* The Washington Capitals continue their dominance, as they have extended their winning streak to eight games.
Games to Watch:
* San Jose at Chicago (NHL) – 8:00pm eastern
* San Antonio at Miami (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern
* Denver at New Orleans (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern
* Orlando at Los Angles Lakers (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern
Video of the Day:
Mike Tyson apparently can help with various problems, so watch and see!
It is an early Noontime Sports morning, but why not kick it off right with the Daily Noontime, right? Here are some of the stories you need to know to start off your day, so without further ado, here is our Daily Noontime for Tuesday December 14, 2010.
* It was a wild Monday Night Football win for the Baltimore Ravens, who defeated the Houston Texans, but cornerback Josh Wilson saved the day to allow for his team to preserve the win.
* Now that Cliff Lee is back with his former club, the Philadelphia Phillies, a team, which lost to the New York Yankees during the 2009 World Series, so with all that being said, will he regret his decision?
* The Dallas Mavericks streak of 12-games has been brought to a stop, as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated them, 103-99.
* Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre had his 297-game streak brought to an end on Monday, as he was sidelined during a rather bad loss to the New York Giants. Is this the end for Favre and the NFL? Most likely.
* The Miami Heat are finally playing up to their potential, as they earned win number nine on their current win streak, as well as defeated the New Orleans Hornets. How many more wins can they add on? 10? 11? 12? 40?
* Now that the Detroit Lions have earned their third win on the season, head coach Jim Schwartz wants to win a game on the road and end their 26-game losing streak, but can they do that against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Time will only tell.
Games to Watch:
* L.A. Lakers at Washington (NBA) – 7:0opm eastern
* Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern
* Toronto at Edmonton (NHL) 9:00pm eastern
* Orlando at Denver (NBA) – 9:00pm eastern
Video of the Day:
This is not a fun thing to do at the work place!