Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s get started.
* The Boston Celtics earned their second consecutive win on Wednesday, and their 11th of the season, as they walloped the Toronto Raptors, 100-64. Paul Piercefinished the contest with 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Boston will return to the court on Friday when they host the New York Knicks.
* Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters that he’s excited for spring training to begin, and plans to arrive in Florida a few days before pitchers and catchers are expected. However, Valentine is planning on having a “volunteer” workout on Feb. 16, but will anyone attend? We’ll find out!
* Chris Cantytold reporters on Wednesday that he’s expecting to have a great game on Sunday and then a parade on Tuesday in New York. The former Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman has certainly enjoyed his time with the Giants, but also seems confident that Big Blue will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Thursday evening when they welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to the TD Garden, and according to head coach Claude Julien, he’ll have some news/updates on Nathan Horton‘s (mild concussion) condition.
It’s Tuesday, which means we’re inching closer to Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants. Although, while we anxiously count down the hours, minutes and seconds, let’s continue our series, “Countdown to the Super Bowl” with a few highlights and links from Media Day.
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s just another day in paradise. Here are some headlines and news from the city of Boston, as well as the six states of New England.
* Tuesday marks the official Super Bowl “Media Day.” The New England Patriots will talk with reporters at 10AM, while the New York Giants will discuss the upcoming championship contest at 12PM. And according to reports, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to take part in Tuesday’s festivities. The tight end has been spotted sporting a boot these past few days due to an injury he sustained during the AFC Championship game.
* According to Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sports New England – Giants wide receiver Victor Cruzpredicted on Monday that New York is going to beat New England in the Super Bowl. However, he didn’t have a score prediction, but assured the media, as well as the fans that Big Blue will return to the Big Apple with a “W.”
* The Boston Bruins will return home from their All-Star festivities on Tuesday to host the Ottawa Senators, while the Boston Celtics will head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers.
* According to reports – Nathan Hortonis still experiencing the effects of a mild concussion, which he sustained a few weeks ago against the Philadelphia Flyers. He’s not expected to return to the ice on Tuesday, but hopes to be back with the team soon.
Good Monday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime.
* The Boston Celtics four-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday evening, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Green and White, 88-87. Kyrie Irvingsank the go-ahead bucket with roughly two-seconds left, which proved to be the difference in this particular contest. Ray Allenled the squad with 22 points, while Paul Piercehad 18 points and six rebounds. Boston will return to the hardwood on Tuesday when they travel to Cleveland for a 7:00pm tip-off.
* The New England Patriots touched down in Indianapolis on Sunday, and will begin their preparations for Super Bowl XLVI on Monday. The New York Giants are slated to start their championship week practices on Wednesday.
Good Friday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another edition of the Daily Noontime. Here are some headlines and news to kick-start the weekend!
* The Boston Celtics overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic, 91-83 in Florida on Thursday. Paul Piercetallied a team-high 24 points, while E’Twaun Moorerecorded 16 points off the bench. Also, Boston held Orlando to just eight points during the final frame.
* The Celtics have now won three consecutive contests, and will look to earn their ninth overall win on Friday when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the TD Garden for a 7:30pm tip.
* The Boston Red Sox officially announced the signing of outfielder Cody Rosson Thursday, and according to sources, he signed a one-year deal with $3 million.
Good Tuesday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines, news and more to jumpstart your day, enjoy!
* The Boston Celtics routed the Orlando Magic on Monday, 87-56. The Green and White have now won seven games this season, and are 5-5 at the TD Garden. Paul Pierceand Brandon Bassled the team with 19 points, whileKevin Garnetttallied 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dwight Howardled the Magic with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Boston will return to the hardwood on Thursday when they travel to Orlando for an 8:00pm tip-off.
* The Boston Bruins sported their “Sunday best” on Monday when they were welcomed to the White House to celebrate their most recent Stanley Cup Championship with President Obama. However, Tim Thomasdid not accompany his team, and noted on his Facebook page that he decided to exercise his rights as a free citizen. The Black and Gold will be on the ice Tuesday evening when they face the Capitals in Washington D.C.
* New England was named the home team for Super Bowl XLVI, and will most likely elect to wear their blue uniforms against the New York Giants.
* Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft told reporters that he hasn’t watched any highlights from Super Bowl XLII. Kraft complimented the Giants effort, as well as their management, coaches and players, too. The Giants defeated the Patriots earlier this season, but none of the New England players consider this particular matchup “revenge” from their Super Bowl loss in 2008.