It’s Thursday – hope everyone is doing well and staying safe as usual!
Let’s make today another great day – remember to smile, please! – with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime.’
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Happy Opening Day, baseball fans! Yep, today would have been the first day of a new season for both the Boston Red Sox and everyone else, but due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 season won’t begin today, but hopefully in a few months.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says, “nothing is off the table” for the upcoming season, including double-headers and seven-inning contests. Perhaps we could see baseball go past Halloween?
1952: Kansas beat St. John’s in the 14th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship – the tournament featured the first-ever “Final Four” format.
1979: Michigan State beat Indiana State, 75-64, in the 41st NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, which was the highest-rated game in the history of televised college basketball. And what made this game so special (and exciting) was it started the rivalry of future NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
1992: The New York Rangers clinched its first NHL regular-season championship in 50 years.
1997: The NHL announced the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Vancouver Canucks would open the 1998 season in Japan.
Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful morning (and end to their long weekend), and ready for a great week.
It is time to kick-off a brand new week with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime.’
As usual, have a wonderful day, smile, laugh, and eat a cookie – you deserve it!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
The Boston Bruins scored their third-straight win yesterday, beating the New York Rangers, 3-1. Patrice Bergeron, Charlie Coyle, and Charlie McAvoy each lit the lamp and will be counted on Wednesday, February 19th when the Black and Gold visit the Edmonton Oilers for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop.
The Boston Celtics are off until Friday, February 21st when they begin the second half of their season in Minnesota to face the Timberwolves.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
The NHL Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, which means the Bruins may want to acquire an additional piece or two for a Cup run. (WEEI.com)
Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum represented the Celtics last night in the NBA All-Star Game. (NESN.com)
What if Xander Bogaerts convinced Mookie Betts to come back to Boston next season? It could happen, right? (MassLive.com)
John Henry and Sam Kennedy finally explained why they traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Boston Globe)
Kevin Pillar may not be Mookie Betts, but he certainly will be a nice addition to the Boston Red Sox outfield this season. (Boston.com)
The Las Vegas Raiders seem to be VERY interested in signing Tom Brady to a two-year deal. (247Sports.com)
VIDEO OF THE DAY: It’s ‘Music Monday’ so let’s dance to an 80’s version of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.
It is BRUTAL outside today, so make sure to bring an extra hat and gloves when you go out for a second (or third) cup of coffee. Luckily, this cold weather won’t last long as Boston’s mild-winter returns Sunday with temperatures falling just a tad bit short of 50 degrees.
Have a wonderful weekend – make sure to do something special today for Valentine’s Day and remember to smile, laugh, and eat some chocolate!
The Boston Bruins will look to continue their impressive play from a few nights ago when they host the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow for a 1 p.m. face-off. They will then head to Manhattan on Sunday to face the New York Rangers for a 3:30 p.m. puck drop.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
Kemba Walker said that Jayson Tatum was the ‘best’ player on the court last night against Los Angeles. (ESPN.com)
Jayson Tatum could be the player that leads the Celtics to their 18th championship this spring (and summer!). (For The Win)
Alex Verdugo, who came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Mookie Betts deal, could miss the start of the Boston Red Sox season. (Boston Globe)
Kevin Pillar and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year deal, which is good news for the team’s outfield. (ESPN.com)
Which Major League Baseball (MLB) team had the worst offseason? Perhaps the Red Sox? (CBS Sports)
Here are the movies and television shows that will be filmed in Massachusetts this year. (Boston.com)
VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a song that is playing on our Spotify playlist today!
Rajon Rondo recorded his fifth triple-double of the season on Sunday, as Boston beat Miami, 91-72! (Photo Credit: RajonRondo.com)
Happy Monday to everyone. Also, Happy April, too. It’s time to unveil some headlines and news from the Boston sports scene!
* The Boston Celtics won their fifth consecutive game on Sunday, as they defeated the Miami Heat, 91-72. Rajon Rondofinished the contest with his 16 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, while Paul Piercepaced the Celtics with 23 points. Boston has now won 15 of their last 20 contests, and will return to the hardwood on Wednesday when they host the San Antonio Spurs.
* As of Monday, Apr. 2 – Boston owns a one game lead over Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division, and currently resides in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. So, if the playoffs were to start this week, they’d face the Indiana Pacers.
* The Boston Bruins picked up two critical wins this past weekend, as they defeated the New York Islanders on Saturday and New York Rangers on Sunday. The Black and Gold also clinched the Northeast Division crown, and will most likely be the No. 2 seed in the 2012 NHL Playoffs.
* The Bruins will conclude their regular season slate this week with two home contests against Pittsburgh (Apr. 3) and Buffalo (Apr. 7), as well as a trip to Ottawa (Apr. 5).
Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double against New York on Sunday! (Photo Credit: USA Today)
Good Monday to everyone! Let’s kick-off a brand new work week with some kick-butt news and headline from the city of champions, Boston!
* The Boston Celtics extended their current winning streak to four games, as they defeated the New York Knicks on Sunday, 115-109 in overtime. Rajon Rondoonce again ignored the ongoing trading rumors by finishing the game with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists, while Paul Piercepaced the Green and White with 34 points. New York’s Jeremy Linfinished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. Boston will conclude its five-game circuit on Tuesday when they host the Houston Rockets for a 7:30pm tip-off.
* The Boston Bruins have dropped two of their last three, as the New York Rangers defeated the Black and Gold on Sunday, 4-3 at Madison Square Garden. Derek Stepannetted the go-ahead goal at 12:21 to secure the win for the Rangers, who snapped a one-game losing streak. The Bruins will return to the ice on Tuesday when they face-off against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
* According to reports – Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has yet to make any announcement on Tuukka Rask, who sustained a lower-body injury on Saturday against the New York Islanders. However, once Sunday’s game concluded against the Rangers, the Bruins announced that they should have a better gage on the goaltender’s injury, as well as his status on Monday, (when news becomes available, we’ll link it on the blog).
* Finally, various reports on Monday have confirmed that eight more men have announced that they were abused by a former Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager, who is now dead. For more information on this particular story – CLICK HERE.