We’re making a few tweaks to the Daily Noontime going forward – hope you don’t mind as we continue to help start your day with headlines (and news), as well as something (like our videos of the day) to make you smile.
So, here is our brand-spanking-new ‘Daily Noontime’ – hope you enjoy it, everyone!
Calgary rolls past Boston
The Calgary Flames rolled past the Boston Bruinslast night at the TD Garden by a score of 5-2. Boston has lost its last two outings – they surrendered nine goals last Saturday to the Vancouver Cancuks. Hopefully the Black and Gold can return to their winning ways soon – well, tomorrow to be exact, as they will welcome the Dallas Stars to Causeway Street. Puck drop is 7 p.m.
Tatum leads Boston past Portland
Jayson Tatum scored 36 points last night while recording five rebounds and one assist as the Boston Celtics topped the Portland Trail Blazers, 118-106. Boston has now won 40 games and will look to cap their west coast road trip with a win this evening against the Utah Jazz. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m.
Boston Red Sox sign-stealing investigation delayed (again!)
It seems as if we will need to wait another day to hear what sort of punishment MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will dish out to our hometown Boston Red Sox. But according to a recent report from NJ.com, we could learn of the punishment by Friday.
New England Revolution kick-off their 2020 campaign on Saturday
A brand new season of New England Revolution soccer is set to commence this Saturday, February 29th when the local club hosts the Montreal Impact at 3 p.m. New England concluded its preseason with a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers last weekend, which is hopefully a sign for additional wins to come!
The University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) extends its winning streak
Coach Jim Calhoun‘s squad won its 23-straight contest last night, beating Regis College in the opening round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament. The Blue Jays will welcome Anna Maria College to West Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday (Feb. 27th) for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The winner will advance to Saturday’s conference tournament final.
Holy Cross edges Harvard in men’s lacrosse
The Crusaders scored their third-straight win yesterday, along with their fourth of the season, as Holy Cross outlasted Harvard University, 9-8, in men’s lacrosse yesterday in Worcester. Justin Lynskey led the Crusaders with four points while three Holy Cross players finished with two points.
Bruton leads Nichols College past Roger Williams in the CCC Quarterfinals
DeAnte Bruton helped the Bison of Nichols College erase a 19-point deficit to beat the Hawks of Roger Williams last night in the opening round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament. Bruton registered a double-double of 36 points and 14 rebounds while Matt Morrow contributed 13 points and eight caroms. Nichols will face Gordon College on Thursday in the semifinals.
Have a great day, everyone – thanks for stopping by for our new version of the Daily Noontime, and we will talk to you again tomorrow morning!
It is a tad bit cloudy (and overcast) outside my window, but that won’t stop us from having a great morning (and day, of course).
Spring is right around the corner – we experienced an April-like day yesterday, which was awesome – but that also means a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ is here, too. So, let’s have a great day, everyone, and remember to smile, laugh, and be happy about life!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
The Boston Bruins return to the ice this evening – let’s hope they can erase the memories of a six-goal setback from this past weekend when they compete against the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
The Boston Celtics will be in Oregon this evening to take on the Portland Trail Blazers with tip-off scheduled for 10 p.m. Boston lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, but fans in Boston believe the Green and White should be fine going forward and can compete for an NBA championship this spring.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
Hear what Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney had to say about the two new forwards he acquired for the stretch run. (NESN.com)
The NFL Combine is this week, which means its time to highlight five storylines to watch for our hometown New England Patriots. (WEEI.com)
Danny Amendola is not going to be a free agent or return to the area. Instead, he is going back to the Detroit Lions, which could be another hint that Tom Brady will be interested in going elsewhere this offseason. (NBC Sports Boston)
What did we learn from watching Romeo Langford on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers? (Boston.com)
The Boston Red Sox will need Nate Eovaldi this season. Just saying! (Boston Globe)
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Learn how to freestyle like a pro with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Rev Run!
I hope you ALL had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the spring-like temperatures, especially yesterday. It is almost spring here in Boston (and New England), which means warm weather, spring sports, and dinner (and coffee) outside, not inside.
Let’s kick off a brand new week with the ‘Daily Noontime’ by smiling, laughing, and loving life!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
Jayson Tatum scored 41 points in 37 minutes but it wasn’t enough to lift the Boston Celtics to victory on Sunday. Instead, Boston lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-112, snapping a three-game winning streak.
Luckily, the Green and White will have a chance to redeem themselves tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 25th) when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers for a 10 p.m. tip-off.
The Boston Bruins will look to return to their winning ways tomorrow when they host the Calgary Flames for a 7 p.m. puck drop. Boston beat Calgary on Friday, 4-3, but then lost to the Vancouver Canucks, 9-3, one day later.
Finally, the Boston Red Sox will play some exhibition baseball today against the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
LeBron James saluted Jayson Tatum on Instagram following the Lakers’ two-point win over the Celtics on Sunday. (MassLive.com)
The Boston Celtics altered their travel plans so they can attend Kobe Bryant‘s Memorial. (CBS Boston)
Sunday’s loss to the Lakers was a tough pill to swallow, but it certainly seemed like a game the Celtics should have won. (Boston Globe)
Will the Boston Bruins make a move before the NHL Trade Deadline ends at 3 p.m. today? (NESN.com)
The Boston Bruins should not pursue Joe Thornton, says one hockey writer. (Yahoo.com)
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will certainly be a team to watch in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sports Illustrated)
By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)
The 2018 N.B.A. Playoffs officially begin tomorrow – yes, welcome to the postseason, basketball fans!
This is one of my favorite postseasons to follow – I do also enjoy playoff hockey as well, but playoff basketball is something I could watch all the time. So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the upcoming N.B.A. playoffs, enjoy!
Care to agree or disagree? Send me a tweet @MattNoonan11 and make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports’ basketball Twitter (@Noontime_Hoops)