Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines and news from the Boston/New England sports world, enjoy.
* Oklahoma City proved to be too much for the Boston Celtics, as the Thunder prevailed, 119-104. Boston managed to outscore Oklahoma City in the third frame, but struggled to contain Russell Westbrookand Kevin Durant, who combined for 59 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, and five steals. Kevin Garnettand Paul Piercepaced the Celtics with 23 points each. Boston will enjoy a few days off until they return to the court next week, as they travel to Cleveland for 7:00pm tip on Feb. 28.
* The Boston Bruins regrouped on Wednesday, and earned an important 4-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues. Brad Marchandnetted two of the teams goals, while Tim Thomasdeflected 30 shots between the pipes. The Black and Gold will continue their six-game swing on Friday, Feb. 24, when they travel to Buffalo for a 7:30pm face-off.
* The Boston Red Sox will conduct their first positional players workout on Thursday, which according to some sources is anticlimactic, especially since a majority of them showed up earlier this week. However, reports have confirmed that Roy Oswalt is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about his plans for the upcoming season. It’s uncertain if he’ll elect to join the Sox for the upcoming year or what he’ll do, but again, this long awaited free agent saga should come to an end soon.
Happy Valentines y’all, and welcome into a lovely edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines and news to jumpstart the day!
* Boston College’s Bill Arnold scored the game-winning goal against Boston University with 6.4 seconds remaining in overtime, which helped the Eagles defeat the Terriers in the 60th Boston Beanpot championship, 3-2. The Eagles have now won three consecutive tournament championships, while the Terriers have lost their last three final matches.
* The Boston Red Sox and David Ortizavoided an arbitration hearing on Monday, as both sides settled on a one-year, $14.575 million contract.
* According to sources, the Red Sox are still interested in acquiringRoy Oswalt, but apparently the 34-year-old pitcher hasn’t decided if he wants to play baseball this year.
* Finally, the Boston Bruins will host the New York Rangers on Tuesday evening in a critical Eastern Conference matchup. Currently, the Rangers reside in first place, while the Bruins are in second place. However, Boston is seven points behind New York in the standings.