Yes, we know we are posting our ‘Daily Noontime’ a bit later this morning, but we’re happy to unveil some interesting and intriguing news (and links) below from the world wide web!
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day and remember … never stop smiling!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
After enjoying an off day yesterday, the Boston Celtics are back on the hardwood this evening when they visit the Miami Heat with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Tonight’s game marks the end of a three-game road trip for the Green and White, which began with a win over the Orlando Magic but was followed by a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
We’re another day closer to the start of the second half of the Boston Bruins season – let the countdown for puck drop on Friday, January 31st against the Winnipeg Jets continue!
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
After losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator (and now the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers) Kyle Shanahan acknowledged that Bill Belichick reached out to him to talk. (ProFootballTalk.com)
NBC Sports announcer Mike Tirico recently shared a “kind gesture made by now Celtics player Gordon Hayward in Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game.” (Boston.com)
The death of Kobe Bryant ‘leaves us with poignant images, vivid memories, and disbeliefs,’ writes Chad Finn. (Boston.com)
Joe Montana has some advice for TomBrady: “It’s not easy to go to another team.” (NFL.com)
LeBron James told members of the media that “he will take on the legacy of the Lakers great as his own responsibility.” (ESPN.com)
Kobe Bryant was more than just a basketball player, but someone that helped the NBA ‘conquer the world.’ (New York Times)
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ellie Duncan shares a powerful story about Kobe Bryant being a ‘girl dad.’
Welcome to Monday, everyone – hope you had a great weekend!
This past weekend ended with a disappointing note with the news of Kobe Bryant‘s passing. We have some links (below) on Kobe, who was a five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion, an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA team, and the 2008 Most Valuable Player.
Additionally, Bryant was tabbed the NBA Finals MVP in 2009 when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic and in 2010 when the Purple and Gold outlasted our beloved Boston Celtics.
Switching gears – just for a quick second! – it will be somewhat mild today in Boston, both in and outside the city with temperatures in the high 40s. However, it will be mostly cloudy today, but the warmer weather makes up for it, though!
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and remember to smile and laugh!
Boston is off this evening but will cap their three-game road trip tomorrow with a visit to the Miami Heat, who currently resides in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 31-14 record. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Boston Bruins will begin the second half of their season on Friday, January 31st when they visit the Winnipeg Jets at 8 p.m.
Happy Friday, and welcome into yet another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines and news to kick-start the final weekday!
* Chicago outscored Boston, 29-21 in the final frame, which helped the Bulls defeat the Celtics in the Windy City, 89-80. Chicago has now won 27 games, while Boston falls to 15-14 on the year, as well as 4-6 on the road. Carlos Boozerand Luol Dengpaced Chicago with 23 points apiece, while Kevin Garnettled Boston with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Boston will look to snap their two-game skid on Sunday, when they travel to Detroit to face the Pistons for a 6:00pm tip-off.
* The Boston Bruins will continue their six-game swing on Friday evening, as they travel to Winnipeg to face the Jets. The Black and Gold are expected to be without RichPeverley, who sustained a knee injury on Wednesday against Montreal. Also, Nathan Hortoncontinues to remain sidelined due to a concussion he sustained against Philadelphia in January.
* Sources confirmed on Thursday that Brad Marchandwon’t be suspended for a hit on Montreal’s Alexei Emelinfrom this past Wednesday. NHL Senior VP of Player Safety Brandon Shanahan tweeted that there won’t be any disciple for the Bruins winger.
* Jason Varitekand Tim Wakefieldhave yet to show up at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility in Florida. Both players want to return to the club, but according to sources, Boston said they’re not guaranteeing roster spots for either player, but instead have offered minor league contracts with an invitation to attend Spring Training.
Good Wednesday morning to all, and welcome into yet another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some of the day’s headlines and news, enjoy.
* Without left-winger Brad Marchandin the line-up, the Boston Bruins managed to pick up an important win against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday evening. Nathan Hortonnetted two of the team’s five goals, while Tuukka Raskrecorded 29 saves between the pipes. The Bruins will enjoy a day of rest, and then welcome the Montreal Canadiens to the TD Garden on Thursday for a 7:00pm face-off.
* It’s been a few days since the Boston Celtics last played basketball, but on Wednesday, they’ll host the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, who have won four of their last five contests. The Celtics winning streak was snapped last week when the Indiana Pacers handed them an 87-74 victory.
* Despite an interesting 34 minutes, Harvard’s men’s basketball team somehow prevailed, as the Crimson defeated Monmouth, 70-61.