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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Whenever the Celtics visit the Orlando Magic, professional golfer Ian Poulter gets prime seats at the Amway Center and makes a stop in the visitor's locker room. The next time Poulter drops in, though, he might receive a chilly reception. Poulter and Celtics coach Doc Rivers both make their offseason homes in the Orlando area, and their shared love of golf has made them fast friends. In the wake of the U.S. team's shocking collapse in the Ryder Cup this weekend, Rivers received text messages on Monday from two Ryder Cup competitors -- one welcomed, the other...

Photo Gallery: Celtics first practice in Istanbul

Doc Rivers wasted no time in getting the Celtics back out on the court. A few hours after a grueling 11-hour flight from Boston to Istanbul, they were back to business. Despite the lack of rest, KG and Darko were all smiles. Enjoy some photos of their practice session via Sina.

Column: A tough guy in magenta stops US rout

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The magenta shirt suited Ian Poulter well, even if it wasn't quite his taste. His usual pink would have been better, but that wasn't the European uniform Saturday at the Ryder Cup. So magenta it was, because a good teammate wears team colors. And, oh, what a teammate Poulter was Saturday in a fist-pumping, gut-roaring...

Best day of his life? At Ryder Cup, it's next one

Keegan Bradley called his Ryder Cup debut ''the best day of my life.'' Barely 24 hours later, somehow it got even better. After stealing the show Friday with back-to-back wins, Bradley again partnered with Phil Mickelson to make beating the Europeans look easy. This time, the Americans punished Englishmen Lee Westwood and Luke Donald 7 and 6, tying the record for...

Americans Up By Four, Europeans Charging Late Going Into Final Day of Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. - Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and fists shaking with every clutch putt, at least gave Europe a lot of momentum over the final frantic hour Saturday at Medinah. Right when it looked as if the Americans were a lock to win back the cup, Poulter birdied...

We Believe: Europe pulls off improbable comeback

The scoreboard showed 10-6 and just about everyone figured the Ryder Cup was over. Everyone, that is, but the Europeans. There was so much energy and excitement in Europe's team room Saturday night that Ian Poulter just knew they were on the verge of something special. ''The atmosphere was like we had a two-point lead,'' Poulter said. ''We're four...

Celtics hoping European trip rekindles '07-08 win

The Boston Celtics are heading back to Europe, and they're hoping for the same results as the last time. The Celtics went to Rome in 2007 so the New Big Three could bond and get used to each other. Now they're going to Milan and Istanbul for a pair of exhibition games. Coach Doc Rivers says that any time spent on the road helps teammates bond. The Celtics brought in Kevin...

Celtics Approach Preseason Trip to Turkey and Italy as Business First, Sightseeing Second

WALTHAM, Mass. -- There are worse places to take a business trip than Istanbul and Milan, as anyone who has ever attended a conference in smoggy Trenton can attest. Still, the Celtics have made clear that they are approaching their preseason sojourn to Turkey and Italy, respectively, as business first. The eight-day journey is not a vacation. It is part of their preseason training...

Your Morning Dump… Where KG is cooking again

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Well we have continuity,” said Garnett. “Obviously, you’ve got to keep it continuous and stay consistent with it. But, for the most part, we’re hanging out, we’re being social. Turkey will probably...
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