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Uehara Cranks It Up as Crafty Closer

pHOTO BY JIM DAVIS, BOSTON GLOBEEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Rest easy Red Sox Nation.The High Five City is alive and well down in Spring Training.Koji Uehara threw the very last pitch to record the last out in the 2013 World Series.Yesterday he was back on the mound for his first start in Spring Training against the Pirates. Nothing has changed.Uehara threw 14 pitches, 10...
Via RedSoxLife
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley injured again: How will it affect free agency?

JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFFAre we getting to the point where Avery Bradley gets that ‘injury prone’ label that no player wants? After Bradley’s second MRI on his ankle, it appears that he could be missing some extended time. Bradley was having a strong start to this season, and it pains me to see him cut down like this. On January 21st versus Miami he initially sprained his right...
Via Celtics Life
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

(PHOTO) Jonny Gomes shaves off beard, looks like Charles Manson

(Jim Davis/Boston Globe)Another member of the bearded Bunyan's of the Boston Red Sox has lost their fuzzy facial force.Jonny Gomes' beard is no longer with us. R.I.P.Gomes gave his mane a trim on Monday, then finished the job on Wednesday earning a $10,000 donation from the Norelco company to the Travis Roy Foundation which helps spinal cord injury survivors.However, the...
Via RedSoxLife
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots hopeful on Ryan Allen

Jim Davis/ Boston GlobeThere might not be a new punter in town after all.According to Mike Reiss at ESPN Boston, the Patriots are saying there's a chance that injured punter Ryan Allen will be able to play in Sunday's AFC Championship game. Allen suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder Saturday against the Colts after a errant snap over his head eventually resulted...
Via Patriots Life
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Pats pass rush get to Andrew Luck?

Jim Davis/ Boston GlobeThere's been a lot of justifiable hype this week about Andrew Luck, the second year quarterback who engineered an incredible second half comeback to propel his Colts past the Chiefs on Wild Card weekend.However, no matter how good Luck is, he can't complete 64 yard bombs from his backside. As with any quarterback, pressure could be key to keeping Luck...
Via Patriots Life
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Happy New Year in New York for Drew

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Not so much...The first news of 2014 for Red Sox Nation is good news for Stephen Drew fans.Not so good for Stephen Drew and his hopes of a big free agency deal.Chances are looking better and better that he will be back in Fenway, possibly for a great price as far as the Red Sox are concerned.Another big...
Via RedSoxLife
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rains on Drew Parade

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Cross another candidate buyer off the list.Stephen Drew will not be part of the New York scene this coming year, says Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi. He said his team is happy with heading into the 2014 with Ruben Tejada as their shortstop. This report comes from WEEI covering J.P. Ricciardi&...
Via RedSoxLife
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots practice report: Josh Boyce out for Sunday's game

JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In a must-win game, the New England Patriots need all of their offensive weapons at their disposal if they want to secure a victory. However, it appears that today it was determined that they will be one weapon short.  The team has ruled rookie receiver Josh Boyce out for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens as a result of an ankle...
Via CLNS Radio
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Jilted on AL Cy Young

pHOTO BY JIM DAVIS, BOSTON GLOBEEric D. SchabellContributing Writer Our gem in the bullpen.Our lights out guy with many a game on the line in the 2013 season.Our one and only Koji (a.k.a. High Five City) Uehara finished 7th in the final AL Cy Young voting.The winner was Matt Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers, who garnered the most votes with 203. Nobody was even close, with the following...
Via RedSoxLife
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockin' Sox: Boston's top-four World Series performers

Lefty Jon Lester was a standout in two key games for the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox (Jim Davis/Boston Globe/Getty Images) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Much like David Letterman, we love us some lists here at redsoxlife.com. In keeping with that conceit, we’d like to submit for your approval the top-four performances by your 2013 World Champion Boston...
Via RedSoxLife
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe places Jeff Green on Grantland's "All-Intriguing" team

Photo courtesy of Boston Globe/Jim Davis Grantland's Zach Lowe has placed Celtic small forward Jeff Green on his "All-Intriguing" team for this upcoming season. The first reason Lowe cites for this is without Garnett and Pierce to space the floor it will be much more difficult for Green to get open for the corner three where he shot a scorching 46 percent last season...
Via Celtics Life
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Real? Red Sox vs White Sox 8-30-13

Koji Uehara retired four in a row Friday to earn his 15th save of the season in Boston's 4-3 win over Chicago (Jim Davis/Boston Globe) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer HIGH-FIVE! Koji Uehara, no stranger to the slap up-high, deserves a big one after getting an early, four-out call from the bullpen in Friday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox and retiring...
Via RedSoxLife
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski not expected to play in opener

JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF According to a tweet from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play in the season opener against the Buffalo Bills on September 8. Schefter tweeted the following earlier this afternoon. It is “not realistic” to expect Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to be ready to play regular-season opener at Buffalo...
Via CLNS Radio
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots cut three players Wednesday

Photo Credit: Jim Davis, Boston Globe The Patriots cut offensive lineman Nick McDonald and receivers Lavelle Hawkins and Perez Ashford Wednesday. According to a report from Masslive.com’s Nick Underhill, McDonald’s release comes on the heels of a failed physical. The 26-year-old interior lineman out of Grand Valley State joined the Pats in 2011 and was highly regarded for his...
Via CLNS Radio
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots cut three players Wednesday

Photo Credit: Jim Davis, Boston Globe The Patriots cut offensive lineman Nick McDonald and receivers Lavelle Hawkins and Perez Ashford Wednesday. According to a report from Masslive.com’s Nick Underhill, McDonald’s release comes on the heels of a failed physical. The 26-year-old interior lineman out of Grand Valley State joined the Pats in 2011 and was highly regarded for his...
Via CLNS Radio
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget This Year’s Electric Football Championship

Or, by all means, forget it as soon as you close this post. I’m really only posting this as a flimsy excuse to embed the bit from “The Critic” where they make fun of electric football. But in case your interest is piqued, here are details: More than 60 dedicated Electric Football coaches will gather during the weekend of August 2-5 at the Holiday Inn Cleveland-Airport for the...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Griffin, Eric Bledsoe to the Celtics for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers Has Been ‘Talked About’

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics are stirring blockbuster trade rumors, yet again. Garnett, who was a part of talks regarding LaLa land in February, has recently been rumored in another Celtics-Clippers trade. In a seven-man trade, head coach Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett would be sent to the Clips for...
Via Atlantic Twine
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Flip Flopping Crazy: Doc is in a foul mood about Game 2 officiating

Photo credit: Jim Davis/Boston Globe Let’s be clear about this right off the top: By no means am I citing the officiating as the main reason as to why the Celtics lost Game 2 to the Knicks.  Did it hurt the game plan when KG got into early foul trouble in the first and second quarters?  Without a doubt.  But that is when the Celtics actually played their best and had their...
Via Red's Army
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics dig themselves a Game 1 series hole

  Photo credit: Jim Davis, Boston Globe 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. Their second-half execution was deplorable, ruining a brilliant defensive performance that turned the Knicks into exactly what the Celtics wanted — a one-man team led...
Via Red's Army
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kraft Sports Group and New England Revolution Team Up to Host Sports-Themed Career Fair March 23

What a great opportunity for college students to be exposed to some of the best organizations in the country. On Saturday, March 23, at Showcase Live at Patriot Place, Kraft Sports Group invites all college students to register and participate in the Kraft Sports Group’s Executive Lecture and Sport Management and Entertainment Career Fair. The event will start at noon and run...
Via NESN.com
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Sullinger to Miss Remainder of Season

JIM DAVIS/BOSTON GLOBE STAFF Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the remainder of the season with a back injury. Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 1, 2013   Sullinger was...
Via Atlantic Twine
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rondo Says His Actions vs. Nets Weren’t “Dirty”

Photo: Jim Davis/Globe Staff Rajon Rondo opened up to the media following today’s Celtics practice for the first time since the ‘shoving match’ last night that led to the ejections of himself, Kris Humphries, and Gerald Wallace. Rondo said the hard foul on Kevin Garnett by Kris Humphries was a “malicious play“, and that he was just sticking up for his teammate. The Celtics...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

A Letter to the Boston Celtics

[caption id="attachment_2184" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="To the Big 3 and the rest of the Boston Celtics: thank you for fighting unceasingly until the final buzzer of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)"][/caption] Dear Boston Celtics, Thank you. Thank you for the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Thank...
Via Sports Blog Net
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

What Happened to the ‘Charge’ Call in the NBA?

In case you hadn’t heard, the NBA has an officiating problem. As game after game goes by in the playoffs, the topic of choice following every one seems to be one of three things: LeBron choked again. Somebody not named LeBron DIDN’T choke OR was allowed to choke because he’s not named LeBron. The officiating was horrendous. What a shame. LeBron James fouled out last night...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Game Photos

InsideTheVille.com's Jim Davis provides subscribers a sideline look from Louisville's spring game Saturday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Via louisville.scout.com
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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