The Indiana Pacers continue to give the Boston Celtics trouble. The Celtics needed overtime to avoid their 2nd loss of the year to Indiana, one of only two teams to beat Boston this year. The Celtics relied on Ray Allen’s 35 points to take the 122-117 win at the Canseco Fieldhouse. The win was the 12th in a row for Boston putting them at 20-2 on the year.
Ray Allen’s season high 35 points were just what the Celtics needed. Allen had 12 3 pointers as well. Kevin Garnett also had a huge game for Boston with 17 points and 20 rebounds.
The Celtics will travel to D.C. for a thursday matchup with the Wizards before returning to the TD Banknorth Garden to host the Hornets on 12/12 and the Jazz on 12/15. Celtics tickets are available for both games.
The matchups for the 2009 College Football Bowls are set. Wake Forest and Navy will kick off bowl season on December 20th, while Florida and Oklahoma will face off in the BCS Championship on January 8th to close it out.
Wake Forest vs. Navy
Washington, D.C. – RFK Stadium – Dec. 20, 11 a.m
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State vs. Fresno State
Albuquerque - University Stadium - Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m.
magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl
Memphis vs. South Florida
St. Petersburg. Fla.Tropicana Field Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl
BYU vs. Arizona
Las Vegas - Sam Boyd Stadium - Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss vs. Troy
New Orleans - Superdome - Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State vs. TCU
San Diego - Qualcomm Stadium - Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii vs. Notre Dame
Honolulu - Aloha Stadium - Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan
Detroit - Ford Field - Dec. 26, 8 p.m.
Meineke Car Care Bowl
West Virginia vs. North Carolina
Charlotte, N.C. - Bank of America Stadium -Dec. 27, 1 p.m.
Champs Sports Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Florida State
Orlando, Fla. - Florida Citrus Bowl - Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Miami (Fla.) vs. California
San Francisco - AT&T Park - Dec. 27, 8 p.m.
PetroSun Independence Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
Shreveport, La. - Independence Stadium - Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m.
NC State vs. Rutgers
Birmingham, Ala. - Legion Field - Dec. 29, 3 p.m.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Missouri vs. Northwestern
San Antonio - Alamodome - Dec. 29, 8 p.m.
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland vs. Nevada
Boise, Idaho - Bronco Stadium - Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m.
Rice vs. Western Michigan
Houston - Reliant Stadium - Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
San Diego – Qualcomm Stadium – Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Houston vs. Air Force
Fort Worth, Texas - Amon G. Carter Stadium - Dec. 31, Noon
Brut Sun Bowl
Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh
El Paso, Texas - Sun Bowl - Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Boston College vs. Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tenn. - LP Field - Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Kansas vs. Minnesota
Tempe, Ariz. - Sun Devil Stadium - Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.
LSU vs. Georgia Tech
Atlanta - Georgia Dome - Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.
South Carolina vs. Iowa
Tampa, Fla.- Raymond James Stadium - Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m.
Capital One Bowl
Georgia vs. Michigan State
Orlando, Fla.Florida – Citrus Bowl - Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Clemson vs. Nebraska
Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville Municipal Stadium - Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi Bowl
Penn State vs. USC
Pasadena, Calif. - Rose Bowl - Jan. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
FedEx Orange Bowl
Cincinnati vs. Virginia
TechMiami - Dolphin Stadium - Jan. 1, 2009, 8:30 p.m.
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
Dallas - Cotton Bowl - Jan. 2, 2009, 2 p.m.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kentucky vs. East Carolina
Memphis, Tenn. - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Utah vs. Alabama
New Orleans - Superdome - Jan. 2, 2009, 8 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Connecticut
Toronto - Rogers Centre - Jan. 3, 2009, Noon
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State vs. Texas
Glendale, Ariz. - University of Phoenix Stadium - Jan. 5, 2009, 8 p.m.
Tulsa vs. Ball State
Mobile, Ala - Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m.
FedEx BCS National Championship Game
Florida vs. Oklahoma
Miami - Dolphin Stadium - Jan. 8, 2009, 8 p.m.
The Philadelphia Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over the NFL East leading New York Giants in week 14. 12/04/08San Diego Chargers (5-8) 34 Oakland Raiders (3-10) 7 – The Chargers started week 14 with a win over the hapless Raiders.
12/07/08Houston Texans (6-7) 24 Green Bay Packers (5-8) 21 – The Packers playoff chances are slipping away as they lost their 8th game of the year.
Minnesota Vikings (8-5) 20 Detroit Lions (0-13) 16 – The Detroit Lions again failed to get their 1st win of the year as the Vikings picked up their 8th win.
Indianapolis Colts (9-4) 35 Cincinnati Bengals (1-11-1) 3 – Peyton Manning’s three TD passes led the Colts to an easy victory over the Bengals today.
Philadelphia Eagles (7-5-1) 20 New York Giants (11-2) 14 – The Eagles upset the Giants today and kept their playoff chances alive in NFC.
Chicago Bears (7-6) 23 Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) 10 – Orton threw for 219 yards with two TD’s to lead the Bears over the Jaguars for their 7th win of the year.
Tennessee Titans (12-1) 28 Cleveland Browns (4-9) 9 - Kerry Collins continued his steady play as the Titans cruised to their league leading 12th win.
Denver Broncos (8-5) 24 Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) 17 – Cutler was clutch for the Broncos with two TD passes.
San Francisco 49ers (5-8) 24 New York Jets (8-5) 14 – The 49ers surprised a strong New York Jets team today to get their 5th win.
New Orleans Saints (7-6) 29 Atlanta Falcons (8-5) 25 – Drew Brees and Matt Ryan went back and forth today with the Saints eventually hanging on to a lead for their 7th win.
Miami Dolphins (8-5) 16 Buffalo Bills (6-7) 3 – The Dolphins are still a factor in the AFC after beating the Bills today.
New England Patriots (8-5) 24 Seattle Seahawks (2-11) 21 – The Patriots refuse to go away, getting their 8th win today over the Seahawks.
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The San Diego Padres have sent shortstop Khalil Greene to the St Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have been in the market for Ceasar Izturis’ replacement, and will be sending two pitching prospects to the Padres in return. This move may signal San Diego’s desire to lower their payroll and try to re-sign ace Jake Peavy.
2009 San Diego Padres tickets are available now!
The 2008-2009 Bowl Championship Series games are on the way. First up is the Rose Bowl on January 1st, which will feature Penn State versus either USC or Oregon State. Later that day, a BCS at-large team will take on the ACC Champion (which will be either Boston College or Virginia Tech) in the FexEx Orange Bowl. On January 2nd the SEC champion and a BCS at-large will face off in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. On the 5th, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will pit the Big 12 champ against a BCS at-large.
On January 8th, the #1 and #2 ranked teams will play for the title in the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
BCS Bowl Game Tickets are available now!
The Boston Red Sox have locked up 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2008 American League MVP Dustin Pedroia for six year. The terms of the deal have not been made public, but the figure is reported to be around $40.5 million. The Sox home-grown second baseman was essential to Boston’s success in both of his years for the club; setting the table for the power-hitters in the lineup as well as being a defensive force in the middle infield.
2009 Red Sox Tickets are available now for all games!
Despite 30 points from Orlando forward Rashard Lewis, the Cetlics walked away from last night’s game with an impressive 9-game winning streak. The C’s kept their cool and held off the Magic for a 107-88 victory, despite a total of 8 technicals being called. With another one on his record, Kendrick Perkins is getting perilously close to being suspended a game for each two T’s.
Rajon Rondo was outstanding moving the ball around yet again, racking up 12 assists.
The Celtics will face the Indiana Pacers at home on Wednesday night. Discount Celtics tickets are still available!
If the New York Giants return to the Super Bowl this year, they will do so without the services of one of last year’s heroes, Plaxico Burress. Plax was suspended by the Giants for the remainder of the year including playoffs after he was arrested on gun possession charges stemming from a night club incident last week where the star WR shot himself in the leg. This is the second time the Giants have suspended Burress this season. The first came on an unexcused absence from practice. Plaxico also gave the team grief this off-season demanding that his contract be re-negotiated. Burress would eventually get his wish, landing a new deal with New York.
With the rest of his playing season decided, Plaxico can focus on defending the charges against him. He faces a potential of 3.5 to 15 years in prison if convicted on the illegal weapons charge. The team for their part has been offering words of encouragement and concern for their teammate. The Giants have managed to stay focused on the field with an 11-1 record on the year.
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will become the third pair of NFL teams to match up at London’s Wembley Stadium. Last season the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins, and just over a month ago the New Orleans Saints beat the San Diego Chargers. Like the two previous across-the-pond games, the 2009 meeting is expected to sell out the full 83,000 seats in the house. This game is highly anticipated, as the Pats and Bucs are responsible for 4 of the last 7 NFL Championships.
New England Patriots tickets are available now!
The Portland Trail Blazers topped the Pistons in Auburn Hills on Sunday in what is becoming a regular sight for Detroit fans. Both the Pistons and the Lions have yet to win a game on a Sunday this season. LaMarcus Aldridge led the rout with 27 points, followed by 19 from Brandon Roy, and 10 points and a career high 13 rebounds by Greg Oden.
“This is a good win for us, because we’ve struggled against good teams on the road this year,” Roy said in a post-game interview. “We had good focus, and we were able to close the game.”
Allen Iverson continues to struggle in Detroit, describing his tenure with the team so far as “almost (been) like a training camp”
Portland Trail Blazers tickets are available now for all games this season.