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UNC Wins 4 Straight at Duke

Posted by Ace Staff on February 12th, 2009

Sports - North Carolina seniors Tyler Hansbrough and Danny Green became the first teammates to attain a perfect 4-0 record against Coach K on his own court. After the game they walked off with four fingers held high in the air, representing their perfect win streak at the Cameron Indoor at Duke. Ty Lawson led the #3 ranked Tar Heels to beat the Duke Blue Devils (#5) 101-87, scoring 21 out of his season-high 25 points in the second half. Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 points as they put a stop to Duke’s 14-game win streak at home. This performance put Hansbrough at second on the all-time ACC scoring list with 2,604 points. Duke was leading at the half 52-44, but UNC pulled away late in the game with a 14-0 run. UNC coach Roy Williams told his boys “the streak is going to stop at some time; lets? just put it off for another year.” The Tar Heels responded and for that they are now in first place in the ACC. These powerhouse rivals are set to square off again March 8th at UNC. Both Duke and North Carolina will be seen as favorites in the upcoming NCAA tournament. UNC Tarheels and Duke Blue Devils tickets, as well as NCAA Basketball Tournament tickets are available now!

U2 To Play Letterman For 5 Nights

Posted by Ace Staff on February 12th, 2009

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To celebrate the release of their new album ‘No Line on the Horizon’, U2 will perform on the David Letterman Show for five straight nights from March 2 thru March 6.   There is no indication of what they might play but I hope they do at least one new song per night. Hearing new U2 material live is the best way to judge their songs.  It might be the only way to hear them live for the time being as U2 has not announced any plans for their 2009 tour. A U2 tour is inevitable but when it will come is anyone’s guess. Some recent rumors have U2 playing Fenway Park over the Summer while others think a Fall stop in Boston is more likely.  Wherever they wind up playing check back here for U2 news and U2 tickets.

Celtics Start Road Trip With a Win

Posted by Ace Staff on February 12th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - After losing their last two contests at home to the Lakers and Spurs, the Boston Celtics found a way to come together and defeat the Hornets 89-77 in New Orleans.  Paul Pierce led the C’s in scoring with 30 points, and Garnett added 14 points while pulling down 10 boards.  Eddie House chipped in with 12 points, scoring eight in the final period as he filled in well for Ray Allen, who missed the second half after hyperextending his thumb. Chris Paul returned last night after missing 4 games due to a right groin strain.  He finished with 13 points and five assists in his 32 minutes played.  David West and Hilton Armstrong scored 15 and 14 despite the Hornets coming up short. Last nights game marked the first of six straight road games against Western Conference teams for the C’s.  Ray Allen is due to come back tonight as the Celtics travel to Dallas to match up against the Mavericks at 9:30 p.m.  He will also be recognized as an All-Star due to the recent injury of Orlando’s Jameer Nelson.  Look for the Big 3 Sunday night as they represent the Eastern Conference in the 2009 All-Star game. Boston Celtics tickets are available now!

Elton & Billy at Gillette? U2 at Fenway?

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Concerts, Homepage - Rumors of a the Elton John & Billy Joel tour coming to Fenway have turned into a confirmation of the duo playing at Gillette Stadium. On Saturday, July 18th, the Face 2 Face tour will come to Foxborough. This leaves the Summer’s Fenway concert as a question mark – and opens up the possibility of the long-rumored U2 show at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Elton John and Billy Joel tickets are available now, and you can sign up now to be notified as soon as U2 tickets are available.

Robert Horry Interested in Joining the Green

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Sports - The Sacramento Bee is reporting that perpetual playoff weapon off the bench, Robert Horry, wants to return to pro ball this season. While he would love to rejoin the Spurs, his friendship with former Rockets teammate Sam Cassell also opens up the possibility of joining the Boston Celtics. Horry made light of a towel-throwing incident with current Boston GM Danny Ainge, joking that it would be all over the media within moments if he went to the C’s. The Celtics are still looking for veteran depth, especially given PJ Brown’s likely decision to retire. Boston Celtics tickets are available now.

2009 Red Sox Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - With pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrow, and the first full team workout less than a week away, the Boston Red Sox have announced their list of non-roster invitees to spring training. Included in the list are knuckleballer Charlie Zink, pitching prospect Daniel Bard, slugger of the future Lars Anderson, and former Sox farmhand Chip Ambres. The first Sox spring training games are on February 25th. At 1:05 they will host Boston College, and at 7:05 they will play the Minnesota Twins at their practice facility. 2009 Red Sox Non-Roster Invitees: Pitchers: Daniel Bard, Fernando Cabrera, Enrique Gonzalez, Kris Johnson, Marcus McBeth, Dustin Richardson, Billy Traber and Charlie Zink. Catchers: Carlos Maldonado. Infielders: Lars Anderson, Jeff Bailey, Angel Chavez, Nick Green, Ivan Ochoa, Gil Velazquez. Outfielders: Chip Ambres, Zach Kaeges, Paul McAnulty and Josh Reddick. 2009 Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Sharks Late Rally Downs Bruins

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - The two top teams in the NHL met up at the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday night. The Eastern-conference-leading Boston Bruins had 85 points, and the Sharks topped the West with 79. Milan Lucic had two goals in the first period to give the B’s a 2-1 lead for most of the game. Unfortunately for Boston, their solid game would fall apart in the third period. Boston was 0-4 on the power play, and sloppy play late in the game led to a four-goal third period for the Shark, including a 9:48 goal by former Bruin Joe Thornton. Shark left winger Ryane Clone took home the first star, with an outstanding 3 assists (including the game tying and game winning goals). Boston’s left winger Lucic’s two goals got him the second star. The Boston Bruins embark on a six-game road trip starting with a game against the Devils in NJ on Friday, Feburary 13th. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!

Coldplay Announces Comcast Center Show

Posted by Ace Staff on February 10th, 2009

Concerts, Homepage - Fresh off of appearances on 60 Minutes and the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Coldplay have announced the first set of dates for their North American tour this Summer. They will appear at the Comcast Center in Mansfield MA on August 3rd. Still touring in support of “Viva La Vida” and the followup “Prospekt’s March EP”, the band is working on their next album and will liekly debut material on the tour. 7/10 – Ridgefield, WA – The Amphitheater at Clark County 7/11 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre 7/13 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre 7/16 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 7/18 – Carson, CA – Home Depot Center 7/21 – Dallas, TX – Center 7/22 – Houston – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 7/24 – St Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre 7/25 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theater 7/2 – Toronto, ON – TBD 8/3 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center 8/6 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 8/7 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/9 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre Coldplay Tickets are available now!

A-Rod Admits Performance Enhancing Drug Use

Posted by Ace Staff on February 9th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - After Sports Illustrated released a report accusing Alex Rodriguez of testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003, Rodriguez owned up to it in an emotional interview with Peter Gammons. “When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure, I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me and I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day” Rodriguez told Gammons. He admitted to using performance enhancing drugs from 2001 through 2003, his entire tenure with the Texas Rangers, but said he had been clean since 2004.Alex Rodriguez is under contract with the New York Yankees until 2017.

Celtics Fall to Late Spurs Rally

Posted by Ace Staff on February 9th, 2009

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With just 45 seconds to go in the 4th quarter of last night’s game, the Celtics held a one point lead. Boston’s costly mistakes and San Antonio’s stellar play led to 11 straight points to leave the game at a 105-99 final. Manu Ginobli’s steal off of Ray Allen’s inbound pass put the game out of reach.

“We’ve got a tough task in front of us, going on the road for the next couple of weeks, and we’ve got to make up some ground,” Celtics Captain Paul Pierce told Jimmy Golen of the AP. “We have our work cut out for us. This is a big road trip for us.”

The Celtics go to New Orleans to face the Hornets on February 11th.

Boston Celtics tickets are available now!