Concerts - If you have HBO or you happen to be in Washington D.C. you’ll be able to see U2 perform live this Sunday, January 18 at the Lincoln Memorial. U2 joins other artists such as Bruce Springsteen in a celebration of the 56th Presidential Inauguration. The concert entitled “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration will air live on HBO on 1/18/09 at 7pm. If you are in the D.C. area the concert is open to the public but crowds are expected to be very large.
No word on how many songs U2 will play or if they will play anything off their upcoming album, ‘No Line on the Horizon’. In addition to U2 and Bruce Springsteen the show will also feature performances by, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Garth Brooks and John Legend.
Homepage, Sports - In his 15th and final year of eligibility, Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice was finally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His induction gives the Red Sox a streak of Hall of Fame left fielders from 1939-1986, encompassing the entire careers of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Rice. One of the most feared hitters of his time, Rice won the AL MVP in 1978 and ranked in the top five in voting on five occasions. As noted on his Wikipedia page: “from 1975 to 1986, Rice led the AL in total games played, at bats, runs scored, hits, homers, RBIs, slugging average, total bases, extra base hits, go-ahead RBIs, multi-hit games, and outfield assists.”Rice is the only player to ever lead the major leagues in RBI’s, triples, home runs in one season, and his career 4,129 total bases is still the team best.
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Sports - Paul Pierce was determined to get the Celtics past the Raptors last night. The team leader dropped 39 points on Toronto scoring 9 of them in OT to seal the 115-109 victory by the Boston Celtics. Pierce played 49 minutes in Monday night’s game despite the fact that he had a bad knee due to a collision in Sunday’s game. Kevin Garnett added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Boston. The win was Boston’s 2nd in a row after losing 7 of 9 and put the Celtics at 31-9 on the year.
After playing 2 in a row against the Raptors, the Celtics will do the same with the New Jersey Nets. The Nets will play the Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden on Wednesday 1/14 and the Celtics will travel to New Jersey for Saturday’s game with the Nets. Celtics tickets are available for these and all Celtics games both at home and on the road.
Homepage, Sports - The second round of the 2008-2009 NFL playoffs is over!
Saturday, January 10th
Baltimore 13 – Tennessee 10: Baltimore stunned the Titans, after a controversial first down. With the play clock seemingly expired, Baltimore made a first down followed by a Rob Bironas field goal to lock up the win.
Arizona 33 – Carolina 13: Jake Delhomme’s five interceptions put the game out of reach for the Panthers.
Sunday, January 11th
Philadelphia 23 – New York Giants 11: Donovan McNabb and the Eagles overcame a 92-yard showing by Brandon Jacobs to move on to the NFC Championship game.
Pittsburgh 35 – San Diego 24: Willie Parker had a monster day, racking up 146 yards and two touchdowns. San Diego was without star running back LaDanian Tomlinson again.
Championship Week Schedule:
Sunday January 18th. 3:00pm
Philadephia @ Arizona6:30pm
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Homepage, Sports - On Monday, January 12th, 2009, the results of Jim Rice’s last chance to join the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced. On the ballot for the 15th time, this is the last chance Rice will have. Last year Rice had 73% of the vote, just 16 votes short of enshrinement. “I just don’t think about it,” Rice told the AP. “The ballots are in. There’s nothing you can do about it. So you can’t change anything, so why worry about it.” Left fielder Rickey Henderson will be on his first ballot, a nearly unanimous shoo-in for the hall. Andre Dawson and Bert Blyleven, both short in their previous years on the list, will try to hit the required 75% again.
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Concerts - Bruce Springsteen won’t be sitting back in 2009 even after wrapping up a prolonged tour in 2008 in support of the album ‘Magic’. Bruce’s new album, ‘Working on a Dream’ will be released on 1/27/09. No word on Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band hitting the road yet but a 2009 tour in support of the new album is likely. Stay tuned for info on Bruce Springsteen tickets as news develops.
Bruce recently won a Golden Globe award for his song ‘The Wrestler’ for the critically acclaimed movie of the same name. The win for Bruce will hopefully be a a good omen for what’s looking like a busy 2009 for Springsteen. In addition to the album release, Bruce and the E Street Band will perform at this year’s Superbowl Halftime show on February 1, 2009.
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Homepage, Sports - The Boston Celtics have been on a 2-6 skid since having their winning streak derailed by the Los Angeles Lakers. Amid speculation of acquiring Knick Stephon Marbury and the rapidly approaching trade deadline, the C’s need to either right the ship or figure out what they need. The Cavaliers, looking for revenge for being knocked out of the playoffs last year and an opening night loss this year, have usurped the C’s as top team in the NBA in most power rankings. Tip-off is at 8:00pm at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
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Homepage, Sports - The Boston Red Sox have continued to make low-risk, high reward signings this offseason. Career-long Atlanta Brave pitcher John Smoltz will sign a $5 million guaranteed contract with up to $5 million in performance-based incentives. Rocco Baldelli will have a $500k base salary with $1.75 million in roster bonuses and $5.25 million in performance bonuses. Kotsay’s deal is for $1.5 plus performance incentives. These signings plus Brad Penny’s $5 million contract give the Sox some cheap depth, and a chance to get numbers like their 2007 seasons for a fraction of the cost.
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Homepage, Sports - Despite goaltender Manny Fernandez only stopping 26 of 30 shots, the Boston Bruins topped the Ottawa Senators at home on Thursday night. With the game knotted up at the start of the third period, Boston center David Krejci would give Boston the lead with an unassisted goal in the 10th minute. Marc Savard and P.J. Axelsson would each contribute another goal to put the game out of reach. The Bruins still have a 10 point lead over the Montreal Canadiens in the division, and will host them at the Garden on Tuesday, January 13th.
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Concerts, Homepage - Jason Mraz is heading off on a world tour in support of new album “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things”. The pop singer-songwriter will be stopping in Japan, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, England, and Ireland. Before that, Mraz will be playing a one-off show at the Ryan Center in Rhode Island on February 12th. Mraz will return to the US in May to play two dates at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on the 8th and the 9th.
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