By Jim Clark | [email protected] | Boston HeraldJanuary 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm The official event known as the “Catholic Conference/Middlesex League Challenge” doesn’t take place until Martin Luther King Day, but that didn’t stop Reading from scoring an early win for the public schools side Wednesday night. Shawn Golden and Sean Barbera each scored and Reading picked up a 2-1 victory against St. John’s Prep at Burbank Arena. Dylan Emery was solid in net for the Rockets, giving up just a second-period goal to Ryan Hart for the Eagles. HERALD’S HAT TRICK (the best of the best from Wednesday, Jan. 2) CONNOR FEENEY, BILLERICA: The junior made 43 saves to backbone Billerica’s 0-0 tie with Andover in a Dual County/Merrimack Valley 1 battle. Alex Trottier made 14 saves for the shutout for the Golden Warriors. KEVIN FLYNN, UPPER CAPE: Flynn broke out with five goals and the Rams improved to 7-1-0 with an 8-2 Mayflower League win against … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s boys hockey roundup: Reading scores big win vs. St. John’s Prep
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By Mirjam Swanson | [email protected] | Southern California News GroupPUBLISHED: December 27, 2018 at 4:37 pm | UPDATED: December 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm PLAYA VISTA — If you’re a friend of Clippers coach Doc Rivers and you were hoping he could hook you up with tickets to see LeBron James live this holiday season, you’re out of luck. For one thing, James is recovering from a strained groin and is expected to miss the game between L.A.’s NBA teams on Friday night at Staples Center. For another: This will be the Lakers’ home game, and so the Clippers will be guests in their own building – thus, the reduced allotment of tickets. “Where it gets different is people call you for tickets and you have to explain to them, ‘It’s the Lakers’ game guys, it’s not our home game so I don’t have as many tickets,’ ” Rivers said at his team’s practice Thursday. “No matter how many times you say that, they … [Read more...] about Lakers and Clippers meet with vastly different storylines, but same agenda
By Mark Medina | [email protected]om | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: December 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device * * * Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * * OAKLAND >> During this holiday season, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob does not have the spirit of giving. Instead, he seems more naughty than nice. Lacob floated the possibility he will sit in his courtside seat sporting one of his championship rings when the Warriors (23-11) face the Los Angeles Lakers (19-14) on Christmas Day at Oracle Arena. He hopes LeBron James notices. “I might wear it for him out of respect,” Lacob said, laughing, while recently sporting the Warriors’ most recent title ring. “I might wear all three.” That would provide a symbolic reminder of the Warriors winning three … [Read more...] about What will it take for Warriors and Lakers to become a rivalry?
Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 8:41 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 For the Pistons, it’s a new season, with a new coach and front office. The roster, though, is mostly the same. The approach will include a renewed optimism with Dwane Casey at the helm — and a healthy Reggie Jackson and Blake Griffin forming a trio with Andre Drummond — looking to get the Pistons back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. After finishing 39-43 last season and in ninth place in the East, they’ll look to turn things around, beginning with the opener on Oct. 17 at Little Caesars Arena against the Brooklyn Nets. Casey, who was the coach of the year last season with the Raptors, gets a return engagement when the Pistons play at Toronto on Nov. 14. More: Stan Van Gundy 'really lost right now' after Pistons firing They’ll have four nationally-televised games on ESPN: Dec. 7 versus the Sixers, Jan. 9 at the Lakers, Feb. 27 at the Spurs and March 13 versus the … [Read more...] about Full Pistons schedule: They open at home vs. Nets
By Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle Published 5:42 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 When/where: 7:30 Saturday/Toyota Center TV/radio: ABC /740-AM; Spanish: 850 AM/101.7 Rockets update The Rockets' 20-game home winning streak matches their longest in one season in franchise history and is one game from their longest ever. The Rockets have won four of the past five games against the Thunder and their past six in Houston, but have split this season's two meetings. The Rockets have won 7 of their past 8 games decided by five points or fewer. Since James Harden returned from a hamstring injury in mid-January, they are 18-2 in games with a five-point lead or deficit in the last five minutes. The Rockets are 28-3 with P.J. Tucker in the starting lineup, including the win in Oklahoma City last month. James Harden has made 61.3 percent of his shots the past two games after making 37.4 percent in his previous five games. Guard Eric Gordon, who was out on Thursday with a sore ankle, has … [Read more...] about Scouting report: Rockets vs. Thunder