BOSTON (CBS) — Romeo Langford may finally make his season debut for the Celtics on Wednesday night. The second-year guard has been upgraded to questionable for Boston’s tilt against the Dallas Mavericks. Langford was sidelined for the first half of the season as he recovered from a broken wrist, and just when it seemed like he was set to return, he landed in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocol on March 11. He hasn’t played since Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat, when he suffered a right adductor strain after just over a minute of playing time. READ MORE: Former Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins Charged With Fraud, Identity Theft Injuries have plagued Langford’s brief NBA career since the Celtics drafted him 14th overall in 2019. He missed Summer League action after undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his thumb that he suffered during his college career at Indiana, and groin and knee injuries limited him during his first preseason with Boston. He then … [Read more...] about Is Tonight The Night Romeo Langford Returns To Celtics?
BOSTON (CBS) — Romeo Langford made his long-awaited return to the Celtics on Sunday night. It had been a few months in the making after the second-year guard required offseason wrist surgery, and then a few more weeks in the making when he came down with COVID-19 in March. Langford played just 12 minutes in Boston’s blowout win over the Hornets, and he won’t be logging any heavy workloads for quite some time after such a lengthy layoff. Sunday’s appearance was his first game since the Eastern Conference Finals last September, and head coach Brad Stevens has made it clear that he’ll be easing Langford back into the Boston lineup. READ MORE: B.A.A. 10K, Half Marathon To Be Held Virtually In 2021 But the 21-year-old had an action-packed 12 minutes on Sunday after missing the first 49 games of the season. Langford checked in with two minutes left in the first quarter, and contributed pretty quickly. The former first-round pick drained a three one minute into the second quarter, and … [Read more...] about Romeo Langford Makes Long-Awaited Return To Celtics Lineup
As the second week of the free agency/trade period approaches, a look at how each team has fared so far: Broncos: A conservative start for new general manager George Paton, who opted to concentrate on in-house players (defensive end Shelby Harris and safety Justin Simmons) while adding cornerback Ronald Darby (Washington). Arizona: Call them the Arizona Graybeards. Joining young quarterback Kyler Murray have been defensive end J.J. Watt (age-32 season), receiver A.J. Green (33), center Rodney Hudson (32) and kicker Matt Prater (37). Atlanta: Because of salary cap issues, new general manager Terry Fontenot has mostly been a spectator aside from trading for Buffalo tight end Lee Smith and signing Las Vegas safety Erik Harris. Baltimore: The Ravens’ only big addition was guard Kevin Zeitler (Giants). They re-signed defensive end Derek Wolfe and lost edge rushers Matthew Judon (New England) and Yannick Ngakoue (Las Vegas). Buffalo: Coming off last year’s AFC … [Read more...] about NFL Journal: Which team won Week 1 of free agency? Which teams didn’t get better?
WARSAW, POLAND - They locate survivors in collapsed buildings, track down fugitives, foil drugs and explosives smugglers and help control rowdy crowds. All in exchange for food and lodging — and an occasional pat on the head. But when retirement time comes, state care ends for the dogs and horses that serve in Poland's Police, Border Guard and Fire Service. They are given away, with no safeguards for their future welfare. Following appeals from concerned service members, the Interior Ministry has proposed new legislation that would give these animals an official status, and paid retirement to help cover the often-costly care bills their new owners face. Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski described the draft law as a "moral obligation" that should get unanimous backing when presented in Parliament for approval later this year. "More than one human life has been saved, more than one dangerous criminal caught thanks to the animals in service," he said in February. The new law … [Read more...] about Poland Plans Pensions for Dogs, Horses in State Employment
BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics will start their seven-game homestand without one of their best players. Jaylen Brown will miss Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a left hip contusion, the team announced Monday morning. It’s obviously not an ideal situation for Boston, with Brown the team’s second-leading scorer at 24.5 points per game this season — a career-best for Brown. The 24-year-old has been racking up some big minutes lately, averaging 35 minutes of action over the last eight games, including a 40-minute showing against Memphis last Monday. In addition to Brown, the Celtics will also be without forward Semi Ojeleye (left side strain), guard Romeo Langford (Health & Safety Protocol) and center Tristan Thompson (Health & Safety Protocol). New swingman Evan Fournier (Health & Safety Protocol) was updated from questionable to available on Monday afternoon and will make his Boston debut against the Pelicans. Acquired from the Magic at last week’s … [Read more...] about Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Out Monday Night With Left Hip Contusion