"Sometimes I may come off and say things, never to question my teammates in public like that ever again; I just want to win so bad", Irving said on Monday at the Celtics' shootaround. The players recently had a team meeting that Kyrie Irving said he believed helped them clear the air.Chris Mannix: I'm based in Boston so I've got a birds eye view of all the problems right now with the Celtics, but to start the calendar year the Celtics went 4-0 on a recent home stand. Kyrie went to the free throw line like 12 times during that game, which is a lot for a guy who is averaging like 3.5 free throws per game this season."You've got to appreciate being out there and just competing".The Celtics are 25-17 this season through 42 games.After the Celtics lost a close game to the Orlando Magic on Saturday, Irving spoke at length with reporters about how the team lacks "experience". What it takes every day. And Irving was pretty perturbed with Boston's final play, which saw Gordon Hayward inbound to … [Read more...] about Irving says desire to win led to tirade after loss
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Nina Mandell USA TODAY Sports Published 9:36 AM EDT Sep 17, 2018 NEW YORK - It feels a bit like the first day of school at ESPN's new South Street Seaport studios on Labor Day - the first time that First Take is filming in its new New York studio, a gorgeous floor overlooking the East River. If, that is, any other first day of school happened to be filled with vaguely famous people, television personalities and former athletes. Victor Cruz, who just started his new gig with the network, sits in the green room chatting with Fat Joe, who is there to do a live performance to kick off First Take's New York experience in the muggy heat outside. Amid all the buzz and bustle, the show's star, Stephen A. Smith, calls into the production meeting from a car bringing him to the studio. When he arrives in the room, mid-meeting, still on his phone, wearing a purple tie and matching handkerchief, he carefully removes his Apple earbuds, putting them in their case and then in their bag. Mike … [Read more...] about Stephen A Smith will do anything to win for ESPN
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 50 years ago on April 4, 1968, setting off a period of mourning, reflection and anger that gripped America. He was in Memphis to rally support for striking sanitation workers, who were protesting unsafe working conditions, and while on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel (now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum), he was shot once and fatally by James Earl Ray, from the bathroom of a nearby boarding house.By the age of 39, King had become a primary leader of the civil rights movement and had been active since the 1950s as a minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was an instrumental figure in protests (in Montgomery, Washington, Selma and elsewhere) and in the passage of landmark civil and voting rights legislation. He had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at 35. In the last years of his life, King faced criticism from some African-American activists who wanted him to … [Read more...] about Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to us, 50 years later?
TASTE TEST: Captain's House adds international spice to popular lobster roll Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood fully embraces its lakeshore identity with some brightly pastel condos that wouldn’t look out of place in Florida, boutiques that cater to beachgoers and some of the best seafood in Northwest Indiana.Miller Bakery Cafe, the Beach Cafe, the new California Crab Shack and Captain’s House all excel at seafood dishes, though none of it is coming out of Lake Michigan.The nautically themed Captain’s House at 6004 Miller Ave., which has a boat parked out front, boasts a menu with delights like shrimp and grits, crab-stuffed chicken, Chesapeake crab cakes, Lobster pot pie, Salmon Wellington, a Boozy Cod Sandwich, seafood tacos and a Louisiana Po’boy Sandwich with Alaskan Cod Loin and Gulf Shrimp.The lobster rolls are divine.And now Captain’s House, helmed by acclaimed chef Angela McCrovitz, has rolled out a wide array of international lobster … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Captain’s House adds international spice to popular lobster roll
In the three weeks that passed between the Blues’ 2-0 loss to San Jose on March 8 and the Blues’ 3-2 overtime win against the Sharks on Tuesday at Scottrade Center, the short list of what is different about this team would be this: Everything.Since that loss, which was their ninth in 10 games and in which the Blues managed just 16 shots on goal, they have turned into the hottest team in the league. They have won eight of nine games since then, coming from behind to win in four of them, winning four of them in overtime while beating one team that had a 10-game winning streak and another that had an eight-game streak.On Tuesday, the Blues fell behind 1-0 and 2-1, situations that at the start of March would have doomed them to defeat, but now are just a signal to keep doing what they’re doing. And a team that looked on its way to not making the playoffs suddenly finds itself with a six-game winning streak and in the best position it’s enjoyed in a month.“We … [Read more...] about Red-hot Blues come from behind again to win