Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sports Chowdah Update for Oct. 27- Celtic Marauders Raid King James' Castle; Astros Hire BoSox Bench Coach as Manager; Arrest Made in Howard Murder

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[Full disclosure- I'm by no means the most avid NBA fan out there, but given that it's opening night, the game was nationally televised and there was little else in the way of sports on tonight, I figured I could accommodate some Celtics news tonight- NANESB!]

Tonight was the opening tipoff of the NBA season, and the C's started out on the road at Cleveland's Quicken Loans arena- a venue where Boston hasn't won in their last 11 appearances there. It looked as though Boston was on it's way to dropping 12 in a row when the Cavs got out to an early lead, but the C's rallied to take the lead right before halftime and managed to hold on to the lead for the second half, winning 95-89. Paul Pierce had 23 points, Ray Allen 16, Kevin Garnett 12 and offseason free-agent acquisition Rasheed Wallace had 12. Boston's bench outscored Cleveland's 26-10. The home opener for the Celtics is tomorrow night at the garden against the Charlotte Bobcats.

In other Celtics news, Glen 'Big Baby' Davis is expected to miss six weeks after surgery to his fractured right thumb after a fight with a former college teammate. Celtics management is also discussing a suspension of the forward, as his conduct could be considered a breach of contract.

Talks for a contract extension with Rajon Rondo's agent have resumed this week. Agent Bill Duffy and Celtics president Danny Ainge have until Sunday to work out an extension for Rondo. Duffy had said earlier that his client would prefer to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season (Sources: Yahoo! Sports, Boston Herald).

A Bloomfield, CT man has been formally charged in the murder of UConn cornerback Jasper Howard. UConn Police Major Ronald Blicher announced 21-year old John W Lomax III has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Police have also arrested Hakim Muhammed, 20, and charged him with conspiracy to commit first degree assault and Jamal Todd, 21, and charged Todd with reckless endangerment and filing a false report for his role in pulling the fire-alarm at the school-sponsored party that preceded the deadly altercation.
Lomax is being held on $2 million bail. The team travelled from Morgantown WV to Miami over the weekend in order to attend Howard's funeral Monday. (Source: The Hartford Courant)

The Houston Astros have announced the hiring of former Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills as their new manager today. Mills worked with Terry Francona for 6 seasons in the Red Sox dugout and his hiring by the Astros leaves the possibility that he might persuade current Boston 3rd base coach DeMarlo Hale to come down to Houston and sign on as Mills' bench coach.

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