Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
It's not quite Larry Bird scoring 47 points while shooting left-handed for much of a 1986 game against the Portland Trail Blazers but lefty Isaiah Thomas got some practice on his right-handed 3-pointers during Boston's offday practice on Thursday.
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
UMass announces Pat Kelsey asked out of his agreement at 3:30 p.m. Kelsey said in a statement that he asked out due to personal reasons. He said this decision was personal, nothing to do with UMass. He apologized in the statement. Kelsey was on campus Wednesday. Kelsey's photo is still the background on the UMass basketball twitter page. UMass released him, but the statement from AD Ryan Bamford said the school is still figuring out how this "impacts the executed Memorandum of Understanding." UMass will renew its search for a coach.
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.
Pat Kelsey has decided not to take the UMass job, citing "personal reasons" for his decision. He instead will return as coach of Winthrop.
Is jumping over the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block kicks too dangerous? NFL owners will weigh in on a proposal next week to ban the practice.
We think a full, healthy season for Rodriguez without any pitch-tipping will mean at least mid-rotation production with a chance for more.
Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer
Source tells me USF wide receiver Rodney Adams had a private workout with the Panthers today. He also has a visit scheduled with the Vikings in two weeks and has meetings/workouts scheduled with the Jaguars, Patriots and 49ers.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the Patriots will be honored at the White House in April.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that the Patriots are scheduled to make the traditional Super Bowl championship visit to the White House on Wednesday, April 19.
Of all the standouts in the NHL this year, who deserves to take home the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP? Vote now!
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
If Georgetown stays in the family, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing makes the most sense. If outside, Hoyas should make a run at Harvard's Tommy Amaker.
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
A lot of championships to discuss between these two guys in the center of Ohio State's Pro Day: Urban Meyer and New England's Bill Belichick. The two have long had a mutual professional admiration, and it's no surprise to see the leader of the Patriots taking a close look at the Buckeyes.
Bill Belichick shares his thoughts with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski on the Super Bowl comeback and Tom Brady.
Due to a variety of trades, the Patriots won't pick until the third round (No. 72 overall) of the draft, the longest they've gone under Bill Belichick.
A fifth win in six outings drew the Celtics within a game of the Cavs atop the East, and there's no question Isaiah Thomas & Co. are feeling confident.
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games.