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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3

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Dark days ahead for Celtics?

If Danny Ainge built a team built for a short run, the 2010 NBA Finals may be the end of it for principals Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. They're not getting any younger, folks. And they're not getting any better, either. None of that should detract from what the Celtics have accomplished this spring -- and what they may very well accomplish still -- but it does place additional urgency on these finals for a team that bases its success solely on championships. At the moment, after all, we don't even know if the coach of this team will return in 2010-11. (The Boston Globe)Comment

Sox losses are bringing Ozzie down

Playing as inconsistently as Chicago weather, the White Sox are breaking their manager's heart. [Ozzie] Guillen says he's more disappointed than discouraged by the Sox' inconsistent performance. "My heart has been broken a lot this year, there's no doubt, because my expectations were pretty high for this ballclub," he said. "They're still high for this ballclub. We've got a better ballclub than what we show." (Chicago Sun-Times)Comment

Patriots, Brady drifting apart

Tom Brady has come a long way since his backup days at Michigan, and one can now wonder if the ride has taken him too far from New England. Make no mistake -- there has been a cool distance between Brady, who turns 33 in August, and the organization over the past few months, and not just of the physical variety. Entering the final year of the $60 million contract he signed before the 2005 season, Brady would seem to be in line for a lucrative extension that would make him one of the league's highest-paid players. Yet three months before the start of the 2010 campaign, and less than two months before training camp, there have been no substantial talks between his agents (Don Yee and Steve Dubin) and the Pats' front office, and there's a growing sense of disconnect between the two camps. (Yahoo! Sports)Comment

Must-See Photo

Simon Gagne of the Flyers raises his arms as defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson of the Blackhawks tries to stop a shot by Scott Hartnell (not pictured) from crossing the goal line in the second period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The play was reviewed and the Flyers were awarded the goal, which gave them a 2-1 lead in a game they eventually won 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Game To Watch

Celtics at Lakers, Game 1 of the NBA Finals, 9 p.m. ET, ABC

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This Day in Sports

  • 1851 -- The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms: straw hats, white shirts and blue trousers
  • 1953 -- U.S. Congress officially credits Alexander Cartwright with creating baseball
  • 1967 -- Damascus, with Willie Shoemaker up, wins the Belmont
  • 1988 -- Margo Adams sues Red Sox star Wade Boggs for palimony
  • 2003 -- Sammy Sosa of the Cubs breaks his bat while grounding out against Tampa Bay and the bat is found to have cork in it