Celtics’ Kyrie Irving to return vs. Magic on Sunday
Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving went through the team’s entire off-day practice Saturday and expects to return to game action Sunday against the Orlando Magic after missing one game due to a sore shoulder.
On Sunday morning, the Celtics announced that Irving will play while listing Aron Baynes as questionable with an illness.
We still have a little ways to go in order to figure things out as a team, in terms of opportunities we can take advantage of and just playing the game within the game, Irving said. …
Sometimes it’s not being made. And when it’s not, the defense is so good in this league that that window can close, and you try to create an opportunity to nowhere. We’ll get better.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is now one of the veterans, and he sees marketing campaigns pushing new drivers now that many of those older guys he battled have retired.
I get it if they deserve it. … Look at Matt Kenseth: He was outrunning them pretty much each and every week and not getting the limelight. Some of those things are bothersome at times, said Bowyer, who finished 18th in the standings.
Did I deserve it? I wasn’t running as good as I needed to. But if I was running up front and should have been in the limelight, I would have been barking, biting back a little bit.
Busch conceded there could be a reason NASCAR wants to push the younger drivers.
The Patriots used a familiar formula to get to their eighth Super Bowl under coach Bill Belichick: clutch play from both quarterback Tom Brady and their defense. The Eagles have been the NFL’s most complete team in their ability to light up the scoreboard while also shutting down opponents.
What looked like a lopsided QB advantage for Brady feels a little different after Nick Foles turned in one of the greatest playoff passing performances ever against the Vikings. Facing another daunting defense that will stop the run, Brady will have no issues passing often in a game that has all the makings of a shootout.