Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Chad Finn Globe Staff December 31, 2018 Three predictions for 2019 for each of the Big Four, some more facetious than others . . . CELTICS ■ Gordon Hayward, whose perimeter shooting was inconsistent during his return season from a horrible ankle/leg injury, finds his stroke in the playoffs and punctuates the Celtics’ seven-game victory over the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals with an 11-for-11 performance from the field. Celtics fans are perfectly fine with Hayward emerging as the second coming of Scott Wedman. ■ Despite president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s more talent-laden offer, the New Orleans Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers in July for a package including Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Chuck Nevitt, and Mike Smrek. Suspicions of tampering by the Lakers are furthered when Davis shows up … [Read more...] about Chad Finn: The Red Sox will repeat, and other Boston sports predictions for 2019
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Associated Press Published 7:00 PM EST Nov 11, 2018 Avondale, Ariz. — Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most Cup victories and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship. Busch’s victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where it will be winner-take-all between NASCAR’s so-called Big Three and the driver once called “Sliced Bread.” Busch, Harvick and reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr., coined The Big Three because of how they dominated the regular season, advanced into the championship round as expected. Joey Logano, nicknamed “Sliced Bread” before his NASCAR debut at age 18 because he was predicted to be “the best thing since …,” has the fourth spot. The field is two Ford drivers, two Toyota drivers and represents four different organizations. Chevrolet was shut out of the … [Read more...] about Sunday’s motors: Kyle Busch sets up NASCAR Cup title showdown with Kevin Harvick
Tahoe’s Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have added new attractions to their snowy offerings, including disco tubing. (Squaw-Alpine) Tahoe’s Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have added new attractions to their snowy offerings, including disco tubing, DJ and all. (Squaw-Alpine) Disco tubing adds pizzazz to the snowy nightlife at Tahoe’s Squaw Valley. (Squaw-Alpine) Tahoe’s Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have added new attractions to their snowy offerings, including disco tubing, DJ and all. (Squaw-Alpine) A roaring fire warms Squaw Valley powder hounds after a day on the slopes. (Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows) Tahoe’s Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have added new attractions to their winter offerings, but a ride aboard the aerial tram is a classic adventure. (Squaw-Alpine) Cathy Ding from Riverside, left, and Brittany Finley from Long Beach practice traveling through powder on cross country skis during a beginning class at … [Read more...] about What’s new at California ski resorts for 2018-2019
Author: John Burgman Publish date: Nov 2, 2018 During the men’s combined finals at the IFSC’s World Championships this September, the crowd cheered as commentator Charlie Boscoe uttered something honest and accurate on the livestream broadcast: “Nobody’s got any idea about the combined,” he said. “All of this is new to everyone—athletes, routesetters, commentators…we know how the climbing works, we know how the individual disciplines work, but how they work with each other is the real unknown.” Since then, we’ve witnessed the exciting conclusion of the men’s and women’s combined portions of the Innsbruck World Championships as well as the combined format at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The latter marked the first official Olympic medals awarded to climbers. We’re finally starting to get some answers about how the Olympic format works on the grand stage, and we can make … [Read more...] about What the World Championships and Youth Olympics Can Tell Us About the Tokyo Olympics