BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo has torn his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season.
The team made the announcement during Sunday's 100-98 double-overtime win over the Miami Heat. The victory in the nationally televised game snapped a losing streak that had reached six games despite back-to-back triple-doubles by the point guard who had been elected to start for the East in the Feb. 17 All-Star game in Houston.
''We've just got to rally around each other,'' Paul Pierce said after the game. ''I feel for him. He was having such a good season. It's disappointing news.''
As Celtics players walked off the court through a tunnel toward their locker room, Rondo, dressed in street clothes, greeted them.
Rondo injured his right knee in Friday night's double-overtime loss in Atlanta, a game in which the Celtics blew a 27-point lead. He reported to the TD Garden on Sunday for a pregame shootaround but was taken to a hospital after complaining of knee pain.
The initial report was a hyperextended knee but tests showed the ACL tear, an injury that usually takes up to a year for recovery. Surgery had not been scheduled as of Sunday afternoon, said team spokesman Brian Olive, who confirmed that Rondo's season was over.
Rondo was averaging career highs of 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds along with 11.1 assists this season. Still, the Celtics struggled to remain at .500, entering the day with a 20-23 record to hold the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
MELBOURNE, Australia - The defending champion and world number one, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, overcame a slow start and unfriendly crowd to beat Li Na and retain the Australian Open title after defeating sixth seed Li Na of China 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at Melbourne on Saturday.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Suns center Jermaine O’Neal will be with the Phoenix Suns for their road trip and will missed practice on Tuesday because of a medical condition that’s being kept under wraps by the team.
Paul Coro's tweeted, Suns beat reporter for the Arizona Republic, O’Neal will not travel to Sacramento for the Suns game against the Kings on Wednesday night because of the medical condition.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Tuesday afternoon that O’Neal and Suns general manager Lance Blanks engaged in an “expletive-laced confrontation on Monday,” though it’s unconfirmed whether that incident is at all tied to the decision for O’Neal to miss the road trip to Sacramento. A 17 year veteran, the oft-injured O’Neal is averaging 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 15 minutes per game this season.
The Suns, currently the third worst team in the league with a record of 13-28, parted ways with head coach Alvin Gentry last week. Former NBA player Lindsey Hunter, who was the player development director under Gentry, has been named the interim head coach. But Hunter is already adding to a disappointing season with an off-the-court issue; according to a report from SBNation, Hunter is part of an ongoing FBI investigation into mortgage fraud.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that he used banned substances, she told CBS on Tuesday.
"We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers," Winfrey said.
Winfrey prepared 112 questions, and did not get to all of them.
Armstrong "did not come clean in the manner that I expected," Winfrey said, adding that he "was ready" and "met the moment."
The interview lasted two and a half hours and will air across two nights on her network, OWN, and will be streamed on her website, Oprah.com, she told CBS. The first part will air Thursday from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
DENVER - Ravens beat Broncos 38-35 in double-OT. Flacco's desperation 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation saved the game for Baltimore and Manning's throw across his body in overtime all but lost it for Denver.
The Ravens got a 47-yard field goal from Justin Tucker 1:42 into the second overtime Saturday to pull off a 38-35 upset over Manning and the Broncos, extending linebacker Ray Lewis' career by at least one game.
Lewis, who led the Ravens with 17 tackles over this nearly 77-minute game, kneeled down to the ground and put his helmet on the rock-solid turf when it was over.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
TMZ has obtain a video of KG and Melo Shouting outside Celtics team bus inside Madison Square Garden just a short time after things got physical between the two NBA superstars on the court.
In the video, both men can be seen yelling and approaching each other aggressively as security scrambles to keep them apart.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Kevin Garnett allegedly told Carmelo Anthony that LaLa Vasquez, Anthony’s wife, “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios” during Monday night’s game that got in the head of Carmelo Anthony.
Carmelo Anthony was so mad during a Monday night game between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks that he went to the Celtics locker room and shouted at them after the game ended. Carmelo Anthony felt Kevin Garnett crossed the line and said things to him that should never be said to another man.
Carmelo Anthony eventually tried to track down Kevin Garnett at his team bus to confront him about what he said during the game. However, security was able to keep them apart and stop the meeting from taking place.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett had a heated game they jawed and shoved each other. Carmelo even proceeded to the Celtics locker room to shout at Celtics players and waited for Kevin Garnett besides the Celtics bus which made him looked like a fool. NBA should fine or suspend Carmelo for this shameful acts.
Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and Boston beat New York 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals.
Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who even without the suspended Rajon Rondo won their third straight and finally are playing like the team that has ruled the division for the last half-decade.
The Knicks want that title now, but Anthony and his teammates were reminded how tough the Celtics can make it.
Anthony had 20 points but shot 6 of 26 while battling his temper, Garnett and foul trouble.
J.R. Smith led the Knicks with 24 points. Tyson Chandler had 13 points and 17 rebounds.
They allowed 78 points per game in their last two wins, then held the Knicks to 40 in the second half Monday.
Pierce, who was also in foul trouble in the tightly and sometimes inconsistently called game, put it away with a jumper with 45 seconds to go, blowing a kiss toward the crowd he loves to torment after putting the Celtics up by six.
Boston led by four when Anthony and Garnett became extra physical with each other on a Boston possession that ended with a turnover with 9:03 remaining. Anthony followed him all the way to midcourt as they jawed at each other following the play, leading to technical fouls on both players.
The trash talk didn't just stay on the court - or between players. Pierce tried to throw the ball in from the sideline shortly after, only to have Spike Lee standing and yelling in his ear the whole time.
|KG owned Carmelo d'jello|
Friday, January 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul scored 30 points and had 13 assists, Blake Griffin added 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Lakers 107-102 on Friday night.
Kobe Bryant 38 points and Dwight Howard had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers, but still fell short and lost for the second time this season to the Clippers.
Bryant carried the Lakers in the fourth quarter when they closed to 99-97 on his 23-foot jumper with 1:29 left. But Paul scored the Clippers' final eight points to seal the victory and drop the Lakers two games below .500. The Clippers lead the Lakers by 10 games in the standings.
The Lakers continue to struggle under new coach Mike D'Antoni. They've lost three of their last four games.