Two County Women Are U.S. Petanque Champions

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Maine teammates Cynthia Stroud (left) of Brooklin and Mia Kanazawa (right) of Brooksville are joined by Florida’s Marieke Rolland as the championship petanque trio proudly displays the gold medals they won at the recent national championships.—FEDERATION OF PETANQUE USABOCA RATON, Fla. — Another national sports championship has come to Hancock County.On the heels of the Woodlawn Croquet Club’s recently acquired national title, Cynthia Stroud of Brooklin and Mia Kanazawa of Brooksville joined with Marieke Rolland of Florida earlier this month to win the U.S. Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament in the sport of petanque.With the win, the three earned the right to represent the United States at the Women’s Petanque World Championships in Thailand in November.Petanque (or boules, as it also is known) resembles lawn bowling and bocce. Very popular in Europe, Asia and South America, it is gaining interest elsewhere in the world.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCompeting in a two-day tournament against other women’s teams from across the country, Kanazawa, Stroud and Rolland clinched the championship when they broke from a 12-all tie in the final match of the qualifier and went on to a 15-11 win.They defeated Los Angeles players Diana Jacobs, Antonia Chavez and Sandra Bonneville. In February, Kanazawa and Stroud competed in the U.S. Women’s Singles Tournament in Boca Raton, facing each other in the finals and winning the gold and silver, respectively, becoming the top women players in the country.More information about Petanque USA is available at usapetanque.org.For information about the Maine Boules Club, contact president Andre Strong of Penobscot at mbcpetanque@gmail.com.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin Biocenter_img Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

APC Flags off Soccer Competition for Youths

first_imgOnyebuchi Ezigbo in AbujaThe ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has kick-started a football tournament with the aim of forging unity and patriotism among Nigerian youths. About eight teams are currently participating in the week-long maiden edition of the APC soccer competition tagged “National Unity Cup Football Championship” in Abuja.The teams taking part in the competition are from Jigawa, Taraba, Niger, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Speaking at the kick-off ceremony of the tournament, National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said the APC government was committed to using sports to create jobs and to solve youth restiveness.Oyegun who was represented by the Deputy National Chairman, South, Segun Oni noted that; “Sports is a unifying factor that binds people together irrespective of their ethnic and religious inclination. As a party, we are committed to the development of sports and our government will continue to use it to create jobs, engage the youths and as well as for the purpose of national unity especially in this era of agitations.”The party chairman expressed delight at the level of interest shown by the states in participating in the competition.He said that APC and its governors are committed to ensuring sports development as a veritable tool for curbing unemployment, secessionist threats and youth restiveness.Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello and his Nasarawa State counterpart, Sani Al-Makura both pledged support for the competition, saying the APC governors are individually working towards the development of sports in their various states.Bello said Nigeria can not afford to relegate sports, describing it as a potential revenue spinner for the country and an anti-dote to several health challenges.On his part, the National Youth Leader of the party, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo whose office organised the tournament said the party hopes to use the avenue to spot budding talents with a view to assisting them grow in their football career.“This is the first time a political party is organising a football competition. We decided to do this because we know that there is nothing that unites Nigerians more than sports. Another reason is to spot budding talents and help them make the needed progress in this direction”, he said.Jalo said that the party hopes to replicate the tournament in the zones and in the states.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Partridge, Ash named co-defensive coordinators

first_imgChris Ash, who joined Wisconsin last year to lead the defensive backs, will share the defensive coordinator responsibilities with long time colleague Charlie Partridge.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin defense is not under the direction of defensive coordinator Dave Doeren any longer, but next season they will take orders from a familiar face.Actually, make that two familiar faces.University of Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema announced that two of his current assistants, defensive line coach Charlie Partridge and defensive backs coach Chris Ash, have been named co-defensive coordinators. The two coaches have worked together at Drake and Iowa State, and now they’ll share coordinating responsibilities at UW.“I’m excited to announce the completion of our coaching staff,” Bielema said. “I’m thrilled to be able to promote Chris and Charlie to co-defensive coordinators and keep the continuity of our defensive staff intact. They have both done terrific jobs during their time at Wisconsin and, with a number of key returning players on that side of the ball, I’m eager to watch them continue to develop good players.””There is plenty of talent remaining for Partridge and Ash to maximize heading into the 2011 season. Aside from J.J. Watt, who has declared for the NFL draft, everyone on Patridge’s D-line returns next season.Seniors-to-be Patrick Butrym and Louis Nzegwu will be counted on to lead a deep rotation, and there is plenty of talent remaining at the linebacker position. Mike Taylor returns, and while UW will need to find a replacement for Culmer St. Jean, the Badgers expect to have 2009 Big Ten Freshman of the year Chris Borland back in action after undergoing season-ending shoulder injury.And after working extensively with the defensive backs, Ash has experienced starters coming back to the secondary. Aaron Henry is back at free safety, along with cornerback Antonio Fenelus. Those two defensive backs combined to record six interceptions last season, and they’ll have more profound leadership roles in 2011 with the graduation of Jay Valai and Niles Brinkley.Huxtable joins staffDoeren’s decision to leave Wisconsin to become the head coach at Northern Illinois opened the door for a new hire on Bielema’s staff.The Badgers needed a new linebackers coach, and Bielema found his replacement in Dave Huxtable, a man with 29 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level who most recently served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Central Florida.“I think Dave is a great addition to our staff,” Bielema said. “He brings a ton of experience, having coached the linebacker position virtually his entire career. His defenses at UCF were very well-coached, as evidenced by their success this season. As good a coach as he is, he is even a better person and he will fit into our staff very well.””It is a bit unusual to see a coordinator accept more of a minor role with a team, especially with the Golden Knights coming off an 11-win season, but Huxtable says he wanted to be a part of the Wisconsin football family.“I’m really excited about the opportunity to coach at Wisconsin,” Huxtable said. “The University of Wisconsin is a top-notch program with great tradition. When I came up to visit I was so impressed with the people, the coaching staff and Coach Bielema. I’m very excited to get the opportunity to work for him. I’m looking forward to getting up to Madison and winning football games.””Aside from Huxtable’s defensive expertise, the new UW assistant could prove to be a valuable addition on the recruiting trail. The Badgers have stepped up their recruiting efforts in the state of Florida in recent years, and Huxtable’s connections to the Sunshine State should only help that cause.The Badgers’ success this season has plenty of high school prospects intrigued with Wisconsin, and Bielema saw similar interest develop as he conducted interviews with coaches across the country.“Over the last month, I have witnessed how much respect our staff and program have nationally, both because of the interest other programs have in talking to our coaches and also the number of terrific coaches who expressed interest in joining our staff,” Bielema said. “It truly shows that this is a special place to work. I am appreciative to the members of our staff who have stayed because I know they have been presented excellent opportunities but chose to remain at Wisconsin.”last_img read more

Kano Pillars Consolidate at the Top as Three Players See Red

first_imgNPFL… NPFL… NPFL… By Duro IkhazuagbeOn a day three players from three different clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) saw red for various infractions of Match-day 11, Junior Lokosa continued his brilliant form this season, scoring his 10th goal as Kano Pillars beat Go Round FC 2-0 to consolidate at the top of the log.The Sai Masu Gida now have 20 points but have now played two more games than champions Plateau United who formerly occupied top spot in the table.Pillars blew the chance to take the lead in the 29th minute when Lokosa missed from the spot.They were awarded another penalty kick in the 57th minute when Chris Kpekpe handled Victor Dennis’ cross inside the box which was duly converted by Alhassan Ibrahim.Lokosa finally hit the back of the net five minutes from time to double his side’s lead. He was set up by Salisu Mustapha for the goal.At the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, Ifeanyiubah picked its first away point of the season as they held hosts, Rivers United FC to a 1-1 draw result.The Anambra Warriors were awarded a penalty in the 59th minute when veteran goalkeeper Rotimi Sunday hacked down Seka Pascal in the box.Rotimi was sent off for the dangerous play with Onyekachi Chidume scoring the spot kick.Ochefu Salefu restored parity for the home team five minutes from time, blasting home from 18 yards.Also, in Nnewi, Heartland FC’s   Fuad Ekelojuoti was sent off four minutes from time in the game Lobi Stars defeated the Imo State team 1-0 to move to the second spot on the log. Samad Kadiri scored the winner in the 25th minute.In Maiduguri, Niger Tornadoes goalkeeper, Edwin Nwakanma, was the third player to be sent off in the Match-day 11 clashes as they pulled a goalless draw with hosts El Kanemi Warriors.Nwakanma was sent off at half-time for assaulting a ball boy.In Akure, Sunshine Stars and Enugu Rangers battled to a 1-1 draw while Abia Warriors defeated Kwara United 1-0 with captain of the team Austin Obaroakpo scoring the winner in the 52th minute.MATCHDAY 11(Results)Kano Pillars 2 – 0 Go RoundHeartland 0-1 Lobi StarsSunshine  1 – 1 RangersRivers United 1 – 1 IfeanyiubahNasarawa Utd 1- 0 Wikki Abia Warriors 1 – 0 Kwara UtdEl-Kanemi 0 – 0 Tornadoes Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Falana on Course as Teams Battle for BOA Lawyers Q/Final

first_imgComing into sunday’s second leg of the Round of 16 stage of the 2018 Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Lawyers’ Football Tournament with a 4-0 advantage the law firm of Falana & Falana is as good as qualified for the quarter-final.Except Jackson Etti/Edu is able to conjure some sort of magic today at the AstroTurf2000 venue of the competition in Ikoyi, Lagos to overturn the deficit, Falana will be through to the quarterfinals.Another mouth-watering clash appears to be the tie between Olisa Agbakoba Legal and the Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) which first leg ended goalless. Both teams are past champions of the competition and only one of them will be left to continue pursuing the trophy after today’s clash. Rickey Tarfa was held to a 2-2 draw by ACAS/UUBO, who they will enter the pitch to sort themselves out, just as SOOB/NICCOM and WiseView/Grey Chapel will also battle for a quarterfinal final ticket. Their first encounter ended goalless.BA Law/Probitas hold a 1-0 advantage over Punuka going into the decider, while ADVOCAAT and Templars will begin on a clean slate as their first leg ended goalless.Pinheiro and Babalakin have the arduous task of overcoming their 0-2 deficits when they meet ALP/SPA and Banwo & Ighodalo respectively in the battle for the last eight tickets.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Giants rookie OT Andrew Thomas learning and looking for job

first_img Associated Press Television News Barring the unforeseen, expect rookie Andrew Thomas to start at left tackle for the New York Giants this season.General manager Dave Gettleman and the struggling Giants made a big investment taking Thomas with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. There is every reason to start him now with veteran offensive lineman Nate Solder opting out of the season for health reasons during the pandemic.While it all seems obvious with the season opener against Pittsburgh less than a month away, don’t look for rookie head coach Joe Judge to say the big and athletic Thomas is his left tackle — at least not now.Judge is playing things by the book. No favorites. No front-runners. Every player in camp is being treated equally.“Look, everyone in our program understands they are on the same footing,” Judge said after practice Wednesday. “Right now, everyone has a chance every day to compete and earn a job. There is no one player different from anyone else. We are not just saying that. That’s what we believe in. That’s how I run this program.”The Giants started practicing in pads this week, and watching Thomas work can be eye opening. When the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder leaves the huddle he seems to lumber to the line of scrimmage. When the ball is snapped, he shows a burst of unexpected speed, especially leading downfield to block on a running play.Thomas has learned quickly that playing in the NFL is nothing like being a lineman at Georgia. In college, being faster and stronger and knowing your assignments led to success.“At this level, there is so much technique that you have to learn,” Thomas said Wednesday. “There are so many things before the snap, before the ball even hikes. I think that’s the biggest adjustment.”Judge and line coach Marc Colombo are cross-training players on both sides of the ball. Thomas already knows both tackle spots. He started every game as a freshman at right tackle and played his last two years for the Bulldogs at left tackle. He started 41 of 42 games, missing one with an injury.After the Giants drafted Thomas, some wondered whether they would move Solder to the right side to establish Thomas on the left. It never came to that.Solder, who has had cancer, has a son fighting cancer, and a newborn baby at home, decided not to play.That opens the sport for Thomas, though not everything has been perfect. Third-year linebacker and recent Georgia teammate Lorenzo Carter showed him up in a pass rush drill on Tuesday evening.Thomas admits he has work to do, noting Carter had a great rep in the drill.“There was some good, some bad,” Thomas said. “The biggest thing for me is just working the new technique coach Colombo is teaching. Making sure I’m reading my keys right … just try to get better each and every day.”Having Colombo as a line coach can only help. The former Cowboys tackle and line coach is a hands-on teacher. After every play he walks up to his linemen, demonstrating a move or a defense against a move.“He can actually show us exactly what he wants,” Thomas said. “What’s the steps, what’s the hand placement, and it relays the message a little bit better for us than just having somebody saying what they want.”Thomas has been spending a lot of time working on hand movements. He is learning to keep his hands inside his body frame in pass protection, while in the run game he has been trying to set the base of his body so he delivers a good, balanced strike. He wants to be physical.Thomas has shown confidence in one area. When the veterans made him sing recently, he delivered on the Bill Withers hit “Ain’t No Sunshine.”“I think I held my own,” Thomas said.It would be even more impressive if he said the same thing after protecting Daniel Jones’ blind side during games this season.Image credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:14 IST Giants Rookie OT Andrew Thomas Learning And Looking For Job General manager Dave Gettleman and the struggling Giants made a big investment taking Thomas with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. There is every reason to start him now with veteran offensive lineman Nate Solder opting out of the season for health reasons during the pandemic LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:14 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Community organizations rally together to raise money for family

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.—What once was a safe haven turned into a homeowner’s worse nightmare. Kathryn Kamyszek a native of Alpena woke up to smoke alarms ringing out on Memorial Day weekend.Kamyszek and her children were all in the home when the fire started, but no injuries were reported. Their cat perished in the fire as well as many family memories.Kamyszek and her children are still in Alpena hoping to find a new place to call home. The local Agent Orange Riders and the Alpena Marine Corp League are collecting bottles, cans and pennies this week to raise funds for the family.Residents can drop off items at the Eagles Club in Alpena located on M–32 West. Donations will be accepted up until this coming Friday from 1 to 6pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena residents protest to honor memory of George FloydNext Alpena City Council Members vote yes on fireworkslast_img read more

T.J. Oshie injury update: Capitals forward (collar bone) likely out for playoffs, report says

first_img T.J. Oshie injury update: Alex Ovechkin calls Warren Foegele’s hit ‘a dirty play’ T.J. Oshie is likely out for the playoffs with a broken collar bone after a scary incident in Thursday’s playoff game against the Hurricanes, according to the Washington Post.The 32-year-old forward left Game 4 of the Caps’ Eastern Conference first-round series after a hit from Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele sent him headfirst into the boards. TJ Oshie is hurt pic.twitter.com/YIK2JjeICQ— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 19, 2019Oshie stayed down on the ice for several minutes and left soon after holding his shoulder and arm area.Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had to be held back from getting into it with Hurricanes players after the incident. Related News “If the guy’s hurt, it’s a dirty play,” Ovechkin told reporters after the game. “It has to be not two minutes. It has to be a different call.”Foegele explained: “I was trying to lift his stick, trying to give him a little nudge. It was a little unfortunate play there, I wasn’t trying to hurt him or anything. I hope he’s OK.””It was a defenseless player that was quite a distance from the boards,” Reirden said. “That’s an extremely dangerous play and (Oshie) will not be with our team for a while.” Oshie missed 23 games this season with concussion-like symptoms.This is obviously a much different issue, but one that costs the Capitals nonetheless as Oshie is a vital member of Washington’s roster, a deft scorer and physical player.The Capitals lost the game, 2-1, but came back to win Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead.last_img read more

In-form India selected for Nations Cup team

first_img In-form India Clyburn has been selected for England’s team for the Nations Cup event at the British ladies’ stroke play championship at Ashburnham, Wales, from 20-22 August. India, the English girls’ champion, will be joined by Bronte Law, the English women’s champion, and international Meghan MacLaren. The best two scores from three over the first two rounds of the championship will count towards the team award. India Clyburn, 17, (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, Image © Leaderboard Photography), has won the Scottish junior open as well as the English girls’ title and was England’s leading player in the Girls’ Home Internationals, winning all six of her matches and helping the team to their seventh consecutive win. Bronte Law, 19, (Bramhall, Cheshire) won the English women’s amateur at St Enodoc and has played in two GB&I Curtis Cup teams. She is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has won on the US women’s college circuit. Meghan MacLaren, 20, (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), helped to win the Nations Cup for England at the St Rule Trophy and finished third in the individual event. She also tied third in the English women’s strokeplay.  Meghan was the 2013 Irish stroke play champion. 11 Aug 2014 In-form India selected for Nations Cup team last_img read more

Celtics overcome James’ 40-point triple-double, take 2-0 lead

first_imgBOSTON, MA – MAY 15: Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics reacts after dunking the ball in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Two of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout.LeBron James took a literal shot to the jaw in Game 2 but kept right on scoring.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial James was also astoundingly efficient, using his dribble to create space, while he knocked down an assortment of jump shots.He finished the opening quarter 8 of 13 from the field and 4 of 7 from the 3-point line.His momentum was stunted briefly at the 3:50 mark of the second quarter, when Jayson Tatum was whistled for a foul after catching James jaw with his shoulder as he attempted a steal. James stayed in the game and connected on one of his ensuing free throws, but then exited to the locker room with Cleveland leading 47-36.The Cavaliers said James had a neck sprain. He returned after missing less than two minutes of game time.Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland’s lead to 55-48 at the break.“I think we just have a group of guys that really believe in each other,” Horford said. “Our group in tough times, we’ve always found a way.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Were outscored 50-42 in the paint after being outscored 60-38 in Game 1.Celtics: Went 10 of 31 from the 3-point line.QUOTABLE “We’ve got to be tougher. I think they’re playing tougher than we are. We see that. They’re being physical. They’re gooning the game up and we’ve got to do the same thing.” — Cavaliers coach Ty Lue40-POINT MANAccording to Elias Sports Bureau, James now has three career playoff 40-point triple-doubles. That is the most in NBA postseason history.DEFENDING A TEAMMATESmart said Smith’s play was a “dirty shot.”“That’s not the first time JR has done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us,” he said. “It’s like a bully, you keep letting a bully keep picking on you, he’s going to pick on you until you finally stand up. And that’s what I tried to do.”UP NEXTGame 3 is Saturday in Cleveland. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re going to fight,” Rozier said. “At this point we don’t care if we win by half a point. If we win, that’s all that matters.”James added 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He scored 21 of Cleveland’s 27 points in the first quarter , tying his playoff career high for points in a period. His 42 points marked his fifth 40-point game of this postseason. James had just 15 points and missed all five of his 3-point attempts in the Cavs’ Game 1 loss.But he didn’t seem to play with the same force after straining his neck in a first-half collision and the Cavaliers wilted in the second half, with the Celtics outscoring them 59-39.“I think I’ll be fine. I’m not going to lose sleep over it. You go out and when you lay everything on the line, at the end of the day, you can live with that,” he said. “They did what they had to do, and that was protect home, and now it’s our time to try to do that, as well.”Kevin Love finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds for Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT As expected, Tristan Thompson started in place of Kyle Korver in the hopes his presence could energize what was a sluggish Cavs offense in Game 1. Thompson got Cleveland’s first basket of the night and helped to limit Horford’s effectiveness on the inside early on.Korver added 11 points off the bench for Cleveland. But starters Thompson, JR Smith and George Hill combined for just 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting.Tempers flared with 3:49 to play with Boston leading 97-89. Marcus Morris got in Smith’s face after Smith pushed Horford in the back to prevent a layup. Smith shoved Morris and the pair had to be separated.Smith was assessed a flagrant foul and both received technical fouls.“I felt like it was uncalled for that type of play there,” Horford said. “We have each other’s backs. … We moved on to the next play way and we locked in after that.”Smith said there was no malicious intent on the play.“I blatantly pushed him. It wasn’t like I was trying to low bridge him or something. Just make sure he didn’t get it,” Smith said. “It was a good, hard foul.”Boston’s balanced attack was effective again, with six players reaching double figures. Cleveland had 15 turnovers leading to 13 Boston points. The Celtics turned it over just six times.Boston led 84-77 after three quarters and took command late in the fourth with the Cavs getting little offense other than from James. Cleveland’s starters were pulled with 1:48 left and the Cavs down 14.James was on the attack from the opening tip. He turned the ball over the Cavs’ first possession. But it was one of his only miscues in the first quarter. Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew So did the Celtics.Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Boston withstood a 42-point night by James to beat Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTerry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.Boston improved to 9-0 this postseason at TD Garden. The Celtics have never blown a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs.last_img read more