In the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Boston Celtics 89-83 last night, snapping the Celtics' four-game winning streak. Al Jefferson had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte. Jeff Green paced Boston with 19 points and Jordan Crawford had 16 points and six assists.
Elsewhere, Carmelo Anthony continued his success against Atlanta by scoring 25 points and the New York Knicks regrouped after blowing a 17-point lead to beat the Hawks 95-91.
In the NFL, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. As a result, the Packers fell into a three-way tie for the top spot in the NFC North with Detroit and the Bears at 5-4. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he had no exact diagnosis of Rodgers' injury.
The Boston Red Sox are celebrating their third World Series championship in 10 seasons. The bearded bunch did it with a 6-1 victory over St. Louis in Game 6, the first time they clinched a World Series at home since 1918.
All six Boston runs were driven in by first-year Red Sox. Shane Victorino opened the scoring with a three-run double in the bottom of the third, one inning before he delivered an RBI single. The other runs came on Stephen Drew's solo homer and Mike Napoli's RBI single, both coming in the fourth.
In baseball, David Ortiz had two hits and three RBIs to help power the Red Sox past Chicago 7-6 yesterday and complete a three-game sweep. Stephen Drew added a solo homer for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who won for the seventh time in eight games.
In baseball, the Red Sox beat San Francisco 12-1 yesterday. Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks each hit a home run. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs apiece. The Red Sox have won three of five and entered play in a virtual first-place tie with Tampa Bay in the AL East. The Red Sox will have a day off today before playing the Dodgers in Los Angeles tomorrow.
Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, but the clock is ticking for possible steroid suspensions.
ESPN reports that after Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer said his client would fight any discipline from Major League Baseball for alleged steroid use, A-Rod's representatives are now negotiating a possible settlement that could result in a lengthy suspension. The Yankees expect Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB's investigation, and not being truthful with MLB in the past.
A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The information that Anthony Bosch provides MLB on any players who came to the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic could lead to as much as 20 players being suspended for 100-games.
In major league baseball, checking the American League, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Red Sox beat the Rays 9-2. Jon Lester stayed unbeaten, allowing two runs in seven innings to help end the Rays' season-best six-game winning streak. Elsewhere, Raul Ibanez hit a grand slam and two-run homer at Yankee Stadium to help Seattle rout New York 12-2. Houston defeated Detroit 7-5. The White Sox won against Minnesota 9-4. Texas beat Oakland 6-2 and Kansas City passed the Angels 9-5.
In the NBA playoffs, the Bulls closed on a 10-0 run over the final two minutes to knock off Miami 93-86 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Nate Robinson had a game-high 27 points for the Bulls. Elsewhere, it was San Antonio over Golden State 129-127.
Checking baseball news, in the American League, Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Red Sox beat Oakland 6-5 to take two of three from the A's. It was Boston's ninth win in 12 games.
Elsewhere, Tampa Bay shut out the Yankees 3-0. Toronto beat Baltimore 6-5. The White Sox bested Cleveland 3-2. Houston cruised ahead of Seattle 10-3. Detroit slid past Kansas City 7-5 and Texas crushed the Angels 11-3.