Bob Neumeier has the headlines and highlights for Thursday evening, including:
The Celtics, fresh off their Christmas Day win in Brooklyn, attempting to break the Clippers' 14-game winning streak tonight in Los Angeles,
The reeling Nets firing coach Avery Johnson,
Seven Patriots earning Pro Bowl berths,
The Jets turning back to Mark Sanchez, and not Tim Tebow, as their starting quarterback in place of the injured Greg McElroy, and
The Red Sox contacting free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, which may be a signal they're walking away from the Mike Napoli deal.
A look at David Ortiz, who emerged in 2003 from a platoon player to a developing force with the Red Sox.
Mike Gorman and Brian Scalabrine talk with Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens at Celtics Media Day about raised expectations for the upcoming season, how Al Horford will fit, can Isaiah Thomas build off an All-Star season, and how high are his goals.
Plus, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss whether or not some critiscism could come Stevens' way if the Celtics doesn't perform well in the playoffs.
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