Top of the Morning: C's skid hits four games

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Top of the Morning: C's skid hits four games

Bobb Neumeier has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday, Janyary 23 on CSNNE.com's SportsNet Central Update.

The Celtics went into Cleveland hoping to snap their three-game losing streak, but they had no such luck.

Cavs PG Kyrie Irving dropped 40 points on the C's, 19 of which came in the 1st quarter.

The loss has the C's reeling as they prepare for a big game against the division rival New York Knicks.

And the Red Sox finally - finally - made it official with Mike Napoli on Tuesday, signing the catcherfirst baseman to the one-year, 5 million deal.

This and more on CSNNE.com's SportsNet Central Update.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer passes away at 87

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer passes away at 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King," died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems.

Palmer ranked among the most important figures in golf history, and it went well beyond his seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour wins. His good looks, devilish grin and go-for-broke manner made the elite sport appealing to one and all. And it helped that he arrived about the same time as television moved into most households, a perfect fit that sent golf to unprecedented popularity.

Beyond his golf, Palmer was a pioneer in sports marketing, paving the way for scores of other athletes to reap in millions from endorsements. Some four decades after his last PGA Tour win, he ranked among the highest-earners in golf.

On the golf course, Palmer was an icon not for how often he won, but the way he did it.