MOSCOW — Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin warned Russia to stop providing weapons to the Ukrainian military. To protect Russia, we may be forced to bring the war to Moscow.”U.S. intelligence agencies say Putin has appointed a commission to investigate how best to disrupt the constant flow of Russian weapons to Ukraine. On the military front, Russian troops will be sent to Ukraine armed only with weapons that “Comrade Stalin would recognize,” sources said, which would reduce the quality of material support Ukraine receives. Politically, Putin demanded his few remaining international allies affirm their willingness to support him if he chose to respond militarily to Russia. “But if Russia doesn’t stop this reckless madness, I’ll make sure she pays the heaviest of prices.”Leave a commentW.E.
The Boston Celtics are officially undefeated heading into tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic and first overall draft pick, Paolo Banchero. From the scoring exploits of Cole Anthony (a personal favorite of mine) to the versatility of sophomore forward, Franz Wagner. Still, Boston is a championship-contending team with a point to prove, so we shouldn’t expect anything less than complete professionalism. With that being said, here are my three primary topics to look out for in tonight’s game. Related Al Horford out against MagicNow, with Al Horford set to miss tonight’s game due to load management, the stage is set for a deeper big-man rotation off the bench!1 month ago Celtics Blog
The Boston Celtics schedule out of the gate featured two long-time nemeses in the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat. We’re going to start by shouting out the most unheralded member of the entire Celtics rotation: Derrick White. In his first full season in Boston, White is starting games and off to a nice start. On this play, Tatum uses the spin move and his size to drop in the shot in the paint:Later in the game, this one shows Tatum’s growth. Between the 20 turnovers an allowing 11 offensive rebounds, Boston allowed Miami to get 13 more shots up.1 month ago Celtics Blog
Just four games into the new season, and we already know some of the more prominent pros and cons of this Boston Celtics team. Over the past 24 hours, I've been trying to figure out how Boston adjusts their center rotation to combat opposing teams that decide to go big. Having some size issues at center isn’t anything new for the Celtics, especially not during the Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown era. Don’t get me wrong, I love the four ball-handling lineups and am a big proponent of figuring things out with the current rotation and scheme. But how does that affect the offensive flow Mazzulla has been looking to implement since taking the reigns as interim head coach?1 month ago Celtics Blog
In reality, while Smart led the Celtics in effort and in heart, it was Robert Williams III who led the team’s defense from an overall perspective. He was the bellwether for the NBA’s best defense last season, and he wasn’t even recognized as that team’s best defender when the season came to a close. And yet, the Celtics' defense showed up on Tuesday night, perhaps even more than their offense... depending on who you ask. Boston’s hallmark last season, particularly when it came to how the team fueled its incredible midseason turnaround, was its defensive prowess. But naturally, it’s the little things that catch your eye and provide a glimmer of what could be a new expectation for this Celtics’ season.1 month ago Celtics Blog
WVU researchers Katie Corcoran, Chris Scheitle and Bernard DiGregorio were curious whether paranormal beliefs — beliefs in astrology and spirits, for instance — would be associated with a similar lack of confidence. So, this particular project looks at what we call paranormal beliefs, which cut across several different areas.”Paranormal beliefs are distinct from mainstream religion and inconsistent with current science. “We know that those with religious beliefs, particularly conservative religious beliefs, are less likely to trust vaccines and less likely to get them,” she said. “And we assumed that paranormal beliefs might have a similar relationship because part of their definition is that they’re inconsistent with current science.”However, they were surprised by how strong the negative association was between that mistrust and paranormal beliefs. “They’re not as institutionalized as people who have religious beliefs and are part of congregations,” she said.1 month ago Science Blog
After dropping a stinker against the Chicago Bulls, the Boston Celtics will be looking to get back into the win column when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers later today. Here, are my 3 tickets to triumph heading into Friday night's game. Figuring out the defenseTo start the season, we’ve seen a significant change in how the Celtics are executing their defensive coverages. And most importantly, don’t let one side of the ball (offense or defense) dictate the effort level and execution on the other. Final ThoughtsIt’s not like Cleveland is the first big test of the Celtics season.28 days ago Celtics Blog
The Orlando Magic are also playing in their first back to back set, having played the Hawks in Atlanta on Friday night. TheCeltics won their second game on Friday night, beating the Heat in Miami 111-104. The Celtics should not underestimate this Magic team even though they are 0-2 and the Celtics swept them last season. Cole Anthony (illness) missed the first game but came off the bench in the second game. Anthony returned for the second game but came off the bench, finishing with 25 points, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.1 month ago Celtics Blog