The Celtics are preparing to face the Warriors at TD Garden on Saturday night (8:30 p.m.), while the Patriots continue preparations for Super Bowl LIII. The Bruins resume action next Tuesday, hosting the Jets (7 p.m.) Paul Pierce described what he disliked about Ray Allen’s Celtics exit: Speaking in a WEEI interview on Thursday, Paul Pierce offered some more insight into his mindset when then-teammate Ray Allen left the Celtics in free agency to join the Miami Heat. “I called his phone, I texted him, he wouldn’t answer. The next thing I know we learned there was a problem with his contract,” said Pierce. “I was like ‘Dude, just talk to me, maybe I can resolve this.’ And he just never returned calls. Next thing you know, he ends up in Miami. For me, it was about my call. Have the respect from a guy who you’ve been to some war with, who we talked every day. Let’s see if we can work this out again and that was the whole deal with me, … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: Paul Pierce described what bothered him most about Ray Allen’s 2012 Celtics exit
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:09 AM EST Jan 23, 2019 MOBILE, Ala. — One of the best pass rushers at this week's Senior Bowl said he owes his surging draft stock to Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni. "He was probably the biggest influence on my football career and he also taught me a lot of lessons outside of football," Boston College defensive end Zach Allen said Tuesday. "(I was) very sad to see to him go, but it’s a great opportunity so you have to be happy for him and working with him again would be fantastic." Allen played the 2016-17 seasons for Pasqualoni, when he matured from a rotational pass rusher into a full-time player on Boston College's defensive line. He had six sacks in each of those seasons, and in 2017 was one of just two defensive linemen nationally with at least 100 tackles. Lions coach Matt Patricia hired Pasqualoni, his former boss at Syracuse, to coordinate his defense last year. Allen, who's considered a … [Read more...] about How Detroit Lions’ Paul Pasqualoni influenced DE Zach Allen
By Jon Poorman Published 10:27 pm CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 PHOTOS: See what celebrities showed up for Chris Paul's bowling event in The Woodlands Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets warms up as he prepares to compete in his annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational at Bowlero The Woodlands, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in The Woodlands. Browse through the photos above to see who participated in the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational on Thursday night ... less PHOTOS: See what celebrities showed up for Chris Paul's bowling event in The Woodlands Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets warms up as he prepares to compete in his annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational at ... more Photo: Jason Fochtman/Staff Photographer Photo: Jason Fochtman/Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Rockets’ Chris Paul brings out stars for bowling event
Financial advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, with offices in Minneapolis, announced it is merging with Springsted Inc. of St. Paul, which provides public sector financial guidance. The move will add some 200 Springsted employees to Baker Tilly after a transition period. The combined firm’s presence in St. Paul will be maintained. Also involved in the deal is Indianapolis-based accounting firm H.J. Umbaugh and Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. APPAREL Menswear brand Fisher + Baker, Minneapolis, has hired Monica Allen as product developer. ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING HGA announced the following Minneapolis promotions: vice presidents: Krista Biason, Alanna Carter, Rebecca Celis, Erika Eklund and Johanna Harris; associate vice presidents: Amy Braford Whittey, Greg Freeman, Michelle Hammer, Laura Lusson, Nat Madson, Stephanie Nordstrom and Jon Weaver. HGA is based in Minneapolis. … WSB, Golden … [Read more...] about Business People: Baker Tilly merging with St. Paul’s Springsted
Accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause is acquiring two companies, including St. Paul-based Springsted Inc., to build one of the largest municipal finance advisory firms in the United States. Baker Tilly is a Chicago-based network of accounting firms with 45 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia and more than 3,000 employees. Its Minneapolis office employs 240 people. The firm plans to combine its existing public-service practice with those of Springsted and H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an Indianapolis firm that Baker Tilly also is acquiring. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Baker Tilly’s existing public-sector practice group employs 220 associates, primarily in the Midwest, and has about 1,000 government clients nationwide. “The combination will provide an extension of services and talents,” said Vicki Hellenbrand, Baker Tilly partner and public-sector practice leader. “All three firms are in fine financial shape,” … [Read more...] about Baker Tilly acquiring St. Paul-based Springsted Inc.