Bayern Munich Vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Live Stream: Watch Bundesliga Game Online

 

Bayern Munich can’t afford to slip in its return to the limelight.
Bayern Munich will host Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in at Allianz Arena in a Bundesliga Round 27 game. Bayern Munich entered Saturday with a four-point lead atop the Bundesliga standings, and other title challengers would love it if 13th-place Eintracht Frankfurt forced the reigning champions to drop points.
Bayern Munich hammered Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 on Nov. 2 in their first meeting of the 2019-20 season.
Here’s how to watch Bayern Munich versus Eintracht Frankfurt.
When: Saturday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: FS1; FOX Deportes
Live Stream: FuboTV — free trial | FOX Sports GO
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NBA Rumors: Kendrick Perkins Reveals Reason Behind Celtics’ Big Three Drama

Do we finally have an answer as to why there’s so much drama between the former “Big Three” of the Boston Celtics?
As you probably know by now, Boston won its 17th championship in 2008. Ray Allen left in 2012 to sign with the rival Miami Heat and things just haven’t been the same between him and Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce, in particular. Allen said he’s “moved forward” from anything, but probably won’t attend Garnett’s jersey retirement at TD Garden.
But any feud between Allen and Rondo didn’t begin in 2012 when he darted to sign with rival. It started in 2009 — the year after the C’s won the NBA championship.
Well, according to ex-Celtic Kendrick Perkins.
Perkins appeared on Sirius XM NBA Radio and revealed Boston was exploring a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for Chris Paul — and Rondo would be part of that trade.
“KG and Paul was like, ‘Nah we ain’t doing that,’” Perkins said, as transcribed by MassLive’s Tom Westerholm. “‘As great as CP is, man, we just won a championship, we’re rocking with (Rondo),’” Perkins said. “He’s giving us everything that we need.”
The one who thought the Celtics should pull the trigger? Yep, you guessed it. Allen.
“That was it from there,” Perkins said. “It was even to the point where we brought boxing gloves to the gym, and they got on boxing gloves. Ray and Rondo, like they put on the gloves, ad we made them box it out like two rounds. … That’s the thing. Rondo never got over that.”
Boxing at practice? These two really didn’t like each other.
We guess even 11 years can’t repair the damage.
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Paul Pierce Adds To LeBron James Drama, Claims Heat Teams ‘Underachieved’

It’s no secret that Paul Pierce isn’t the biggest fan of LeBron James.
Apparently, the rivalry goes back to Pierce’s playing days when James first got into the league, and the former Boston Celtic still is holding that grudge as a member of the media.
First, Pierce left James off his list for the top five NBA players of all time. And Friday, he criticized the now-Los Angeles Lakers’ time with the Miami Heat.
Here’s what Pierce had to say on ESPN Countdown:
He played on the Miami Heat who in my eyes underachieved and were a Ray Allen shot away from only winning one championship. We ain’t talking about that.
Let’s be honest, when we say LeBron was going to Miami with D. Wade and Chris Bosh did you not think that they would run the table? It was like, that team, nobody can beat them. They should’ve been 1-4, they skated with 2-4 but they probably should’ve won 3 out of 4.

Paul Pierce says the Miami Heat underachieved in the Big 3 era
“They should’ve been 1 and 4.”
( ESPN Countdown) pic.twitter.com/xcWA8IhlA7
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 22, 2020

Fair point, considering James did promise a lot most championships for the Heat after taking his talents to South Beach.
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Celtics’ Danny Ainge Anxious For Auerbach Center To Re-Open For Practices

Massachusetts slowly has begun to re-open. But the Auerbach Center still remains closed.
The Boston Celtics’ practice facility was not part of Governor Charlie Baker’s Phase 1. Some facilities throughout the country have opened under strict restrictions, thus putting those teams who can’t get into a facility at a slight disadvantage because they’re still working out at home.
And home workouts only can go so far, especially when you’re a professional athlete.
C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, for one, seems ready for the Auerbach Center to open.
“I think that we’re just hoping,” Ainge said in a conversation with the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. “I mean, we’re hoping it’s any day. We’re just waiting to hear. But everybody’s got their own things they’re doing, so it’ll happen soon enough. …
“It’s just not that complicated. What we’re trying to do is have one-on-zero workouts. Like, it’s probably the cleanest environment that anybody’s working at in the country, with the sanitization that has to go on and the coaches wearing masks and gloves. I mean, heck, it doesn’t seem that complicated.”
Yeah, he’s definitely ready to get back in there.
The league reportedly is eyeing late-June for players to return to practice with games beginning in mid-July.
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Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Joins ‘At Home With TC’ To Talk Potential NHL Return

Boston loves Zdeno Chara, and he loves it back.
Big Z has cemented his place in Boston sports lore over the last 14 years by being one of the most well-liked and respected athletes in the city, while also helping transform the Bruins into perennial contenders and even bringing home the 2011 Stanley Cup.
Chara was named captain of the Black and Gold prior to the 2006-07 season and has kept that title ever since. Through good times, and bad times the big man has always been around and has forged a bond with Bruins fans that won’t soon be broken.
The 43-year-old joined NESN’s Tom Caron on Friday nights edition of “At Home With TC” the potential return of the NHL and the how different it would be without the Boston fans.
Check out the full segment above!

Here’s How NBA Season Reportedly Could Look If 2019-20 Season Resumes

The NBA reportedly is building steam to an eventual return to action.
It’s starting to look like if the season were to be resumed in some fashion, Disney World in Orlando, Florida is the most logical option to host the league, but what would the season timeline actually look like?
NBA Insider and Yahoo Sports contributor Keith Smith took to Twitter on Thursday night with how a resumed 2019-20 season could potentially look like, as well as its effects on 2020 free agency and even the 2020-21 season’s start date.
For more, check out the “Need To Know” video above from “NESN After Hours,” presented by People’s United Bank.
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Patrick Ewing “Under Care At Hospital” After Testing Positive For COVID-19

The coronavirus doesn’t discriminate against Hall of Famers.
Patrick Ewing, the former New York Knicks legend and current coach of the Georgetown men’s basketball team, Friday announced that he’s tested positive for COVID-19.
“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing was quoted as saying in the school’s statement, which he tweeted out.
“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
The school said the 57-year-old is “under care and isolated” at a local hospital.

I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020

The announcement comes two days after the NCAA reportedly voted that football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball players can return to campus and begin voluntary activities on June 1.
We’ll see if Ewing’s diagnosis changes anything.
NESN Diary: We Made It To Memorial Day Weekend (And Other Random Thoughts)

NESN Diary: We Made It To Memorial Day Weekend (And Other Random Thoughts)

Each day during the sports pause stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, NESN.com will publish a diary full of random thoughts, opinions, takeaways, and other cool tidbits we’ve stumbled across in the absence of actual games. Because why not? We’re all in this together.
The good news is we made to to Memorial Day Weekend, and the weeks are starting to feel shorter now that the weather in New England is warming up, making quarantining in Massachusetts a little less miserable.
I’ve been ditching the city most every nice day to head west on Interstate 90 towards my parents house, where there’s a ton more outdoor activities to keep myself sane. There’s no shortage of rivers and lakes to kayak on, mountains to hike or fresh air to breath.
I never thought I’d say the words, “Boston is so boring, I want to go back home to Western Mass. where there’s actually stuff to do,” but here we are. The high school version of myself would be rattled.
But honestly, until bars and restaurants in the city open back up, I don’t know if I see any reason to come back until this is all over. Apparently the Boston Celtics are feeling the same way, and we may not see basketball played at TD Garden again this season. That was the bad news.
The Celtics are one of the few teams who haven’t been able to reopen its facilities due to local regulations. But meanwhile, a bunch of other teams are back for voluntary workouts and the league wants teams practicing again in June for games to start mid-July.
That’s why Boston, in addition to teams like the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors reportedly are hoping to just bypass bringing players back to their market cities at all and heading straight for wherever the season will be played out.
It makes sense. What’s the point of making Celtics players return to Boston and quarantine themselves upon entering Massachusetts, when they’d just have to do it again for another two weeks when they arrive at the league’s “bubble” site?
Hopefully this gets approved and maybe brings the NBA back quicker.
— Speaking of leagues coming back, the NHL has made some progress.
The league and its players’ association met via conference call to discuss the NHL’s proposed 24-team return to play format for playoffs. There are still a ton of logistics to work out, but the NHLPA announced Friday night it authorized further negotiations.
We’ll see if this gets the ball rolling for the NHL.
— The NFL is the content gift that keeps on giving, and some notable moves were made Friday.
You had Joe Flacco sign a one-year deal with the New York Jets as well as the Seattle Seahawks picked up running back Carlos Hyde to add some depth to the offense.
And quarterback Russell Wilson is rumored to be pushing for Seattle to take a chance on Antonio Brown as well.
— The NBA’s Brooklyn Nets are also looking to make a move that could put them over the top.
A squad already staked with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan is apparently looking for ways to acquire Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards.
— Former Utah Jazz couch, the legendary Jerry Sloan, passed away on Friday. Celtics’ Gordon Hayward was briefly coached by Sloan during his time in Utah and paid his respects.
— Birthday shoutout to Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. It’s pretty crazy to think the wideout is already 34 years old. Also, tennis star Novak Djokovic turned 33.
Tweet of the Day
James Harden was just trying to workout on a mountain near ASU, but the internet wasn’t having it after a photo of him started circulating Twitter. There were some hilarious responses to the pic, but this one was gold.

James Harden coming from the post apocalyptic future to warn us about 5G
But he was too late pic.twitter.com/oeVcsNyBc2
— Lester The 6th Round Sleeper (@TheLesterLee) May 22, 2020

Video of the Day
The drama between LeBron James and LeBron James continues. The latest edition comes from Paul Pierce on ESPN Countdown, discussing how James’ Miami Heat teams were underachievers.

Paul Pierce says the Miami Heat underachieved in the Big 3 era
“They should’ve been 1 and 4.”
( ESPN Countdown) pic.twitter.com/xcWA8IhlA7
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 22, 2020

Stat of the Day
We’ll throw in a few stats in honor of the late Jerry Sloan.

Jerry Sloan is 1 of 2 coaches in NBA history to win at least 1,000 games with one team (1,127 wins with Jazz). The other is Gregg Popovich (1,272 wins with Spurs).
Sloan's 98 career postseason wins are the most ever by a coach without an NBA championship. pic.twitter.com/yVfIUHAzGi
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 22, 2020

Jerry Sloan ranks 4th all-time among coaches in career wins in NBA history.
In the 15 seasons from the time Sloan took over as head coach of the Jazz in 1988-89 through Karl Malone's last season in Utah in 2002-03, the Jazz had the best record in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/Vw08oYo7p1
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 22, 2020

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NHLPA ‘Authorized Further Negotiations’ With NHL’s 24-Team Playoff Format

Hockey fans have been waiting to hear what would happen regarding the NHL and NHL Players’ Association’s call Thursday night.
And now we have our answer.
The two sides met Thursday night and all reports indicated voting “likely would be completed” by Friday. The NHLPA announced just before 10 p.m. ET what came of the meeting.
Here’s the full statement:
The Executive Board of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup. Several details remain to be negotiated and an agreement on the format would still be subject to the parties reaching agreement on all issues relevant to resuming play.​
This is a good first step. But there’s still plenty of details to get sorted out before play resumes.
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Tom Caron, Rusty Sullivan Unveil Top Two Best Boston Championships

Which Boston championship over the last 20 years was the best of the best?
NESN’s Tom Caron and The Sports Museum’s Rusty Sullivan attempted to answer that very question over the last week on “At Home With TC,” and concluded their countdown Friday night.
With the 2001 New England Patriots and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the final two remaining championship squads, the duo chose which took the top spot as the most impressive over the last two decades.
Check out the segment above for more!