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Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.

* Nick Swisher was given a warm Fenway welcome as the Yankees blew a couple of leads to give the final spring training game to the Red Sox. What's that? That game counted? Well, way to fire up the Opening Day hoopla, MLB. [MLB.com]

* The Celtics blew a 22-point lead themselves, but still managed to hold on against LeBron James' questionable late-game shot selection. (Even if he did pour in 42.) GREATEST SUNDAY IN BOSTON SPORTS HISTORY! [AP]


* Add Jerry Buss to the list of reported Basketball Hall of Fame inductees. He'll join Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, and the old Playboy "profile" of his daughter in Springfield. By the way, What's the point of saving up for a special Monday announcement if no one can keep a secret? [ESPN]

* Butler's Matt Howard may not play against Duke tonight, due to a concussion. The important thing is that we're all agreed that Green was fouled, correct? Good. Then we can all move on. [Yahoo/G.R. Press]

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So we've got Tiger's Press Dance, Real Opening Day, plus the National Championship. That's a pretty full schedule, so don't forget your breakfast vitamins.