Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce pumps his fist as Miami Heat forward LeBron James walks past during the second half of the Celtics' 88-80 victory Tuesday night.

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce pumps his fist as Miami Heat forward LeBron James walks past during the second half of the Celtics' 88-80 victory Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Before the Miami Heat bring a title to South Beach, they’ll have to get past the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Heat’s loss to Boston on opening night showed that the new “Big Three” may be further from that goal than some originally thought. Bill Littlefield has the story. 

The Heat aren’t the only NBA team worth paying attention to this season. Bill discusses the storylines around the rest of the NBA with FoxSports.com’s Kevin Hench.  

The San Francisco Giants have shown they can pitch and hit in taking the first two games of the World Series from the Texas Rangers. Bill speaks to ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian to find out if the Rangers can turn it around at home. 

Major League ballplayers disagree on what haunts the Pfister Hotel. Some say they’ve heard mysterious screams from a young child, others a strange knocking on their door, but many players agree that some sort of supernatural spirit wanders the halls of the Pfister. WUWM’s Mitch Teich reports. 

Before game one of the World Series, a group of Giants legends from the team’s New York and San Francisco eras threw out ceremonial first pitches. Bill reflects on some old Giants memories in his commentary

Alex Ovechkin is already a hockey superstar. Can he conquer the rap world next? Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss Ovechkin’s entry into the recording industry, as well as the rest of this week’s sports news. 

Michael Jordan won six NBA titles and appeared on 57 Sports Illustrated covers. Red Auerbach won nine rings, but has never graced the front of the magazine. Bill speaks to Terry McDonell, editor of the Sports Illustrated Group, about a new book featuring all of the SI’s covers from the magazine’s 50-year history.