Word from a very reliable source has told me that Ron Borges has been suspended from the Globe. The terms of the suspension are not exactly clear, but the reason is not for the incident with Michael Katz, but for working for HBO without the permission of the Globe. Efforts to confirm this with Borges or the Globe have not yet been successful.

Update: Borges, via email to BSMW has denied that he has been suspended. He says his Boxing column will run this weekend as usual, and that all his HBO work has received Globe approval.

A quick search of the Globe archives reveals no articles written by Borges since June 15th. Just throwing that out there.

Rob Bradford looks at the Celtics selection of Al Jefferson. Jim Fenton also has a look at the Jefferson Proclamation by the Celtics. Mike Fine has Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers lavishing praise on their draft picks, but wonders if they will even see much action this coming season. Gary Fitz says that the Celtics are pinning their hopes for the future on potential. For a good look at Jefferson, you might be interested in this feature article written about him by Rick Cleveland back in February. Bill Simmons has his annual NBA draft diary.

Alan Greenwood looks at the struggling Sox offense. Bob Stern says the Bill James theories of the Sox came up short against the small ball Twins. Del N. Jones says that Nomar is still limited by his injury. Greenwood’s notebook says there is no rush in getting Pokey Reese back. Jones’ notebook looks at the struggling Kevin Millar.

Mike Freeman of Jacksonville says that Boston certainly is a racist city. He has the examples to prove it….from the 1980’s. The most recent example he has is the Dee Brown incident in 1990.

Mike Loftus says that even without a first round pick, the Bruins are doing their homework for this weekend’s NHL draft.

Bob Gretz of the Kansas City Chiefs website takes an offseason look at the Patriots.

Jim Baker looks at WMUR-TV’s decision to promote Jamie Staton into the sports director role at the station He has quotes from former director Charlie Sherman, who resigned in March, and later tried to get his job back.