Had some time this morning, so I figured I’d put together a few links. You’re probably already sick of the Tiger Woods talk, so there will be none of that in here.

For media, trade deadline tough deal – Steve Bulpett explains why the trade deadline is a tough time for the media as they attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to trade rumors.

Celts continue upward surge against Blazers -A. Sherrod Blakely reports on the Celtics looking like a real contender in a 96-76 dismantling of the Portland Trail Blazers last night.

Allen clearly relieved — and reloaded – Chris Forsberg has Ray Allen putting up another big game (21 points) in the win over Portland.

C’s succeed with different kind of defense – Blakely’s notebook has the Celtics switching up their defensive strategy for last night.

In Rivers, they trust – Gary Washburn explains why Doc Rivers has the total trust and respect of his players.

After Nate: The Celtics following the trade deadline – Paul Flannery examines what Nate Robinson is going to bring to the Celtics on the court that Eddie House didn’t.

Former FB Patrick Pass discusses the Patriots glory days and a possible return to them – Ian Rapoport has the recently retired Patrick Pass talking about being asked about the current Patriots, and why he thinks they’re in good hands going forward.

Good at holding down Fort – Peter Abraham checks in with new Sox reliever Boof Bonser, who hasn’t had to make much of an adjustment in moving over to the Red Sox spring training site.

Lester could prove to be the best of the Red Sox big three – Daniel Barbarisi says the the Sox young lefty could be better than Josh Beckett and John Lackey.

Francona: We all want Beckett here – Gordon Edes has the Red Sox manager backing up Lester’s statement that the Red Sox should sign up Josh Beckett to an extension.

Be sure to also check out Chris Warner’s Q&A With Virginia Tech DE Jason Worilds over on Patriots Daily.