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When Kyrie Irving will first return to Boston

When Kyrie Irving will first return to Boston

Enlarge Image Kyrie Irving Celtics fans looking to jeer Kyrie Irving now have their date. According to reports regarding the NBA schedule, Irving will return to TD Garden on Nov. 27, his first appearance in front of the Boston faithful after signing with the Nets this offseason. Irving declared last season that he intended to re-sign with the Celtics, but instead opted to pair up with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn. Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists per game last year and brought the Celtics to the Eastern Conference semifinals, but he will surely be in for a night […]

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Red Sox/Edwin Diaz rumors: Boston discussing closer with Mets, viewed as strong suitor (reports)

Red Sox/Edwin Diaz rumors: Boston discussing closer with Mets, viewed as strong suitor (reports)

AP New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz is on Boston’s radar. (AP Photo | Bruce Kluckhohn) The Red Sox and Mets have discussed a trade that would send closer Edwin Diaz to Boston, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand . ESPN’s Buster Olney adds that rival clubs view the Red Sox as the most invested suitor in the chase for Diaz. Source: Red Sox will likely add a reliever (or two?) this week. They’ve talked to the Mets about Edwin Diaz, though as of now there’s “nothing close.” — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 29, 2019 Some rival evaluators now […]

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Boston Celtics have lots of scorers, but what about their defense?

Boston Celtics have lots of scorers, but what about their defense?

BOSTON — Regardless of how the Boston Celtics roster has changed in recent years, the team’s defense has been among the more constants to factor in the team’s consistent level of success. But the roster upheaval this offseason will impact the team on several levels, none more noticeable than the team’s defense. Gone are Al Horford and Aron Baynes , two pillars of elite defensive consistency that Boston has no one remotely close to filling their enormous voids currently on the roster. And while most of the NBA is shifting towards being more offensive-minded, defense still rules the day […]

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Man who threatened to kill athletes faces prison

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BOSTON — A former college soccer player in Massachusetts is facing a federal prison sentence for sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses. Addison Choi, of Fullerton, California, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure another person. He’ll be sentenced Nov. 1 in Boston federal court. The 23-year-old was charged and agreed to the plea deal in May. Authorities say Choi was a prolific gambler who posted graphic and sometimes racist threats on the Instagram accounts of athletes he […]

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David Ortiz reportedly released from hospital more than a month after shooting

David Ortiz reportedly released from hospital more than a month after shooting

David Ortiz has reportedly been released from hospital nearly 50 days after being shot in the Dominican Republic. Former Red Sox champ David Ortiz has been released from Massachusetts General Hospital, more than a month after being shot in the Dominican Republic. The baseball great, 43, left the hospital Friday, according to an ESPN report on Saturday that cites sources close to the Ortiz family. Ortiz has undergone more than three surgeries after he was shot in the back at close range on June 9, while at a nightclub in Santo Domingo. “Ortiz will continue his rehabilitation at home, […]

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MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi hit homers, Red Sox pound Yankees 9-5

MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi hit homers, Red Sox pound Yankees 9-5

Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez runs on his two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Michael Dwyer / AP) Associated Press J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi homered as the Boston Red Sox again hit balls all over and out of Fenway Park, battering the New York Yankees 9-5 Saturday in Boston. The Red Sox have outscored the Yankees 38-13 to win the first three of a four-game set. This was the sixth straight game Boston has scored eight or more runs against the Yankees, […]

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Former Boston College Women’s Basketball Coach Cathy Inglese Dies at 60

Former Boston College Women’s Basketball Coach Cathy Inglese Dies at 60

Former Boston College women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese died Wednesday, a week after sustaining a brain injury in a fall. She was 60. Inglese’s family announced the death in a statement posted by sister Nancy Inglese on Facebook. Inglese coached at Boston College from 1993-2008 and was hired as an assistant coach at Hofstra last month. “Our hearts are hurting with the passing of Cathy,” Hofstra women’s basketball coach Danielle Santos Atkinson said. “Cathy was one of the kindest and nicest people I have come to know in the coaching industry and in her short time with our program […]

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Bill Belichick Won’t Comment On Tom Brady’s Contract Situation

Bill Belichick Won’t Comment On Tom Brady’s Contract Situation

BOSTON (CBS) — Bill Belichick didn’t have anything to say about Tom Brady’s contract situation, because Bill Belichick never has anything to say about anyone’s contract situation. But that didn’t stop reporters from asking on Wednesday, when Belichick kicked off Patriots training camp by meeting with the media at Gillette Stadium. Brady has accomplished just about everything one can accomplish in the NFL, but the Patriots quarterback is about to experience something that he hasn’t experienced over his 20-year career: He’s heading into a contract year without an extension. Brady has agreed to new deals with the Patriots before […]

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Bruins sign forward Pavel Shen to 3-year, entry level contract

Bruins sign forward Pavel Shen to 3-year, entry level contract

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday that the organization has signed forward Pavel Shen to a three-year, entry-level contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $809,167. Listen to your team news NOW. Shen has played the last two seasons in the Russian Junior Hockey League (MHL), the Supreme Hockey League (VHL), and the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 34 games over the course of the last two seasons with the MHL, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound forward had 12 goals and 15 assists, earning 27 points with plus-11 rating. Meanwhile in the VHL, which is the second highest league […]

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‘Everything happens for a reason. Now I’m a Boston Celtic.’: Kemba Walker talked about why he chose to come to Boston

‘Everything happens for a reason. Now I’m a Boston Celtic.’: Kemba Walker talked about why he chose to come to Boston

Kemba Walker discussed his decision to play for the Celtics and more in an interview with ESPN. Kemba Walker is “super excited” to be a Boston Celtic. In an interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, that aired on July 17, Walker said he’s adjusting well to his move from Charlotte to Boston. “It’s been amazing,” Walker said. “The feeling of being loved is something that everyone wants, and as soon as I got here, that’s the feeling I got.” While he knows he’ll have a huge responsibility as the team’s new point guard, he isn’t afraid of the comparisons made […]

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