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Irving Scores 31, Celtics Beat Pistons Again 108-105

Irving scores 31, Celtics beat Pistons again 108-105

BOSTON (AP) — After averaging 14 points through the first six games, Kyrie Irving knew he was due to start hitting some shots. Irving broke through Tuesday night with a season-high 31 points and led a third-quarter surge that put Boston in command of a 108-105 win over Detroit, handing the Pistons back-to-back losses after a 4-0 start. “I was taking shots that they were giving me,” said Irving, who made 10 of 16 shots from the floor and added five assists and five rebounds. “Me taking some of those shots made the defense come out a little higher, […]

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Boston Red Sox Contracts 2019: Xander Bogaerts, Rick Porcello, Chris Sale Among 7 Players Entering Final Contract Years

Boston Red Sox contracts 2019: Xander Bogaerts, Rick Porcello, Chris Sale among 7 players entering final contract years

The Red Sox’s 2018 payroll soared over $237 million and it likely will remain near that figure in 2019. The Sox freed up $49.395 million with seven players electing free agency: Hanley Ramirez ($22M average annual value), Craig Kimbrel ($12M), Drew Pomeranz ($8.5M), Joe Kelly ($3.825M), Steve Pearce ($1.5M AAV with Boston), Carson Smith ($850,000) and Nathan Eovaldi ($720,430 with Boston). But president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski likely is interested in bringing back Eovaldi, Kelly and Pearce at the right price. They all will earn raises as free agents. Boston also will play approximately $21.965 million more in […]

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Tuukka Rask returns to Bruins

Tuukka Rask returns to Bruins

Credit: Matt Stone Tuukka Rask returned to Bruins practice Tuesday morning following his leave of absence. The Bruins goalie wasn’t at practice last Friday following the Bruins’ 8-5 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at home the night before. The team announced that day he would take a leave of absence. Tuesday, he was ready to put that behind him. “I have a job. My job is to be a hockey goalie for the Boston Bruins, and I also have another job title, and that’s a family man,” Rask said. “This was a time when deep inside my heart I […]

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Christian’s Sports Beat: Bowen has His Eyes on Boston

Christian’s Sports Beat: Bowen has his eyes on Boston

Courtesy photo Caleb Bowen competes in the 2018 Marshall Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018. Bowen was the top finisher this year for his second time. Two years ago I finished third in the 5K race portion of the Marshall University Marathon event. While I was waiting around cheering on friends of mine finishing the half-marathon and marathon races the same morning, I recognized the first-place finisher of the marathon and couldn’t wait to congratulate Marshall University’s cross country assistant coach Caleb Bowen. This year I got to do it again by phone as he won the 26.2-mile race for […]

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Red Sox, Juan Centeno Agree To Minor League Contract

Red Sox, Juan Centeno Agree To Minor League Contract

The Red Sox are in agreement with catcher Juan Centeno on a minor league contract, tweets MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo. The Magnus Sports client figures to receive an invite to Major League Spring Training. Centeno, 28, appeared in 10 games for the Rangers this past season and joins the Boston organization with 111 games of MLB experience under his belt. He’s a career .227/.278/.331 hitter in 353 trips to the plate between the Mets, Brewers, Twins, Astros and Rangers. Centeno has shown a knack in terms of hitting for average at the Triple-A level, where he’s a .286/.330/.352 hitter in […]

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Marcus Smart Wants Celtics Teammates To Be More Than Fighters

Marcus Smart Wants Celtics Teammates To Be More Than Fighters

Marcus Smart is not a fan of losing and is ready for his teammates to put up better performances in their upcoming games. The Boston Celtics guard addressed his teammates following a 1-4 road trip, saying after his team’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that the effort has not been what it should be, and that they “need to fix it.” It certainly hasn’t been the start the C’s envisioned heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, and with a 7-6 record after losing three of their last four, Smart knew something needed to be said. He wanted his […]

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Celtics Current and Future Leaders May be About to Take Control

Celtics current and future leaders may be about to take control

Kyrie Irving came to the Boston Celtics to be a productive leader and prove that he can be a franchise player . Jayson Tatum is still too young and inexperienced to take on such a role, but look for him to take on more of a leadership role sometime in the future . Both of them seem to be ready to become what we have expected of them this season. The ideal leader of an NBA team needs to have a swagger to him that is backed up with efficient production on the court. Larry Bird is a prime […]

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Offseason Outlook: Boston Red Sox

Offseason Outlook: Boston Red Sox

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams. Click here to read the other entries in this series. After celebrating their fourth World Series in 15 years, the Red Sox now have some significant holes to fill in the starting rotation and bullpen. They’ll also need to think about whether and how to keep their championship core together for the long term. Guaranteed Contracts David Price , SP: $127MM through 2022 (Price chose not to exercise his opt-out clause) J.D. Martinez , DH/OF: $86.25MM through 2022 (Martinez can opt out after each of the next three seasons; Red […]

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Gordo: Ex-Blues Goaltender Halak Re-Emerges to Save Bruins

Gordo: Ex-Blues goaltender Halak re-emerges to save Bruins

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak, right, makes a save as Toronto Maple Leafs’ Zach Hyman, center, and Bruins defenseman John Moore (27) look for the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Jaroslav Halak is one of the many goaltenders who showed promise with the Blues before failing under pressure and moving down the trail. You will recalled the Blues traded him to the Buffalo Sabres in the ill-fated Ryan Miller gambit in 2014. The Sabres flipped him to the Washington Capitals, where he closed out that […]

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Boston Red Sox Free Agency: Joe Kelly Wants to be with Red Sox for ‘Rest of (His) Career’

Boston Red Sox free agency: Joe Kelly wants to be with Red Sox for ‘rest of (his) career’

Joe Kelly’s answer on where he wants to pitch next year is a pretty clear one.

Boston Red Sox’s Joe Kelly throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ( Joe Kelly’s answer on where he wants to pitch next year is a pretty clear one. Kelly, a free agent this winter, repeatedly said that he wanted to return to the Red Sox in an appearance on the Jim Rome Show on Monday. “I don’t even feel like a free agent because I still feel like I’m part of the Boston Red Sox,” Kelly said. […]

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Joe Kelly’s answer on where he wants to pitch next year is a pretty clear one.

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