Sources say Howard, Horford moves unlikely for Celtics

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard goes to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Houston. Portland won 96-79. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Despite escalating buzz for Thursday’s trade deadline, the Celtics are taking a cautious, measured approach.

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Things are going so well that they may not have to make a move before the trade deadline.

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23: Referee Mike Carey #94 calls a penalty during the game between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots on November 23, 2003 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Texans 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Library Tag 12102006 Sports

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

How long will CBS put up with Mr. Wrong?

Ex-NFL official Mike Carey has gained a reputation — perhaps unfairly — for being incorrect, and may not be back on CBS.

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The Celtics forward suffered a bruised shoulder in Wednesday’s victory, team president Danny Ainge said.

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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Brian Bannister and the art of making pitchers better

The Red Sox’ director of pitching development uses a unique blend of creativity and analytics in his work with the team’s staff.

BRUINS 6, JETS 2

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After getting whipped Tuesday, and outplayed in Thursday’s first period, the Bruins rebounded with a solid effort.

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Shaw, a first baseman by trade, is without a position in camp, so he will work in the outfield, just in case.

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/red%20sox%20angels067.jpg Red Sox may seek to improve bullpen

Lefthanders Neal Cotts and Franklin Morales are among the relievers under consideration if the price is right.

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The midfielder is set to join New England later this week for preseason training.

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Fluto Shinzawa | Hockey food

Winnipeg always a contender for NHL’s best dim sum

It’s worth braving the cold to get to Kum Koon Garden before a Jets game.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ELI%20FACE%20crop-8996.jpg Peyton Manning explains Eli’s sad face

Peyton Manning appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show” and had some fun at the expense of his little brother.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin072915Belicheck_spt13.jpg Robert Kraft wishes AFC Championship had been at Gillette

The Patriots owner discussed the 2015 season and other topics in a recent interview

NFL NOTEBOOK

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The suspension was for a hit to the head of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Boston-02/11/16 The finals of the mens and ladies FIS Snowboard World Cup 2016 at the Big Air event at Fenway Park. Julia Marino from USA on her last jump. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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Snowboarders heat up a cold night at Fenway Park

Julia Marino won the Big Air women’s competition, while X Games gold medalist Max Parrot took the men’s event.

BIG AIR NOTEBOOK

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The Vermont ski resort provided manpower and snowmaking expertise to create the Big Air hill in Boston.

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Killington, HDK Snowmakers of Natick, and others all helped make Big Air at Fenway become reality.

COLLEGE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_unhbu2_spts-9610.jpg UNH may be getting hot at the right time

The Wildcats are vying for home ice in the first round of the Hockey East tournament as the season hits the stretch run.

Division 3 track championships

Anthony Delasanta anchors Bishop Feehan victory

Delasanta’s anchor leg in the 4 x 400 relay was a huge difference as Bishop Feehan won the boys’ title.

Nordic skiing championships

Will Rhatigan wins state nordic skiing championship

The Newton South senior won the state title in his first year skiing for his school while Mt. Greylock won both the boys’ and girls’ titles.

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