CELTICS 102, 76ERS 92

Celtics pull away late, beat 76ers for their first win

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball against Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot #7 of the Philadelphia 76ers in the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 102-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Kyrie Irving scored 21 points and Boston dominated the fourth quarter to beat Philadelphia.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/haywardbaptist2.jpg Gordon Hayward back at home after surgery

Coach Brad Stevens says the forward’s rehabilitation ‘starts yesterday.’

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The Disabled Player Exception would provide the Celtics with $8.4 million in salary cap relief.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_patriotspractice_sports327-13487.jpg Accuracy is a point of emphasis for Tom Brady

The Patriots quarterback lamented some missed opportunities and vows to improve his passing.

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The Patriots may have to dip into the practice squad for reinforcements at cornerback.

PATS SLIDER 9 Houston, Feb. 5, 2017 - Atlanta's Brian Poole and Danny Amendola go face to face during Second quarter action at NRG Stadium in the Super Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. Jim Davis/ Globe staff.

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FALCONS AT PATRIOTS | SUNDAY, 8:30 (NBC)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Falcons

The Super Bowl rematch comes Sunday night, as the Patriots go for their third straight win.

Al Michaels walks onto the field prior to an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

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Season Ticket Podcast

A conversation with Al Michaels on the Patriots, Tom Brady, and more

Broadcaster Al Michaels is on the call for this week’s Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Falcons.

Chad Finn | unconventional preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Stan_WHITE_TD1.jpg Don’t call this a revenge game for the Falcons

Nothing they do against the Patriots can atone for what happened to them in February.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin102017Patriotspractice_Spt3.jpg Johnson Bademosi making presence felt with Patriots

The special teams ace helped bail out the shorthanded secondary against the Jets; may get call against Falcons, too.

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The defenseman, who was injured in Thursday’s win over Vancouver, will have surgery Monday.

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Friday’s high school football scores

Which teams played their way into the playoffs? Check the Week 7 results here.

Hamilton-Wenham 35, Lynnfield 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_lynnhamilton2_spts.jpg Ian Coffey leads Hamilton-Wenham to share of Cape Ann League title

Coffey rushed for 140 of his 174 yards in a 28-point eruption in second half, including 21 unanswered in the third quarter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_fratessjp5_spts.jpg St. John’s Prep dedicates baseball field to Pete Frates

The 2003 graduate, who has ALS, played baseball, hockey, and football for the Prep.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers advance to the 2017 World Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Alex Speier

Dodgers’ blueprint for overcoming bad contracts led to World Series

Of the eight position players who started for the Dodgers in Game 5 on Thursday, five weren’t in the Opening Day lineup.

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The Celtics coach consulted Frank Vogel, who helped Paul George in his recovery from a broken leg.

STAN GROSSFELD

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/w30-13314-ktZF--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Frightened away from youth football? Not in Wellesley

Despite widespread safety concerns, participation numbers are up in Wellesley, bucking a national trend.

PRINCETON 52, HARVARD 17

Princeton crushes Harvard

The rout marked one of the worst losses in Tim Murphy’s 24 years as Crimson coach.

Head of the Charles

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_rowers4_met.jpg Gevvie Stone returns to Head of the Charles to go after a record

The Newton native will try to win her fourth straight singles championship and eighth overall.

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The Eagles hope the upset of Louisville last week will carryover Saturday at Virginia.

NFL NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/863285134.jpg Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch suspended one game

Running back is penalized for pushing an official during a scuffle on the field in a win over the Chiefs.

SPORTS LOG

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After another postseason disappointment, Washington GM Mike Rizzo fired the manager after two years.

CHAD FINN I SPORTS MEDIA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/5d164c646c144db7b12f35794b721a8a-5d164c646c144db7b12f35794b721a8a-13477.jpg TNT covered Gordon Hayward’s injury with utmost professionalism

TNT brought the viewer into the arena and captured the emotions of those in the building.