Evan Turner would like to be back with Celtics

Boston, MA - 4/24/2016 - Boston Celtics Evan Turner reacts after hitting a basket against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter at TD Garden in their fourth playoff game in Boston, MA April 24, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Celtics Reporter:

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Turner is the only unrestricted free agent on the Celtics roster, and flourished in his role off the bench with the team.


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Guard Isaiah Thomas was in tears after Boston dropped Game 6 and was eliminated from the playoffs.


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Brad Stevens was forced to deploy patchwork lineups that had virtually no chance of succeeding.

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Did Celtics really make progress this season?

After being swept in the first round by the Cavaliers last spring, the Celtics wanted to take a major step forward.


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As a restricted free agent, the Celtics will have the option of matching any offer Sullinger receives.

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Hawks think Celtics helped prime them for Cavaliers

“I think we grew up a lot in this series alone,” guard Kent Bazemore said after Atlanta won Game 6.

Boston--4/28/16- Boston red Sox vs Atlanta Braves. Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz poured a bottle of water over his hair in the dugout in the 5th inning. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

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A bad team’s worst hitters get best of Buchholz, and Red Sox lose

Clay Buchholz’s struggles continued as he gave up five runs as Boston’s four-game win streak ended.


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The team leads the AL in thefts, but also in runs, doubles, OBP, and slugging percentage.

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The lefty, who takes the ball Friday, is winless in two career starts against New York with a 13.50 ERA.


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It may be time to start thinking about promoting the two hot Red Sox prospects to Double A.

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The infielder is the reigning National League batting champion, but tested positive for two banned substances.


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Two female sportswriters showed us, chillingly, what they endure on a virtually daily basis.

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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Patriots have options on Day 2 of NFL Draft

The team’s positions of need remained well-stocked after the first round was completed.

Ben Volin | On Football

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Miami selected the offensive lineman, once considered a candidate for the top overall choice, at No. 13.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Draftee Robert Nkemdiche of Mississippi arrives with mother Beverly and father Sunday at the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

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Who could Patriots have picked at No. 29 in NFL Draft?

New England didn’t have a first round pick. Instead, Arizona picked DL Robert Nkemdiche in the 29th overall slot.

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The Los Angeles Rams chose the Cal quarterback after trading up to be in the top position.

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Here’s a look at the players chosen in order of selection in Thursday’s first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The Patriots aren’t making a pick, but they are making a statement.

Fluto Shinzawa

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/515296224.jpg Can the Stars overcome Blues’ all-around game?

Dallas is talented on offense, but goaltending could be its weak link against a solid St. Louis lineup.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/greenhouse_Bruins-3_sports.jpg Patrice Bergeron named a finalist for Selke Trophy

The Bruins center could claim his third straight honor, and fourth overall, as best defensive forward.