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A closer look at the Blues’ remarkable turnaround this season

On Jan. 1, they were at the bottom of the NHL standings. Now they’re playing for the Stanley Cup. How did that happen? 2 hours ago

Five questions about Bruins-Blues, answered by our hockey writers

Concerns about Boston’s long break? Edge between Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington? Key on-ice matchup to watch? Who is St. Louis’s agitator? Unsung heroes to watch?
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The education of Michael Chavis is ongoing, and he’s taking notes

The rookie been able to process how teams are attacking him, take stock of what he’s seen, and change his plan of attack accordingly. 2 hours ago

Some of the best sports photos in Boston history

The image of Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring the game-winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals at Boston Garden is indelibly imprinted into the minds of Boston sports fans. It has taken on renewed significance as the Bruins will face off once more against the St. Louis Blues on Monday for Lord Stanley’s Cup, for the first time since this historic frame was made. Here’s a look at some of the other best sports photos in Boston history.
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John Havlicek tribute celebrates a champion of sport and of life

At Trinity Church, Celtics legends and family friends gathered to say farewell to the great Hondo.
Bill Russell, Bob Cousy among those at John Havlicek’s memorial service

Peter Abraham | On baseball
Spot starter Ryan Weber gave Red Sox exactly what they needed
Weber’s performance should resonate for several days. The Sox had used their bullpen for 26.1 innings in the previous five games.

Bruins notebook
Could Jake DeBrusk be the Bruins’ secret weapon in the Stanley Cup Final?
DeBrusk’s speed and net-driving ability could be a factor against St. Louis, which has a large, heavy defense.

Bruins get through scrimmage unscathed

For all of its accomplishments, Manchester City ends season in disappointment
The Citizens went 21-1-1 in all competitions from February on, but fell short in the Champions quarterfinals. an hour ago

Alex Speier | Minor Details
With modified ball, it’s a whole new ballgame in Triple A
The new ball has resulted in a shocking offensive surge, particularly in the International League.

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Four reasons why Tuukka Rask has been so brilliant these playoffs

To get a more complete picture of what makes Tuukka tick, we leaned on four analysts with deep knowledge of Rask’s game.
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Game 51: Red Sox at Astros lineups and notes

Chris Sale and Wade Miley are on the mound for the first of a three-game series. 11:37 a.m.
Red Sox notebook

AL West-leading Astros up next for Red Sox

Boston lost two of three to Houston last weekend at Fenway Park.
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NBC’s Kathryn Tappen still considers Boston home

Tappen will be back in town for the network’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final.

Aron Baynes on Celtics: ‘I don’t think we built the right habits throughout the season’

That was evident throughout the year, but it is a bit louder when one of the core players openly states it.
Kyrie Irving named second-team All-NBA for the first time

BC women eager for rematch with UNC in national lacrosse semifinals

The Eagles’ only loss of the season came against the Tar Heels in the ACC title game.
The drive of Boston College’s Sam Apuzzo

Rafael Devers stays hot as Red Sox rout Blue Jays again

Devers had two more hits in the series finale, and Ryan Weber worked six innings for the win.
Box score: Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2Red Sox move start time of next Wednesday's game because of Bruins conflict
Raptors 105, Bucks 99

Raptors one win away from NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and Toronto beat Milwaukee to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Kevin Durant won't return for Game 1 of NBA Finals
kevin paul dupont | on hockey

What are the Bruins up against in the Stanley Cup Final vs. the Blues?

The combatants are similar in style, and both coaches are making their first Final appearance.

High schools

SCHOOL notebook

North Andover’s Sebastian Keane is state’s Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year

The Greater Boston League made it official: It will relaunch as a five-school league in the fall of 2019.
Keane among major leagues' top prospects
Thursday's Roundup

Latin Academy wins boys’ volleyball City League championship

Senior Danny Ho recorded nine kills to lead Latin Academy over O’Bryant.
Softball notebook

Acton-Boxborough softball hitting on all cylinders

Six of the nine hitters in the starting lineup are batting .400 or above for Acton-Boxborough (13-1).
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Boys' lacrosse notes

Legendary coach Bussy Adam can watch son, successor at Newton North

Nick Pfeifer, a 2005 Newton North graduate, took over the boys’ lacrosse team from Bussy Adam, who retired after a 39-year stint with the Tigers
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Remembering the great John Havlicek

Havlicek was a genuine superstar basketball player and an exemplary human being.

The sound of John Havlicek’s steal still reverberates

There was a purity to Johnny Most’s play-by-play call, said current Celtics radio voice Sean Grande.