dan shaughnessy

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.

MATT porter
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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MATT porter
Bruins get through scrimmage unscathed
Breaths were held briefly for Brad Marchand, who jammed his left hand. But Boston’s leading scorer did not miss a shift. 8 minutes ago

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.
Patriots notebook

Sony Michel a surprise absence at Patriots’ OTA practice

Tom Brady and Michael Bennett also were absent, as expected.

Jamie Collins glad to be back on the job in Foxborough

Regarding his return to the Patriots, the linebacker said, “I’m just trying to pick up where I left off.”

Kyrie Irving named second-team All-NBA for the first time
Irving was chosen for the third team in 2014-15, when he played for the Cavaliers, but had not received All-NBA honors since then.

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

Bruins notebook
Opportunity for Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk to have big Stanley Cup Final
DeBrusk’s speed and net-driving ability could be a factor against St. Louis, which has a large, heavy defense.

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.

Red Sox notebook
AL West-leading Astros up next for Red Sox
Boston lost two of three to Houston last weekend at Fenway Park.

ben volin | on football
NFL may change overtime rules — but not until 2020
The Chiefs’ proposal to give each team a possession in OT did not even come to a vote for lack of support.

Chad Finn I Sports Media
NBC’s Kathryn Tappen still considers Boston home
Tappen will be back in town for the network’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final.

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. 37 minutes ago
Kevin Durant won't return for Game 1 of NBA Finals

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
jim mcbride

For Patriots’ injured 2018 rookies, a chance to reset

Six players from that draft class had their seasons cut short by injury, and these OTAs are a fresh start.
Chad Finn

Kirk Minihane, Entercom officially part ways

WEEI’s controversial morning sports talk show host ended his 10-year run by openly criticizing his co-host, Gerry Callahan, on his way out the door.
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.

Marcus Smart earns First Team All-Defensive honors

It is the first time the fifth-year guard has been named to the First Team.
Sports log

Tony Finau takes one-shot lead after first round at Colonial

Finau shot a 6-under 64 to lead local favorite Jordan Spieth and Roger Sloan by one stroke.

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. 2 hours ago
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
Players of the WeekGlobe Top 20



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.