Bruins prospect Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is returning to Sweden

The 22-year-old center will play closer to home for now, but intends to resume his career with the Bruins in the future. 31 minutes ago

Why Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy work so well together

They appear to be an odd couple, but they are an integral part of what brought the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final.
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Koji Uehara has retired, but his stint in Boston won’t be forgotten

The righthander, who retired in Japan, was a character like few others and a game-ending revelation for the 2013 championship team.

A newbie’s guide to the Stanley Cup Final
Coming in late to the hockey playoffs? Or just dizzy from all the Boston championships? We can help.

Sandy Leon is a catcher with a lot on his plate lately
He caught up quickly in Toronto after leaving the Red Sox to be with his wife for the birth of a daughter.

Expect rules, not Robert Kraft case, to be on NFL owners’ agenda this week
Owners will convene in Miami for two days and are expected to clean up a few items left over from their last gathering.

Patriots’ young quarterbacks get to show their stuff in OTAs

With Tom Brady not expected until minicamp, Danny Etling and Jarrett Stidham will get a lot of snaps.
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Warriors sweep away Trail Blazers for spot in fifth straight NBA Finals

The Warriors got triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, a first for teammates in a playoff game.
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Zdeno Chara a full participant at Monday’s Bruins practice

Chara, who missed Game 4 vs. the Hurricanes, appears to have recovered from whatever ailed him.
Sports log

Formula One great Niki Lauda dead at 70

Lauda was a three-time F1 champion, winning two titles after surviving serious burns from a horrific crash.

Pro women hockey players form union in step toward league

The Professional Women’s Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a ‘‘single, viable women’s professional league in North America.’’

Jaden Schwartz hits his scoring stride in playoffs

The Blues’ forward has 12 goals in 18 playoff games.

Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors cheated death in double OT, but have they found a winning formula?

Leonard didn’t speak to reporters Monday, but Raptors coach Nick Nurse said the star player isn’t injured, just fatigued.

How Don Sweeney built the Bruins into Stanley Cup contenders

Sweeney made some shrewd moves among some missteps, but he may someday be best known as the GM who drafted Charlie McAvoy.
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Here’s what the Patriots can accomplish in the next four weeks of OTAs

The program begins Monday and Josh McDaniels is eager to see how all the new pieces fit on offense.

High schools

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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Rain extends MIAA tennis tournament a third weekend

Quarterfinal matches suspended on Sunday will resume Saturday; MIAA makes changes to hockey tournament to address marathon games.
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Row Boston on a developmental fast track

Open to students from Boston Public Schools, Row Boston is developing its current student-athletes while paving the way for its future success.
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Brett Olen does it all for Natick boys’ volleyball

The setter has a calming influence on the court for Redhawks.
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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.