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A billboard advocating for the Celtics to hire either Kara Lawson or Becky Hammon as the next coach was purchased near the team's practice facility near Boston Landing.

‘Hire Kara or Becky!’ Billboard on Mass. Pike calls for Celtics to hire a woman as head coach

The billboard, sponsored by a nutrition company, is near the Celtics' practice facility in Boston Landing. 39 minutes ago

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Rafael Devers (left) and Xander Bogaerts could become the first pair of teammates to start on the left side of the infield in an All-Star game since Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees in 2011.

Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers far and away on top of AL’s All-Star voting

Bogaerts has more than double the amount of votes than the second-leading shortstop, Bo Bichette. And Devers has more than double the amount of votes at third than the White Sox' Yoán Moncada. 51 minutes ago

ALEX SPEIER | ON BASEBALL
At a time when spin rates are dropping around the majors, presumably out of a fear about an illegal substance crackdown, Garrett Richards' spin rate has risen.

Are the Red Sox’ pitching struggles a sticky mess? The data say ...

The obvious conclusion, that Boston's pitching struggles are due to abandoning whatever spin-generating tacky substances they were using to excel, simply isn't backed up. 1 hour ago

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Chauncey Billups.

Celtics coaching search tracker: Brad Stevens doesn’t have finalist list yet; could take weeks to find replacement

We’ll be tracking all the updates — the newest candidates, the interview requests, the latest developments — right here. 1 hour ago

MLB is reportedly set to come down on pitchers who knowingly use any sort of substances on a baseball to try and improve their grip.

MLB expected to crack down on pitchers’ foreign substances this week, according to reports

The move is expected to be announced via a memo to all teams.

Alex Speier | On Baseball
Rafael Devers was jumping for joy after his winning single in the ninth inning.

Red Sox’ Rafael Devers has figured out fastballs. Opposing pitchers: It’s time to take notice

Devers pulverized a 95-miles-per-hour sinker from reliever Rafael Dolis for the winning hit Monday.

MONDAY'S SCHOOLS ROUNDUP
Boston Latin Academy freshman Ellie Etemad-Gilbertson paused to reflect on the MVP trophy she was awarded after going 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs vs. East Boston High to help the Dragons capture the Boston City League softball championship game at Langone Park.

Boston Latin clinches its 15th City League softball title in a rout over East Boston

Freshman Ellie Etemad-Gilbertson was named MVP after going 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs to highlight a 13-1 victory for the Dragons (17-3).

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Rafael Devers is chased down by his teammates after his game-winning RBI single Monday night.

A walk-off win helps Red Sox make a lopsided loss a thing of the past and salvage a series split

After being pummeled 18-4 on Sunday, the Red Sox overcame a ninth-inning, game-tying homer by Vlad Guerrero Jr. to win in their final at-bat on Monday.