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A man walked near the Olympic Park at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Beijing.

2008 Beijing Olympics vs. 2022: No lofty promises this time

The Games are a reminder of China’s rise, but also its disregard for civil liberties, prompting a diplomatic boycott led by the United States, which has called China’s internment of at least 1 million Uyghurs a genocide. 2 hours ago

Bruins
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask turns his head to watch the puck slowly slide over the line for the Ducks second goal of the game, a 2-0 deficit that proved insurmountable in Monday night's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.

In a troublesome trend, Bruins were slow to recover from Ducks’ quick start

Coming into Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Ducks, the Bruins were 9-7-2 when they gave up the first goal.

MONDAY'S BOYS' BASKETBALL
Plymouth South junior captain Declan Davis scored 12 of his 15 points for the No. 16 Panthers (7-2) in the fourth quarter of a 56-51 win over Duxbury.

Declan Davis heats up late to lead Plymouth South boys’ basketball past Duxbury

After Plymouth South was held to 28 points in the first three quarters, the junior captain scored 12 of his 15 points for the No. 16 Panthers (7-2) in the fourth quarter of a 56-51 win.

Wake Forest 87, Boston College 57
Makai Ashton-Langford (background) and BC never got out of first gear against Wake Forest.

Boston College men blown out on the road by Wake Forest

The Eagles never got within single-digits after the first 10 minutes.

Ducks 5, Bruins 3
Tuukka Rask wipes his face during a break in the action Monday night at TD Garden.

With Tuukka Rask struggling, Bruins can’t hold off Ducks

David Pastrnak scored his 20th goal of the season for the Bruins and Taylor Hall got his ninth.

MONDAY'S SCHOOLS ROUNDUP

Myles Kidd delivers a changeup for Norwood boys’ hockey in win vs. Walpole

Senior tucked winning goal past Walpole's goaltender to lift the seventh-ranked Mustangs (9-2) to a 4-1 nonleague victory.

MONDAY'S GIRLS' BASKETBALL roundup
Fenway High's  Sierra Cherrie (right) pulls up for two of her 23 points in Monday night's 68-44 victory over O'Bryant in a Boston City League contest.

After pandemic pause, Sierra Cherrie leads Fenway girls’ basketball to 3-0 start

A transfer from Hingham, Cherrie, a smooth-scoring guard, led the Panthers with 23 points in a 68-44 Boston City League win over O'Bryant.

Bruins notebook
Defenseman Urho Vaakanainen has been getting into the swing of things with the varsity during his recent callup, including scoring his first NHL goal against Montreal, much to the delight of Tuukka Rask and Charlie McAvoy.

Bruins reward Urho Vaakanainen’s consistency with more ice time

Vaakanainen played in his ninth game in a row Monday against Anaheim.