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Gary Washburn | Sunday basketball notes

Why Gregg Popovich resisted the Hall of Fame for so long, and why he’s OK with being inducted now

The 74-year-old Popovich, who has won five NBA championships and is considered a top-five coach of all time, made it into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. 1 hour ago


Northeastern’s Devon Levi had a great debut in Buffalo — how have other local college goaltenders made the jump to the pros?

It's not always a smooth transition from Hockey East to the NHL for the area's best netminders. 2 hours ago

College Basketball

Longtime Amherst men’s coach David Hixon elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Hixon amassed a career record of 826-293 at Amherst, and he was twice named Division 3 Coach of the Year. 2 hours ago


Defending state champion Lexington and Hamilton-Wenham girls’ tennis teams look to maintain last season’s success

“I’m psyched the team did as well as it did last year, but I make jokes like, ‘Well, there’s nowhere to go now but down,’ ” Lexington coach Chance Fechtor said.


NBA, players union reach deal for a new labor agreement

The league and its players came to an agreement early Saturday on a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement, the NBA announced.


Game 2: Lineups and notes as the Red Sox look for their first win of the season against the Orioles

Chris Sale has the ball on Saturday, set for his first opening-week start since 2019.


At LSU Pro Day, Bill Belichick’s relationship with Brian Kelly stays fresh

Kelly, the Everett native and LSU coach, said conversations with Belichick can also involve family, friends, and mutual connections.

Kevin Paul Dupont | Sunday hockey notes

Marty Walsh sums up his first week as executive director of the NHL Players’ Association and his plans for the job

Walsh has the good fortune of taking over at a time of labor peace, the CBA between players and the league not pegged to expire until Sept. 15, 2026.