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Needham, Westfield look to be strong contenders to repeat as Division 1 and 2 champions in the boys’ volleyball state tournament

Needham continues to be the class in Division 1 and has not lost since before the pandemic while Westfield hopes to maintain its own dynastic run of four Division 2 state titles in five seasons. 38 minutes ago

Baseball Notebook

Blue Jays’ Bass apologizes for sharing anti-LGBTQ social media post

Bass shared a post on his Instagram stories Monday urging others to boycott Target and Bud Light over support they showed for the LGBTQ+ community. 39 minutes ago

French Open

No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev loses to qualifier ranked 172nd in first round of French Open

Thiago Seybolt Wild needed to win three matches in qualifying rounds last week just to make it into the men’s bracket. 1 hour ago


Miami’s role players — particularly Caleb Martin — were difference-makers in this series

Martin shot 60.2 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from behind the arc — ridiculously impressive numbers. 1 hour ago

christopher l. gasper

Joe Mazzulla’s insistence on living and dying by the 3-pointer was not a championship formula for these Celtics

Their stubbornness in sticking with that strategy proved to be their undoing. They are not Golden State East. 1 hour ago


Stanley Cup Final, between Bruce Cassidy’s Golden Knights and a Panthers team that bounced the Bruins, set to open Saturday

The championship round lacks big market teams in a unusually warm-weather matchup. 2 hours ago

Reds at Red Sox | 7:10 p.m. (NESN)

Game 54: Reds at Red Sox lineups and notes

Brayan Bello will be on the mound when the Red Sox open a three-game series with Cincinnati at Fenway Park Tuesday night.

beat writer's notebook

A few final observations on Game 7, and some Celtics thoughts looking forward

Joe Mazzulla accomplished enough to deserve a shot to assemble his own coaching staff and spend an entire summer preparing for next season.