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Marcus Smart's heart and hustle are undeniable, but so is his shaky outside shooting.

The Celtics are spinning their wheels. It’s time to break up the core and shake things up

The core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart looks maxed out, and Smart is the most expendable piece. 54 minutes ago

ben volin | on football
In Week 11, the Colts' Jonathan Taylor rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-15 rout of the Bills.

Why are Josh Allen and the Bills in a funk entering Monday’s showdown vs. the Patriots?

The numbers look dominant on paper, but Buffalo actually hasn't been playing all that well since its bye week. 1 hour ago

high school football
Yorlan Gil Herrera hoists the trophy after Swampscott beat North Reading in the Division 5 Super Bowl.

Mass. Super Bowls: Swampscott, Cohasset, Randolph take home trophies on Day 1

The Globe will have live updates from every Super Bowl game.

Baseball players were locked out by team owners after the existing working agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

The MLB lockout begins: Owners start first work stoppage in 26 years as CBA expires

Major League Baseball informed the MLB Players Association that the players were being locked out, effectively turning out the lights on a business that is four months from playing regular season games.

Gary Washburn | CELTICS 88, 76ERS 87
Al Horford hounded 76ers guard Seth Curry during the second half of the Celtics' win.

In many ways, the win over the 76ers was personal for the Celtics’ Al Horford

After the 2018-19 season, Horford left Boston for Philadelphia, feeling it was a better opportunity to play for a championship.

North Reading's defense had a tough time containing Swampscott’s Xaviah Bascon.

For Xaviah Bascon and Swampscott, a second Division 5 Super Bowl win at Gillette ‘a dream come true’

Just four months after being in a back brace with spine fractures, the senior running back ran for 143 yards and threw for a touchdown as the Big Blue (12-1) topped North Reading.

Red Sox
Jackie Bradley, Jr. is returning to Boston.

In a surprise late-night trade, Red Sox acquire Jackie Bradley Jr. and two prospects for Hunter Renfroe

The acquisition of Bradley, 31, who was a member of the Red Sox from 2013 until 2020, was one of several the team made in a flurry of moves before the lockout.

Bruins notebook
Erik Haula was back in action against the Red Wings Tuesday night.

Sitting out a game may be just what Bruins left winger Erik Haula needed

When Bruce Cassidy chose to sit him against the Canucks, Haula took it as an opportunity to rediscover his form.