After a horrific accident, Patriot Harvey Langi and his wife made it all the way back

Foxborough- 06/20/18- Patriots LB Harvey Langi spends time with his wife Cassidy on a dock on a pond of a friends home in Foxborough. They were both seriously injured in a car accident last fall. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(lmetro)

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Eight months ago, they nearly lost everything at a Foxborough intersection; now they have a special appreciation for life.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/932886564.jpg Newest Celtic Robert Williams sounds ready to dive into the NBA

In some of his first comments, Williams emphasized his love for playing defense and hustling for loose balls.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/980820466.jpg Who might the Celtics have picked at No. 8, and other draft thoughts

Cleveland acquired the No. 8 pick from Boston in the Kyrie Irving deal, and chose Collin Sexton.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cf21e32f308542a892f9797f2d865135-cf21e32f308542a892f9797f2d865135-20326.jpg The Celtics wanted an athletic big man, and that’s what they got in Robert Williams

The clock starts now for Williams, but tutoring a raw big man into being a defensive dominator is a good issue to have.

Boston MA 6/8/18 Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers a pitch to the Chicago White Sox during first inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 03schtrack reporter:

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Alex Speier

Why this summer marks a milestone anniversary in the development of Chris Sale

It was 10 years ago that Sale pitched in the Northwoods League in Wisconsin, where he made an adjustment to his delivery.

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 16: Wade LeBlanc #49 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Red Sox return to Fenway for rematch of pitcher’s duel

Wade LeBlanc bested Steven Wright, 1-0 last Saturday, holding the Sox to two hits and retiring 22 straight batters over 7 innings.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18: Robert Williams #44 of the Texas A&M Aggies dunks on the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 18, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A closer look at Robert Williams, the newest Celtic

He is known for his defensive ability, but the Celtics see potential for more.

Michigan guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, left, shoots in front of Texas A&M forward Robert Williams during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

Celtics see Robert Williams as a high-flying bundle of athleticism with defensive prowess

Opposing rim-runners will have Texas A&M product Robert Williams and his 7-foot-5-inch wingspan to contend with should they decide to venture beyond the foul line.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: NBA Draft Prospect Deandre Ayton speaks to the media before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Grand Hyatt New York Grand Central Terminal on June 20, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Here’s the full list of 2018 NBA draft picks

All 60 picks.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: Adrian Clayborn #99 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after sacking Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Adrian Clayborn turned heads, and blockers, at Patriots minicamp

The veteran defensive lineman credits the Patriots veterans for getting him up to speed with this defense.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/980766560.jpg BC’s Jerome Robinson drafted 13th overall by Clippers

It’s the highest a BC player has been chosen since John Bagley was taken 12th by the Cavaliers in 1982.

Miami center Ebuka Izundu (15) guard Bruce Brown Jr. (11) and forward Sam Waardenburg (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Celtics notebook

Boston native Bruce Brown falls to Pistons

The Miami guard had two workouts with the Celtics, but he fell to the second round, No. 42 overall.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bd42239ddd3e44478aaf06d699c57537-7c1a00ecd5be44a68d26a9db097c3b48-3.jpg Dallas Mavericks acquire rights to Slovenian guard Doncic

The Mavericks picked former Oklahoma scoring sensation Trae Young for the Hawks at No. 5.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Venus Williams of The United States and partner Serena Williams in conversation during their ladies doubles fourth round match againstAndreja Klepac of Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during day eight of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Here are nine changes that would be good for women’s sports

Let’s start with a name change for the World Cup, and then also consider pregnancy rules, cheerleading teams, and more.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/980574912-U841403279398wkB--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Video study helped Mookie Betts break slump

Betts said he reviewed video of at-bats before his DL stint and that helped him get back into a better rhythm at the plate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/8995de0004114807bc891e61ee5d7ec7-8995de0004114807bc891e61ee5d7ec7-0.jpg Ilya Kovalchuk tops Bruins GM Don Sweeney’s agenda

The Bruins have spoken numerous times with representatives of the 35-year-old former Atlanta Thrashers captain.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/130ab412f52c4ae295b8fd38b18df529-130ab412f52c4ae295b8fd38b18df529-0.jpg Rick Porcello made sure the Red Sox got a win they needed

Porcello knew he had to be good Thursday, and he was.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/980757524.jpg ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski became a master of synonyms with his draft night ‘Woj Bombs’

Rather than tweeting a team was selecting a specific player, he hedged it ever-so-slightly.

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, second left, celebrates with Neymar, second right, after scoring the opening goal during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0

Brazil scores twice in injury time to eliminate Costa Rica

Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/981363522.jpg Ahmed Musa leads Nigeria to its first win

Musa’s two goals propelled the Super Eagles past Iceland and into second place in Group D.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin061618D4SouthArchbishopWilliams-SeekonkBaseball_Spt4.jpg Spring high school championships schedule and results

21 state titles are on the line this week in baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, and rugby.

Boston-03/01/18- Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins- Bruins Brandon Carlo works to clear Penguins Sidney Crosby from the front of the net in the 1st period as goalie Tuukka Rask looks for the puck. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Bruins catch some breaks in 2018-19 schedule

At first look, the season schedule looks less taxing than last year’s grind.

Oliver Wahlstrom was a member of the United States's Under-18 national team that won the 2018 Five Nations Tournament. (Rena Laverty/USA Hockey)

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For his next trick, Oliver Wahlstrom will become a high NHL draft pick

A trick-shot artist at age 9, the Boston College recruit has a powerful offensive game that could make him a top-10 selection.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_edwards3_spts[1].jpg Jack Edwards to remain with NESN as Bruins play-by-play voice

Edwards reportedly got a four-year extension, and the rest of the NESN hockey team will remain intact, too.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/buttrey2.jpg For Red Sox pitching prospects, velocity is simply not enough

You can get away with one plus pitch in the minors, but that won’t work at the major league level.

Lowell, MA - 6/21/2018 - North Attleborough pitcher Nick Sinacola celebrates with catcher Zach DeMattio,after the final out in their 4-3 win over Beverly in the Division 2 state baseball championship game at LeLacheur Park in Lowell. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Karl Capen, Topic: 22schbaseball, LOID: 8.4.2314275963.

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Senior duo leads North Attleborough to first D2 title

Nick Sinacola spun a complete-game gem (9 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 walks) and batterymate Zach DeMattio drove in all the runs for the Red Rocketeers (22-2).

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.