Raptors 113, Celtics 101

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors show Celtics how it’s done

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) moves upcourt as Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) defends during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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New Raptors star gets 31 points and 10 rebounds as Toronto beat the Celtics by 12.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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From Friday’s game, the Raptors are better than the 76ers, with Kawhi Leonard having no physical match on the Celtics.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/101718Davis33.jpg For Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Red Sox, ALCS MVP highlights organizational coming of age

Bradley’s performance in the ALCS was the culmination of years of work for both himself and the Red Sox coaches who worked with him.

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Andrew Benintendi #16, Jackie Bradley Jr. #19, and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate defeating the Houston Astros 8-2 in Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 16, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Which of the Red Sox’ outfield stars takes a seat in World Series?

Something has to give, because with no DH in the NL park, J.D. Martinez must remain in the lineup.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/101718DavisPre1.jpg Red Sox players happy to credit Alex Cora for team’s success

The first-year manager has held them accountable while also building their confidence.


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Milwaukee scores four in first inning to roll past the Dodgers and force a deciding game in the NLCS.

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The World Series begins Tuesday night at 8:09 at Fenway Park.

New York, NY- 10/9/18 - Yankee Stadium - Red Sox celebrate after defeating Yankees. Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees in game 4 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

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Blowout in New York is where Red Sox really changed their tune

Their 16-1 beatdown of the Yankees brought forth an attitude and confidence that propelled them past the Astros.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotspractice_sports223-23409.jpg Snakebitten Patriot Jacob Hollister still hoping to make an impact

The second-year tight end has been working through a variety of issues, including a bruised lung and a root canal.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/101818Davis18-001.jpg Here are the words about David Price you thought you’d never read

The Red Sox lefthander finally filled in the biggest gap in his resume by winning a playoff game.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/101818Chin13.jpg Rafael Devers’s playoff roster spot was once in doubt. Then he played Game 5 hero

Rafael Devers lit up the offense, and David Price shut down the Astros.

NFL notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1043762588.jpg Khalil Mack’s status up in the air for Patriots

The Bears linebacker, who has an ankle injury, practiced Friday for the first time this week, although on a limited basis.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_101418_patchief10_spts.jpg Dont’a Hightower re-emerges as an impact player

The Patriots linebacker, derailed by injury last year, is coming off his finest performance of the season during last Sunday’s victory.

Al Horford's mother, Arelis Reynolds, is pictured at her home in Smyrna, Ga.

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The story of Al Horford’s basketball journey, as told by his mother

Arelis Reynoso is a sports journalist, so we asked her to write about her son, Celtics center Al Horford, as a new season begins.


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Toronto had the NBA’s strongest reserves last season when it had the Eastern Conference’s best regular-season record.


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Boston is 6-1 at Fenway Park in its last three World Series apperarances.

A new Red Sox American League Champions banner was put up at Fenway.


‘Now we have another series to win.’ David Price pitches Red Sox into World Series

The Red Sox beat the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS, punching a ticket to their fourth World Series in 15 years.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_five6_spts.jpg Red Sox stayed with Jackie Bradley Jr., and now he is ALCS MVP

Manager Alex Cora never gave up on his center fielder, even when he was hitting .173 in May.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Curtis Granderson #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after chipping his tooth on a slide during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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What will the Red Sox be up against in the World Series?

With the National League champ still TBD, here are scouting reports on both the Dodgers and Brewers.

Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox pitcher David Price reacts after getting the last out in the sixth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Alex Speier | Instant Analysis

A closer look at how David Price mowed down Houston’s potent lineup

The lefthander came through in Game 5 to propel the Red Sox to the AL pennant and a World Series berth.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/101818Davis1.jpg David Price can revel in his redemption, and other Game 5 thoughts

In Game 5, David Price was a little bit of Derek Lowe ‘04, a little John Lackey ‘13, and a whole hell of a lot of redemption.

Owen Pence

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_five6_spts.jpg After winning the pennant, it was party time in the Red Sox clubhouse

Champagne, cigars, and camaraderie were the hallmarks of Boston’s celebration after winning Game 5 in Houston Thursday.

bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1052419650.jpg Bruins piece together new line to add punch

David Backes will center Ryan Donato and Chris Wagner.

10/26/14: Foxborough, MA: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leaves the Bears Al Louis-Jean in his wake as he rambles towards the end zone with an early third quarter 46 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady (not pictured). The New England Patriots hosted the Chicago Bears in a regular season NFL game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Patriots(1)

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Patriots’ keys to victory over the Bears

The Patriots head to Soldier Field in Chicago looking to extend their winning streak to four games.

Matt Porter

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The Bruins winger wreaked havoc on the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/20schenglish01.jpg English/New Mission wraps up Boston City League South title

The undefeated Eagles wrapped up their first regular season as a co-op team by outlasting Charlestown.

(East Boston, MA 10/12/18) East Boston quarterback #11 Dom Russo throws a pass to tight end #15 Josh Rivera in the first quarter of their game against TechBoston in East Boston. (Photo by John Wilcox for the Globe)

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Week 7 high school football live chat

Join our discussion in the final week of the high school football regular season.

BC women’s soccer team has kicked it into high gear

The 13-2-1 squad thrives on teamwork, and with nine underclassmen in the lineup, the future looks bright.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Boghosian_NDBC4_SPTS.jpg Top recruit C.J. Felder finds BC connection

The three-star forward from South Carolina has a family connection to Eagle star Ky Bowman.

Gary Washburn | on basketball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1052416442.jpg After adding Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors pose a real threat to Celtics

The Raptors have the talent to be one of the Celtics’ main roadblocks on the way to the finals.

Nora Princiotti

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin101418PatsChiefs_Spt9.jpg Patriots are running the ball more, and it is helping the passing game

The ground game has led to a balanced attack on offense.


Ten games to watch in Week 7 of the high school football season

These are 10 games to watch, plus Nate Weitzer’s predictions.

Head of the Charles

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“The toughest thing is getting psyched and ready to race two days in a row,” the 29-year-old said.

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A complete guide to the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta

The 54th edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta is Oct. 20-21. Here’s a guide.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/EM1_4704.jpg Andrade vs. Kautondokwa headlines formidable boxing card at TD Garden

Saturday night’s lineup includes 11 fights with three world titles on the line.

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These converted high school QBs have taken over at the helm

Quarterbacks such as Lexington’s Anthony Bianchi have transitioned from athletic position players to field generals.

PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball against Al-Farouq Aminu #8 of the Portland Trail Blazers in the second quarter of their game at Moda Center on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. 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 Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Trail Blazers 128, Lakers 119

Portland spoils LeBron James’s debut with Lakers

James had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with Los Angeles.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1052400040.jpg After subterfuge in Game 5, Brewers to start Wade Miley — again — in Game 6

Manager Craig Counsell started a lefthander to persuade the Dodgers to stack their lineup with righthanded batters for righthanded reliever Brandon Woodruff.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/b509c6d80bd8444ebe77c683c0352b36-b509c6d80bd8444ebe77c683c0352b36-0.jpg Harvard faces a challenge in powerhouse Princeton

The 18th-ranked Tigers are 5-0, and are cruising behind a high-octane offense.

UMass football vs. Coastal Carolina

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After much-needed bye last week, Minutemen and coach Mark Whipple (one-game ban) return to action Saturday at McGuirk Stadium.

Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) battles in the corner with Edmonton Oilers' Kyle Brodziak (28) during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday Oct. 18, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Oilers 3, Bruins 2

The Bruins ‘played well enough to win.’ But they didn’t

The Bruins rebounded from a loss in Calgary with a considerably better performance in Edmonton.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/d55d96ee7cab479db56ed9a5fc8f566a-d55d96ee7cab479db56ed9a5fc8f566a-0.jpg Quarterback option play is a tricky call this week

Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, and Derek Carr are all off, so where do you turn?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_redsoxvswhitesox_sports103-21444.jpg Here’s why Don Orsillo and Dennis Eckersley aren’t calling Red Sox games this postseason

We answer the three most-asked questions about TBS’s broadcast assignments.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/9ea3db90467c40cb8d10c314b24c88d4-9ea3db90467c40cb8d10c314b24c88d4-0.jpg The losses are mounting, but there is no quit here

We’ll look to the Vikings, Redskins, Jaguars, and Lions to get us out of the hole.

BRONCOS 45, Cardinals 10

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Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes and Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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