Celtics 110, Hawks 99

Celtics rally against Hawks to extend win streak to 15 games

Jaylen Brown (7) reached for a rebound with teammate Aron Baynes nearby in Saturday’s 110-99 victory.

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Kyrie Irving had 30, Jaylen Brown had 27, and Jayson Tatum showed off his athleticism with a pair of coast-to-coast dunks as Celtics rallied from a 16-point deficit.

Boston, MA - 11/18/2017 - (1st Half) Boston College Eagles tight end Chris Garrison (81) makes the touchdown reception for a 7-3 lead over the Connecticut Huskies in the second quarter. BC vs. UConn at Fenway Park - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 19BC-UConn, LOID: 8.4.80714006.

BC 39 , UCONN 16

BC blows out UConn to become bowl eligible

AJ Dillon (200 yards rushing, 2 TDs) and the Eagles (6-5) dominated play at Fenway Park.

BEN VOLIN

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Playing in Mexico City fulfills a short-term goal for the NFL to give back to its die-hard fans in Mexico.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-13871.jpg It’s time for an NFL team to sign Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick’s NFL exile is both conspicuous and suspicious, given the paucity of competent passers.

Mexico City, Mexico -- 11/17/2017 - Three young Mexican fans pose for a picture inside of a giant frame as they get a sneak preview of NFL Fan Fest in Z—calo Square in the lead up to the 2017 NFL Mexico Game. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

Evaluating the Mexico City game and the NFL’s expansion internationally

The next frontiers appear to be a return to Canada, and a game in Germany.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, left dribbles against Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder, of Germany, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Boston won 110-99. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Celtics notebook

Kyrie Irving emerges as a closer in streak

The star guard was a deciding factor in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ comeback wins Thursday and Saturday.

BOSTON, MA - 11/06/2017: New Red Sox manager Alex Cora at Fenway Park (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC red sox

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NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Are big-money managers being minimized?

This offseason has shown a trend of teams hiring first-time managers who earn less than their more experienced counterparts.

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The outdoor game will be played at the Irish’s 81,000-seat football stadium Jan. 1, 2019

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

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Practicing at more than 6,600 feet at Falcon Stadium and sleeping at close to that altitude did have an effect.

Boston-10/28/17- Boston Bruins vs LA Kings- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask dives to the ice to make a 2nd period save. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff) (sports)

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FLUTO SHINZAWA | SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

So far, a lighter workload has not made Tuukka Rask a better goalie

The former Vezina winner is not performing like a $7 million puckstopper.

06/19/2011 - Boston, MA - TD Garden - Boston Bruins owner Jeremy M. Jacobs, cq, gave remarks during a breakup press conference at the TD Garden on the Sunday after the big Stanley Cup win. Story by Fluto Shinzawa/Globe Staff. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

It’s a good bet legalized gambling is coming to our sports leagues

If the betting experience follows the model in England . . . the betting will expand far beyond the arena.

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Pirates coach and former Chatham player inducted into Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins instructs his team in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Oklahoma City. The Grizzlies won 99-93. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Lionel Hollins is recharging himself for another coaching run

What is difficult for veteran coaches searching for jobs, such as Hollins, is they are considered old school in a new-school game.

PATRIOTS VS. RAIDERS | SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M. (CBS)

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Tom Brady & Co. are looking for their sixth straight win as they take things down Mexico way.

Boston-8/31/17 The Boston Bruins held an informal

BRUINS AT SHARKS | 10:30 p.m. (NESN)

With a hit and smile, Noel Acciari doing bang-up job for Bruins

The 25-year-old forward has rolled up 22 hits in five games since returning from a fractured finger.

NEW HAVEN, CT - NOVEMBER 18: Malcolm Dixon #1 of the Yale Bulldogs reacts after scoring a touchdown in the first half of a game against the Harvard Crimson at the Yale Bowl on November 18, 2017 in New H (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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YALE 24, HARVARD 3

The Game is all Yale

Harvard failed to score a TD for the second straight game in finishing the season at 5-5.

Boston MA 11/18/17 Boston University Eagles Aapeli Rasanen watching teammate Jesper Mattila goal get past Northeastern University Terriers goalie Cayden Primeau during first period action at Matthews Arena. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic reporter:

BC 4, NU 1

BC hockey stays on a roll

The Eagles routed Northeastern at Matthews Arena for their seventh straight win.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Dayall Harris #80 of the Miami Hurricanes makes a touchdown catch over Quin Blanding #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers during a game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

UMass defense keys victory over BYU

The Minutemen earned a fourth win for the first time as an FBS school. UMass started playing FBS football in 2012.

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The eight Massachusetts championship games will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at Gillette Stadium.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY

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The state finals for boys’ and girls’ soccer, field hockey, girls’ volleyball, cross-country, and swimming were held this weekend.

Brockton celebrates after taking home the Division 1 State Championship against Longmeadow. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

Mark Lorenz for the Globe

MIAA BOYS’ SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Leonardo Teixeira helps Brockton capture first state soccer title

The junior forward from Cape Verde scored three goals and assisted on the Boxers’ two others.

Weymouth MA 11/18/17 Melrose High Isaac Seide long rushing touchdown run as he fends off Hopkington High defender Luke D'aloia (7) during second half action their MIAA semi-final game at Weymouth High. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic reporter:

DIVISION 4 SEMIFINALS | MELROSE 22, HOPKINTON 8

Isaac Seide, Melrose wear down Hopkinton, advance to Super Bowl

The running back broke out with two TDs in the second half to power the Red Raiders.

Wrentham, MA 11/18/17 D1 and D2 All-State cross country for SPORTS ( George Rizer for the Globe) all alone......D-1 boys winner...Tristan Shelgren, St Johns Prep.....

George Rizer for the Globe

MIAA boys’ ALL-STATE CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Prep’s Tristan Shelgren outruns Newton North’s Andrew Mah for state title

The star rivals were, as usual, 1-2 in Division 1; Sam Acquaviva won the Division 2 race.

MIAA GIRLS’ SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/IMG_7498.JPG Runnels delivers Danvers D2 title in PKs

Senior Kaylee Francis knocked in a loose ball on the right post 1 minute into second half to lift Mohawks (17-2-2).

MIAA FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_WT36029.jpg Watertown field hockey nets 9th straight Division 2 title

The Raiders capped their season with a 21st straight win; Andover blanked Longmeadow for the D1 crown.

TEXAS TECH 75, BC 64

BC basketball falls to Texas Tech

Keenan Evans scored 18 second-half points to spark the Red Raiders. He finished with 29.

SPORTS LOG

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The hard-hitting safety suffered a neck injury last week.