Celtics are on borrowed time this postseason, but their future is bright

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum dunks during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 104-102. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum absolutely carried the Celtics for the full 48 minutes of Game 4.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_milbos5_spts.jpg At least Celtics have something to build on for Game 5

The Celtics were at their best in the final 18 minutes of Sunday’s loss, finally playing with confidence.

Milwaukee, WI: 4-22-18: The Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tips home the game winning basket that gave Milwaukee a 104-102 lead with 5.1 seconds left in the game. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


The Celtics tried to scrap their way to a comeback win, but fell short

The series is tied, 2-2, after Boston trailed by as many as 20 points in Game 4 and couldn’t complete the comeback.

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price wipes his face as he is visited on the mound by pitching coach Dana LeVangie during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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New challenge for Red Sox: Put a quick stop to skid

The team and manager Alex Cora are facing their first test after dropping two in a row in Oakland.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22: Khris Davis #2 of the Oakland Athletics hits a three run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at the Oakland Coliseum on April 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)


With offense taking a day off, Red Sox fall again to A’s

Key hitters got a scheduled rest day as Boston struggled to score in its second straight loss in Oakland.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/62d7125e0be24df8a52c680ade955e08-62d7125e0be24df8a52c680ade955e08-18874.jpg Marcus Smart could be cleared for game action as soon as Tuesday

The Celtics guard will have his surgically repaired right thumb evaluated by a doctor in New York on Tuesday.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949802488.jpg Red Sox, A’s managers had to keep working to the end on no-hitter

The Sox’ Alex Cora and the A’s Bob Melvin kept pushing buttons to the end as Sean Manaea closed out his gem.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ae413db82f5346b2af10c15892084dbb-ae413db82f5346b2af10c15892084dbb-18930-U841403279398ArH--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Khris Middleton’s all-around play paying off for Bucks

Middleton’s defense, particularly in the fourth quarter, and his 23 points helped Milwaukee stave off the Celtics’ rally.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Patriots are reportedly ‘intrigued and impressed’ after hosting Lamar Jackson

The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner out of Louisville visted with the Patriots two weeks ago.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/45289a2fbfe34accb26128d1d2ea1f3c-45289a2fbfe34accb26128d1d2ea1f3c-0.jpg Nick Chubb seized his chance at Georgia, then shared in the glory

The four-year tailback thrived in a competitive environment.

Boston04/21/18 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Playoffs game 5- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was sent to the Bruins bench in the 2nd period after giving up the fourth Toronto goal of the game. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Bruins pin Game 5 loss on defensive breakdowns

Coach Bruce Cassidy said the team has to do a better job killing the Maple Leafs’ rushes.

From left: Rick Antonellis, Fabrizio Nicastro, and Giulio Caperchi watched a UEFA Champions League match last week in a Boston establishment. AS Roma and Liverpool FC — both clubs are owned by businessmen with Boston ties — will meet in the Champions League semifinals.

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A high-stakes European soccer match, made in Boston

Introducing “the Boston Derby” — that’s “dar-be,” for you readers who still call it “soccer.”


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f5620073b3c34ba2a18b723180e87a34-f5620073b3c34ba2a18b723180e87a34-0.jpg Why the Red Sox wound up not considering Sean Manaea in the 2013 draft

Manaea slipped to the 34th pick in the first round, where the Royals ultimately selected him.

NHL Playoffs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/950083630-18925.jpg Jake Guentzel’s four goals helps Penguins clinch vs. Flyers

Pittsburgh advances to next round against winner of Washington-Columbus series.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dunks against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Wizards, Cavaliers win to tie their series, 2-2

Washington’s John Wall (27 points) and San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili (16 points) saved the day for their teams.

Golf roundup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/950087526.jpg Andrew Landry wins Valero Texas Open

The 30-year-old Texan shot a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory and his first career PGA Tour victory.

NASCAR | Richmond (Va.) Raceway

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949796602.jpg As his streak grows, Kyle Busch slowly winning over critics

Joe Gibbs Racing driver raced to his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory, celebrated, and then got yelled at by his boss.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949803500.jpg Who is Sean Manaea, the pitcher who no-hit the Red Sox?

The 26-year-old burst onto the scene in 2012 when he pitched for Hyannis in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949803032-18894.jpg A closer look at the two disputed non-hits in Sean Manaea’s no-hitter

The pair of calls, one in the fifth inning and one in the sixth, could have swung it differently.