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LaVar Ball wants to make his son a superstar. Instead, he’s turned Lonzo Ball into a target. 

The eldest Ball boy’s NBA career is off to an underwhelming start, as he only scored three points in his debut Thursday. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley smothered Ball, holding him to 0-for-2 from...Read more

Jaylen Brown

Paul George is the first name that springs to mind when we discuss Gordon Hayward, and for obvious reasons. The Thunder forward represents the best-case scenario when it comes to gruesome ankle injuries. He made two All-Star teams before shattering his leg in 2014 with Team USA, and he has made...Read more

This was supposed to be the Red Sox, wasn't it?

The Yankees are one win away from becoming a real, live World Series team. One win away! How did this happen? At this time last year New York was a rebuilding shell of its former self, clinging to unproven and broken down starting pitchers...Read more

When you get beyond the drama of the fallout between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, which seems flatter than Earth after their postgame hug and conflict-free meeting on Tuesday, what you really had was a player (Irving) entering the prime of his career and wanting to be in a situation where he...Read more

FOXBORO — Get ready for a bunch of 28-3 jokes the rest of the week as well as numerous 28-3 flags and t-shirts in the Gillette Stadium parking lot Sunday night, but the reality is what happened in Super Bowl LI will have no bearing on what happens between the Patriots and Falcons this week....Read more

Kyrie Irving hugs LeBron James.

Gordon Hayward lasted just over five minutes. Eighty-one games remain on the schedule. So the obvious question is -- where do the Celtics go from here?

NBA All-Star Paul George and NFL Pro Bowler Connor Barwin, to name two, returned from similar injuries without missing a step. So on that...Read more

Gordon Hayward is consoled.

The emotions strike like a sandstorm, blasting you from every direction. Horror. Revulsion. Disbelief. Guilt.

One minute, the Celtics are taking the floor for their most promising season in a decade. Barely five minutes later, players on both teams are huddling in prayer, hoping Gordon...Read more

The Celtics are back in championship contention. But that’s not why Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers might be the most highly anticipated season opener in franchise history. 

The Celtics are at the center of the NBA universe, immersed in the ongoing drama the league thrives on. They...Read more

FOXBORO — Through six games, the Patriots are 4-2 and in first place in the AFC East, but everyone can agree they have a long way to go. 

There seem to be far more issues with this team than any Patriots team in recent years. This isn’t to say they cannot be corrected, as more often than...Read more

Aaron Rodgers

Tom Brady shook his head at the podium. He had just been asked for a reaction to the presumably season-ending broken collarbone suffered by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

"That sucks," said Brady, who had been unaware of the news. "It sucks." He later expanded upon those thoughts in...Read more