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Nov 29

Why Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani is being compared to Babe Ruth

Almost 100 years after Babe Ruth dominated baseball as both a hitter and pitcher, Major League Baseball might be on the verge of seeing another two-way superstar. His name is Shohei Ohtani, and MLB teams are lining up to sign him this offseason. At 23,…

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Nov 28

Which players from the Patriots dynasty will make the Hall of Fame?

Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick

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Nov 21

Kyrie Irving explains how his ‘truth’ impacts his relationship with fans

Kyrie Irving wants fans to know something. While at a Thanksgiving meal with 15 families from Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), a Celtics staffer asked Irving to describe what it’s like to have a platform like his. The point guard spoke effusively about his daily approach and told the 75

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Nov 21

Here’s what Brad Stevens is saying about the Celtics’ winning streak

The Celtics continue to eke out wins, but Brad Stevens is far from satisfied. In fact, Boston’s coach isn’t even prioritizing winning in comparison to a larger goal. When asked about his thoughts on the pressure of keeping the team’s 16-game winning streak alive, Stevens offered this as a

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Nov 21

5 things we learned about Draymond Green from his talk at the Harvard Kennedy School

It’s not often that a player will take time out of a game day to go speak, or frankly, do anything besides get ready to play basketball, according to Golden State forward Draymond Green. “I think everyone sees you on the basketball court, and they think that you just popped up on the court,” Green

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Nov 17

Morning sports update: Steph Curry says it’s ‘very, very likely’ the Warriors will face the Celtics in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won their 14th straight, the Bruins snapped a four-game losing streak, and the Patriots are prepping for their Sunday bout in Mexico City. Steph Curry says it’s ‘very, very likely’ the Warriors will face the Celtics in the NBA Finals: Following his team’s 92-88 loss to the

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Nov 16

Red Sox prospect had a very rare, aggressive cancer, according to death certificate

Daniel Flores, the 17-year-old Red Sox prospect who died Nov. 8 of testicular cancer, had an extremely rare and aggressive form of the illness, according to his death certificate. The document states that Flores had metastatic choriocarcinoma, a type o…

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Nov 15

5 momentous trades from Dave Dombrowski’s three decades as a baseball executive

When Dave Dombrowski was named general manager of the Montreal Expos in 1988, he was just 32 years old. Already showing what would become a trademark self-assuredness, the future Red Sox executive wasn’t afraid to make bold moves. In his first three seasons, the precocious GM made 23 trades, involving

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Nov 15

Donnie Wahlberg loved the MVP chants for Kyrie Irving at the Barclays Center

The crowd at the Celtics-Nets game was shouting “MVP” on Tuesday night, but their chants weren’t for a player on the home team. Fans were fired up for the return of masked Kyrie Irving and his subsequent 25-point performance. And Donnie Wahlberg was digging it, too. The Dorchester native shared a

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Nov 15

Only one thing clear in the AFC: There’s nobody left to challenge the Patriots

COMMENTARY It’s over. OK, so we didn’t get to see the latest look behind the curtain of what’s happening with the eye-opening, 7-1 Philadelphia Eagles on bye over the weekend. But the Atlanta Falcons looked better against the beleaguered Dallas Cowboys, perhaps a sign they’re turning

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Nov 14

How the Cavs are dispelling rumors that LeBron’s ‘Arthur fist’ meme was about Kyrie Irving

When LeBron James shared a photo of a cartoon clenched fist last week… A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:07pm PST …many jumped to the conclusion that the post was in response to Kyrie Irving’s 35-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks that Monday. After all, James

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Nov 13

Danny Ainge’s unheralded moves are paying off, too

One of the great satisfactions in the Celtics’ 12-2 start is the realization that Danny Ainge nailed all of the small moves in putting this roster together while we were paying attention to the big moves. Of course our eyes were drawn to the summer’s fireworks: Winning and then trading the No

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Nov 10

Tom Brady’s locker room chair is a funny talking point among the Patriots

When the Patriots locker room is tidied at the end of each day, there’s one thing that doesn’t get stowed away: Tom Brady’s chair. The quarterback’s seat is the only one of its kind in the team’s space, but by no means is it anything revolutionary. Brady’s throne is just a typical

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Nov 10

Halfway through, who are likely leaders for AP NFL awards?

The Associated Press hands out the NFL’s individual awards on the eve of the Super Bowl at the NFL Honors television show. Halfway through the schedule, there remains murkiness for many of those awards. Here’s what five of the 50 members of the voting panel are saying as the league heads into

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Nov 07

The Celtics’ hot start, by the numbers

After an inauspicious 0-2 start, the Boston Celtics have the best record in NBA. And although it’s early in the season, the team’s recent spell of wins — albeit a small sample size — cannot be overlooked. Here’s a breakdown of their encouraging first three weeks of the season: Their record

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Nov 07

Kyrie Irving takes charge, Celtics beat Hawks for 9th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyrie Irving took charge in a fashion only he can. Dribbling and weaving through the lane and around the perimeter, Irving scored from all over and kept his teammates involved all night. “It’s a beautiful game when it’s played the right way,” the four-time All-Star said. “It’

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