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Morning sports update: Danny Ainge 'had no idea' he was live when he revealed the Celtics' pick to Terry Rozier

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Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Boston had a season-high 16 hits, and the Red Sox beat the Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep. The Celtics selected Texas A&M forward Robert Williams with the 27th overall pick of the…

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Who might the Celtics have picked at No. 8, and other draft thoughts

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The verdict was issued a long time ago on who won the deal, but the case was officially closed on the infamous 2014 Celtics-Nets trade Thursday night when the Cavaliers selected Collin Sexton with the final first-round pick acquired in…

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What experts are saying about new Celtics forward Robert Williams

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Robert “Steal-of-the-Draft” Williams. Williams, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Texas A&M, was immediately branded with that moniker by just about every analyst after the Boston Celtics chose him with the 27th overall pick. One draftnik went so…

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The Celtics wanted an athletic big man, and that's what they got in Robert Williams

The Celtics' patience paid off. As they watched all of their desired swingmen or potential replacements for Marcus Smart fall off the draft board Thursday night, the Celtics noticed that one of their targeted big men remained available.…

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Celtics draft forward Robert Williams with 27th overall pick

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The Celtics used their lone 2018 NBA draft pick to select former Texas A&M forward Robert Williams 27th overall. Williams, who stands at 6 feet 10 inches and weighs 237 pounds, played two seasons for the Aggies, averaging 11.1 points, 8.7…

Thursday, Jun 21

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Marijuana milestone as Mass. issues first recreational pot license

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The recreational marijuana era is officially underway in Massachusetts. Officials at the Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday afternoon granted the state's first-ever recreational marijuana license to a cultivation facility in Milford…

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Someone is auctioning off a 51000-square-foot mansion in LA

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In the mid 1990s, John Blazevich was looking for a project. At the time, he was president of Contessa Premium Foods, a frozen-food manufacturer he founded in 1984, “and my dream was to build an architectural tribute to California, in the…

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The Celtics can do almost anything tonight, but they shouldn’t

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Remember a couple of years ago when there existed a loud and impatient faction of quasi-aware Celtics observers who would caterwaul about Danny Ainge hoarding his assets? I can’t quite remember which star Ainge had failed to acquire –…

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Receiver Eric Decker makes pitch to join Patriots

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Free agent wide receiver Eric Decker made a public pitch to the Patriots Wednesday, noting he thinks he'd be a “good fit'' with the team during an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio. Free Agent WR @EricDecker87: I think the #Patriots would…

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Devin McCourty adds his voice to NFL players calling for Trump’s help in addressing systematic injustices

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Devin McCourty called upon President Trump on Thursday to help address systematic injustices in the justice system and across American society. The Patriots safety added his voice to the words of his fellow NFL Players Coalition members,…

Wednesday, Jun 20

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Marcus Smart isn’t too concerned about his free agency

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WALTHAM — Does Marcus Smart think he will be a Celtic next season? “Honestly, I do,” Smart told reporters at Brandeis University Wednesday. Smart — who was in town hosting his annual basketball camp — previously expressed confidence about…

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Man awarded $18.4 million in lawsuit over canceled HIV test

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BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who said in a lawsuit that two doctors failed to test him for HIV, which allowed the virus to progress to AIDS. The Boston Globe reports the jury ruled Monday in…

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'Womp womp,' Corey Lewandowski says about child with Down syndrome separated from her mother

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski poked fun Tuesday night at a story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was separated from her mother at the border, responding to the anecdote on Fox News with a noise: “Womp womp.”.

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General Electric is dropped from Dow Jones industrial average after more than 100 years

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The General Electric logo appeared above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017. By Jon Chesto Globe Staff June 19, 2018. General Electric Co. was booted out of the Dow Jones industrial average Tuesday, a…

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Eduardo Escobar sparks Twins past Chris Sale and the Red Sox, 6-2

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar, yet again, gave the Minnesota Twins the go-ahead hit. Two of them, of course. He’s become a doubles machine. With a two-base hit that drove in two runs off Chris Sale in the sixth inning and another that…

Tuesday, Jun 19

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Dunkin' Donuts removes controversial sign at Baltimore restaurant after social media backlash

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Perhaps Starbucks isn't the only coffee chain with employees who could use some anti-bias training. Dunkin' Donuts says a controversial cash-register sign at one of the Canton-based company's locations in Baltimore has been removed after…

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Dunkin' Donuts chocolate could be coming to grocery stores later this year

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Dunkin' Donuts regularly introduces new coffee flavors inspired by candy and other sweet treats. However, coffee-inspired candy would be something new for the Canton-based chain. Last week, the prolific food-blogging Instagram account…

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5 prospects the Celtics could pursue with the 27th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft

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The Celtics hold just one pick — No. 27 — in the 2018 NBA Draft. “There are players we really like at 27,” Boston’s director of player personnel Austin Ainge told reporters earlier in June. “We evaluate the whole draft all the time, but…

Monday, Jun 18

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Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese…

Xander Bogaerts appears to be putting it all together this season

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Baseball remains a distinctively wonderful sport, but it is often one of delayed gratification. That can make it a tough sell in this impatient age of social and antisocial media, which is why cockamamie corporate ideas like beginning…

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Morning sports update: James Harrison ‘didn’t have a problem’ with the Patriot Way

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Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered as the Red Sox routed the Mariners 9-3 on Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez struck out nine and picked up his sixth win in as many starts. In April, James Harrison retired after 15…

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Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is hosting a feast at Fenway Park

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Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez is welcoming fans to celebrate a night of baseball, food, and drink at Fenway Park. The second annual Feast with 45 is scheduled to take place June 29 — the same night as the first game of the Red Sox…

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Secret VA nursing-home ratings hid poor quality care from public

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World War II veteran Rosario “Russ” Bonanno was facing worsening dementia when his family took him last year to the Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Bedford. He had been in assisted living, but after six years, some family…

Sunday, Jun 17

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What we learned from Oprah Winfrey's interview with Tom Brady

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the latest guest to sit down for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, as part of the “SuperSoul Sunday” program on her television network, OWN. Related Links. In interview with Oprah, Tom Brady praises…

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USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Shinnecock Hills is one of the toughest challenges in golf. The last thing it needs is being turned into an unfair layout. Yet the USGA admitted the course got out of hand Saturday in the third round of the U.S.…

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Red Sox fall to Mariners, 1-0, despite strong start from Steven Wright

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SEATTLE (AP) — Wade LeBlanc pitched into the eighth inning and Nelson Cruz had an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night. LeBlanc gave up just two hits and struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings. After a…

Saturday, Jun 16

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5 things we learned from Kyrie Irving’s appearance on ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’

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Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was a guest on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” Friday. Irving and host Bill Simmons discussed a number of topics, including the most recent Celtics season, Irving’s injury recovery, and his hopes for the future.…

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Key pinch hit rallies Mariners past Red Sox, 7-6

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SEATTLE (AP) — Denard Span came to the plate in the eighth inning, knowing the situation was why the Seattle Mariners traded for him three weeks ago. The veteran outfielder kept his cool and stroked a pinch-hit double that scored two runs,…

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Latino charity faces a ‘dilemma’ on housing separated children

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WASHINGTON — The outrage generated by President Trump’sforced separations of immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border would seem to leave little room for middle ground. Advocates including Latino groups, Catholic bishops…

Friday, Jun 15

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Morning sports update: Eagles 'bling-ier' Super Bowl rings pay tribute to 'Philly Special' in diamonds

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Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning as the Red Sox beat the Mariners 2-1 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. David Price struck out seven in seven innings, and Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth…