Bobby Marks ESPN
The timetable (3-6 weeks) for return on the Kyrie Irving injury now allows the Celtics to sign a 16th player to a 10-Day Contract. Boston has met the criteria by having four players (Irving, Gordon Hayward, Daniel Theis and Marcus Smart) miss three consecutive games to injury and each player unable to perform playing services due to injury or illness for a minimum of two weeks.
Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to miss three to six weeks after undergoing surgery Saturday to remove a tension wire in his left knee, the team announced.
The Cowboys are expected to sign Cameron Fleming, a league source told ESPN, meaning the Patriots are poised to lose both of their starting offensive tackles from Super Bowl LII.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
With infielder Deven Marrero headed to the Diamondbacks for player to be named or cash, Brock Holt would seem to have cemented a spot on Red Sox roster. Marrero, competing with Holt for a utility job, was out of options and couldn't be sent to the minors without clearing waivers. Not surprising that Arizona would be interested. Assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye was Red Sox's amateur scouting director when Boston drafted Marrero in first round in 2012. Dbacks GM Mike Hazen was Red Sox assistant GM at the time.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale stressed he will be ready for his Opening Day start after getting drilled in the left hip Saturday by a line drive from Houston's J.D. Davis.
Drew Pomeranz (forearm strain) and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will be put on the DL, leaving the Red Sox with a likely rotation of Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello, Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez.
Christian Vazquez, who has thrown out the highest percentage of attempted base stealers (42 percent) of any catcher since 1987, has signed with the Red Sox through 2021.
Patriots' safety Duron Harmon was found by police trying to bring marijuana into Costa Rica and was sent back to the United States.
Answering questions about Bill Belichick's draft strategy, potential roster holes, Gronk's value and more.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Brad Stevens already had a solid case for Coach of the Year by simply keeping Boston near top of the East despite all the team's injuries this year. But this week Boston beat two of the top four teams in the West with a injury-ravaged roster in which half of the bodies available to Stevens are rookies. Few coaches get more out of what's available to them than Stevens.
Marcus Morris scored 30 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics beat the Trail Blazers 105-100 on Friday night to deal Portland its second straight loss following a 13-game winning streak.
David Pastrnak broke a tie with 12 seconds left and the Boston Bruins scored three straight goals in the third period to rally past the fading Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.