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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

On Larry Bird's 60th birthday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens reflects on what it meant for an Indy kid to grow up watching Bird.

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Larry Bird turns 60 today. Bird's single-game career-high for points, and the Celtics' single-game scoring record, is the 60 Bird scored against the Hawks at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on March 12, 1985. Bird broke Kevin McHale's scoring record (56), set nine days earlier.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) flew home to Boston on Tuesday night. He's out vs. Magic tonight and team will monitor his status moving forward.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Don Mattingly confirmed the Marlins have Interest in Koji Uehara & Junichi Tazawa. "They're at least part of our discussion about how we'd like to build a bullpen. Not just with some flexibility but different styles"

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Top 10 plays of Larry Bird's stellar career (3:02)
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Larry Bird sets Boston record with 60-point performance (1:37)
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Change your mind yet, Big Papi?

Perhaps the Red Sox's trade for Chris Sale is enough to get David Ortiz to come back for another season.

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Chris Sale a bargain on current contract

A big reason why the price to acquire Sale from the White Sox was so high is his team-friendly contract over the next three seasons.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In conference call, Red Sox starter Chris Sale on being labeled an "ace": "We play for a trophy, not a tag."

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Was Cashman just playing politics by naming Red Sox 'Warriors of MLB'? (1:11)
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Sale makes Red Sox AL's best (3:00)
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Red Sox acquire Thornburg, Moreland (0:53)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With David Price, Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez and Drew Pomeranz, it's possible the Red Sox could have four lefties in their rotation. "I don't look upon that as being a disadvantage in any way," John Farrell said, noting Fenway Park isn't always kind to left-handed pitchers. "You're taking the best guys you have."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Price, Porcello or Sale? Who's going to be the Red Sox starter on Opening Day? "We'll have plenty of time to figure that out," manager John Farrell said, laughing.