BOSTON Teams

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg has been scratched from a scheduled appearance with an upper right trapezius spasm. Thornburg was supposed to make his first Grapefruit League appearance since March 1 in an attempt to be ready for Opening Day. Now looking like a long shot.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Team president Jonathan Kraft (center) walks through the Arizona Biltmore at the conclusion of the first session of the day. The Raiders' potential relocation to Las Vegas is the main story reporters are following.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Owner Robert Kraft (center) makes his way out of the first session of the day at the Arizona Biltmore, where the league is holding its annual meeting.

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Celtics close gap on Cavs (1:06)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics moved into a virtual tie with the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the Eastern Conference standings with Sunday's win over the Heat. FiveThirtyEight's prediction model gives the Celtics a 66 percent chance at landing the No. 1 seed but Boston is simply focused on continuing to play good basketball. Said Isaiah Thomas: "We can't really worry about what Cleveland's doing … we control our own destiny at this point."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blake Swihart has been optioned to Triple-A, leaving Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez as Red Sox's catching tandem. The move makes sense considering Leon and Vazquez are out of options. Also, after missing most of last season, catching every day in Triple-A will be beneficial to Swihart.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas on teammate Marcus Smart and his key late-game offensive rebound: "That's what Marcus does. Especially when the game's on the line, he makes the biggest plays of the game."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart: "I can impact the game without scoring and things like that. I'm trying to get the team involved and get those guys going."

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Celtics edge Heat behind Thomas' 30 points (1:18)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

NFL coaches, owners and executives are arriving for the first official session of their 2017 meetings. They're al facing a large gauntlet of electronic media seeking reactions to the Raiders' pending relocation to Oakland. Here is Patriots owner Bob Kraft and Jets owner Woody Johnson. Kraft said he thinks the Raiders' move would be "great."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 112, Heat 108: Boston is now tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Ten days until the final head-to-head meeting between the teams at TD Garden.

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Smart does it all to set up Thomas (0:32)
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Johnson makes highlight reel reverse layup (0:21)
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Brown accelerates and slams it over Johnson (0:16)
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Thomas intercepts pass, takes it rest of the way (0:16)
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Smart sinks running 3 at the buzzer (0:24)