BOSTON teams

Kemba: Celtics learned from first two losses to Heat (1:15)
Tatum, Brown help Celtics to Game 3 win over Heat (2:07)
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8hTim Bontemps

Celts 'proud' of response after uneasy series start

Following two straight collapses down the stretch to open the Eastern Conference finals -- and the accompanying emotional outbursts in the locker room -- the Celtics "persevered" to win Game 3 and get themselves back into their series with the Heat.

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8hMarly Rivera

Yanks win 12th straight vs. Red Sox, tying record

The Yankees beat the rival Red Sox for a franchise-record-tying 12th straight time on Saturday, though manager Aaron Boone characterized the streak as "probably a little bit fluky," given the state of Boston's team. "Enjoy it while it lasts," he added.

Tatum's double-double helps Celtics bounce back in Game 3 (1:27)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

J.A. Happ said that the Yankees were aware and talked about tying the franchise record with their 12th consecutive win over the Red Sox tonight, and even establishing a new one tomorrow.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Red Sox had men in the corners with no outs in the 8th inning but J.A. Happ worked out of trouble. The Yankees head to the 9th inning at Fenway Park with a 7-0 lead, looking for their 10th consecutive win this season, and 12th straight vs. their AL East rivals.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees, who have a 7-0 lead after 5 innings at Fenway, came into tonight with 11 straight wins vs. Boston since July 28, 2019. A win tonight would tie their longest win streak vs. the Red Sox in franchise history. The Yankees won a franchise-record-tying 12 straight from 8/16/52-4/23/53.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox announce Christian Arroyo was removed from the game due to "back spasms."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

JA Happ throws another scoreless inning and the Yankees lead is 4-0 after 4 innings at Fenway. Happ is 12-4 with a 2.95 ERA in 26 career regular season games (25 starts) vs. the Red Sox, the fourth-lowest ERA vs. Boston among active starting pitchers (minimum 50.0 IP) behind Drew Smyly (2.35), Blake Snell (2.59) and Justin Verlander (2.87). In seven starts vs. Boston as a Yankee, Happ is 5-0 with a 2.85 ERA (41.0IP, 13ER).

Sean Johnson denies Teal Bunbury with terrific save (0:35)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are elevating DT Nick Thurman (6-4, 305) from the practice squad for Sunday night's game against the Seahawks. Thurman adds depth behind Lawrence Guy and Byron Cowart as a big-bodied d-tackle. He spent last season on the Patriots' practice squad, played in college at Houston, and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018 (with the Texans). This will be his first career regular-season game, a credit to his persistence.