BOSTON — Even before Gordon Hayward suffered the gruesome ankle injury that might cost him the rest of the 2017-18 season, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum were viewed as potential wild cards for the Boston Celtics’ 2017-18 season. When Hayward was lost on opening night, the spotlight simply got a little bit brighter for Boston’s
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Michael Papps and Luke Woodcock put on 432, the biggest opening partnership in New Zealand’s first-class history, as Wellington ran roughshod over Auckland in a three-day finish at the Basin Reserve. Auckland, who saw Wellington blast 553 for 3 declared after being shot out for 66, fared slightly better in the second innings, but it
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Lady Ivanka, winner of the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, will not run in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar on Nov. 4 due to a bruised right front foot, trainer Rudy Rodriguez said Tuesday. Rodriguez said that Lady Ivanka was pre-entered on Monday, which was the deadline for pre-entries
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Owner Ron Paolucci said Tuesday that Breeders’ Cup officials told him they will not accept the entry of his 2-year-old filly Heavenhasmynikki into one of its races this year because she has yet to start in a race. Paolucci said he paid a $30,000 fee Monday to pre-enter Heavenhasmynikki in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies
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Veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney has agreed to a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Tuesday night. Freeney, 37, was in Seattle on Tuesday to work out and take a physical for the Seahawks. He later tweeted he’d joined the team. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the deal is for one
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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia players dismissed trash talk from Florida players as predictable and said the taunts won’t affect their game on Saturday. On Monday, Florida safety Chauncey Gardner said No. 3 Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm was successful because he throws “simple passes.” And Florida receiver Josh Hammond questioned the Bulldogs opening as 14-point favorites
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UFC heavyweight Arjan Bhullar, the promotion’s first fighter of South Indian origin and Sikh faith, was not allowed to wear a turban when he debuted in September. Bhullar — who went on to defeat Luis Henrique by unanimous decision at UFC 215 — said the company cited apparel restrictions for the decision. He believes that
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3:02 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Perhaps
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