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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots between Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, and Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the first quarter of Game 7 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Boston. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they’ve sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for NBA championships. With Isaiah Thomas leading the charge, the Celtics have rejoined the fray. Now it’s time to see...
Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm (14) collides with Anaheim Ducks' Jared Boll (40) during the second period of Game 2 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. AP Photo/Chris Carlson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally are facing their first real adversity this postseason, with the Anaheim Ducks eager to push, hit and poke them out of what’s already been a historic run. The Predators insist they can play that game too — and keep their cool no matter what...
Fernando Alonso, of Spain, right, talks with Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 15, 2017 in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Darron Cummings
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso got his first real introduction to IndyCar racing Monday. The track conditions changed dramatically from his trip to Indianapolis in early May. A rear suspension problem caused the team to scale back its late-day plans, and he found out just how much there is...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker is going back to crowning its main event champion in July. ESPN is adding live coverage for the entire Texas Hold ‘em main event starting with this year’s edition, the series said on Monday. That change ends the recent tradition of having a months-long...
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is expected to publicly respond to rumors about his sexuality. The second part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez is scheduled to air Tuesday on the “Dr. Phil” show. Jenkins-Hernandez told host Dr. Phillip...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti posted the fastest lap in Monday’s first Indianapolis 500 practice. He completed the 2.5-mile oval in 226.338 mph. Scott Dixon was second at 225.296 mph. Andretti and Dixon both use Honda engines. Two-time Indy pole winner Ed Carpenter had the top Chevrolet...
Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with an ankle sprain, though the San Antonio Spurs’ MVP candidate has already made it back from the injury once this postseason. Ankle injuries in basketball are not uncommon, at any level. But when you’re one of the best players in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won’t be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as the players of tomorrow. The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former champions, while...
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency has made an official complaint over an advertisement for an online sports betting agency which features disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson. Johnson, who was stripped of his gold medal in the 100 meters final at the 1988 Seoul Olympic...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, left, pushes against Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Washington.  AP Photo/Alex Brandon
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas used to imagine what it would be like to play in a Game 7 as he watched some of the NBA’s biggest names cement their legacies on the league’s biggest stage. The Celtics All-Star will get his first chance to do the same on Monday night when Boston hosts the Washington...

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