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Celtics
Moses Brown erupted for 21 points and 23 rebounds for the Thunder in a loss to the Celtics late last season.

Celtics finalize Josh Richardson trade with Mavericks, sending Moses Brown to Dallas

Richardson, who was acquired from Dallas, will opt into the final season of his four-year, $42 million deal. 41 minutes ago

Tara Sullivan
US goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saved a penalty kick late in the second half, and then two more in the shootout against the Netherlands.

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher is truly saving the US women’s soccer team at the Olympics

Monday’s semifinal against Canada in the medal round will be another great test. 57 minutes ago

Peter Abraham | Sunday baseball notes
The Yankees excited their fans by acquiring Joey Gallo.

Some thoughts on a wild baseball trade deadline

As Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, it was an exciting week for baseball fans that was good for the sport in its entirety. 1 hour ago

John Powers I On Olympics
Lydia Jacoby (left), the first Alaska swimmer to compete in the Olympics, upset, among others, US teammates Lilly King in the women's 100-meter breaststroke.

Halfway through the Olympics there have been many surprises

If ever there were a Games where unlikely flags would flap above the podium and unfamiliar anthems be heard this figured to be the one. 1 hour ago

Ben Volin | Sunday football notes
Patriots rookie quarterback got great coaching in college at Alabama.

Patriots rookie Mac Jones started only 17 games in college. Does experience matter?

It makes Jones one of the least-experienced quarterback prospects of the last decade. 2 hours ago

Patriots
Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones has always taken football seriously.

‘He predicted his future.’ Inside the letter Patriots rookie Mac Jones wrote to himself in the fifth grade

A school assignment from 2010 shows his dreams of prom, scholarships, and the NFL. That wasn't the first time he told the future. 2 hours ago

Olympics
The loss was Djokovic’s third defeat in two days and it came less than 24 hours after he was beaten by Alexander Zverev of Germany in the singles semifinals.

Novak Djokovic smashes and throws racket as he leaves Tokyo empty-handed

The top-ranked Djokovic lost his cool and abused his racket several times during a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 loss to Pablo Carreño Busta of Spain in the bronze-medal match of the tennis tournament on Saturday. 2 hours ago

Olympics
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 27 points.

US routs Czech Republic, 119-84, in Tokyo to advance to quarterfinals

The Americans are headed to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Games — with a shot of being good as gold once again.