Live updates: Celtics-Cavaliers Game 5

Boston, MA: 3/11/2018: With the NBA playoffs looming, the Celtics and head coach Brad Stevens (pictured) will have home court advantage in the first round. The Boston Celtics hosted the Indiana Pacers in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Follow the insight and updates of the Globe’s eight-person team at TD Garden for the fifth game in these Eastern Conference finals.

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 22: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez will pass on Home Run Derby

Since the event started in 1985, the only Red Sox player to win a Derby title was David Ortiz in 2010.

Cavaliers at Celtics | 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

// What to watch for in Game 5 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series

Boston is looking to regain the momentum it had in Games 1 and 2, while Cleveland is out to be the first team to win on the road in this series.

Red Sox at Rays, 7:10 p.m. | NESN

// Red Sox look to run winning streak to four at Tampa Bay

David Price will be on the mound as the Red Sox attempt to stay ahead of the Yankees in the AL East.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots fans have burned team gear in protest after a number of players kneeled during the national anthem before last weekend's game. More than 100 people came out to Swansea, Massachusetts, on Thursday, Sept. 28 to throw Patriots T-shirts and other team apparel into a fire pit as they waved American flags and sang patriotic songs. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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NFL teams face fines over national anthem protests under new policy

Players can remain in the locker room if they wish, but teams will be fined if players protest on the field.

// Rangers name BU’s David Quinn their new coach

Quinn, who had been Jack Parker’s successor at BU, takes over a rebuilding program in New York.


// Celtics’ Al Horford named to NBA’s All-Defensive second team

It is the first All-Defensive honor for Horford, a five-time All-Star.

// Robert Kraft says Tom Brady is ‘very excited about minicamp’

The Patriots owner also expects Rob Gronkowski to be at the team’s mandatory practices in June.

// Suffolk Downs group plans to conduct racing at Great Barrington in 2019

Suffolk’s parent company will lease the Western Massachusetts track, which will need upgrading.


// Here’s how the Cavaliers are exploiting mismatches vs. Terry Rozier

The Celtics guard has repeatedly found himself defending LeBron James, and it’s not going well.


// Beyond Sale and Porcello, the Red Sox could use some consistency

There have been issues from the other starting pitchers that need to be resolved, but there are positive signs.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady smiles after winning the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady may not like strawberries, but he has skills when it comes to chugging beer. Appearing Monday, March 12, 2018, on CBS's

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What’s up with the photo posted on Tom Brady’s Instagram today?

The photo was posted along with the caption “Dreamworks,” and it opened a can of worms of speculation.


// If the Celtics lose this series, it will be a major disappointment

There are no excuses for the Celtics, especially with two of the final three games set for the Garden.

Bob Cousy likes this year’s edition of the Celtics, and he believes the intensity of playoff basketball favors them. Cousy had some pointed comments on the Celtics and Cavaliers in Game 4 Monday.

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Bob Cousy isn’t missing a trick during the Celtics-Cavs series

At 89, the NBA legend is keeping a sharp eye on his old team, and for the most part, he likes what he sees a lot.


// Marcus Smart gets A for effort on D . . . and other Celtics thoughts

Smart’s guarding of LeBron James in the second half of Game 4 did seem to affect the Cavaliers star.


// Safety and subjectivity are at the center of NFL’s new rule on helmet hits

NFL players who initiate contact with their helmets are subject to ejection but application of the rule may be messy.

New England Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers (95) steps on the field at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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After lost season, Derek Rivers is raring to go with Patriots

The defensive end, coming off knee surgery, feels blessed to be back playing football after a lengthy rehab.


// Danny Etling is thrown right into the mix at Patriots OTA

The rookie quarterback and Brian Hoyer worked on chemistry with a large group of receivers.

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A Connecticut high school baseball game was decided by rock-paper-scissors

After their SCC tournament game was rained out, North Haven and Amity found another way to settle the score.


// NFL owners adopt new rules for kickoffs

The changes are designed not only to make kickoffs safer but to foster more exciting returns.

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