Former Celtics great Jo Jo White is dead at 71

Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Jo Jo White pauses to acknowledge applause during the enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2015 of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. At right is White's Boston Celtics teammate, Hall of Famer Dave Cowens. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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White was a basketball Hall of Famer, a seven-time All-Star, and a two-time NBA champion.


// Isaiah Thomas leaves Feb. 11 spotlight to Paul Pierce

The Celtics are going to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 at TD Garden — the same day IT returns with the Cavaliers.

// Stephon Gilmore is right where he wants to be with Patriots

The expensive cornerback struggled early in the season but worked through that time and is relishing the playoffs.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Keelan Cole #84 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a catch over Artie Burns #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Haden #21 in the second half during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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Ben Volin | On Football

Here’s how the Patriots will play the Jaguars

The Patriots’ game plan defensively will be similar to Saturday’s against Tennessee.


// AFC challengers come and go; Patriots go on and on

Various incarnations of Colts, Steelers, Broncos, Ravens, and others have all taken their shots over the last 16 years.

// Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette not hurt in car accident

The running back’s Mercedes was rear-ended in a three-car crash Tuesday morning.

BOSTON, MA - 10/11/2017:President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski checking the time after press conference. Boston Red Sox held a media availability at Fenway Park with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski on the firing of manager John Farrell. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Red Sox

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Red Sox notebook

Slow market surprises Dave Dombrowski

Red Sox president of baseball operations outlined a narrow wish list: a middle-of-the-order slugger


// LaAdrian Waddle’s status for AFC Championship game is uncertain

The Patriots offensive tackle hurt his knee in the divisional-round win over Tennessee.

// Tom Brady says Jaguars are ‘the best team’ he’ll face yet

The Patriots quarterback also said he’s ignoring the noise and hype surrounding the AFC Championship on Sunday.

Boston, MA - 10/21/2017 - (overtime period) A dejected Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) and Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) after falling in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres. The Boston Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Fluto Shinzawa, Topic: 22Sabres-Bruins, LOID: 8.3.4075545036.

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Overtime hasn’t been very lucrative for Bruins

Bruce Cassidy can’t put his finger on the problem, but his team has struggled in three-on-three play.

// Disgraced gymnastics doctor is told, ‘Little girls don’t stay little forever’

Gymnasts and other victims stepped forward in court to recount sexual abuse by Larry Nassar.


// Jaguars next in line as a hopeless, helpless Patriot foil

No team quarterbacked by Blake Bortles will come into Foxborough and beat Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 15: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on January 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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With unrest among Cavaliers, Isaiah Thomas is criticized

The Cavaliers players, who spoke anonymously, are concerned the team’s issues cannot be fixed.

Season Ticket Podcast

// ‘This just happens to be the easiest path to a Super Bowl that I’ve ever seen’

Dan Shaughnessy and Chad Finn chatted about the Patriots and the playoffs, and saved some time for some Red Sox hot stove talk too.


Patriots Replay: Key plays from New England’s win over the Titans

Here’s our weekly look at the key plays in the Patriots’ game after reviewing the film.

// Jerry Remy announces he’s completed treatment for lung cancer

The NESN broadcaster said he plans to rest up before joining the Red Sox at spring training.


// Patriots’ coordinators had a showcase game against Titans

Josh McDaniels’s play-calling was tremendous, and Matt Patricia was not to be outdone on the defensive side.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots reacts after winning the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colts, other suitors wait while Patriots coordinators focus on Jaguars

Neither Josh McDaniels nor Matt Patricia are allowed to accept new jobs until the Patriots’ season concludes.

Chad Finn

// I doubt the Red Sox are in on Yu Darvish, but I wish they were

Current circumstances on Yawkey Way don’t appear to allow for the Red Sox to add the free agent righthander.

Celtics notebook

// Jayson Tatum, Al Horford ready to play against Pelicans

The two Celtics had been banged up, but a respite after the London game has helped.

Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Australian Open

Maria Sharapova victorious in return to Australian Open

American women continue to struggle, with two victories in first 14 matches.

Boston MA 01/15/17 Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91), right celebrates his game winning goal with teammates left wing Jamie Benn (14), left and right wing Alexander Radulov (47) against the Boston Bruins during the overtime period at TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter: Fluto Shinzawa


Tyler Seguin beats Bruins with overtime goal

The Dallas center (and former Bruin) scored his 22d of the season with 2:01 remaining.

BC 81, Florida State 75

BC tops Florida State for first time in six years

The Eagles beat the FSU press, then held on with precision free throw shooting.