CAVALIERS 116, CELTICS 86

No contest: Cavaliers come alive, blast Celtics in Game 3

Cleveland, OH: 5-19-18: The expressions on the bench in the fourth quarter of the Celtics (left to right) Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart tell the story of Boston's 116-86 loss. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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LeBron James got plenty of help as Cleveland rolled past Boston to cut its series deficit to 2-1.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy_20131006.jpg LeBron James proves he’s in no hurry to give up crown

There was no beating King James at home on the same day as a Royal Wedding.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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The Celtics were content after spending three days watching every NBA analyst talk about how Cleveland was playing out the string.

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ESPN reported the sides have discussed a five-year, $12 million deal.

Boston, MA - 5/19/2018 - (5th inning) Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) rounds first base en route to touching them all after his 2 run home run in the fifth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 20Red Sox-Orioles, LOID: 8.4.1954971385.

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RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 3

Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi strike back-to-back as Red Sox top Orioles

It was Mookie Betts’s major league-leading 15th home run of the season.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/958598692.jpg Hanley Ramirez has carved out a niche for himself

As the oldest player on Alex Cora’s roster, the Red Sox DH-1B enjoys his role on the field while lending a veteran influence off it.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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The Red Sox manager believes both catchers have the complete faith of their batterymates.

143rd Preakness Stakes

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/960237928.jpg Clear sailing for Justify in Preakness win; Triple Crown in sight

The fog was so thick at Pimlico that the final turn was obstructed from the grandstand.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/960275766.jpg Cavaliers rediscover shooting touch, ball movement at home

LeBron James’s supporting cast stepped up in Game 3 after being no-shows in Boston.

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/339cc307dffd4f2a963f812535db8af3-339cc307dffd4f2a963f812535db8af3-0.jpg Kendrick Perkins hasn’t lost any of his passion for basketball

Perkins, a little-used player with the Cavs, was a mainstay in the middle for the Celtics a decade ago.

COURTSIDE CHATTER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bcpre6_spts.jpg Stevens family is turning Cleveland green

The Celtics coach and his wife both have plenty of relatives from Ohio.

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 31: Running back Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints runs 106 yards on a kickoff return for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 31, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

NFL owners will kick around changes to kickoff rules

The play was simply too dangerous to continue with the status quo.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/Boston/Content/Sports/Images/blanding102513sox15spt-k1UF--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Jake Peavy has been through a lot, and he wants to pitch again

The former Red Sox hurler, soon to turn 37, was victimized by a close friend in a Ponzi scheme.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 and Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after beating the San Jose Sharks 5-3 in Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round during 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on May 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Vegas Golden Knights on the verge of hitting the jackpot

The Knights on Sunday will face the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/27/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/BrockHannah85SB-6188697.jpg How have the four major sports changed over the years?

If you’re reconnecting with professional sports for the first time in 38 years, will you recognize your favorite games?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/71088d074467446b86179709f78733dd-71088d074467446b86179709f78733dd-19380.jpg Bill Russell hospitalized because of dehydration

The Celtics legend tweeted on Saturday that he was OK and headed home.

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner (30) attempts to block a corner kick as Columbus Crew defender Lalas Abubakar, top left, tries to head the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Crew 1, Revolution 0

Lalas Abubakar sends Crew past Revolution

The Columbus defender headed in a corner kick in the 85th minute for the game’s only goal.

TAMPA, FL - MAY 19: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the third period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 19, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

LIGHTNING 3, CAPITALS 2

Lightning get jump in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead over Capitals

Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Tampa Bay led, 3-0, less than a minute in the second period.

Sweden's Viktor Arvidsson celebrates scoring with Filip Forsberg (L) during the semifinal match Sweden vs USA of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ritzau Scanpix / Liselotte Sabroe / Denmark OUTLISELOTTE SABROE/AFP/Getty Images

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SPORTS LOG

Sweden blanks United States in world hockey semifinals

Americans will face Canada, which lost to Switzerland, for the bronze medal on Sunday

YANKEES 8, ROYALS 3

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Catcher Gary Sanchez led the way for New York with a pair of homers as part of a 4-for-5 night.

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES

Kevin Harvick wins All-Star race

Harvick continues winning ways with his sixth straight victory.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/fdb7cd3fdb684a559ec3527376b1a03d-fdb7cd3fdb684a559ec3527376b1a03d-0.jpg Red Sox manager Alex Cora on sign-stealing: “Part of the game”

The Orioles suspected the Sox were stealing signs on their way to five stolen bases during Thursday night’s game.

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Florida athletes claim boys and girls High School Dream Mile at Boost Boston Games

Caitlin Collier and Michael Phillips enjoyed the professional atmosphere.