John Havlicek, one of the greatest Celtics ever, dies at 79

Havlicek was a part of eight NBA champions and made perhaps the most famous play in franchise history.


Bob Cousy and the Celtics family have lost a great friend in John Havlicek

Havlicek’s rookie year was Cousy’s final season (1962), and the two legendary figures connected later in life.

Boston-04/25/2019 Celtics great John Havlicek's number 17 hangs in the rafters at TD Garden. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Where John Havlicek’s numbers rank in Celtics history

The great Hondo is the franchise leader in several major statistical categories.

Boston, MA - {iptcmtonth}/25/2019 - (9th inning)Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2), Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) and Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) celebrate the 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. . The Boston Red Sox host the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Pete Abraham, Topic: 26Red Sox-Tigers, LOID: 8.5.1097244907.

Red Sox 7, Tigers 3

Red Sox tame Tigers once again

Red Sox erupted for a season-high six doubles and seven extra-base hits

2019 NFL Draft live updates

Here’s the latest.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray waves after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Arizona makes Kyle Murray the new man

Kliff Kingsbury followed through on his word, picking a Big 12 quarterback to bring his Big-12 style offense to the NFL in Arizona.


// Kyler Murray goes to Arizona as 2019 Draft kicks off

The two-sport star from Oklahoma, shunning baseball after winning the Heisman Trophy this fall, is headed to the desert to steer Kliff Kingsbury’s high-powered offense.

The logo for the 2019 NFL Draft is seen on a banner in Nashville on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

2019 NFL Draft: Position-by-position prospect scouting reports

A closer look at the top prospects at each position, plus the best of the rest.

Jim McBride

// A mock draft for the Patriots, looking at their needs and who’s available

The Patriots probably won’t use all of their league-high 12 selections — but we’ll pick for them anyway.

Boston, MA - {iptcmtonth}/25/2019 - (2nd inning) Boston Red Sox third baseman Michael Chavis (23) gave the Sox a brief 2-0 lead with a two run home run in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Pete Abraham, Topic: 26Red Sox-Tigers, LOID: 8.5.1097244907.

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Peter Abraham | On baseball

Michael Chavis offers Red Sox a fresh approach

After reaching base in eight of his 19 previous at-bats before Thursday’s game, the rookie has a chance to stick with the big club.

Red Sox notebook

// Brandon Workman’s spring training bubble never burst

After diminished velocity imperiled his roster status, righthander has worked to keep his spot in bullpen.

// Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk says he got death threats during Toronto series

The Bruins winger started receiving threats on social media after the Leafs’ Nazem Kadri was suspended.

// A year after feud with Eric Bledsoe, Terry Rozier seeks another star turn vs. Bucks

The Celtics’ backup point guard, who broke out in the win over Milwaukee last season, is out to salvage a disappointing regular season.


// Good vibes from ESPN’s NBA panel show ‘The Jump’

The brainchild of Rachel Nichols, it strikes the perfect chord with chemistry and commentary.

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Martellus Bennett’s message to young black males: Look beyond sports

The former Patriots tight end is hoping to encourage and empower students with his new book.

Chad Finn | Nine Innings

// The Red Sox are squandering opportunities early on

The Sox can still get their act together and make the postseason, but they wasted a chance to spark a winning streak against lesser opposition.

Boston, MA - 4/15/1965: Boston Celtics John Havlicek, left, and Bill Russell, right, take a break on the bench during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, April 15, 1965. (Charles B. Carey/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 180312_ON_025

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Read Will McDonough’s game story from the night John Havlicek Stole The Ball

Havlicek’s steal sealed Boston’s Game 7 win against Philly, sending the Celtics to a ninth straight NBA Finals.

Boston, MA - 4/9/1978: Boston Celtics Red Auerbach, right, speaks during half-time of a game against the Buffalo Braves at the Boston Garden, April 9, 1978. Boston Celtics John Havlicek, left, stands to his left. (Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 180308_ON_004

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Read Leigh Montville and Will McDonough on John Havlicek’s final game

Hondo played his last game on April 9, 1978.


// Read the Globe’s story from the night John Havlicek was drafted by the Celtics

“He is a fine all around ball player,” Red Auerbach said of Havlicek on the night of the 1962 draft.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, in Norman, Okla. Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, says he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft. Murray announced his decision Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in a tweet. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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Ben Volin’s mock NFL draft

The three-day draft begins Thursday night in Nashville, and the Arizona Cardinals have the top pick.


// In NFL Draft, quarterback spot remains a wild card for Patriots

With a six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback on their depth chart, the position doesn’t seem to be a need for the Patriots. Or does it?

A handful of New England Patriots helmets are brought to the field, before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Here are the Patriots’ picks in the 2019 NFL Draft

New England enters the draft with 12 picks.

// Chris Berman to call Red Sox games in May

WEEI and parent company Entercom are using a rotating cast of broadcasters this season alongside longtime voice Joe Castiglione.

Peter Abraham | On Baseball

// Will Eduardo Rodriguez throw the next no-hitter for the Sox?

The Red Sox have not had a no-hitter since May 19, 2008, when 24-year-old Jon Lester diced up the Royals at Fenway.

Sports Log

// Clint Frazier is 15th Yankee to go on injured list

The outfielder was hurt sliding into second base on Monday, so the Yankees acquired Cameron Maybin from the Indians.


// Kyrie Irving took note of Damian Lillard’s sparkling game

The Celtics guard appreciates high scoring totals but believes in striking a balance with teammates.

// Here’s the complete schedule for the Bruins-Blue Jackets playoff series

The opening game of the second round is Thursday at TD Garden at 7 p.m. on NBCSN.

// Vegas owner says NHL apologized for Game 7 penalty

The owner of the Golden Knights said a senior NHL executive phoned him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team’s loss to the Sharks.

Sam Apuzzo scored 72 goals this season.

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Julian Benbow

The drive of Boston College’s Sam Apuzzo

The nation’s best player is leading the nation’s best team — and there’s still room for improvement.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.