Celtics 110, Pistons 98

Celtics start in high gear with win over Pistons

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, drives against Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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Marcus Smart, in his first game after cutting his hand, had 12 points, 6 assists, and was plus-15


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-17355.jpg All he is saying is give Price a chance

In the ill-fated 2017 season, David Price said, he wasn’t himself, but he is feeling good and ready to give it his best this year.

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Harris played just one season in New England, and did not play in the postseason.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_stj_spts-17394.jpg After a third day, Red Sox still give no word on J.D. Martinez’s physical

Manager Alex Cora said, “I’m not concerned,” as he waits for the signing to become official.

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The tight ends wants to play, according to an NFL Network report.

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 10: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats gestures during the first half of the college basketball game against the USC Trojans at McKale Center on February 10, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

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Reports: Wiretaps show Arizona coach may have offered Deandre Ayton $100,000

The FBI intercepted conversations between Sean Miller and a key figure in the investigation into college basketball corruption about the Wildcats’ top recruit.

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The Celtics coach doesn’t want all college coaches besmirched by recent revelations.

Red Sox notebook

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MLB teams wore the same caps Friday as the team from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla.

Fort Myers, FL 2/13/2018: Red Sox players (left to right) Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Sam Travis are pictured doing some sprinting around the bases at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park this morning. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Peter Abraham

Brock Holt positions himself for spot on Red Sox

An assortment of ailments have led the utilityman to hit .237 with a .653 OPS the last two seasons

NFL notebook

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The Chiefs have been aggressively trying to trade Peters, who has significant character concerns.

FILE - In this June 8, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers lineman Jonathan Martin (75) arrives for an NFL football organized team activity in Charlotte, N.C. A law enforcement official says ex-football player Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post that spoke of bullying. The official says Martin was being questioned and was not under arrest. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Bullying victim Jonathan Martin questioned by LA police

The former Dolphin had a threatening Instagram post on his account that mentioned two former teammates who had harassed him.


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The team’s new defenseman is not unfamiliar with Boston and was pleased with the trade.

Gold medal winner Sebastien Toutant, of Canada, is flanked by silver medal winner Kyle Mack, of the United States, left, and bronze medal winner Billy Morgan, of Great Britain, during the venue ceremony for the men's Big Air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Matt Pepin

Big air makes big splash in first Olympics

Of the Americans’ 23 medals thus far, snowboarders accounted for seven of them

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/923578998.jpg Ivanka Trump watches snowboarding with South Korea’s First Lady

Trump chatted with Kim Jung-suk and IOC member and 1998 gold medalist Angela Ruggiero.


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The son of Jesse Barfield knocked in two runs and scored one as the Red Sox beat the Twins.

Celtics notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/3124cb85215d4ca588558e3a3f81f63a-3124cb85215d4ca588558e3a3f81f63a-0.jpg No days off for Greg Monroe as he learns Celtics’ system

The new center spent part of his break soaking in the Celtics’ playbook in St. Lucia

Gold medal winner Ester Ledecka, of the Czech Republic, runs the course during the women's parallel giant slalom final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Ester Ledecka wins 2nd gold, adding snowboard title to skiing glory

In a sport that’s often decided by micro-fractions, Ledecka romped, beating Selina Joerg of Germany in the final by .46 seconds

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Rex_Bobsleigh_PyeongChang_2018_Oly_9420118K.jpg IOC still undecided — confused, perhaps — on reinstating Russia for Closing Ceremony

They could readmit Russia, continue the Olympic ban, or come to a partial solution.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/923544098.jpg Tiger Woods four shots back on crowded Honda Classic leaderboard

Luke List and Jamie Lovemark share the lead after a windy and high-scoring second round.

USA's Bradie Tennell competes in the women's single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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The Olympics showed why the US simply can’t skate with the stars

After its weakest overall Olympic showing in two dozen years, US figure skating has an exceptional amount of catching up to do.


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Germany will play for Olympic gold in hockey for the first time ever when it takes on the Russians.

Jessie Diggins.

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Jessie Diggins picked to carry US flag at Olympic Closing Ceremony

Diggins thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint.

Rachel G. Bowers

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/9f309f5627fe494181cb7f4c944e9d45-9f309f5627fe494181cb7f4c944e9d45-0.jpg Inspirational US women’s hockey team met every challenge along the way

Long before facing Canada for the gold, the US team stood up for fair pay — and won that battle, too.


BC knocks off Maine to clinch Hockey East title

Senior Kevin Lohan had two goals and an assist in a rout of the Black Bears.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/3311ca9c7eba40ae982224c7694abbd8-3311ca9c7eba40ae982224c7694abbd8-0.jpg Penguins obtain Derick Brassard in three-team deal

Pittsburgh bolsters its offensive depth by getting the veteran center from the Ottawa Senators.

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Playing more minutes than expected, he is getting A for effort and grabbing rebounds in bunches.


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The last two weeks of college basketball’s regular season are crucial for NCAA positioning.

Gus Kenworthy, appalled by South Korean dog meat farm, adopts puppy

Kenworthy called the treatment of the dogs “completely inhumane.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/a82d4d0c27ca4f5cbab6a5f53c7e0b69-a82d4d0c27ca4f5cbab6a5f53c7e0b69-0.jpg Mon dieu! No gold for Canada in men’s and women’s hockey and curling

It’s mourning time in Canada after coming up short in their marquee Olympic sports.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/923199888.jpg US women’s hockey veterans undecided about 2022

Balancing the demands of the team with other parts of their lives is something they must evaluate.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 21, 2018 Russia's Nadezhda Sergeeva and Russia's Anastasia Kocherzhova (unseen) compete in the women's bobsleigh heat 4 final run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang. Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned substance at the Winter Olympics, Russia's bobsleigh federation said February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Russian bobsledder who wore ‘I don’t do doping’ shirt tests positive for banned substance

Nadezhda Sergeeva wore the sweatshirt in a video posted on YouTube ahead of the Olympics.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/85c5b41d06f14f28b58927705409c0fa-85c5b41d06f14f28b58927705409c0fa-0.jpg Shani Davis finishes seventh in what could be his last Olympic race

Davis, 35, declined to speak to media following the men’s 1,000 meters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/28e04eab3bf844ec812eaf8ec790fcf3-28e04eab3bf844ec812eaf8ec790fcf3-0.jpg Drexel makes history with 34-point rally to beat Delaware

It was the largest come-from-behind win in the history of Division 1 basketball.