Celtics 110, Mavericks 102 (OT)

The Celtics’ streak was in real danger, but Kyrie Irving took care of that

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates sinking a basket against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Irving scored 47 points as the Celtics survived in OT against the Mavericks and won their 16th straight.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-13960.png What’s next for the Patriots? Well, you know the drill

The Patriots have become such a winning machine that every week seems like it follows the same script.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1999, file photo, then-New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn looks back at hecklers behind the end zone after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Bledsoe during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Officials say former Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn has died following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office says Glenn died at 12:52 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The ex-Ohio State standout was 43.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)


Terry Glenn’s emergence with Patriots was something special

The former receiver, who died Monday at age 43, was a one-man butterfly effect on the franchise.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/78a204771e834859b4b12857240f6b77-78a204771e834859b4b12857240f6b77-0.jpg Marcus Morris making the most of playing time

The Celtics are restricting the veteran’s minutes, but he’s still producing.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 19: Jamize Olawale #49 of the Oakland Raiders pushes off Marquis Flowers #59 of the New England Patriots during the second half at Estadio Azteca on November 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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Marquis Flowers the latest Patriots core special teamer to make an impact on defense

Flowers played a career-high 32 snaps Sunday and forced a key fumble at the end of the first half.

Fluto Shinzawa | on hockey

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The 22-year-old has been on the first line the last two games.

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Red Sox announce spring training dates for 2018

Pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout on Feb. 14, with the first full squad workout on Feb. 19.

Season Ticket Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/seasonticket_300-13958.jpg Breaking down the Patriots’ win over the Raiders in Mexico City

Nora Princiotti joins Chris Gasper to discuss the strong play of the safeties, a huge game by Brandin Cooks, and Stephen Gostkowski’s record day.

Falcons 34, Seahawks 31

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/8d84de9538664f19a46fd6ffde198c90-8d84de9538664f19a46fd6ffde198c90-0.jpg Matt Ryan’s 2 touchdowns enough as Falcons hold off Seahawks

Seattle kicker Blair Walsh’s 52-yard field goal attempt that would have tied the game in the final seconds fell just short.

11/25/15: Boston, MA: BC High (left) lines up in the shotgun formation as the CM defense (right) prepares to rush ij the first half. Catholic Memorial and Boston College High School met in a high school football game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sportstopic:2atFenway

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Fenway Park a dream come true for BC High-CM rivalry

You can expect a thriller when the Catholic Conference foes collide on Tuesday.

High School Football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_bccm3_spts.jpg It’s Thanksgiving rivalry week. What’s your team’s record?

Across Massachusetts, traditional rivals will square off Thursday. Check the numbers and be the most-informed person in the stands.

Wrentham, MA - 11/10/2017 - King Philip wide receiver (81) makes the reception for a long catch for first down on the B-R 17 yard line over B-R defensive back Nico Carucci (21) that set up the go ahead touchdown that put the Warriors up for good early in the third quarter. King Philip football hosts Bridgewater-Raynham in the Division 2 South final. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nathaniel Weitzer, Topic: 11schkingphilip, LOID: 8.4.12170739.

High school football Super Bowl game times announced

The eight Massachusetts championship games will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at Gillette Stadium.

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Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

Boston College missed a golden opportunity in loss to Texas Tech

Even bouncing back to beat La Salle can’t erase a missed opportunity for BC.

Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens Monday.

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Watch as the Georgia Dome is imploded in downtown Atlanta

One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums was blasted into smithereens in a scheduled implosion Monday morning.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/876070350.jpg BC’s Steve Addazio treating Syracuse game like ‘Super Bowl’

The coach is thrilled about being bowl eligible, but he is focused on the final regular-season game.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9230121b) Jana Novotna Reports: Jana Novotna dies of cancer at the age of 49, Wimbledon, United Kingdom - 04 Jul 1998 (FILE) - Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic thumbs up as she shows her trophy after winning the ladies' single final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in Wimbledon, Britain, 04 July 1998 (reissued 20 November 2017). Media reports on 20 November 2017 state that Jana Novotna died at the age of 49. Novotna, who won 16 Grand Slam titles, died of cancer and was surrounded by her family when she peacefully passed away, International Womens Tennis Association (WTA) chief Steve Simon was quoted as saying.

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Former tennis star Jana Novotna dead at age 49

Novotna, who won the Wimbledon women’s title in 1998, had a long battle with cancer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/42512d81d9814b55a7387e852f7366ad-42512d81d9814b55a7387e852f7366ad-0.jpg David Backes returns to the ice at optional practice for Bruins

The veteran skated with his teammates 18 days after he underwent colon surgery.