At home, on the road or at Disney, James is tough to beat

The Celtics and Toronto Raptors — who were playing Wednesday night in a “home” game for Boston — started a combined 9-0 on the road. Miami is 5-0 on the road and is now the lowest-seeded team to make the Eastern Conference finals since eighth-seeded New York in 1999. Had this been a conventional playoff […]

Steve Kerr: Anthony Davis forcing his way to the Lakers is ‘bad for the league’

“I always sort of lean towards player empowerment, guys who have earned their right to free agency, if they want to make a move for their own careers I’m all for it, they’ve earned that right,” Kerr said. “My only issue is when a player who’s under contract decides not to honor the contract. I […]

Boston Celtics eliminate NBA champions Raptors in Game 7, Nuggets reduce deficit

Nash excited to work with Durant and Irving as Nets coach hails star duo

Celtics’ young core heads back to East finals, once again

Smart and Brown are going there for the third time in four years, Tatum for the second time in his three seasons, and they’re bringing Kemba Walker along for his first view of what the conference-final stage looks like. The Celtics held off reigning champion Toronto 92-87 in Game 7 of their East semifinal series […]

Naomi Osaka defeats Victoria Azarenka to win second US Open title

As it happened – Osaka vs AzarenkaWozniacki ‘proud’ of Osaka’s Black Lives Matter stance Azarenka and Osaka had been due to face each other for a fourth time in the final of the Western & Southern Open at the same Flushing Meadows venue two weeks ago, only for Osaka to withdraw from the match with […]