Tag: Boston

Ray Allen, the top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires

MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen won championships in Boston and Miami, made one of the most memorable shots in NBA Finals history and has more 3-pointers than anyone who ever played in the league. More than two years after his last game, he’s decided that was enough. Allen announced his retirement on Tuesday in a post on The Players’ Tribune website. Allen spent 18 seasons in the league with Milwaukee, Seattle, the Celtics and the Heat, averaging 18.9 points in 1,300 career regular-season games and appearing in 10 All-Star Games. “I write this to you today as a 41-year-old...

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Boston Red Sox clinch AL East crown, go worst to 1st again

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. Boston clinched the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead in the ninth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Yankees. David Ortiz and the Red Sox, who last weekend secured at least a wild-card spot in the playoffs, were assured the crown when Baltimore rallied for a 3-2 win at second-place Toronto nearly 30 minutes before New York completed its...

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Brissett would make Pats history as first black QB to start

  BOSTON (AP) — From his den in Huntsville, Alabama, Onree Jackson will quietly root to see Jacoby Brissett under center when he watches New England host Houston on Thursday night. Almost 50 years have passed, but Jackson still remembers his excitement when he was drafted out of Alabama A&M in 1969 by the Boston Patriots – the franchise’s first black quarterback. Back then, the team hailed his potential to be “the Willie Mays of pro football.” But he never played in a regular-season NFL game. Now, Brissett could establish a footnote for a franchise born in a city...

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Warriors-Cavaliers are the 14th NBA Finals rematch

MIAMI (AP) — It’ll either be repeat or redemption. A rematch will decide. Cleveland and Golden State are about to reunite in the NBA Finals, starting Thursday night in Oakland, California. It’s the 14th Finals rematch. A good sign for Cleveland, which lost to Golden State last season: Six of the last seven teams that lost the Finals one year won the rematch encounter. A good sign for Golden State: The only exception to that trend came in 1997 and 1998, when Utah Jazz lost back-to-back to the Chicago Bulls — a team that featured current Warriors coach Steve...

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Champs back in Boston, but top Americans are resting for Rio

BOSTON (AP) — With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best U.S. hope for a podium finish in Boston on Monday. Gracey, 26, of Superior, Colorado, is an eight-time NCAA Division II national champion who will be making her marathon debut. But in a way, she has been a marathoner all her life. Gracey is the daughter of 1991 world championship bronze medalist Steve Spence. Her father finished 19th — the No. 2 American overall — in the 1989 Boston Marathon, and Gracey was born on Patriots’ Day in 1990...

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