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In this Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Harvard and Yale football teams compete in Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics, and Harvard Stadium could be used as a venue for field hockey. The crux of the proposal is a walkable, sustainable, technology-based event that would harness the resources of the area’s 100 colleges and universities to keep the Games affordable and compact. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics, and the crux of its proposal is a walkable, sustainable, technology-based event that would harness the resources of the Boston area’s …

Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. “I like it …

Marc Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics 117-100

Friday, November 21, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After dealing with a stomach virus that affected nearly half the team earlier in the week, the Memphis Grizzlies recovered enough to get their 21st straight regular season home victory. Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the …

Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East

Friday, October 24, 2014

LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters. Sounds familiar. What’s old is new again for James, who left home for four years, learned plenty and returns …

Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. Smart, the team’s first-round selection and No. 6 overall, scored 16 …

Another down year expected for Celtics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now general manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks …

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capsules for the NBA’s Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds’: ATLANTIC DIVISION TORONTO RAPTORS LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost to Brooklyn Nets 4-3 in first round. STARTING FIVE: G Kyle Lowry (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg), G DeMar DeRozan …

Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons

Friday, October 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists over 56 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Anthony has averaged 2.3 points and 3 rebounds in his seven years …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 — all in the first half — to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Jeff Green, playing …

Louis Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with …

Celtics, Nets to test 44-minute game, 4 shorter than normal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be a better one. The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a …

DeRozan, Lowry lead Raptors past Celtics 116-109

Friday, October 10, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 18 points, Patrick Patterson had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 116-109 on Friday, handing the Celtics their first defeat in three preseason games. Avery Bradley led …

NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT

Monday, October 6, 2014

NEW YORK — The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts. The league renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT even though two seasons remain on the old ones. With potential competition from Fox …