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January 14, 2019 6:04 PM Kyrie Irving says desire to win was root of frustration after loss to Magic

NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving suggested his desire to win got the best of him when he expressed frustration with his teammates after the Boston Celtics' loss on Saturday to the Orlando Magic. "I never want to come from a place where I don't want to sound like, or make it feel like, I don't want to win a championship. Sometimes I may come off and say things 152

January 11, 2019 3:21 AM 6-9 Zdeno Chara gets flipped head-over-heels over boards by Alex Ovechkin

Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period. The TD Garden crowd gasped, but play continued and there was no immediate on-ice retaliation. The Bruins captain tumbled back onto the ice quickly and rejoined the play. The 41-year-old Chara 103

January 9, 2019 11:05 AM Former Insys CEO to plead guilty in opioid kickback case

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) is expected on Wednesday to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to pay doctors bribes in exchange for prescribing an addictive opioid medication. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona-based drugmaker’s CEO in 2015, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston 156

January 6, 2019 12:00 PM Dunkin' is 'not surprised' about McDonald's rumored plans for Donut Sticks

Dunkin’ doesn’t seem all that jelly about McDonald’s rumored plans to debut a doughnut-based snack. In response to Business Insider’s report on McDonald’s planning to introduce Donut Sticks this February, Dunkin’ ─ which began offering the similar Donut Fries last year ─ told Boston.com the company is “not surprised.” “We’re not surprised to see competitors 184

January 3, 2019 4:56 PM Sabres' Jack Eichel out with upper-body injury

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel, who did not practice Wednesday due to an upper-body injury, will miss at least the next two games. "Jack Eichel is day-to-day. He will not play tonight," coach Phil Housley said. "We'll re-evaluate early next week." Buffalo plays Thursday against Florida, at Boston on Saturday and then hosts New Jersey on Tuesday 76

January 2, 2019 10:31 PM Joe Maddon fills out coaching staff for Cubs

CHICAGO -- The Cubs hired former major league infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach Wednesday, replacing Brandon Hyde, who was hired as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles last month. Loretta, 47, had spent the past nine years in the front office of the San Diego Padres. He'll be manager Joe Maddon's bench coach -- the Cubs' third in as many years 123

January 2, 2019 2:08 PM Winter Classic venue slammed by hockey fans after running out of food, beer

A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The 2019 Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins left fans hungry for more. Fans at Notre Dame Stadium on Tuesday 128

January 1, 2019 4:52 AM U.S. beats Finland 4-1 to finish 2nd in Group B at world juniors

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Russia plays Slovakia, Canada takes 115

December 21, 2018 1:55 PM Hang Time: All I want for Christmas is hoops

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec.14 Dominant 20 Issue. Subscribe today! Jayson Tatum is on the clock. The game: one hour of Christmas shopping at Natick Mall, 21 miles outside Boston, with an assist from his trusty elf-me. Says the rising Celtics sophomore: "Play hard, box out, get back on D, let's win." 0:59 We've taken a wrong turn in Macy's 119

December 20, 2018 4:39 PM Astros reliever Joe Smith has Achilles surgery

Houston Astros reliever Joe Smith will miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Thursday. Smith, 34, was injured during a workout last week, and the Astros said the surgery was performed Tuesday. Smith is entering the final season of a two-year, $15 million contract he signed 104