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Doc Rivers is sad to see Terry Francona go

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He led the Red Sox to their first World Series championships in nearly a century, so Terry Francona has a spot in the hearts of Boston sports fans forever. But after a painful, epic collapse at the end of last season, Francona is out as the Red Sox manager. Celtics coach Doc Rivers, for one, [more]

Celtics assistant coach saves man’s life at pick-up game

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One Boston area hoopster is lucky that Celtics strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo plays pickup in the same place. Doo (in the back of this classic picture stretching out Sam Cassell) was playing some ball at the Hyde Park Community Center in Newton Wednesday and he stepped forward when a man passed out, according [more]

Rondo says his elbow is doing well, thank you very much

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Rajon Rondo was back on a basketball court being swarmed by defenders Tuesday. It wasn’t exactly the same as the last time we saw him — this time it was the public court at Malcolm X Park in Boston and the defenders were kids who use the park, swarming around their Celtic hero. Last season [more]

Celtics to fittingly honor Bill Russell with statue

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It only seems fitting. Long discussed plans for a Bill Russell statue in Boston are going to become a reality, tweets Jessica Camerato of CSN New England. It will be designed by a local artist Russell on statue: “I am uncomfortable w honors such as this but my yrs as Capt. of the BOS Celtics [more]

Shaq to conduct the Boston Pops

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Boston loves Shaquille O’Neal. They flock to see the guy when he decides to be a statue for an hour. Now he’s decided to be Arthur Fiedler. Shaq will be conducting the Boston Pops, the Associated Press reports. Next Monday the legendary orchestra will continue its annual holiday concert series at Symphony Hall and Shaq [more]