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Absent Kyrie Irving taunted in Boston, then speaks out on social media

[ad_1] BOSTON -- No time was wasted. As the lights dimmed and the player introduction video began to roll on the Jumbotron in TD Garden, the heckling began. The chants were loud, the booing was relentless, and signs denouncing the Boston Celtics' former star were abundant."Where is Kyrie?" Celtics fans chanted."Kyrie sucks!" they screeched nearly every time Jarrett Allen went to the free throw line.The target of the taunting, Kyrie
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Stastny’s OT goal caps comeback, Vegas beats Predators 4-3

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Max Pacioretty tied it with less than a second left in regulation and Paul Stastny scored at 1:52 of overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. Mark Stone, Reilly Smith and Pacioretty each had a goal and an assist for Vegas, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Malcolm Subban made 31 saves for his
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Flames coach Bill Peters apologizes for ‘hurtful’ comments in letter to GM

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In a letter of apology addressed to general manager Brad Treliving, Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters acknowledged using offensive language in dealing with a Nigerian-born player 10 years ago in the minors.Without referencing the words he used, Peters wrote in the letter that he knows his comments to Akim Aliu have been the source of both anger and disappointment. The letter was obtained by TSN and
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Chara scores go-ahead goal, Bruins beat Senators

[ad_1] OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Zdeno Chara broke a tie midway through the third period in the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Brad Marchand also scored and Tuukka Rask made 33 saves. The Bruins have won five straight and 10 in a row against the Senators. Thomas Chabot scored for Ottawa, and Anders Nilsson stopped 19 shots. The Senators had won five in a
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Celtics crowd taunts absentee Kyrie Irving in Nets’ visit to TD Garden

[ad_1] BOSTON -- No time was wasted. As the lights dimmed and the player introduction video began to roll on the Jumbotron in TD Garden, the heckling began. The chants were loud, the booing was relentless and signs denouncing the Boston Celtics' former star were abundant.The target of the taunting -- Kyrie Irving -- was hundreds of miles away from TD Garden. Irving, who has missed the last seven games
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St. Louis Blues 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had two goals before leaving with an injury, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Wednesday night. Zach Sanford and Brayden Schenn scored in the third period and Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots for the Blues. Ivan Barbashev had three assists after going six games without a point. Sundqvist left in the second with a lower-body injury. Tampa
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Celtics crowd taunts Kyrie Irving despite his absence from Wednesday’s game vs. Nets

[ad_1] BOSTON -- No time was wasted. As the lights dimmed and the player introduction video began to roll on the Jumbotron in TD Garden, the heckling began. The chants were loud, the booing was relentless and signs denouncing the Boston Celtics' former star were abundant.The target of the taunting -- Kyrie Irving -- was hundreds of miles away from TD Garden. Irving, who has missed the last seven games
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NBA MVP race – Is Doncic, Harden or Giannis winning right now?

[ad_1] Nearly a quarter of the way into the NBA season, a hotly contested and deep MVP race is already shaping up featuring established stars and one rising phenom.Do recent winners James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo have an edge? How do Los Angeles Lakers teammates Anthony Davis and LeBron James fit in? And how strong is Luka Doncic's case in only his second season with the Dallas Mavericks?Our NBA experts
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Why mid-majors have the most to gain in Thanksgiving tournaments

[ad_1] 11:39 AM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Thanksgiving tournaments are a preview of coming attractions for basketball's ruling class. The holiday getaways are an opportunity for Louisville and Oregon (3:15 p.m. ET Saturday) or Baylor and South Carolina (8 p.m. ET Saturday) to play each other in the kind of games they expect to encounter deep