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Maybe now J.R. Smith will think twice about swinging an elbow at an opponent in a playoff battle. This was the best way for Smith to learn his lesson: The hard way, with the Knicks missing him dearly.Upvote Share Tweet
John Lackey tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out four as the Red Sox cruised to a 6-1 win, completing a four-game sweep over Houston.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Apr 28, 2013The Red Sox activated John Lackey from the 15-day disabled list Sunday to start the series finale against Houston.Upvote Share Tweet
Rondo says Celtics troubles are tough to watchBy Gary Washburn, Globe Staff Rajon Rondo was draining 3-pointers from the baseline before Sunday's Game 4 between the Celtics and Knicks. He looked as if he could play, but that nasty surgical scar on his right knee is an...Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Apr 28, 2013Can Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks finish off the Celtics in Boston today? They aren't the only ones going for a sweep. Rob Mahoney previews all four of Sunday's playoff games.Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com Updated Apr 28, 2013With a protracted absence for S Jairus Byrd a possibility, the Bills picked a pair of safeties. The Dolphins spent most of Sunday drafting former Florida Gators. The Patriots liked what they saw from the Rutgers football program last year. Jets QB Geno …Upvote Share TweetBill Belichick achieved what he set out to do on Day 2. On Day 3, he upped the competition.Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots had four picks remaining in the draft on Saturday, and the first came early thanks to Thursday night’s trade with Minnesota.Upvote Share Tweet
Shake it up: Doubront rebounds to stymie AstrosMLB.com Updated Apr 28, 2013After a first inning that was beyond shaky, Felix Doubront picked himself up, leading the Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Astros at Fenway Park.Upvote Share TweetIt doesn’t appear the group will make as big an impact as last year’s class, but circumstances will dictate that. Last year, the Patriots had two first-round picks and both end Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower emerged as starters by the season opUpvote Share Tweet
BBTN Minute: AL East SurprisesApr 28Barry Larkin and Karl Ravech discuss the unexpected early-season results in the AL East.
Web GemsApr 28Does Daniel Nava's diving catch top Starlin Castro's diving stop and backhanded flip to second?
Lackey Returns, Sox Complete SweepApr 28John Lackey pitched six strong innings in the Red Sox's 6-1 win over the Astros.
Celtics Avoid Sweep, Force Game 5Apr 28Paul Pierce scored 29 points in the Celtics' 97-90 win over the Knicks.
Clayton's mailbag: Which offensive rookies will soar?Apr 28Expect Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins and Robert Woods to emerge as offensive ROY candidates, writes John Clayton.