Jaylen Brown leads Celtics second-half turnaround as Boston beats Miami Heat to be on course for NBA Finals

1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — The Boston Celtics found themselves five behind the Miami Heat on the road at halftime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. And yet, the Celtics felt very good. They couldn’t have played much worse in the first half, committing 10 turnovers and giving … Read more

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley’s thoughts are with Uvalde’s hometown after school shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tuesday’s mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas was particularly troubling for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the southpaw’s hometown. He attended school in the building where the shooting occurred, and his parents and a brother still reside in … Read more

Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum ‘grateful’ to make All-NBA First Team but wants voting rules

2:31 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum has repeatedly said over the past year that he felt disrespected by being cut from last year’s All-NBA teams — a decision that cost Tatum tens of millions of dollars on his current contract. After Tatum was selected to the All-NBA First Team … Read more

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh

Lamar Jackson is missing the Baltimore Ravens’ first week of organized team activities, marking the first time the former NFL MVP quarterback hasn’t been in attendance at voluntary spring workouts. “We’ve been down this road many times over the years,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after practice Wednesday. “I’ll let Lamar speak for himself about … Read more

Minnesota Twins place star rookie pitcher Joe Ryan on COVID-19 injured reserve

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Joe Ryan on the COVID-19 injured reserve on Wednesday, bumping the rising rookie in his next round. Ryan was scheduled to pitch Thursday against Kansas City. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Ryan was “doing fine”. The 25-year-old right-hander, who made five starts last season after being acquired in … Read more

Coco Gauff and Victoria Azarenka reach the third round of Roland-Garros

American teenager Coco Gauff qualified for the French Open third round by beating Belgium’s Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 7-6 (4). Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus also reached the third round on Wednesday, but US Open champion Emma Raducanu and No. 4 Maria Sakkari exited in the second round. Gauff twice fell behind … Read more

Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks eye another playoff clash after avoiding Warriors sweep

DALLAS — Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic doesn’t necessarily see any honor in avoiding being swept in the Western Conference Finals. He remains focused on beating the Golden State Warriors in the series, regardless of the long odds. The Mavs are trying to become the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-0 deficit to … Read more

Biden’s FTC launches investigation into reports that infant formula companies engage in deceptive practices

Federal Trade Commission launches investigation into reports that infant formula companies engage in deceptive practices and price gouging and whether the GOVERNMENT contributed to the supply chain chaos that caused widespread shortages Body seeks public input on whether state or federal agencies have contributed to fragile infant formula supply chain FTC Chairwoman Lina Khan said … Read more