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Thomas, Smart Lead Celtics Past Suns, 117-103

January 16, 2016
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots past the attempted block by Phoenix Suns guard Sonny Weems (10) during Friday's game in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple-double and the Celtics beat the skidding Suns 117-103.

Chara Scores Go-Ahead Goal In Bruins’ 4-1 Win Over Sabres

January 16, 2016
Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) celebrates with Zdeno Chara (33) after Chara scored during a game against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. (Gary Wiepert/AP)

Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins weren’t going to let another game get away because of a third-period letdown.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

January 16, 2016
The Rams are leaving St. Louis for Los Angeles. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Rams’ move to LA, the Browns’ new head coach and the College Football Playoff championship. Plus, Charlie explains why Roger Goodell should book a trip to Qatar.

Cholitas Luchadoras: The Indigenous Women Wrestlers Of Bolivia

January 16, 2016
Angela La Folklorista (right) is one of the cholitas luchadoras: a group of indigenous Bolivian women wrestlers. (Courtesy Trevin Spencer)

The seat of the Bolivian government is usually called “La Paz” but the city’s full name is Nuestra Senora de La Paz — “Our Lady of Peace.” Reporter Asa Merritt recently traveled to La Paz and found a group of female wrestlers who are anything but peaceful.

Commentary: Let’s All Keep The Retirement Of Athletes In Mind

January 16, 2016
Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo wasn't prepared for how retirement would change his life. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Retired Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo tells Only A Game that the transition to life after sports can be jarring. Many athletes don’t think about retirement and the resources they’ll need until it’s too late. Bill Littlefield thinks this is a story worthy of attention.

Daniel Carcillo: Adjusting To Life After The NHL

January 16, 2016
Daniel Carcillo played in the NHL for nine seasons and helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2015 Stanley Cup. Carcillo says he retired last fall because of the death of his friend and former teammate Steve Montador. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Inspired by the death of a friend and teammate, former Chicago Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo is now working to help athletes adjust to life after hockey. He tells his story, In His Own Words.

3 Stories You Should Know: L.A. Rams, Lawrence Phillips, IAAF Scandal

January 16, 2016
After 21 years in St. Louis, the Rams are heading to Los Angeles. The relocation is being warmly received in L.A.-- The Rams left the city in 1995 after being there since 1946. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

What do fans in St. Louis think of the Rams returning to Los Angeles? What does the story of Lawrence Phillips say about the NFL? And does FIFA now have competition for “most corrupt sports governing body?” Sportswriter Erik Malinowski and USA Today’s Nancy Armour join Bill Littlefield.

Quarterback Carousel: Graduate Transfers Shake Up College Football

January 16, 2016
Quarterback Vernon Adams played his first three seasons at Eastern Washington. Then he graduated early and transferred to Oregon. (Getty Images)

On Monday night, Alabama became college football’s champion. Crimson Tide fans can thank quarterback Jake Coker — who transferred to Alabama in 2014 after getting a degree from Florida State. Bill Littlefield explores the growing tend of quarterbacks graduating early to switch schools.

Mike Reiss On Patriots’ Chances Ahead Of The Divisional Round Matchup

January 15, 2016

The Patriots head into the postseason with the first place seed in the AFC East, but that doesn’t guarantee an easy go of it.

Thomas, Celtics Snap Four-Game Skid With 103-94 Win Over Pacers

January 14, 2016

Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, Jae Crowder matched his career high with 25 and the Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak.

Simmonds, Streit Lead Flyers Past Bruins, 3-2

January 14, 2016

Loui Eriksson and Kevan Miller scored for Boston, which has just two wins in its last 10 games.

The Sublime And The Shameful: Lionel Messi And FIFA

January 13, 2016
On Monday, Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for the fifth time. (Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

On Monday, Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or, given to soccer’s top player, for the fifth time in his career. Bill Littlefield is among those good with that.

Knicks Hold Off Celtics After Anthony Sprains Ankle

January 13, 2016
Knicks guard Jerian Grant shoots as Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder and guard Marcus Smart watch during a game at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Celtics fell to the New York Knicks last night, 120-to-114. They’ll host the Indiana Pacers at the Garden tonight.

Daily Fantasy Sports Companies And Opponents Square Off At Hearing On Regulations

January 12, 2016

A lawyer for Boston-based DraftKings says some of Attorney General Maura Healey’s proposed regulations go too far without offering additional consumer protections.

Late Goal By Jesper Fast Gives Rangers 2-1 Win Over Bruins

January 12, 2016
Rangers' J.T. Miller skates between Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, right, and Landon Ferraro, left, during the third period of a game Monday, at Madison Square Garden. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

The Bruins fell to the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden, with a single goal from Jimmy Hayes.

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