We take a look at the hot topics in Boston sports for the day ahead.
The New England Patriots will begin the defense of their Super Bowl title by hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 10 in the Thursday night opener of the NFL's 2015 season.
The dramatically revamped Chip Kelly-led Philadelphia Eagles will hit the road to open their 2014 regular season on ESPN's Monday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons.
LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 series lead.
Eleven days before the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, an actual contract for the bout to take place at the MGM Grand still has not been signed.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has won an emergency appeal of an injunction in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, which will allow him to compete at UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal.
Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has apologized for his role in a team motivational message that included an inflammatory remark about Spanish players, which was perceived as a shot at Marc Gasol.
Mel Kiper offers his draft needs for all 32 NFL teams, including the obvious holes and quieter needs each team will have to assess.
Joe Haden said neither he nor his Browns teammates knew Josh Gordon was not permitted to drink when the receiver joined a group of players a former assistant coach on a Las Vegas trip.
Junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season.
Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the finest boxing referee in the world, was appointed to serve as the third man in the ring for the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Take it from somebody who knows: Eagles coach Chip Kelly "is not insane," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said.
Should the Bucs pass on Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, the FSU quarterback will be in play for the Titans at No. 2, a source told ESPN.com.
Reds manager Bryan Price, after using the F-word 77 times and 10 more variants of other vulgarities during a rant, apologized for "inappropriate language."
The Lions released Rodney Austin after the guard was arrested and charged with four crimes.
Patriots left tackle Nate Solder revealed he was diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer prior to the 2014 season.
Curtis Granderson drives in three runs to lead the Mets past the Braves 7-1.
The Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players" before their game against the Grizzlies.
Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Ryan Zimmerman and Hanley Ramirez are among five prominent players who've changed positions this season. How are they doing in their transitions?