Smart, Celtics shake on $52M deal

Restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Boston Celtics, ending a contentious month between the two sides.Smart was reportedly frustrated by the lack of contact from the Celtics, who were reportedly involved in talks to acquire Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard before he was shipped to Toronto on Wednesday.Smart, 24, just completed his fourth season with the franchise and said he preferred to stay with the Celtics, who drafted him sixth overall in 2014. He also is fond of coach Brad Stevens and president Danny Ainge.After the Celtics were ousted from the playoffs, Smart said he was worth in excess of $12-14 million a season.Boston already has three players signed to megadeals in Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.

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2 ways Chance Adams impressed Yankees in debut

2 ways Chance Adams impressed Yankees in debut

BOSTON — Chance Adams’ nerves were rattling until the last minute.The Yankees’ rookie starting pitcher, making his big-league debut, felt a little uneasy before his solid start in a 4-1 loss to the