The Revolution fell to Toronto FC on Sunday, 3-2. Jozy Altidore scored the 80th-minute winner for Toronto after coming off the bench. New Revs signing Carles Gil scored both of New England’s goals.
The Bruins and Celtics return to action on Monday. The Bruins are away to play the Islanders at 7 p.m. while the Celtics are at home against the Nuggets (7:30 p.m.)
Isaiah Thomas played pickup at Emerson: Former Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas still has love for the city of Boston, even after he was traded in a deal for Kyrie Irving in 2017. With the Nuggets in town for a Monday matchup with the Celtics, Thomas tweeted that he would potentially stop by a local gym:
Any open gyms this evening in Boston? I’ll pull up if there is some good runs!!
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 17, 2019
After former teammate Terry Rozier challenged Thomas to some one-on-one, the 30-year-old settled on stopping by Emerson College.
I’ll be there working out right when I touch down https://t.co/JDsJtcSbpI
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 17, 2019
Emerson hosts Celtics opponents for practice purposes (though the school’s elevators don’t always function perfectly, as the Trail Blazers recently discovered). After he was done with team activities, Thomas stayed to play pickup with some Emerson students.
— RJ Curreri (@aircurreri35) March 18, 2019
— Patrick Mulligan (@PatMulligan10) March 18, 2019
Thomas also left the door open to a possible return to the Celtics in the future.
“You never know,” he told Boston Globe reporter Adam Himmelsbach. “You can’t predict the future. My options are always open for anybody. I’m a Denver Nugget now, but I’m a free agent at the end of the season, and you never know what can happen. Who knows?”
Trivia: Seven Patriots starters in Super Bowl XXXVI were signed as free agents either before or during the 2001 season. How many of them can you name? (Answer is at the bottom).
Hint: Two of them were skill players, one was a fullback, one was an offensive lineman, one a defensive lineman, and two were linebackers.
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Jackie Bradley Jr. made an insane catch in a spring training game on Saturday: The Red Sox outfielder made what he called the “most amazing play I’ve ever made.”
Boston Globe Red Sox writer Alex Speier caught up with Bradley afterward, getting the full story. Here’s a glimpse of where Bradley started on the play as he stumbled before recovering to make the catch:
Details on what Jackie Bradley Jr called his most amazing catch ever. Not sure if the video linked herein does it justice… the degree of difficulty was made absurd because THIS was the starting point (note position of descending ball and his face) https://t.co/LJ0vKbcXQ6 pic.twitter.com/DmUJvPLKP1
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 17, 2019
Mike Scott of the 76ers took a moment during Sunday’s hard-fought win over the Bucks to enjoy a sip:
— ESPN (@espn) March 17, 2019
Ichiro, playing in an exhibition game in Japan, still looks pretty good:
— MLB (@MLB) March 16, 2019
And he still has a great arm:
good morning, everyone. Ichiro still has a CANNON of an arm. pic.twitter.com/CZByHdRCMb
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) March 18, 2019
On this day: In 1953, the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee. At the time, the reaction to the jarring decision – baseball’s first relocation in half a century – was somewhat muted.
“The Braves may have left, but Boston’s apathy for them remained,” wrote Globe reporter Joseph F. Dineen Jr. The exceptions to this, according to Dineen, were “a few isolated cases of faithful followers and fans of the dollar who stand to lose money.”
Also, in 1995, Michael Jordan announced his return to basketball:
— ESPN (@espn) March 18, 2019
Daily highlight: Lionel Messi scored a sublime hat-trick against Barcelona opponent Real Betis on Sunday, including this exquisite chip of the goalkeeper.
#Messi scored his 51st career hat-trick in the game against Real Betis on Sunday March 18, 2019!
“The hat-trick goal is absurd. There are great players, all-time great players, and then there is #Messi.” (Gary Lineker) pic.twitter.com/O8Yd6sZ1tt
— Bichoy Gabra (@b_gabra) March 18, 2019
At the end, Betis fans could do nothing but stand and applaud:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 17, 2019
Trivia answers: Antowain Smith, Marc Edwards, David Patten, Mike Compton, Anthony Pleasant, Mike Vrabel, and Roman Phifer.