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Morning Sports Update: ESPN ‘addressing’ Curt Schilling’s comments on Hillary Clinton

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Curt Schilling acknowledges the cheers of the crowd as he walks in from leftfield in 2014. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

The Deflategate appeal returns to court, the Celtics pick up a 116-93 win over the Trail Blazers, the Red Sox fall to the Twins, 7-4, in their Grapefruit League opener, and ESPN will address Curt Schilling’s comment about the presidential candidates.

ESPN ‘addressing’ Curt Schilling’s comments on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump: “ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling appeared to violate the network’s guidelines when he told a radio station that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be ‘buried under a jail.’’’ (CNN.com)

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: ‘Teams, players, the NBA — they still don’t respect us’: “Teams, players, the NBA — they still don’t respect us. And we know that,’’ said Thomas. “We go into every game with a chip on our shoulder knowing that we have to earn the respect, and we have to earn what we get, and take what’s ours.’’ (ESPN.com)

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John Farrell praises Henry Owens’s ‘poise’ in Red Sox’ Grapefruit opener loss to the Twins:

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The Deflategate case returns to court Thursday: “Deflategate is not over, and if everything goes as anticipated, it won’t be over for a while.’’ (Boston.com)

Patriots release tight end Scott Chandler, wide receiver Brandon LaFell: “The Patriots are parting ways with two veteran pass catchers, Scott Chandler and Brandon LaFell.’’ (Boston.com)

Brandon LaFell writes thank you note following release from Patriots: “First I want to thank the Kraft family and Bill for giving me the opportunity to play for a first class organization,’’ the 29-year-old receiver wrote.’’ (Boston.com)

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Celtics reportedly attempted to trade for Bulls’ Jimmy Butler at the deadline: “It’s been said Chicago’s Jimmy Butler would be a good fit here, and multiple sources told us the Celts made a strong move for the 6-foot-7 wing.’’ (The Boston Herald)

Timeline of Deflategate Controversy

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