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Morning Sports Update: David Ortiz on Opening Day: ‘Knowing it’s your last one, I’ll try and enjoy it’

Good morning, sports fans

Are you ready for Opening Day? Tony Gutierrez/AP

The Celtics clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Lakers, the Bruins fall to the Blackhawks, and it’s Red Sox Opening Day in Cleveland.

Opening Day roundup: previews and results: Sunday was the long-awaited beginning, the three-game appetizer that provided a good taste of the 2016 season in Major League Baseball. But don’t think for a second you won’t find room for today’s Opening Day feast. (MLB.com)

David Ortiz shares his Opening Day thoughts: “I don’t feel any different yet,” Ortiz said on Sunday after the Red Sox worked out in wintry conditions at Progressive Field. “Knowing it’s your last one, I’ll try and enjoy it. I’m just going to play the game, man. You have to move forward.” (The Boston Globe)

Celtics clinch playoff berth with 107-100 win over Lakers: Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points, and the Celtics clinched a playoff berth while besting Bryant for the final time with a 107-100 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night. (Boston.com)

David Price is ready and relaxed heading into Opening Day: “I feel like we’re a very complete team” Price said. “We’ve got good pitching, our bullpen is very strong, we’ve got speed, we’ve got power, we’ve got guys who are going to move runners and play the game the right way. I’m very excited about this team.” (The Boston Globe)

Evan Turner leaves game vs Lakers after being struck in face: With less than 20 seconds to play, Kobe Bryant launched a corner 3-pointer with Jae Crowder defending. Turner was running down court and went up to try and grab the rebound, but was hit in the face by Randle battling for the missed shot. (CSNNE.com)

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Bruins lose, 6-4, to Blackhawks as Patrick Kane records a hat trick: Patrick Kane had three goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks raced to a six-goal lead in the second period before hanging on for a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. (Boston.com)

Former Red Sox and current Indians manager Terry Francona sums up Opening Day:

Martellus Bennett answers Tom Brady’s call for receivers to assemble:

I don’t always answer bird calls, but when I do….

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