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BOSTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of giddy fans have converged on Boston for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. The parade from the Hynes Convention Center will rumble roughly 2 miles past the Boston Common and other landmarks before ending at City Hall. As is tradition, the team is riding through downtown on World War II-era amphibious “duck boat” vehicles.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Celtics have won four straight, and nine of their last 10 games, heading into tonight’s matchup against the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Boston snapped Oklahoma City’s seven-game win streak on Sunday in a 134-129 thriller. The Portland Trail Blazers are hoping newly-acquired forward Rodney Hood will give them some more scoring punch as they host the Miami Heat. Hood was traded to Portland yesterday from Cleveland.
UNDATED (AP) — The top two teams in college basketball are in action tonight, as top-ranked Tennessee hosts Missouri and number-two Duke takes on Boston College. Tennessee is taking a school-record 16-game winning streak into tonight’s game. For Missouri’s Cuonzo Martin, it’s his first time at Tennessee as a visiting coach since the end of his own tenure coaching the Volunteers.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are looking for their fourth straight win as they host San Jose tonight. The Sharks are winners of their last two. The Vegas Golden Knights have their work cut out for them as they try to snap a four-game losing streak. They are visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team with the NHL’s best record.
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is expecting to race in the downhill at the world championships in Sweden despite crashing in the super-G. Vonn say she has a “bit of a shiner” on her face and “got the wind knocked out of me” in the next-to-last race of her illustrious career. But she looked ahead to the downhill on Sunday by saying “maybe I’ll pull off a miracle.”