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  • On The Fly: Earl Lloyd, 86; Broke NBA Color Barrier

    On The Fly: Earl Lloyd, 86; Broke NBA Color Barrier
    Earl Lloyd, who made his NBA debut as the first black player in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He was with the Syracuse Nationals when they won the 1955 NBA title and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. ... A few readers reminded me why I was not a math major. In Friday's "Fly" I wrote of a game in which the Celtics scored 173 points and said it was 46 years ago. It was 56 years ago. "Best game I ever saw," said one reader. ... "Heinsohn couldn't miss." Tom Heinsohn had 43 points, making 18 field goals. Also got an email from Kathy Sharry Kray about the wrong year. She said Bob Cousy, who had 31 points and 28 assists in the game, was in business with her father in Worcester at "Cousy & Sharry Insurance Agency. We called him Uncle Bob out of respect for your elders. We spent many a day at his house with his family as they were also good friends. I still see him occasionally as he spends his summers in Worcester. He'll be 87 in August." ... Starting Monday, the NBA will release reports of all calls and pertinent no-calls in games within five points at the two-minute mark and any overtime period. Those reports had been for internal use.
  • Red Sox extend manager John Farrell's contract through 2017

    The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for manager John Farrell before they opened camp. They nearly got it done. So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first official workout Saturday, the team announced that Farrell's contract had...

    Tigers haven't signed Cubans but don't want to miss one

    The Detroit Tigers have shown interest in recent Cuban defectors Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas and still-unsigned prospect Yoan Moncada. And they are making some changes in the Dominican Republic to ensure that they thoroughly scout the next wave....

    With Shields headed to San Diego, Hamels likely staying with Phillies

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said three weeks ago that if he were to handicap it, he envisioned Cole Hamels starting for the Phillies on opening day. The chances of that materializing increased Monday, when the Phillies lost one possible...

    Tigers' Scherzer, Porcello knew rotation would get split

    They knew somebody had to go. Sometime two years ago, somewhere on a bench, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello looked at each other like, "Which one of us is going to go?" "We saw where everybody was at in their contracts and we sat there and realized, hey,...