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Celtics downplay locker room angst after loss

Celtics guard Marcus Smart could be heard yelling at his teammates in the locker room following Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews. After the game, players and coach Brad Stevens tried to downplay the situation.

LeBron: Respect for Nuggets ‘out of this world’

After watching the Denver Nuggets rally back to win a pair of playoff series in which they trailed 3-1, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said Thursday that the respect level for the Nuggets “is out of this world.”

Chargers’ Pouncey having season-ending surgery

Chargers center Mike Pouncey, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who has started all 114 career games in which he has played, will undergo season-ending hip surgery, the team said.

Barkley to use Barber’s criticism as ‘challenge’

Saquon Barkley ducked Tiki Barber’s criticism almost as effectively as he does would-be tacklers, killing the former New York Giants player he called a “legend” with kindness in response to a claim that Barkley didn’t want to hit anybody.

Wade: ‘Gonna come back and be a Buckeye’

Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, who originally opted out of the 2020 season amid Big Ten uncertainty, has said he’ll return to the Buckeyes now that the season will begin in October.