Celtics Smart Out Rest of Regular Season

More bad news for the Boston Celtics, who will now play without ace defender Marcus Smart for the rest of the regular season. He’ll have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Adrian Wojnarowski

Patriots Acquire McCourty; Re-Sign Burkhead

The New England Patriots traded for defensive back Jason McCourty on Thursday, acquiring him from the Cleveland Browns, along with a seventh-round pick. The Patriots traded their sixth-round pick to Cleveland in the transaction. Furthermore, the Pats