Jayson Tatum, Celtics really bringing in the green at merchandise stand – The Boston Globe

Posted: January 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

The Celtics were No. 2 in team merchandise sold from October through December at NBA-Store.com, with Jayson Tatum fourth in jersey sales. The Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James topped their respective lists, according to the latest numbers put out by the league. The top-10 jerseys belonged to James, reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Golden States Stephen Curry, Tatum, Houstons James Harden, Luka Doncic of Dallas, new Los Angeles Clipper Kawhi Leonard, LeBrons new Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, Philadelphias Joel Embiid, and Brooklyns Kyrie Irving was 10th. Kemba Walker ranked 14th, just ahead of No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson ... Changes to the NBA schedule in time for the 75th anniversary season in 2021-22 remain a real possibility, but the leagues board of governors likely wont vote on them in April, according to an Associated Press source. Suggestions include a 78-game regular season, an in-season tournament in November and December, and a reseeding of the playoffs prior to the final four ... Two-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was in the starting lineup for Minnesota at Indiana after missing 15 games with a sprained left knee.

Major League Baseball has never issued a therapeutic use exemption for human growth hormone, the league and Major League Baseball Players Association announced in response to an allegation that four-time AL MVP Mike Trout has been secretly using HGH as treatment for a fabricated thyroid condition. An Instagram account purportedly run by David Brosius, son of 11-year major leaguer Scott Brosius, posted the claim, citing information gleaned while his father was Seattles third-base coach in 2017. (The elder Brosius was an assistant coach with the Mariners in 2017, and their third-base coach in 2018.) The account was deleted after social media site Reddit found the post, but then reactivated so David Brosius could apologize, claiming the story was a hypothetical with no evidence behind it. MLB issued 91 therapeutic use exemptions for ADHD drugs last season, according to the MLB/MLBPA annual report, plus one each for hypersomnia, hypogonadism, and kidney disease ... Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he has interviewed a number of candidates, and expects to hire a replacement for fired manager A.J. Hinch by Feb. 3. He added that he expects most of Hinchs staff to stay in place ... Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, 84, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise for $1 billion last fall, died on Jan. 9 of complications from pneumonia. Glasss Royals reached the World Series twice and won it in 2015, but had just four winning seasons in his 20 years as owner ... The Colorado Rockies will retire the No. 33 of outfielder Larry Walker, a Hall of Fame contender in his final year on the writers ballot, on April 19 ... Reliever Craig Stammen finalized a $9 million, two-year contract to remain with the San Diego Padres.

The No. 5 Boston College mens hockey team weathered two UMass Lowell goals in the first 71 seconds at Tsongas Center, coming back to beat the No. 13 River Hawks, 3-2. Marc McLaughlin, Alex Newhook, and Logan Hutsko had the answer for the Eagles (14-5-0, 8-3-0 Hockey East), whove won 12 of 13 ... Mitchell Chaffee made it a hat trick with an empty-netter in the final seconds for No. 7 UMass (15-7-1, 8-4-1), which dominated host Vermont, 4-0 ... Third-period goals from sophomores Jake Wise and Jack DeBoer gave BU (8-7-5, 5-3-4) a 3-2, come-from-behind win at Merrimack ... No. 16 Harvard (9-5-2, 7-3-1 ECAC) scored three times on the power play, Jack Drury adding an assist in a 3-1 home win over St. Lawrence ... Sophomore Alexis Hills double-double, with 17 points and 16 rebounds, helped lead Northeastern (7-8, 3-1 Colonial Athletic) womens basketball to a 68-65, overtime victory over Elon at Cabot Center.

Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season, the junior running back announced on social media. Etienne was projected as a second-round selection after he gained 1,614 yards and 19 touchdowns this season ... Declaring of quarterback Joe Burrow, we call him young Tom Brady, president Donald Trump feted national champion LSU at the White House, saying the undefeated Tigers would long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history ... Boston College announced Matt Thurin, an Ohio State defensive quality control coach the last five seasons, as its special teams coordinator under new coach Jeff Hafley. Hafley worked with Thurin on the OSU staff for one year.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton, a first-time All-Star, had surgery and is out indefinitely after he broke his left leg Thursday, getting tangled with Columbus Kevin Stenlund during a chase for the puck. The 26-year-old has 14 goals and 40 points in 47 games, second and fourth respectively among NHL defensemen ... Former Whitman-Hanson star midfielder Sam Mewis was named among the 20 players that will compete from the United States in the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying womens soccer tournament. Five of her teammates from the Womens World Cup champions last summer were not, including Alex Morgan, whos expecting her first child, and promising young forward Mallory Pugh. Eighteen of the 20 spots went to players from the World Cup squad, including one to Carli Lloyd, who will turn 38 before the Tokyo Games and was largely a reserve in France. The charges of Vlatko Andonovski, who took over last October after Jill Ellis stepped down, open qualifying on Jan. 28 in Houston against Haiti. The United States has made the field for every Olympic tournament since womens soccer was added to the Games in 1996, and has won four gold medals ... American star Christian Pulisics adductor injury appears likely to keep him out of Chelseas lineup until mid-February. The 21-year-old attacker has not played since New Years Day, and has six goals and six assists in all competitions this season.

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