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Rivers remains mum on coaching future

And, again, Boston waits. Doc Rivers reached out to the Globe for the first time since the Celtics' season concluded but would not offer any hints as to whether he will return to the team as coach in a text-message exchange Sunday evening. Rivers said he needed to "detox" after the season and apologized for being inaccessible to reporters. But he would not give any indication whether he will be back for a 10th season in Boston although Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Globe last month that Rivers planned to return. Rivers has not confirmed that and with the Celtics season having ended five weeks ago, speculation has grown that the beloved coach is seriously considering stepping down. (The Boston Globe) Comment

Heralded debut nears for Mets

After a sweep at the hands of Miami, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins had seen enough of the as-is Mets. [The Mets] sent Ike Davis packing to Triple-A Las Vegas along with outfielder Mike Baxter and lefty reliever Robert Carson. More importantly, a message was sent to the players that Scholarship Time is over. ... [As] bad as the Marlins have been, they have more young position talent than the Mets. As the Marlins were winning in extra innings for the second straight day, some fans behind home plate started chanting, "Bring on Wheeler!" That day is coming shortly: next Tuesday in Atlanta. You can be sure Zack Wheeler will make his Mets' debut that day in one of the games of a doubleheader against the Braves, according to a number of sources. (New York Post) Comment

Can Denver be NFL's fastest team?

Peyton Manning has Denver looking at a finding an even higher gear, though perhaps not yet quite as fast as the 2013 Oregon Ducks. "No," coach John Fox said, "but we might have that ability. We'll see what we're good at." Forgive Broncos fans if when they read and hear reports about how fast Manning is directing the offense this offseason, they immediately wonder if their team is going New England fast. As in Week 5 of the 2012 season, when quarterback Tom Brady used one word to signal a play call and the Patriots got off an astounding 89 plays against a bewildered Denver defense. "We're fooling with some of that," Fox said. "We fooled with some of it last year. You tinker this time of year." (The Denver Post) Comment

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LeBron James and the Heat dunked the Spurs in Game 2 to even the NBA Finals at one game apiece. (Christian Petersen/Reuters)

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Lee Jenkins previews Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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