Jay King @ByJayKing Ime Udoka said Robert Williams had “some good 20-25 minute” scrimmage sessions before being cleared to play tonight. – 6:04 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely A key to Rob Williams returning ahead of schedule, is the lack of pain and swelling he experienced during his ramp-up back to playing, said Celtics head coach Ime Udoka – 6:04 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing Ime Udoka said Robert Williams is available tonight. He will come off the bench. He will likely play about 20 minutes, per Udoka. – 6:03 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Robert Williams is “technically” on a minutes limit that could go up to 24 minutes max but will come off the bench for the Celtics in shorter spurts tonight against the Nets. – 6:02 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing Marcus Smart on Robert Williams: “I haven’t seen too much, but from what I’ve seen he looks great.” “He’s getting off the floor and moving well. The Rob we used to know.” – 11:56 AM
Mark Murphy @Murf56 Rob Williams still questionable, but according to Udoka he’s had a minimum of pain and swelling. Good chance he initially comes off the bench when he returns. – 11:47 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Ime Udoka says Rob Williams is feeling good but still questionable for tonight. “I like where he’s at right now and will reevaluate throughout the day to see how he feels. But he’s cleared every benchmark.” – 11:29 AM
Sadly, a toxicology report on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins released this week shows that Haskins died like other promising young athletes, celebrities and everyday people: bad judgment in South Florida, party central.
Jim “Bones” Mackay finished his laundry, packed his car and began the four-hour drive from Southern Hills to Colonial, this time with a special souvenir riding shotgun. This was the first time he left the golf course with the pin flag from the 18th hole, where Justin Thomas rapped in the final par putt to capture the PGA Championship in a three-hole playoff. The tradition is for the caddie to get the flag — his trophy — except that Phil Mickelson had his own tradition of flags going on the kitchen wall of his late grandfather, starting with his first PGA Tour title he won as an amateur.
Trevor Story and Christian Vazquez each hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits in a 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Story’s homer off Dylan Cease capped a four-run first inning. Kike Hernandez hit Cease’s first pitch for a homer, and Rafael Devers led off the fourth with a homer off Jose Ruiz as the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games.