Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in three quarters and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-108 on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. Irving also had five assists, five rebounds and four steals.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jake Guentzel redirected Kris Letang's shot midway through the third period to fend off a Boston rally, and Pittsburgh goaltender Casey DeSmith made it stand up as the Penguins beat the Bruins 5-3. Boston's Chris Wagner and David Krejci scored in a 54-second span of the third to erase a two-goal deficit but Guentzel responded by deflecting Letang's shot from the point by Jaroslav Halak to put Pittsburgh ahead to stay. DeSmith did the rest, finishing with a career-high 48 saves.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady calls Ben Roethlisberger 'tough as they come' ahead of their matchup at Heinz Field on Sunday. Roethlisberger injured his ribs in the loss at Oakland, but will be ready after the Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third straight last weekend. The New England Patriots are coming off the shocking last-second loss at Miami. Brady is 8-2 against the Steelers in the regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs in his career. The Patriots are seeking their 10th straight AFC East title.
NEW YORK (AP) - The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball's first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon. The June 29 game at London's Olympic Stadium will start at 1:10 p.m. EDT and be broadcast in the United States by Fox. The following day's game is set for 10:10 a.m. and will be televised by ESPN.
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