By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Here’s the key stories in sports to start the day from 98.5 The Sports Hub…
Mookie Betts trade finalized: After Hollywood-esque drama over the weekend, the Red Sox and Dodgers finally agreed to what is now a two-team deal that sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers for outfielder Alex Verdugo and two high-ranking prospects.
Bruins fall to Red Wings: The Bruins six-game winning streak came to an end Sunday in Detroit with a 3-1 loss that saw the team with the worst record in the NHL beat the team with the best record. The team is off until Wednesday when they host the Canadiens.
Lauzon suspended: 22-year-old Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon was suspended by the NHL for two games following a hit to the head in Boston’s Saturday night win.
Celtics top Thunder: A last-minute steal by Marcus Smart sealed the Celtics 112-111 win in OKC Sunday afternoon. Boston has now won seven in a row and has just two games remaining until the All-Star break.
Beanpot final: The final round of the Beanpot takes place tonight at TD Garden. Northeastern can make it a three-peat with a win over No. 12 Boston University, who they’ve beaten in the tournament each of the last two years. The consolation game features a nationally-ranked matchup, with No. 4 Boston College taking on No. 17 Harvard. That game will get underway at 4:30 p.m., with the championship game following.
XFL debut: The XFL kicked off its 10 week season over the weekend with four games. The broadcast received generally positive reviews, with the league giving fans inside access to just about every aspect of the game of football.
No local action tonight.