Celtics guard Jabari Bird was in police custody at a hospital after being arrested for domestic assault and strangulation in Brighton, Massachusetts, on Friday night, authorities said.

Bird was being held at the hospital for an evaluation, Boston police said.

Bird allegedly strangled the victim, who also was transported to a hospital. He’s expected to be charged with domestic assault, strangulation and kidnapping, police said.

In a statement, the Celtics said they are monitoring Bird’s arrest.

“We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously,” the team said. ” We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.”

Bird appeared in 13 games for the Celtics last season and signed a two-year contract this summer. For the Maine Red Claws, Bird played in 20 games, averaging 19.3 points.

The Cavaliers made another move in their post-LeBron James makeover, signing free-agent guard David Nwaba to a one-year contract.


NASCAR: Rain washed out all the track activity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the field for the final race of the regular season was set by points.

Kyle Busch will start on the pole Sunday for the Brickyard 400 because qualifying was canceled. Kevin Harvick will start second and Martin Truex Jr. third.

The Xfinity Series race also was postponed and rescheduled for Monday. Rain is expected to drench Indiana into Sunday and expectations are slim for the Cup Series to race as scheduled.


PGA: Justin Rose did his part on another day of low scoring in the BMW Championship, running off four straight birdies early for a 6-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele at Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

At stake for Rose is moving to No. 1 in the world for the first time.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a 40-foot putt for birdie on the 18th to end the European Masters third round with a two-shot lead at Crans-Montana, Switzerland.


SPANISH VUELTA: Simon Yates pulled away from his rivals on the final uphill push to win the mountainous 14th stage at Nava, Spain, and regain the overall race lead.


ENGLAND LOSES: Back after a surprising run to fourth place at the World Cup, England was sent to its first competitive home loss in 11 years.

Saul Niguez and Rodrigo scored as Spain came from behind to win 2-1 at Wembley Stadium at the start of its UEFA Nations League campaign.

England defender Luke Shaw was taken off on a stretcher after colliding with an opponent and hitting his head against the ground. The Manchester United left back tweeted after the game that he was doing well.

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