High-profile events that draw out-of-town visitors are natural targets for human traffickers. The Super Bowl is no exception. There is plenty of work going on this week in the Tampa Bay area to try to stop trafficking. The NFL has designated one of its community grants for Super Bowl hosts to the Hillsborough County Commission on Human Trafficking. Between 25 million and 40 million people worldwide are estimated to be victims of trafficking. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is among NFL players who have joined the International Justice Mission organization to help fight the atrocities.
ELLSWORTH — Despite having the No. 1 seed, the Boston Celtics are trailing the Chicago Bulls two games to none in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals after tonight’s 111-97 loss at TD Garden.Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade had 22 points each for the Bulls, who shot 51.1 percent overall and 40 percent from 3-point range. Center Robin Lopez added 18 points. For the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder scored 20 and 16 points, respectively.The Bulls had previously beaten the Celtics 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday behind 30 points from Butler and 19 from forward Bobby Portis. Thomas had 33 points for the Celtics despite playing the day after the death of his sister, Chyna.The Celtics now become the first No. 1 seed to lose the first two games in the first round since the 1993 Phoenix Suns, who later came back to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. The next game in the series will be played in Chicago at 7 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, April 21.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text