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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, blocks a shot by Nashville Predators center Derek Roy (21) as he is defended by Torey Krug (47) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Roy’s SO goal lifts Preds over B’s

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville, which has won three of four. Milan Lucic and Reilly Smith scored for Boston. The Bruins have lost three in a row … 0

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers. The New England Patriots defense is getting stingier and healthier as the playoffs approach. Tom Brady and his prolific offense enjoy watching that from the sideline. “There’s pressure to score every time … 0

Back as Redskins starter, RG3 takes low-key approach

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III isn’t saying much these days, even though he is again the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. His coach continues to speak volumes. Griffin used to be good for at least one good laugh-out-loud quip per week when he wasn’t stirring things up on social media, but … 0

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Monday, December 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and Brandon Bass and Jeff Green added 14 apiece … 0

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship … 0

A cautious approach to bringing the NHL to Las Vegas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bill Foley is trying to bring an NHL expansion team to Las Vegas, and so far he’s marching in step with Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I’m an ex-Army guy. I follow orders,” Foley told The Canadian Press by phone over the weekend from his home in Northern California. “We’ve … 0

ICYMI: INTs for Rodgers, Manziel; Christie’s ’Boys

Monday, December 15, 2014

Aaron Rodgers’ worst NFL regular-season game — two interceptions, a fumble that became an outcome-sealing safety, zero touchdown passes, only 17 completions on 42 attempts — slowed his Green Bay Packers’ trot to a playoff spot. Might have … 0

Pats clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them … 0

Knicks halt 10-game skid by beating Celtics, 101-95

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the New York Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 points … 0

Much has changed since Patriots-Dolphins opener

Friday, December 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the ground … 0

Blackhawks lose Toews, hang on to beat Bruins, 3-2

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins got their captain back on the ice for the first time in seven weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks lost theirs, and they hope he won’t be gone much at all. The Blackhawks beat the … 0

Hornets outlast Celtics, 96-87

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets withstood Boston’s fourth-quarter rally and beat the Celtics 96-87 on Wednesday night. Kemba Walker added 18 points and Lance Stephenson had 13 for … 0

Bolden makes big impact on Pats’ special teams

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon Bolden figured he’d have to make an impact on special teams with the New England Patriots after a solid career as a college running back. Undrafted rookies don’t get the ball very often in the … 0