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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, left, is congratulated by teammate Pablo Sandoval (48) after driving in teammate Mike Napoli for the game-winning run, breaking a 2-2 tie, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015. The Red Sox won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Sox over Orioles

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with … 0

Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear favorite

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn’t get you any extra points in the playoffs,” Curry said. The Warriors (67-15) were the NBA’s … 0

Flanagan, Linden lead US hopes for Boston women’s win

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — The American men ended their slump when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in 2014, a cathartic victory that allowed the “Star-Spangled Banner” to play over Boylston Street one year after bombs exploded there. This year, the U.S. women are hoping to end a drought lasting 30 years. “The marathon gods … 0

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets … 0

Merritt’s 61 trumps Masters champion Spieth’s 62

Friday, April 17, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage. Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at Harbour Town Golf Links only a few … 0

After murder conviction, many court cases remain for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil … 0

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s ‘reckless’ pre-bout jabs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/ 2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence … 0

Peterson reinstated from suspension

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last … 0

Marshall among prospects making position changes

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fifteen months after leading Auburn to a Southeastern Conference title as a quarterback, Nick Marshall is preparing for a career as an NFL cornerback. It’s a major switch even for a player who started his college career as a cornerback at Georgia. But Marshall is far from the … 0

Hernandez guilty; gets life with no parole

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, … 0

B’s fire Chiarelli 4 years after Stanley Cup

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach Claude Julien and the … 0

Nats salvage finale, 10-5

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON — The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2 1-3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win Wednesday prevented the Red Sox from a three-game sweep. “We came away … 0

Celtics close out Bucks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee … 0