Pro Sports

Castillo guns down runner, scores to beat Rays, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday With runners at the corners and one out in the 10th, Coty Blanchard hit a fly ball down the right-field line. … 0

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins Sunday night in Raleigh, N.C. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime and the Bruins earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The victory put the Bruins three points ahead of Ottawa … 0

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. Brandon Bass scored 16 points, Evan Turner had 15 and Avery Bradley finished with 10 … 0

Medical experts look beyond law to make youth sports safer

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine completed … 0

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry’s tying goal late in the third period, … 0

Ortiz, Napoli return as Sox outlast Twins

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into … 0

Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a … 0

My Point Exactly takes unusual path to Florida Derby

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — My Point Exactly has taken a most unconventional path to the Florida Derby. That seems to fit his connections perfectly. On one hand, the last time My Point Exactly lost a race was more than eight months ago. And that being said, the last … 0

Hernandez’s fiancee to be called to testify today

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted … 0

Heat torches Celtics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOSTON — Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Wednesday night. Luol Deng scored 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and Tyler Johnson also scored 12 points … 0

Point-after changes are likely in 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PHOENIX — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the … 0

DA claims defendant coached cousin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez tried to buy his cancer-stricken cousin’s silence during the Odin Lloyd murder investigation, but was lying when he told her he had created trust funds to provide for her two children, prosecutors said Wednesday. “Telling her she’s going to … 0

Cousin forced to testify has fuzzy-memory issues

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Tuesday after being ordered to testify, giving him a big smile and telling the prosecutor she couldn’t remember details of what happened in the days surrounding the killing. … 0