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Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson (21), of Sweden, and Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine, right, chase a rebound in front of  Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, left, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored … 0

Rondo carries Celtics past Orlando, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Brandon Bass scored 18 points, and Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each finished with 16. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points for … 0

Pat s expect tough game vs. Jets, really

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday. “We’re anticipating their best game.” “We have to play our best football to win,” … 0

Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DOVER, Del. — Kurt Busch testified Wednesday that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her. Busch’s ex-girlfriend is seeking a court order directing him to stay away … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 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