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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) slams a dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double figures in their third straight victory, all against teams that have combined for just 17 wins this season. Leading 95-92 midway through the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored the next eight points and 12 of 14 to take a 107-94 lead with 3:25 remaining. They stayed ahead by at least 12 … 0

Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Evander Kane also scored for Winnipeg. Defenseman Jay Harrison, acquired by the Jets in a trade with Carolina … 0

Playing Pats still special for Ryan, Jets

Friday, December 19, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots on Sunday. And, no, he wouldn’t take back his statement shortly after he was … 0

Pats must gear up for Jets’ run game

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH — The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey. “This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, that’s their motto, … 0

Source: Celtics agree to trade Rondo to Mavericks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston’s last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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