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Castillo, Betts trying to impress in CF for Sox

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-feet-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games. Along with veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., who has played 164 games over the past two years, they will try to fill a tall order for the team — starting in center field. “I don’t look at it as a competition,” Betts … 0

Curry, Warriors trim Celtics

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BOSTON — Stephen Curry scored 37 points, making four straight free throws to clinch it in the final seconds and the Golden State Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 on Sunday night. Golden State won for the seventh time in nine tries and snapped Boston’s three-game winning streak. Klay Thompson scored 20 for the Warriors, Harrison Barnes had … 0

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, B’s win in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). … 0

Moncada arrives at Sox facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 … 0

Lowly Knicks no match for Celtics in 115-94 rout

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with a 115-94 win on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 19 … 0

Big Papi claims his belly hasn’t grown like Panda’s

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, … 0

Video shows Hernandez fiancee removing box from residence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday played video surveillance that showed his fiancee removing a trash bag from the home and putting it in a car the day after the victim was killed. Hernandez is charged … 0

Aggressive Red Sox land Moncada plumb

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said Tuesday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 million signing bonus will be finalized by the end of … 0

Lack stops 40 for Canucks in win at Boston

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BOSTON — Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. … 0

UConn CB Byron Jones big hit at NFL combine

Monday, February 23, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Byron Jones might have made one giant leap up the NFL draft boards Monday. Actually, make it two big leaps. On the last day of workouts at the NFL’s annual scouting combine, the Connecticut cornerback soared … 0

Slugger Napoli happy offseason finally over

Monday, February 23, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure he’s relieved to leave behind over five feet of snow … 0

The A-Rod circus lands in Florida

Monday, February 23, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of … 0

Joey Logano becomes another Penske Daytona 500 winner

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting … 0