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Snowboarder Billy Morgan, of Britain, makes a practice jump Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in advance of the Big Air at Fenway skiing and snowboarding U.S. Grand Prix tour event in Fenway Park in Boston. The competition is to be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-12. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ski jumping latest event to step to the Fenway plate

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park’s Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. “Sliding into home plate, coming in safe, hearing the crowd cheer like I just hit a grand slam,” she said Wednesday before … 0

Cam Newton triples down on being a clown

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I’d like to apologize to Cam Newton. I was one of the millions who pounced on him for his post-Super Bowl performance. (Note: Sorry to use the word “pounce,” Cam. I know it’s not in your vocabulary when it comes to fumbles). I wrote the controversy over his press conference pout might be a good learning experience for Newton. I thought that after … 0

C’s rally to beat Clippers in OT

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 19 points, … 0

Goodell riding high, and so is his unstoppable NFL behemoth

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in. Just before noon on Friday, the NFL commissioner will stand before a gaggle of media and deliver his annual State of the NFL address. It’s a … 0

‘Keep pounding’ has become a way of life for Panthers

Friday, February 5, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — “Keep pounding.” The words have become synonymous with the NFC champion Carolina Panthers. They’re on the walls of the stadium’s weight room, on the tunnel leading to the field and even stitched into the … 0

No chares despite claims Manziel hit ex-girlfriend

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CLEVELAND — Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault. Manziel, who will … 0

Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres in shootout

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Brad Marchand helped Boston erase a two-goal deficit, and Tuukka Rask … 0

Carolina’s nice-guy LB Kuechly has ‘alter ego’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Luke Kuechly strolls happily through the Carolina Panthers locker room smiling and addressing teammates as he passes. He stops at defensive tackle Dwan Edwards’ locker first and shares a laugh before moving up the … 0

Stabler’s brain damage intrudes on Super Bowl fun

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — For a guy who loved a good party, it’s hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he’d be crashing one this week. Not at this Super Bowl, the 50th anniversary version that has been carefully … 0

Thomas scores 17 as Celtics stave off Pistons’ rally, 102-95

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 102-95 on Wednesday night. Avery Bradley added 15 points for Boston, which has won six straight home games … 0

Practice-squad wideout helped Manning to big game

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jordan Taylor sauntered into the locker room, a spiffy custom-made charcoal suit slung over his right shoulder. “Let me see it,” Peyton Manning asked excitedly. The Denver Broncos’ practice squad receiver unzipped the white … 0

Pro Roundup: Leafs tip B’s in OT, 4-3; Celtics wear down Knicks

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BOSTON — Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night and end a four-game skid. Leo Komarov and Nazem Kadri … 0

Super Bowl bettors expected to wager $4.2 billion

Monday, February 1, 2016

It’s the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don’t care about football. A … 0