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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, left, is congratulated by teammate Pablo Sandoval (48) after driving in teammate Mike Napoli for the game-winning run, breaking a 2-2 tie, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015. The Red Sox won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Sox over Orioles

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with … 0

Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear favorite

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn’t get you any extra points in the playoffs,” Curry said. The Warriors (67-15) were the NBA’s … 0

Flanagan, Linden lead US hopes for Boston women’s win

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — The American men ended their slump when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in 2014, a cathartic victory that allowed the “Star-Spangled Banner” to play over Boylston Street one year after bombs exploded there. This year, the U.S. women are hoping to end a drought lasting 30 years. “The marathon gods … 0

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, 8-7; Celts pull one out

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game. Boston went ahead with three unearned runs without a hit in … 0

No verdict reached on Day 6 of deliberations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FALL RIVER — After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killing of … 0

Betts steals the show in Sox home opener

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston’s athletic, young leadoff hitter … 0

Celts close in on postseason, clobber Cavaliers, 117-78

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie … 0

Special win for special young player

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — About the only thing missing was a new scoring record. Not to worry, because odds are Jordan Spieth will set a bunch of them by the time he is done. The odds are equally good that the green jacket he put on Sunday night outside … 0

The kid rules Masters

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced … 0

Things to know about deliberations in the Hernandez trial

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez spent nearly 20 hours last week considering whether to convict him of murder. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was shot six times in … 0

Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers, 99-90

Friday, April 10, 2015

CLEVELAND — Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics maintained their grip on a playoff spot by holding off the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 99-90 on Friday night. The Celtics had five players score in double figures. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points, Avery Bradley scored 15 and … 0

Pitchers reign early as big-league shutouts pile up

Friday, April 10, 2015

By the time the San Francisco Giants eked out a run in the 12th inning, it was too late. The brand new scoreboard at Petco Park had already run out of room for more zeros. Seems like a pretty common problem all over the majors. When Tim Hudson … 0

Sox castoff riding HR wave as Dodgers head to Arizona

Friday, April 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Talk about a blue streak. Adrian Gonzalez, the first player in major league history to hit five home runs in his team’s first three games, will play his next series at Chase Field. Gonzalez has homered 20 times in his career at the hitter-friendly home … 0