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FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, a sign advertises the upcoming boxing match between Many Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That’s more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday. Or … 0

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

Friday, April 24, 2015

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. The waiting is the hardest part, even for players good enough to be invited to the draft, and some prefer to do it away from the ever-present … 0

Fox to show Supercross live on its main network

Friday, April 24, 2015

Motocross’ television coverage roughly 20 years ago typically came a week after the race, unless a local station came out to the track to do a story. About 10 years ago, the sport came a little closer to TV relevance when the races were shown on a one-day delay, then took a huge … 0

Porcello struggles in 8-3 Sox loss to O’s

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Boston’s starters have a 6.24 ERA through … 0

Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles today

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — It’s Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles today, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn’t … 0

Hernandez’s slim appeal chance factors on cruelty

Sunday, April 19, 2015

When Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder last week, a jury found that the government proved all but one aspect of its case: that Odin Lloyd’s killing was planned in advance. Instead, prosecutors convinced jurors that the crime was so cruel and atrocious that Hernandez deserves to … 0

8 killed at Brazilian soccer fan club

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SAO PAULO — Armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday. Police said witnesses told them that around midnight on Saturday three gunmen stormed the dark and … 0

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. … 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 … 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, … 0

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets … 0

Merritt’s 61 trumps Masters champion Spieth’s 62

Friday, April 17, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage. Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at Harbour Town Golf Links only a few … 0

After murder conviction, many court cases remain for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil … 0