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Swihart keys ninth-inning rally as Sox beat Rays 11-8

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox rallied with eight hits and three walks off minor league pitchers Zach Cooper, Colton Reavis and Kyle Bird. It wasn’t quite enough to ruin the afternoon for Daniel Robertson, a 21-year-old minor league … 0

Lucic lifts Bruins to 3-2 win

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BOSTON — Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night, giving the Bruins two valuable points as the try to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Tuukka Rask kept the puck out during a final scramble at the buzzer with Florida on a power play and … 0

Celts sting Hornets, 116-104; Sox unload on Twins, 14-2

Monday, March 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory. Evan Turner added 15 points, while Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart each had 14 as the Celtics won for the 10th time in the last 16 games. Boston moved back into eighth place in … 0

Point-after changes are likely in 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PHOENIX — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the … 0

DA claims defendant coached cousin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez tried to buy his cancer-stricken cousin’s silence during the Odin Lloyd murder investigation, but was lying when he told her he had created trust funds to provide for her two children, prosecutors said Wednesday. “Telling her she’s going to … 0

Cousin forced to testify has fuzzy-memory issues

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Tuesday after being ordered to testify, giving him a big smile and telling the prosecutor she couldn’t remember details of what happened in the days surrounding the killing. … 0

Mayweather, Pacquiao purses soar

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be $180 million, up substantially from earlier predictions of $120 million. … 0

Sox cave in to Marlins’ 8-run eighth in 9-4 defeat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead the Miami Marlins would overcome with an eight-run eighth inning for a 9-4 victory Tuesday. Playing in the spring training … 0

Turner, C’s dumps Nets

Monday, March 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Evan Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-91 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak that had dropped them out of playoff position. Avery Bradley scored 20 points to lead the Celtics, … 0

Proposal to owners: order unstable player off the field

Monday, March 23, 2015

PHOENIX — NFL owners are considering a proposal to stop games when a medical adviser sees a player displaying obvious signs of disorientation. The proposal was a late addition by the powerful competition committee at the owners’ meetings that began Monday. It would allow a medical spotter upstairs … 0

Ramirez clubs first homer in 7-6 Sox win over Phillies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Ramirez collected more RBI on Sunday than in his … 0

Lightning strikes down slumping, road-weary B’s

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos got into a fight, and the Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the Boston Bruins with a 5-3 victory Sunday. Tampa Bay also got goals from Vladislav Namestnikov, … 0

Pistons outlast Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON — Andre Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 105-97 on Sunday. Reggie Jackson added 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who won for … 0