Pro Sports

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) blocks the shot of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Oladipo scores 19 to lead Magic over Celtics, 110-91

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and Nik Vucevic added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 110-91 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Tobias Harris had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. Andrew Nicholson added 14 points and eight rebounds and Aaron Gordon had 12 points. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 20 points and seven assists. Avery Bradley had 17 points and Jae Crowder had 12. The Celtics were 5 of 27 (18.5 percent) on 3-pointers in the game. The Magic reserves took control in the second and third quarters, helping … 0

Bryant says he will retire at end of season

Sunday, November 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday. The decision was not totally unexpected, given that Bryant has said many times in recent weeks that he was considering making … 0

Bruins rally to beat Rangers, 4-3

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — With less than 4 minutes left and their modest winning streak in jeopardy, the Boston Bruins pulled off a comeback that would have seemed improbable a few weeks ago. Ryan Spooner and David Krejci scored 2:03 apart late in the third period and the Bruins rallied to beat the New York … 0

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win

Friday, November 20, 2015

BOSTON — Avery Bradley scored 21 points and Isaiah Thomas added 18 points and nine assists to power the Boston Celtics over the Brooklyn Nets 120-95 on Friday night at TD Garden. The Celtics (7-5) shot 62 percent … 0

Patriots’ Gronkowski not about to alter his style to avoid flags

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Don’t expect a few yellow flags to change the way New England’s Rob Gronkowski plays football. Despite compiling a team-high seven penalties this season, the Patriots’ tight end balked at the suggestion of altering his game … 0

Truex emerges as unlikely chase contender

Thursday, November 19, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Martin Truex waited at the dais as the three drivers he will race for a championship had achievements read that made them all seem fit to wear NASCAR’s crown. Kevin Harvick, the defending Sprint Cup … 0

Bruins beat Wild

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. Eriksson wrapped up his third career hat trick when he converted a perfect give-and-go from David Krejci early … 0

Harper, Donaldson baseball’s MVPs

Friday, November 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history Thursday, capturing the NL award despite his Washington Nationals missing the playoffs. Josh Donaldson took the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost … 0

McHale fired by Houston Rockets after 4-7 start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Six months ago, Kevin McHale coached the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years. There are high expectations for the team again this season behind James Harden and Dwight … 0

NFL time of possession has become a meaningless stat

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Control the ball, own the clock, win the game. That old-school philosophy is no longer the recipe for success in the NFL. Time of possession has turned into a meaningless stat. “Time of possession is how … 0

Big Papi retiring after 2016 season

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one … 0

QB Rodgers limited by shoulder woes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The physical toll of facing more pressure in the pocket has caught up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The player that the sluggish Packers can least afford to lose was listed as … 0

Edelman tough to replace , but Amendola will try

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman’s shoes will be tough to fill, but the New England Patriots have a capable candidate in Danny Amendola. Edelman broke his left foot during the first quarter of New England’s last-second win over the … 0