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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) slams a dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double figures in their third straight victory, all against teams that have combined for just 17 wins this season. Leading 95-92 midway through the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored the next eight points and 12 of 14 to take a 107-94 lead with 3:25 remaining. They stayed ahead by at least 12 … 0

Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Evander Kane also scored for Winnipeg. Defenseman Jay Harrison, acquired by the Jets in a trade with Carolina … 0

Playing Pats still special for Ryan, Jets

Friday, December 19, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots on Sunday. And, no, he wouldn’t take back his statement shortly after he was … 0

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship … 0

A cautious approach to bringing the NHL to Las Vegas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bill Foley is trying to bring an NHL expansion team to Las Vegas, and so far he’s marching in step with Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I’m an ex-Army guy. I follow orders,” Foley told The Canadian Press by phone over the weekend from his home in Northern California. “We’ve … 0

ICYMI: INTs for Rodgers, Manziel; Christie’s ’Boys

Monday, December 15, 2014

Aaron Rodgers’ worst NFL regular-season game — two interceptions, a fumble that became an outcome-sealing safety, zero touchdown passes, only 17 completions on 42 attempts — slowed his Green Bay Packers’ trot to a playoff spot. Might have … 0

Pats clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them … 0

Knicks halt 10-game skid by beating Celtics, 101-95

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the New York Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 points … 0

Much has changed since Patriots-Dolphins opener

Friday, December 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the ground … 0

Blackhawks lose Toews, hang on to beat Bruins, 3-2

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins got their captain back on the ice for the first time in seven weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks lost theirs, and they hope he won’t be gone much at all. The Blackhawks beat the … 0

Hornets outlast Celtics, 96-87

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets withstood Boston’s fourth-quarter rally and beat the Celtics 96-87 on Wednesday night. Kemba Walker added 18 points and Lance Stephenson had 13 for … 0

Bolden makes big impact on Pats’ special teams

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon Bolden figured he’d have to make an impact on special teams with the New England Patriots after a solid career as a college running back. Undrafted rookies don’t get the ball very often in the … 0

Scherzer may seek more than Kershaw; Lester, Cubs agree

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract. Max … 0