Pro Sports

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) is fouled New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Celtics won 96-92. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. Brandon Bass scored 16 points, Evan Turner had 15 and Avery Bradley finished with 10 for Boston. Andrea Bargnani tied a season high with 25 points for the Knicks. The Celtics led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter, but Langston Galloway’s 3-pointer with 25 seconds left cut the Knicks’ deficit to 92-88. Thomas then made 1 of 2 free throws with 23 seconds … 0

Medical experts look beyond law to make youth sports safer

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine completed two days of meetings and programs with representatives from all 50 state high school athletic … 0

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry’s tying goal late in the third period, beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask from the slot with a wrist shot over his shoulder … 0

Thunder roars, Celtics succumb

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Boston 122-118 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics’ five-game winning streak. Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer, also had 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals. Enes Kanter had 22 points and 10 rebounds, … 0

Film narrows slaying window

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors used video Wednesday in an attempt to establish former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and two of his friends from Bristol, Conn., killed Odin Lloyd in a four-minute window on June 17, … 0

Porcello, Betts lead Red Sox over Twins’ split squad, 3-2

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rick Porcello allowed one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hit his fifth spring training double, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 3-2 Wednesday. Porcello … 0

Buchholz goes 4 innings, Sox fall to Braves, 11-3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston’s defense committed four of the game’s seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Buchholz gave … 0

Defense challenges anger testimony

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — A friend of the victim who testified at the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez Tuesday gave a chilling description of the former New England Patriots tight end’s demeanor two nights before the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, describing his mouth in a “grunt” and his … 0

Bruins lose shootout

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOSTON — Anders Lindback made seven of his 44 saves in overtime, then shut out Boston for three rounds of the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Lindback stopped Torey Krug on Boston’s last chance in the shootout, clinching his … 0

Celts win 5th straight, 108-89

Monday, March 16, 2015

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points, Avery Bradley had 20 and the Boston Celtics won their season-high fifth straight game, 108-89 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Brandon Bass added 12 points and Marcus Smart 11 for Boston, which entered the day in a … 0

Red Sox slip past Mets; Mookie’s bat singing

Monday, March 16, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, and the New York Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday. Hours after the Mets learned Zack Wheeler likely will need Tommy John surgery, Harvey … 0

Phillies pound away at Red Sox pitching, 11-4

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Justin Masterson was in a far better mood than most pitchers with his stat line. Cord Phelps hit a three-run homer, Ryan Howard and Jordan Danks also connected, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 11-4 Sunday. Masterson allowed six runs and seven … 0

Holtby stonewalls Bruins, 2-0

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington’s career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled the surging Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Holtby rebounded from being pulled during the second period of Friday night’s loss … 0