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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, left, is congratulated by teammate Pablo Sandoval (48) after driving in teammate Mike Napoli for the game-winning run, breaking a 2-2 tie, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015. The Red Sox won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with … 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 you any extra points in the playoffs,” Curry said. The Warriors (67-15) were the NBA’s … 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, the U.S. women are hoping to end a drought lasting 30 years. “The marathon gods … 0

Spieth running away

Friday, April 10, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee boxes and greens. The red number next to his name … 0

Bruins fall again

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins’ playoff hopes. The Bruins have lost two straight after winning their previous five games. They trail Ottawa by … 0

Bogaerts, Masterson lead Red Sox victory

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs to back Justin Masterson, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. Masterson (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, striking out seven in his first start for the Red Sox … 0

Spieth’s 64 is one for the ages

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the … 0

Judge bans Boston TV cameraman

Friday, April 10, 2015

FALL RIVER — Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Thursday banned a news cameraman from covering Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial after two jurors approached the court to report that a television news truck followed them when they … 0

Masters social-media-free zone

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Derek Jensen’s profile picture features Rae’s Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It’ll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. Not while he’s on the golf course at Augusta National. Forget … 0

Celtics bounce Pistons

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the Boston Celtics picked up a key victory and eliminated Detroit from playoff contention, beating the Pistons 113-103 Wednesday night. Thomas needed only 17 shots to put up his huge numbers, going 10 for 17 from … 0

Phillies build lead, hold off Red Sox, 4-2

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night. Making his Red Sox debut after signing an $82.5 million, four-year contract through 2019, Rick Porcello (0-1) allowed three … 0

Holtby, Caps blank Bruins again, 3-0

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Holtby earned his 41st win of the season to match … 0

Jurors end first day of bomber trial deliberation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a little more than seven hours Tuesday before ending their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge George O’Toole Jr. dismissed … 0