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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 the Eastern Conference standings, a few percentage … 0

Castillo guns down runner, scores to beat Rays, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday With runners at the corners and one out in the 10th, Coty Blanchard hit … 0

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins Sunday night in Raleigh, N.C. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime and the Bruins earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The victory put the Bruins three points ahead of Ottawa … 0

Ryan’s 3rd-period goal lifts Senators over Bruins

Thursday, March 19, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — Bobby Ryan’s third-period goal snapped a tie and lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 victory over the Boston Bruins in a back-and-forth game on Thursday night. The surging Senators moved within two points of … 0

Bautista hits long homer as Jays beat Sox

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jose Bautista hit a long home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Bautista’s first-inning drive off Henry Owens easily cleared the 333-foot mark in left field and landed in a patch of oak trees. … 0

Woman: Hernandez got aggressive at club days before killing

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FALL RIVER — A woman testified Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez that he abruptly became aggressive and agitated at a club two nights before the killing. Hernandez is on trial … 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