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Snowboarder Billy Morgan, of Britain, makes a practice jump Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in advance of the Big Air at Fenway skiing and snowboarding U.S. Grand Prix tour event in Fenway Park in Boston. The competition is to be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-12. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ski jumping latest event to step to the Fenway plate

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park’s Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. “Sliding into home plate, coming in safe, hearing the crowd cheer like I just hit a grand slam,” she said Wednesday before … 0

Cam Newton triples down on being a clown

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I’d like to apologize to Cam Newton. I was one of the millions who pounced on him for his post-Super Bowl performance. (Note: Sorry to use the word “pounce,” Cam. I know it’s not in your vocabulary when it comes to fumbles). I wrote the controversy over his press conference pout might be a good learning experience for Newton. I thought that after … 0

C’s rally to beat Clippers in OT

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 19 points, … 0

Concussions aren’t No. 1 players’ concern

Monday, February 1, 2016

During a 15-year NFL career that sent him pinballing over the middle of the field too many times to count, absorbing hits as wicked as they come, former Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley endured injuries that literally ran … 0

Djokovic wins sixth Aussie Open title

Sunday, January 31, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park — and extending his old friend Andy Murray’s streak to … 0

Denver, Carolina find their way to San Jose

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — They’re here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern California’s first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers. Denver’s flight into San Jose, Calif. , was … 0

Coach Rivera and his Panthers enjoy strong Hispanic following

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Viva Rivera. NFL Coach of the Year contender Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers are expected to have the support of the Hispanic community when they play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 next Sunday. Rivera is … 0

Magic rally past Celtics, 119-114

Monday, February 1, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics. Rookie Mario Hezonja scored … 0

Celtics run past Magic 113-94 for 5th consecutive win

Friday, January 29, 2016

BOSTON — The Celtics’ starting lineup has had its share of highlights this season. The bench got in on the act to help Boston earn its latest victory. Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart scored 16 points apiece as … 0

What if a missed extra point decided Super Bowl 50?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

All of a sudden, an extra point can provide some extra drama. Instead of the most blah, no-doubt-about-it gimme in an NFL game, the kick that comes after a touchdown — turning six points into seven — is … 0

USADA aiding NFL in Manning HGH probe

Thursday, January 28, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Garbage then. Garbage now. Nothing has changed Peyton Manning’s low opinion of an Al Jazeera report linking him to a clinic that deals in human-growth hormone. Manning’s run to the Super Bowl has ensured the … 0

Luke & Von: linebacker difference-makers

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Luke and Von. Sounds like a beach band from the Sixties, or maybe offshoots of the “Dukes of Hazzard.” In reality, Luke Kuechly and Von Miller are exactly what successful teams need in the NFL. The All-Pro linebackers … 0

True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open

Thursday, January 28, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — The “Happy Slam” got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open. Hours before the tournament started, the BBC and BuzzFeed reported … 0