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Betts, Sox walk-off with 6-5 win

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day for Boston, hitting a solo shot before leaving the game with a sore neck. He also had a two-run single. The Red Sox have won the opener of each of their seven series this season. … 0

Celtics swept as LeBron (27) leads 101-93 win

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday. Love left the court in the first quarter with a dislocated left shoulder, and J.R. Smith was ejected for swinging his arm at Jae Crowder, but the Cavaliers held on to … 0

O’s rough up Miley, Red Sox, 18-7

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE — The game was still in the third inning, and Wade Miley was already done pitching after another ineffective start. On this day, Miley was merely one of several Boston Red Sox hurlers victimized by a seemingly endless barrage of hits by the Orioles. Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis homered and Baltimore received a bounce-back pitching performance from Bud … 0

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets … 0

Merritt’s 61 trumps Masters champion Spieth’s 62

Friday, April 17, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage. Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at Harbour Town Golf Links only a few … 0

After murder conviction, many court cases remain for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil … 0

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s ‘reckless’ pre-bout jabs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/ 2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence … 0

Peterson reinstated from suspension

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last … 0

Marshall among prospects making position changes

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fifteen months after leading Auburn to a Southeastern Conference title as a quarterback, Nick Marshall is preparing for a career as an NFL cornerback. It’s a major switch even for a player who started his college career as a cornerback at Georgia. But Marshall is far from the … 0

Hernandez guilty; gets life with no parole

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, … 0

B’s fire Chiarelli 4 years after Stanley Cup

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach Claude Julien and the … 0

Nats salvage finale, 10-5

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON — The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2 1-3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win Wednesday prevented the Red Sox from a three-game sweep. “We came away … 0

Celtics close out Bucks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee … 0