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Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario, right, drives against Boston Celtics center Joel Anthony during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Playoff-bound Wizards smack Celtics in finale

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008. Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 rebounds, and John Wall 15 points for … 0

Pens, Habs win openers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds … 0

Wallace showing steady improvement in Truck Series

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year. The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, has openly talked of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR — the great black star … 0

Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events

Friday, April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself … 0

Upon further review ... Red Sox defeat Rangers

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BOSTON — Instant replay, meet the Pesky Pole. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over Fenway Park’s right-field foul pole on Wednesday, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. The … 0

Teague, Korver help Hawks beat Celtics

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Kyle Korver added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks helped their playoff chances with a 105-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. With four games remaining in the regular season, … 0

The green jacket revered ... usually

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup. Yet, even with the strict sense of decorum that … 0

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of his dead lover

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend’s bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, “I don’t have to look at a picture. I was … 0

B’s fall to Wild in shootout

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota and Ilya Bryzgalov denied all three Boston shots in the shootout, lifting the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Bruins in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday night that clinched a wild-card spot in … 0

Pistorius breaks down while recalling shooting

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and … 0

Rangers’ rough up Red Sox, 10-7

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BOSTON — Martin Perez put Boston’s leadoff hitter on base in seven innings. Then the left-hander pitched Texas out of jams by getting five double plays. That helped the Rangers withstand a late rally and beat the Red Sox 10-7 on Tuesday night. The double play is “a … 0

Lackey sharp as Red Sox beat Rangers, 5-1

Monday, April 7, 2014

BOSTON — John Lackey pitched seven strong innings, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in two runs and the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. The Red … 0

Sox bats again silent for Lester in 4-0 loss

Sunday, April 6, 2014

BOSTON — Three games into their home schedule and the Boston Red Sox matched their worst losing streak in Fenway Park for the entire 2013 season. Yovani Gallardo made his second straight scoreless start and the Milwaukee Brewers … 0