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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley shoots the game-winning three point shot as Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert, right, watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Cleveland. The Celtics won 104-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley’s shot from just in front of Boston’s bench dropped through as the final second ticked off the clock, giving the Celtics their eighth win in nine games. Boston trailed by five with 18 seconds left before Celtics forward Jae Crowder made a 3-pointer — his only basket — and Evan Turner scored on a layup while being fouled by J.R. Smith with 4 seconds to go. Turner missed his free throw but the ball went out of … 0

Manning’s last game? Newton’s finest moment? We’ll see ...

Friday, February 5, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment? For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal with the dynamic defenses bent on humbling them. There can’t be a better storyline than … 0

Goodell proposes what might be called Beckham Jr. Rule

Friday, February 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. “We should take that out of the hands of the officials when it gets to that point. They will obviously … 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

NBA Roundup: Bradley, Celts down Nuggets

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BOSTON — Avery Bradley matched his season-high with 27 points, and the Boston Celtics earned their fourth straight victory with a 111-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Kelly Olynyk added 17 points and seven rebounds. … 0

Epic Ware speech inspired Broncos

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DENVER — Before playing the game of his life, DeMarcus Ware gave a speech that inspired his Broncos teammates on the eve of their beat-down of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. “It was goosebumps,” Aqib Talib … 0

Not content just being there, Panthers want to win it all

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina coach Ron Rivera remembers turning to Dave Gettleman following a training camp practice this summer, and asking the Panthers general manager, “Am I seeing what I think I’m seeing?” Rivera wanted verification that this … 0

Perry, Ducks drill Bruins 6-2

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BOSTON — Corey Perry scored his 20th goal and added an assist for the Anaheim Ducks in a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Shea Theodore, David Perron and Ryan Kesler also each had a … 0

Pro Roundup: Bruins, Celtics win; Patriots postmortem

Monday, January 25, 2016

Brett Connolly redirected Zdeno Chara’s shot from the point with 1:54 left, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night in Philadelphia. Connolly tipped the wobbly shot and one-hopped the puck … 0

Broncos deny Patriots’ Super Bowl return, 20-18

Sunday, January 24, 2016

DENVER — No, you’re not seeing things. That really was Peyton Manning lumbering his way down the field for a 12-yard gain and a first down Sunday. And thanks to his defense, that will be Manning — the … 0

Panthers rout Cards

Sunday, January 24, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Superman is headed for the Super Bowl. He’s taking the Carolina Panthers with him. Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina’s big-play defense stifled the league’s top-ranked offense in … 0

Crowder, Thomas power Celtics rout

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points each and the Boston Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. Avery Bradley had 19 points and Marcus Smart added 16 off … 0

17th and likely last meeting between QB blue bloods on Sunday

Friday, January 22, 2016

DENVER — The final chapter of the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history plays out in all likelihood Sunday with the 17th meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. New England and Denver play again next season, but … 0