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Sox salvage finale in slop, 7-1

Monday, April 20, 2015

BOSTON — The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won 7-1 Monday in a game shortened by rain to 6 1/2 innings. “The errors kind of gift-wrapped or built into the … 0

‘Big 3’ power Cavs past Celts, 113-100

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CLEVELAND — More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor. “We,” Irving said, “are the Big 3. We have really great players on this team, but we set the tone.” Tone set. Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, James added 20 … 0

Porcello struggles in 8-3 Sox loss to O’s

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Boston’s starters have a 6.24 ERA through its first 12 games. “Didn’t execute pitches,” he said. “Made a lot of mistakes and … 0

Judge bans Boston TV cameraman

Friday, April 10, 2015

FALL RIVER — Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Thursday banned a news cameraman from covering Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial after two jurors approached the court to report that a television news truck followed them when they … 0

Masters social-media-free zone

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Derek Jensen’s profile picture features Rae’s Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It’ll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. Not while he’s on the golf course at Augusta National. Forget … 0

Celtics bounce Pistons

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the Boston Celtics picked up a key victory and eliminated Detroit from playoff contention, beating the Pistons 113-103 Wednesday night. Thomas needed only 17 shots to put up his huge numbers, going 10 for 17 from … 0

Phillies build lead, hold off Red Sox, 4-2

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night. Making his Red Sox debut after signing an $82.5 million, four-year contract through 2019, Rick Porcello (0-1) allowed three … 0

Holtby, Caps blank Bruins again, 3-0

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Holtby earned his 41st win of the season to match … 0

Jurors end first day of bomber trial deliberation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a little more than seven hours Tuesday before ending their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge George O’Toole Jr. dismissed … 0

Defense attorney admits defendant witnessed murder

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FALL RIVER — The Aaron Hernandez jury began deliberating Tuesday after the former NFL star was portrayed as both a callous and calculating killer who considered himself invincible and an immature 23-year-old caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, during closing arguments at the former Patriots … 0

Sox ride Buchholz, homers to 8-0 win

Monday, April 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe the Boston Red Sox had their ace all along. Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings, Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies … 0

Defense rests in Hernandez murder trial

Monday, April 6, 2015

FALL RIVER — The defense has rested its case in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after calling just three witnesses. Hernandez’s defense witnesses gave testimony Monday that his lawyers used to suggest … 0

Sox look for repeat of 2013 title season

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BOSTON — A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song … 0