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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) passes from under the basket as Miami Heat guard Gerald Green (14) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Celtics snap road slide, beat Miami

Monday, November 30, 2015

MIAMI — Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer. And just like that, the Celtics’ three-game road slide is over. Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he knocked away a pass by Dwyane Wade with a minute remaining, Jared Sullinger scored 17 points and the Celtics put all five … 0

Patriots look to clinch AFC East title

Monday, November 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer — or, more precisely, not answer — questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What’s worse, … 0

Broncos’ Ward suggests full-time officials as a fix

Monday, November 30, 2015

DENVER — Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward, one of the most-flagged and heavily fined players in the NFL this season, recently ripped the officials, suggesting the way to fix the league’s spotty officiating is to give the men in stripes full-time jobs. “I mean, how would you feel if you came to watch … 0

Long FG keeps Pats perfect, 27-26

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Patriots haven’t had a tougher test than the Giants gave them Sunday. New England passed — and remained undefeated — on Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining for a 27-26 … 0

Bruins cave in to Avs, 3-2

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BOSTON — Matt Duchene broke a tie in the third period with his sixth goal in five games and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. Reto Berra made 25 saves, and Colorado won … 0

Giants’ Vereen sees no holes in his old team

Thursday, November 12, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady … 0

NFL’s worst D must find way to limit Brady

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If there is a mismatch in the NFL this week, it’s the New York Giants defense against Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s the well-oiled offensive machine against a banged-up defense … 0

Giants could revive bad Brady memories

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Here’s the closest Tom Brady will come to admitting that two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants still bother him: “I’d much rather have won them than lost them.” The Patriots quarterback dismissed questions about whether … 0

MLB to review runners coming off base on tag plays

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. — With more runners called out on slides when they pop up off a base as fielders keep tags on them, Major League Baseball plans to review the issue during the offseason. Since the start … 0

George’s double-double leads Pacers over Celtics, 102-91

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BOSTON — Paul George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. C.J. Miles had 17 points and Monta Ellis added 13 for the … 0

Giants savor real shot at postseason

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Heading into the final seven games of the regular season, things are looking up for the New York Giants. Forget that the Giants (5-4) have to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots … 0

Patriots are again unanimous top dog

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NEW YORK — No team has been able to knock off the Patriots so far this season The same holds true in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings released on Tuesday. For the second straight week, the Patriots … 0

Thomas leads Celts over Bucks, 99-83

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 99-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. David Lee and Evan Turner each added 13 points, and Jared Sullinger finished with 11 … 0