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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

Celtics hold off Bulls, 110-101

Friday, January 22, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a furious rally in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bulls 110-101 on Friday night. Avery Bradley added 21 points, and Jared Sullinger finished … 0

Pats, Broncos playing mind games before clash

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots. This time around, it’s the Denver Broncos, who have delivered a few hits through the media … 0

Healthy Patriots’ offense brims with confidence

Thursday, January 21, 2016

FOXBOROUGH — For the New England Patriots offense, health has been a fleeting commodity this season. When the offensive line was healthy, the backfield hurt. Then the receiving corps took its turn on the training table late the … 0

Canucks’ take down B’s, 4-2

Thursday, January 21, 2016

BOSTON — Daniel Sedin was less concerned with making history than he was getting a win. In the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, Sedin accomplished both. He became the Canucks’ career leader … 0

Miller, Harris back for Brady baiting

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DENVER — Backslaps for the backups. That’s all pass-rusher Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could provide the last time the New England Patriots played the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship. The backbone of Denver’s dominant … 0

Raptors dump Celts, 115-109

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas had his eighth double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. … 0

AFC championship could come down to placekickers

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DENVER — Antonio Smith says nobody can get into Tom Brady’s head. That didn’t stop Denver’s defensive lineman from trying by labelling New England’s quarterback a crybaby. “I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after … 0

Reds will retire Pete Rose’s No. 14, induct him into team Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CINCINNATI — Pete Rose is getting a hall of fame induction — in the Cincinnati Reds’ team hall during a weekend of honors this summer in his hometown — that will include retiring his No. 14. The Reds’ … 0

B’s bury Canadiens, 4-1

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MONTREAL — Patrice Bergeron broke a 1-all tie in the second period and the Boston Bruins downed slumping Montreal 4-1 on Tuesday night, leaving the Canadiens winless in five games. Max Talbot, David Pasternak and Brad Marchand, with … 0

Brady ‘never imagined’ QBing 10 AFC title games

Monday, January 18, 2016

As a 24-year-old in 2001, his second NFL season, Tom Brady stepped in when Drew Bledsoe was injured and led the New England Patriots into the playoffs. When he arrived in Pittsburgh to play the Steelers in the … 0