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Castillo guns down runner, scores to beat Rays, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday With runners at the corners and one out in the 10th, Coty Blanchard hit a fly ball down the right-field line. … 0

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins Sunday night in Raleigh, N.C. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime and the Bruins earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The victory put the Bruins three points ahead of Ottawa … 0

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. Brandon Bass scored 16 points, Evan Turner had 15 and Avery Bradley finished with 10 … 0

Phillies pound away at Red Sox pitching, 11-4

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Justin Masterson was in a far better mood than most pitchers with his stat line. Cord Phelps hit a three-run homer, Ryan Howard and Jordan Danks also connected, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 11-4 Sunday. Masterson allowed six runs and seven … 0

Holtby stonewalls Bruins, 2-0

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington’s career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled the surging Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Holtby rebounded from being pulled during the second period of Friday night’s loss … 0

Celtics rally past Magic, 95-88

Friday, March 13, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Turner scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics overcame an 11-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 95-88 on Friday night. Turner scored 24 points in the second … 0

Porcello looks good in 2nd start

Friday, March 13, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rick Porcello pitched three strong inning and center fielder Mookie Betts had two hits and opened the game with a diving catch, but the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 5-3 … 0

Mayweather & Pacquiao: Just 2 men who beat people up for a living

Friday, March 13, 2015

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were both exceptionally well dressed for their appearance together in Los Angeles, not terribly surprising given the number of cameras focused on them. Exceptionally well behaved, too, which was also no surprise. … 0

Ortiz, Sandoval homer, Red Sox top Pirates, 5-1

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. — A.J. Burnett had little trouble the first time through Boston’s batting order. The second time around was different. Burnett left with runners on in the third inning, David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval followed with home … 0

Judge strikes some gun testimony

Thursday, March 12, 2015

FALL RIVER — The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday struck some testimony from an employee of firearms manufacturer Glock, who said surveillance video showed Hernandez carrying a gun less than 10 minutes after the killing. The decision by … 0

B’s shoot down Lightning, 3-2

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored shootout goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Boston beat Tampa Bay for the 10th straight time, the longest active slide for a Bruins opponent. Since joining the NHL … 0

Gun expert links defendant to murder weapon

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FALL RIVER — A Glock Inc. representative testified Wednesday that surveillance footage, captured minutes after the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, shows former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez holding a gun that he identified as being the same make and model as the murder weapon. “In … 0

NASCAR reinstates Busch; grants waiver for Chase

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. “It’s been torture sitting out of the car,” Busch … 0