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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) slams a dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double figures in their third straight victory, all against teams that have combined for just 17 wins this season. Leading 95-92 midway through the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored the next eight points and 12 of 14 to take a 107-94 lead with 3:25 remaining. They stayed ahead by at least 12 … 0

Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Evander Kane also scored for Winnipeg. Defenseman Jay Harrison, acquired by the Jets in a trade with Carolina … 0

Playing Pats still special for Ryan, Jets

Friday, December 19, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots on Sunday. And, no, he wouldn’t take back his statement shortly after he was … 0

Pats win before friendly fans on the road

Monday, December 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Winning in front of thousands of friendly fans is routine for the New England Patriots — even when they’re playing 3,000 miles from home. The support of the crowd behind the New England sideline and the … 0

Wizards outlast Celtics in double OT

Monday, December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 26 points, including Washington’s last 10, and the Wizards rallied for a 133-132 win over the Boston Celtics in double overtime Monday night. Wall added a career-high 17 assists, Paul Pierce scored a … 0

As Woods rebuild, a younger generation shines

Monday, December 8, 2014

WINDEMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods appears to be on the road to recovery again, only it’s no longer a question of how soon before he reaches full speed. There are a lot more cars on the road now. … 0

Rams the team no one wants to play

Monday, December 8, 2014

The end of the NFL season can be like the climax of a horror film. Many postseason contenders look at their December schedule, see an opponent and say: “Not Them!” That team to avoid this year is St. Louis. Sure, the Rams (6-7) have a minuscule chance to … 0

Brady’s TD pass clinches 23-14 win for Patriots

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Tom Brady threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman midway through the fourth quarter, and the New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14 on Sunday night. The Patriots (10-3) won for the … 0

Galaxy edge Revs in extra time to win MLS Cup

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CARSON, Calif. — Landon Donovan is retiring as a champion, thanks to one brilliant goal by Robbie Keane. Keane scored on a breakaway in the 111th minute, and Donovan won his record sixth MLS title Sunday in the … 0

Celtics hold on against Wizards

Sunday, December 7, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are learning the hard way. Jeff Green scored 25 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 21 and the Celtics nearly blew a 25-point third-quarter lead before beating the Washington Wizards 101-93 Sunday in Paul … 0

Zeller leads Celtics over Lakers, 113-96

Friday, December 5, 2014

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game for a 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on … 0

It’s Brady & Gronk vs. Rivers & Gates

Friday, December 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The New England Patriots spent the week in San Diego, where they got rained on like everyone else for a few days. By the time Tom Brady took his spot in front of a bed … 0

Donovan not looking to future after MLS Cup

Friday, December 5, 2014

CARSON, Calif. — Until last weekend, Landon Donovan’s pending retirement was a nebulous concept obscured by games, goals and a sport-wide outpouring of appreciation from the moment he made his stunning decision this summer. This week, Donovan finally … 0