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Betts, Sox walk-off with 6-5 win

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day for Boston, hitting a solo shot before leaving the game with a sore neck. He also had a two-run single. The Red Sox have won the opener of each of their seven series this season. … 0

Celtics swept as LeBron (27) leads 101-93 win

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday. Love left the court in the first quarter with a dislocated left shoulder, and J.R. Smith was ejected for swinging his arm at Jae Crowder, but the Cavaliers held on to … 0

O’s rough up Miley, Red Sox, 18-7

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE — The game was still in the third inning, and Wade Miley was already done pitching after another ineffective start. On this day, Miley was merely one of several Boston Red Sox hurlers victimized by a seemingly endless barrage of hits by the Orioles. Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis homered and Baltimore received a bounce-back pitching performance from Bud … 0

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, 8-7; Celts pull one out

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game. Boston went ahead with three unearned runs without a hit in … 0

No verdict reached on Day 6 of deliberations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FALL RIVER — After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killing of … 0

Betts steals the show in Sox home opener

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston’s athletic, young leadoff hitter … 0

Celts close in on postseason, clobber Cavaliers, 117-78

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie … 0

Special win for special young player

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — About the only thing missing was a new scoring record. Not to worry, because odds are Jordan Spieth will set a bunch of them by the time he is done. The odds are equally good that the green jacket he put on Sunday night outside … 0

The kid rules Masters

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced … 0

Things to know about deliberations in the Hernandez trial

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez spent nearly 20 hours last week considering whether to convict him of murder. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was shot six times in … 0

Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers, 99-90

Friday, April 10, 2015

CLEVELAND — Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics maintained their grip on a playoff spot by holding off the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 99-90 on Friday night. The Celtics had five players score in double figures. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points, Avery Bradley scored 15 and … 0

Pitchers reign early as big-league shutouts pile up

Friday, April 10, 2015

By the time the San Francisco Giants eked out a run in the 12th inning, it was too late. The brand new scoreboard at Petco Park had already run out of room for more zeros. Seems like a pretty common problem all over the majors. When Tim Hudson … 0

Sox castoff riding HR wave as Dodgers head to Arizona

Friday, April 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Talk about a blue streak. Adrian Gonzalez, the first player in major league history to hit five home runs in his team’s first three games, will play his next series at Chase Field. Gonzalez has homered 20 times in his career at the hitter-friendly home … 0