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New Jersey Devils right wing Martin Havlat (9), of the Czech Republic, attacks against Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg (72), of Sweden, and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, B’s win in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). Niklas Svedberg had 29 saves starting for … 0

Approaching ‘last call’ for GMs to tweak rosters

Friday, February 27, 2015

David Poile made an impressive splash on the NHL trade market earlier this month. The Nashville Predators general manager knows better than to make any assurances he’s done altering his NHL-leading lineup. “I can say to you right now, I don’t feel like I’m going to make any trades,” Poile told The Associated … 0

Dude, where’s my car?

Friday, February 27, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They’re like, ‘No, the car is gone.’” The … 0

The best thing about A-Rod’s apology is it was in cursive

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Alex Rodriguez finally said he was sorry, though his handwritten apology on the eve of his return to the New York Yankees seemed to fall flat. Not really surprising, but give A-Rod some credit for trying. Doesn’t anyone … 0

Colts questioned Patriots’ foot balls before title game

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — General manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that the Colts had contacted NFL officials before last month’s AFC championship game about their concerns with New England’s game balls. Grigson did not say how the team was tipped off. Previous reports have indicated Indy first became suspicious after … 0

Marcus Mariota becomes feature attraction at combine

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage Thursday. He had the deliberate walk, the calm demeanor and the perfect answers. All the Oregon quarterback has to do now is prove he can thrive in the NFL. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner spent roughly 15 minutes answering … 0

Celtics wheel and deal at NBA trade deadline

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A person with knowledge of details of the transaction says the Phoenix Suns have dealt Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics. The person asked not to be identified because the trade had not been officially announced. Thomas was one of the two members of the Suns’ point guard … 0

After killing, Hernandez knew endorsements gone

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FALL RIVER — New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez matter-of-factly told witnesses that his endorsement days were over, according to testimony Wednesday from his fiancee’s uncle, who said the conversation happened a day after a slaying Hernandez would eventually be charged in. Azia Jenkins was called to the … 0

Larson ready to become new superstar

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR’s next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there … 0

MLB steroid supplier sentenced to 4 years

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MIAMI — The former owner of a Florida medical clinic who posed as a doctor and illegally supplied steroid injections and other performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players and even high school athletes was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison. Anthony Bosch — who choked back … 0

Bubble gum becomes focus of Hernandez case

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — Testimony about gun residue is expected in murder trials, but testimony about gum residue far less common. Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, however, were asked to focus on the latter Tuesday, when Bristol County Assistant District … 0

Judge issues no-contact order against Kurt Busch

Monday, February 16, 2015

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her. The decision Monday by Family Court Commissioner David Jones comes after he held four days of hearings in December and January that included … 0

Jeff Gordon has pole for grand finale

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The qualifying session for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff Gordon on the pole for the final Daytona 500 of … 0