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FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, a sign advertises the upcoming boxing match between Many Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That’s more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday. Or … 0

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

Friday, April 24, 2015

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. The waiting is the hardest part, even for players good enough to be invited to the draft, and some prefer to do it away from the ever-present … 0

Fox to show Supercross live on its main network

Friday, April 24, 2015

Motocross’ television coverage roughly 20 years ago typically came a week after the race, unless a local station came out to the track to do a story. About 10 years ago, the sport came a little closer to TV relevance when the races were shown on a one-day delay, then took a huge … 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

Spieth running away

Friday, April 10, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee boxes and greens. The red number next to his name … 0

Bruins fall again

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins’ playoff hopes. The Bruins have lost two straight after winning their previous five games. They trail Ottawa by … 0

Bogaerts, Masterson lead Red Sox victory

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs to back Justin Masterson, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. Masterson (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, striking out seven in his first start for the Red Sox … 0