Pro Sports

Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) is tripped by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres (24) while going for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry’s tying goal late in the third period, beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask from the slot with a wrist shot over his shoulder to snap the Ducks’ two-game skid. Perry … 0

Ortiz, Napoli return as Sox outlast Twins

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 for … 0

Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium. Simple and direct, from manager … 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

Mayweather, Pacquiao countdown to fight

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting. But it didn’t take long Wednesday for Mayweather to put the fight into perspective … 0

Red Sox win 10-6, A-Rod hits bomb

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez erased any personal doubts about regaining his power with one big swing. Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension and Chris Capuano was forced out in the first inning by a quadriceps injury in New … 0

Celtics edge Grizzlies

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BOSTON — Marcus Smart converted a go-ahead, three-point play with 52 seconds left, Avery Bradley added a clutch jumper with eight seconds remaining and the Boston Celtics ended a five-game losing streak against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 95-92 victory on Wednesday night. Bradley scored 17 points for … 0

Valet thinks he saw defendant carrying gun outside hotel

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FALL RIVER — A valet manager at a Boston hotel testified Tuesday at Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial that the then-New England Patriots star tight end had what he believed to be a gun stuffed in his waistband two … 0