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Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) is fouled New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Celtics won 96-92. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. Brandon Bass scored 16 points, Evan Turner had 15 and Avery Bradley finished with 10 for Boston. Andrea Bargnani tied a season high with 25 points for the Knicks. The Celtics led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter, but Langston Galloway’s 3-pointer with 25 seconds left cut the Knicks’ deficit to 92-88. Thomas then made 1 of 2 free throws with 23 seconds … 0

Medical experts look beyond law to make youth sports safer

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine completed two days of meetings and programs with representatives from all 50 state high school athletic … 0

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 … 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

Masterson masterful, as Red Sox beat Rays, 5-1

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox starter Justin Masterson kept up his strong spring by pitching three perfect innings Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. “Able to throw strikes, be in the … 0

Patriots lose out to Jets in Revis sweepstakes

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NEW YORK — Revis Island: The Return. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is coming back to the New York Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the rival New England Patriots last season. Revis agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night that “pending legal,” … 0

Spooner powers B’s to 3-1 win over Sens

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ryan Spooner scored his second and third goals of the season and Tuukka Rask celebrated his birthday by stopping 39 shots to help lead the surging Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. After losing six games straight to … 0

Pats sign McCourty; Revis decision near?

Monday, March 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Safety Devin McCourty says he’s returning to the New England Patriots for five more years. Cornerback Darrelle Revis could be gone. McCourty said that he’s happy to stay with the Super Bowl champions, telling Patriots fans on Twitter on Monday: “Let’s go win another Super Bowl...or … 0

Wacha sharp in Red Sox 3-0 victory

Monday, March 9, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Michael Wacha hopes to put an injury-filled 2014 behind. Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Wacha struck out … 0

Celtics defeat banged-up Heat, 100-90

Monday, March 9, 2015

MIAMI — Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points in another strong game off the bench, Brandon Bass added 14 and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-90 on Monday night. Luigi Datome scored 13 for the Celtics, and Kelly Olynyk finished with 10. Dwyane Wade scored 34 points … 0

Jurors listen as nanny recounts her rejection of defendant’s advances

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FALL RIVER — An Attleboro woman who used to babysit for Aaron Hernandez’s kids attacked the former New England Patriots tight end’s character Monday by testifying that two nights before the 2013 Odin Lloyd killing, Hernandez drove her … 0

Celtics blow lead, fall to Magic, 103-98

Sunday, March 8, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night and the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics, 103-98. Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 22 points for the Magic, who trailed by 20 early before recovering to win their second … 0