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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) slams a dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double figures in their third straight victory, all against teams that have combined for just 17 wins this season. Leading 95-92 midway through the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored the next eight points and 12 of 14 to take a 107-94 lead with 3:25 remaining. They stayed ahead by at least 12 … 0

Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Evander Kane also scored for Winnipeg. Defenseman Jay Harrison, acquired by the Jets in a trade with Carolina … 0

Playing Pats still special for Ryan, Jets

Friday, December 19, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots on Sunday. And, no, he wouldn’t take back his statement shortly after he was … 0

Spieth leads; Woods loses ground

Friday, December 5, 2014

WINDERMERE, Fla. — The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention. That was Patrick Reed — and Tiger Woods watched it all. Reed, playing alongside … 0

Fewer nail biters doesn’t hurt NFL’s TV ratings much at all

Friday, December 5, 2014

Off-the-field problems haven’t dented the NFL’s popularity and, it turns out, fewer competitive games isn’t turning too many fans away, either. Barely noticed beneath the domestic violence, player health and other troubles plaguing the league this year has … 0

Tim Howard wins U.S. Player of the Year award

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team. It is the first time Howard has won the prestigious honor given to a U.S. … 0

Judge halts Oklahoma football semifinal pending court ruling

Thursday, December 4, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — There’s still hope for Douglass High School. An Oklahoma judge says a high school football semifinal will not be played Friday so he can consider whether Douglass, which lost to Locust Grove in controversial fashion … 0

Woods stumbles in his return; Speith leads

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WINDERMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods took on any shot without pain or worry Thursday, a feeling he hasn’t had on the golf course in a long time. As for his short game? He hadn’t seen anything like it … 0

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons, 109-102

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 32 points, including a 3-pointer as Boston opened overtime with eight straight points, and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Wednesday night. The loss was … 0

Patriots settle in for week

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The New England Patriots settled into their home away from home on Wednesday. The Patriots practiced at the University of San Diego in preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Chargers. After losing to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Patriots flew to Southern … 0

Classy Habs legend Jean Beliveau dead at 83

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MONTREAL — It is hard to imagine a classier hockey player, on and off the ice, than Jean Beliveau. A supremely skilled center who spent 20 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens during his Hall of Fame career, Beliveau … 0

LA forward Robbie Keane named MLS MVP

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Robbie Keane has been named Major League Soccer’s MVP after the Irish forward’s dynamic season for the LA Galaxy. MLS announced the award Wednesday. New England’s Lee Nguyen and Seattle’s Obafemi Martins were the other … 0

Rams’ Cook would “absolutely” do it all over again

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Jared Cook said he’d “absolutely” repeat the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture he and four teammates made during Sunday’s game. Even if he’s receiving threats or it costs the St. Louis Rams some fans. The … 0