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Draft finished, Patriots’ roster still in works

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, traded a fifth round pick (147th overall) to the Green Bay Packers for Packers’ picks in the fifth round (166) … 0

Philippines deeply saddened after Pacquiao defeat

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local time were quickly vacated after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Herminio Coloma, … 0

Mo’ Money

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights, cementing his legacy as the best … 0

Peterson reinstated from suspension

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last … 0

Marshall among prospects making position changes

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fifteen months after leading Auburn to a Southeastern Conference title as a quarterback, Nick Marshall is preparing for a career as an NFL cornerback. It’s a major switch even for a player who started his college career as a cornerback at Georgia. But Marshall is far from the … 0

Hernandez guilty; gets life with no parole

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, … 0

B’s fire Chiarelli 4 years after Stanley Cup

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach Claude Julien and the … 0

Nats salvage finale, 10-5

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON — The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2 1-3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win Wednesday prevented the Red Sox from a three-game sweep. “We came away … 0

Celtics close out Bucks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee … 0

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, 8-7; Celts pull one out

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game. Boston went ahead with three unearned runs without a hit in … 0

No verdict reached on Day 6 of deliberations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FALL RIVER — After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killing of … 0

Betts steals the show in Sox home opener

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston’s athletic, young leadoff hitter … 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