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Castillo, Betts trying to impress in CF for Sox

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-feet-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games. Along with veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., who has played 164 games over the past two years, they will try to fill a tall order for the team — starting in center field. “I don’t look at it as a competition,” Betts … 0

Curry, Warriors trim Celtics

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BOSTON — Stephen Curry scored 37 points, making four straight free throws to clinch it in the final seconds and the Golden State Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 on Sunday night. Golden State won for the seventh time in nine tries and snapped Boston’s three-game winning streak. Klay Thompson scored 20 for the Warriors, Harrison Barnes had … 0

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, B’s win in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). … 0

Judge issues no-contact order against Kurt Busch

Monday, February 16, 2015

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her. The decision Monday by Family Court Commissioner David Jones comes after he held four days of hearings in December and January that included … 0

Jeff Gordon has pole for grand finale

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The qualifying session for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff Gordon on the pole for the final Daytona 500 of … 0

Tony Stewart gets flagged for weighty issue

Friday, February 13, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart opened Speedweeks with a weighty — and heated — issue. Stewart was visibly upset Friday as he stormed through the garage after getting black flagged for failing to step on a scale before getting behind the wheel. Stewart was one of 25 … 0

Puppies, rings, mullets highlight media-day circus

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk — about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet — and conversations about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and possibly his final ride in NASCAR’s most prestigious race. NASCAR’s biggest stars took center stage for the … 0

Puppy love? Patrick disappointed Super Bowl ad was pulled

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick defended the GoDaddy puppy commercial that was pulled from the Super Bowl after criticism from animal-rights groups. “We thought it was a really funny, slightly left-side, joke,” Patrick said Thursday at Daytona 500 media day. “People have an opinion about everything, especially … 0

Incognito return figures to draw cheers as well

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Richie Incognito is returning to the NFL, and we can only presume he has been properly rehabilitated after an extended absence to think about his locker room misdeeds. Actually, we don’t need to presume. The new owner of the Buffalo Bills told us as much in a statement … 0

Juror taken off Aaron Hernandez trial for personal reasons

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FALL RIVER — Another juror was dismissed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez Wednesday, marking the second time in two weeks a panelist has been removed from the case. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told jurors after a short session Wednesday morning … 0

Woods says he’ll be back when his golf game is ready

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is “not acceptable” to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is. Hopeful of having injuries behind him, Woods made a horrific start to the new year. He shot a career-high 82 in the … 0

Celtics beat Hawks on Turner buzzer-beater

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Turner made a running scoop shot with 0.2 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics sent the Atlanta Hawks to just their third loss of the calendar year, 89-88 on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger had 17 points and … 0

Douglas: ‘Belief’ fueled stunning upset of Tyson

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An uppercut and three follow-up punches made James “Buster” Douglas a household name. And 25 years later, the brief heavyweight champion is still pleased his knockout of Mike Tyson ranks among the biggest upsets in … 0