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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, left, is congratulated by teammate Pablo Sandoval (48) after driving in teammate Mike Napoli for the game-winning run, breaking a 2-2 tie, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015. The Red Sox won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Sox over Orioles

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with … 0

Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear favorite

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn’t get you any extra points in the playoffs,” Curry said. The Warriors (67-15) were the NBA’s … 0

Flanagan, Linden lead US hopes for Boston women’s win

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — The American men ended their slump when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in 2014, a cathartic victory that allowed the “Star-Spangled Banner” to play over Boylston Street one year after bombs exploded there. This year, the U.S. women are hoping to end a drought lasting 30 years. “The marathon gods … 0

Sox tie Twins, 4-4; fall to Blue Jays, 9-7

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had their final spring training tuneups Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings at Fort Myers, Fla. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota’s regular-season opener Monday in Detroit, struck out … 0

Judge strikes witness’ claim of paranoia

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez was paranoid, and had an irrational fear of iPhones and law enforcement, longtime Hartford, Conn., resident Alexander Bradley said Wednesday. In a lawsuit, Bradley has accused the former Patriots tight end of shooting him in the face. The men locked eyes for several … 0

Wounded Olynyk leads Celts over Pacers, 100-87

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls. Tyler Zeller scored 17 of his 19 points in … 0

Swihart keys ninth-inning rally as Sox beat Rays 11-8

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox rallied with eight hits and three walks off minor league pitchers … 0

Lucic lifts Bruins to 3-2 win

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BOSTON — Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night, giving the Bruins two valuable points as the try to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Tuukka Rask kept the puck … 0

Kraft: Hernandez told me he was innocent

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FALL RIVER — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called … 0

Celts sting Hornets, 116-104; Sox unload on Twins, 14-2

Monday, March 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory. Evan Turner added 15 points, while Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart each had 14 as the Celtics won for … 0

Castillo guns down runner, scores to beat Rays, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on … 0

B's win in OT, 2-1; Clippers humble C's

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins Sunday night in Raleigh, N.C. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime and the Bruins earned a 2-1 … 0

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. … 0