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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley shoots the game-winning three point shot as Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert, right, watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Cleveland. The Celtics won 104-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley’s shot from just in front of Boston’s bench dropped through as the final second ticked off the clock, giving the Celtics their eighth win in nine games. Boston trailed by five with 18 seconds left before Celtics forward Jae Crowder made a 3-pointer — his only basket — and Evan Turner scored on a layup while being fouled by J.R. Smith with 4 seconds to go. Turner missed his free throw but the ball went out of … 0

Manning’s last game? Newton’s finest moment? We’ll see ...

Friday, February 5, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment? For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal with the dynamic defenses bent on humbling them. There can’t be a better storyline than … 0

Goodell proposes what might be called Beckham Jr. Rule

Friday, February 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. “We should take that out of the hands of the officials when it gets to that point. They will obviously … 0

Broncos know close games — and wins

Monday, January 18, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos don’t get tight when their games get that way. Their 23-16 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday was their 10th by seven points or fewer, tying the 1978 Houston Oilers for most such … 0

Edelman ignites Pats back to title game

Sunday, January 17, 2016

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots returned to normal just in time to return to the AFC championship game for the fifth year in a row. With Julian Edelman back from a broken foot, the Patriots shrugged off … 0

Women’s elite shaking off injuries, colds at Aussie Open

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — Before the sneezing and sniffling set in, the world’s No. 2-ranked women’s tennis player listed her goals for the year. Top priority: “Just to stay healthy,” Simona Halep said without hesitating. Almost as an afterthought, … 0

Broncos capitalize past gritty Steelers, 23-16, await Patriots

Sunday, January 17, 2016

DENVER — Get ready for Brady-Manning XVII. Peyton Manning earned one more and possibly final game against his rival by leading the Denver Broncos to a come-from-behind 23-16 win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. … 0

Panthers to meet Cards in title game

Sunday, January 17, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton. Larry Fitzgerald. Two of the biggest stars playing for the two highest scoring teams with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Welcome to the NFC championship game — the Arizona Cardinals and … 0

Manning, Brady meet again for AFC crown

Sunday, January 17, 2016

DENVER — The last time Tom Brady and the New England Patriots came to Denver, Peyton Manning watched the game on television from inside the locker room. Not next Sunday, though. The Broncos quarterback will take in his … 0

Chara nets go-ahead goal as B’s beat Sabres

Friday, January 15, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Zdeno Chara floated in the go-ahead goal from the left point 29 seconds into the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalos Sabres 4-1 on Friday night. Ryan Spooner scored an insurance goal … 0

Thomas, Celtics rip Suns

Friday, January 15, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple-double and the Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 117-103 on Friday night. Thomas was acquired from the Suns in a … 0

NFL Divisional Playoff Capsules

Friday, January 15, 2016

KANSAS CITY (12-5) at NEW ENGLAND (12-4) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Patriots by 4 1⁄ 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chiefs 9-8-0, Patriots 7-6-3 SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 17-13-3 LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Patriots 41-14, Sept. 29, 2014 LAST WEEK — Chiefs … 0

Patriots-Chiefs a showcase for tight ends Gronkowski, Kelce

Thursday, January 14, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Kelce has always been competitive, whether it was on the playground as a kid, the Cleveland Heights football field in high school, or inside Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. It didn’t … 0