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New Jersey Devils right wing Martin Havlat (9), of the Czech Republic, attacks against Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg (72), of Sweden, and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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). Niklas Svedberg had 29 saves starting for … 0

Approaching ‘last call’ for GMs to tweak rosters

Friday, February 27, 2015

David Poile made an impressive splash on the NHL trade market earlier this month. The Nashville Predators general manager knows better than to make any assurances he’s done altering his NHL-leading lineup. “I can say to you right now, I don’t feel like I’m going to make any trades,” Poile told The Associated … 0

Dude, where’s my car?

Friday, February 27, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They’re like, ‘No, the car is gone.’” The … 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

Big breakdowns in B’s 5-3 loss to Stars

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BOSTON — Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley scored two goals apiece, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 41 shots for the Dallas Stars in a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Vernon Fiddler also scored for Dallas, … 0

NFL troubles endure in 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made “enormous progress” on social issues after last year’s incessant barrage of disturbing developments, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse crises. That bombardment hasn’t much abated in 2015, with at least … 0