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FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, a sign advertises the upcoming boxing match between Many Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That’s more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday. Or … 0

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

Friday, April 24, 2015

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. The waiting is the hardest part, even for players good enough to be invited to the draft, and some prefer to do it away from the ever-present … 0

Fox to show Supercross live on its main network

Friday, April 24, 2015

Motocross’ television coverage roughly 20 years ago typically came a week after the race, unless a local station came out to the track to do a story. About 10 years ago, the sport came a little closer to TV relevance when the races were shown on a one-day delay, then took a huge … 0

Spieth’s 64 is one for the ages

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the … 0

Judge bans Boston TV cameraman

Friday, April 10, 2015

FALL RIVER — Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Thursday banned a news cameraman from covering Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial after two jurors approached the court to report that a television news truck followed them when they … 0

Masters social-media-free zone

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Derek Jensen’s profile picture features Rae’s Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It’ll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. Not while he’s on the golf course at Augusta National. Forget … 0

Celtics bounce Pistons

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the Boston Celtics picked up a key victory and eliminated Detroit from playoff contention, beating the Pistons 113-103 Wednesday night. Thomas needed only 17 shots to put up his huge numbers, going 10 for 17 from … 0

Phillies build lead, hold off Red Sox, 4-2

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night. Making his Red Sox debut after signing an $82.5 million, four-year contract through 2019, Rick Porcello (0-1) allowed three … 0

Holtby, Caps blank Bruins again, 3-0

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Holtby earned his 41st win of the season to match … 0

Jurors end first day of bomber trial deliberation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a little more than seven hours Tuesday before ending their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge George O’Toole Jr. dismissed … 0

Defense attorney admits defendant witnessed murder

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FALL RIVER — The Aaron Hernandez jury began deliberating Tuesday after the former NFL star was portrayed as both a callous and calculating killer who considered himself invincible and an immature 23-year-old caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, during closing arguments at the former Patriots … 0

Sox ride Buchholz, homers to 8-0 win

Monday, April 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe the Boston Red Sox had their ace all along. Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings, Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies … 0

Defense rests in Hernandez murder trial

Monday, April 6, 2015

FALL RIVER — The defense has rested its case in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after calling just three witnesses. Hernandez’s defense witnesses gave testimony Monday that his lawyers used to suggest … 0