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Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, of Sweden, right, celebrates with teammate Chris Kelly (23) after scoring the winning goal during overtime in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. The Bruins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres

Monday, December 22, 2014

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton got the Boston Bruins to overtime, and then Loui Eriksson stepped up again. Eriksson scored 2:14 into the extra session, and the Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night. Hamilton scored twice for Boston, including a tying goal with 1:31 left in the third after the Bruins pulled goalie Tuukka Rask. Chris …

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics 100-84

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin. Instead, it proved inspiring. And the team’s five-game home slide is over. Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 …

NFL Week 16: Dallas stomps Indianapolis, wins NFC East

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman’s franchise record for yards passing. The Cowboys (11-4) emphatically ended a three-game home losing streak, scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions. Dallas had an opening for its first NFC East title …

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, …

Philadelphia’s loss puts Lions in playoffs

Sunday, December 21, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions are heading back to the postseason. Now they can focus on the race for the NFC North title. The Lions clinched their second playoff berth in the last 14 seasons when Philadelphia lost to Washington on Saturday. Detroit plays at Chicago on …

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. — The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn’t any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as a week ago, they’re …

Playing Patriots still special for Rex Ryan, Jets

Saturday, December 20, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England …

Michael Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Boston draft pick Michael Hutchinson had some fun at the Bruins’ expense. Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to …

Celtics’ Danny Ainge says impending free agency led to Rajon Rondo deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done …

Rajon Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas

Friday, December 19, 2014

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn’t happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics. When he was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece …

Rick Porcello recalls getting tossed at Fenway Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it …

Padres obtain Will Middlebrooks from Red Sox

Friday, December 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO — In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night. Hanigan was acquired by San Diego from Tampa Bay earlier in the day in an 11-player, three-team deal that …