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Boston Bruins' Brett Connolly (14) and Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrate Bergeron's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. David Pastrnak also scored to help Boston win its fifth straight …

With Dave Dombrowski in Boston, trades with Brian Cashman could slow

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NEW YORK — Now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn’t expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski’s 131/2 seasons as Detroit’s GM, the pair made several notable swaps. Cashman obtained outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Tigers in December 2009 and …

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across the country continues to intensify. This week, it was disclosed …

Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TORONTO — Shaquille O’Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him. Two larger-than-life big men and one of basketball’s most exciting little guys highlight the list of players, coaches and contributors who are …

US opens Olympic qualifying with 5-0 victory over Costa Rica

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women’s team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on …

Ski jumping the latest event to step to the plate at Fenway

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park’s Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. …

Lisa Borders announced as new WNBA president

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW YORK — Lisa Borders has been a fan of the WNBA ever since she helped bring a team to Atlanta. Now she’s the league’s new president. The WNBA announced the move Wednesday, three months after former president …

‘Great Expansion’ of 1967 showed NHL was for real

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The NHL’s “great expansion” of 1967 delivered hockey to California, led to the “Broad Street Bullies” and legitimized the league as a major force in North American professional sports. Fifty years ago this week, the owners of the …

Panthers turn page to 2016 after deflating Super Bowl loss

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dave Gettleman has been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to Super Bowl — winning two with the New York Giants as a front office assistant and losing on Sunday as general …

Lucic scores in return to Boston; Kings rout Bruins 9-2

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Milan Lucic looked as though he didn’t want the night to end, taking the ice after both teams left to thank the fans who showered him with cheers most of the game. It was a banner …

Khris Middleton’s free throw lifts Bucks over Celtics 112-111

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 112-111 in improbable fashion on Tuesday night. Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley to get …

Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s Force-ful quarter

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it’s coming off a round …

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DENVER — From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans. Behind …