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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' Chris Stewart, left, controls the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. The Sabres continued their rebuilding effort Monday, March 2, with a flurry of deadline day deals, moving four veterans set to become free agents when the season ends. The last-place Sabres traded forwards Stewart, Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn and goalie Michal Neuvirth, and received mostly draft picks as compensation.  (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

Monday, March 2, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As for the Toronto Maple Leafs, their long-expected purge of high-priced talent failed to materialize before the NHL’s annual trading deadline struck on …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend. Superior Court …

Bruins swing trades with Colorado, Tampa Bay

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trading deadline, a few hours after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight. Boston sent forward Jordan Caron and the Bruins’ sixth-round pick next year to the Avalanche. The …

Padraig Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff

Monday, March 2, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead …

Patriots place franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski

Monday, March 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Monday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal is reached by July 15, the …

Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

Monday, March 2, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act …

Celtics surrender 26-point lead in loss to NBA-best Warriors

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on Sunday night, and …

MLB’s 1st black Latino star Minnie Minoso dies

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHICAGO — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, …

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he’s one of the …

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ian Poulter didn’t realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament. …

Castillo, Betts try to impress in CF for Red Sox

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-feet-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games. Along with veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., who has played …

Seller’s market for NHL teams as trade deadline nears

Sunday, March 1, 2015

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading to Monday’s NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a swift pace. It’s a seller’s market and much more …

Bruins win 4-1, send Coyotes to 9th straight loss

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are in a tight race for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots, and they knew they couldn’t slip up against a struggling team. They didn’t. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand …