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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) hangs from the rim after slamming a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The Celtics defeated the Hornets 106-98. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets 106-98

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BOSTON — The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower. Newcomers Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko and relative newcomer Jae Crowder combined for more than half of the Celtics’ points and led a 16-point comeback in Boston’s 106-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Led by Thomas, who scored …

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, Bruins beat Devils in OT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — For the Boston Bruins, Ryan Spooner could not have picked a better time to get his first NHL goal. Spooner scored with 2:14 left in overtime and the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Friday night to win for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). “It was …

Who’s the ace? Red Sox starters want to prove they have many

Friday, February 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Who’s the ace? It’s a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs rather than return to Fenway Park. “There’s only so many times you can ask somebody, …

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year’s …

Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an …

Valcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switch

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DOHA, Qatar — The fallout from FIFA’s desire to play the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022 was felt in Europe and Africa on Wednesday. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke rejected calls to compensate wealthy …

Latest injury to Rose hits Bulls hard

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CHICAGO — The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot — trying to get by without their star point guard. The …

Eddie Lack stops 40 for Canucks in 2-1 win at Boston

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate. Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins 2-1 on …

David Ortiz: ‘My belly hasn’t grown like Panda’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, …

Risky pursuit of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada underscores Red Sox commitment

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said Tuesday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 …

Loss of PawSox will devastate city, officials say

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — For 40 years, Pawtucket resident Mike Shloul has lived within walking distance of McCoy Stadium, where the PawSox have played home games since 1973. “I felt like somebody died,” Shloul said of hearing the news …

Video shows Aaron Hernandez fiancee’s removing box from home

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday played video surveillance that showed his fiancee removing a trash bag from the home and putting it in a car …

Buzz around Tuukka Rask: Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP— There’s a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask’s …