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Home plate umpire Jordan Baker, right, points as he ejects Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez for hitting Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, left, with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015.  Jimenez had a no-hitter at the time. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Xander Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with …

Matt Kenseth wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, April 17, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth led a strong showing from Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday when he turned a lap at 128.632 mph to grab the top starting spot. But he wasn’t sure …

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in …

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant punching her way to stardom

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Paige VanZant was too young to fight professionally when she first took up mixed martial arts. When a small-time promotion offered her the chance to walk around the cage holding a numbered card above her …

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 …

Celtics win 6th straight, beat Bucks 105-100

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Kelly Olynyk needed five stitches to close a gash to his face after taking an elbow while going for a rebound. Starting for the injured Avery Bradley, Gigi Datome made big buckets in extended time in …

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and …

Bruins fire GM Peter Chiarelli 4 years after Stanley Cup

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The …

Aaron Hernandez to face Boston double murder charges next

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has a long legal road ahead, even after being convicted of a 2013 murder charge. Hernandez is charged in a 2012 double killing in Boston, accused in the drive-by shooting of two men he felt disrespected him at …

Red Sox can’t finish sweep, lose 10-5 to Nationals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON — The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 21/3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win Wednesday prevented the …

Jae Crowder’s long fall-away lifts Celtics over Raptors, 95-93

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics knew they were in the playoffs. Now they can start thinking about a matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jae Crowder hit an off-balance fall-away shot from deep on the right …

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals 8-7

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox hit the ball well for the second straight game. They won because the Washington Nationals kept having trouble fielding it. Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen helped Boston erase a seventh-inning deficit, and …

Hockey great Gordie Howe makes gritty fight back from stroke

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas — Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe decided it was time to quit. His sons didn’t want to hear it. Not from Mr. Hockey, whose …