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Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Red Sox ace Jon Lester shuts down White Sox in 3-1 win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight win after opening the season with two losses. The left-hander struck out nine and walked none, winning an impressive pitcher’s duel with White Sox ace Chris Sale. Lester retired his first 16 batters before Tyler Flowers singled in the sixth. Xander Bogaerts homered with two out in the sixth for Boston’s only hit off Sale. The game … 0

Danny Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason with Boston Celtics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing … 0

Boston Marathon makes room for 36,000 runners - second largest group in marathon's history

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off on Boylston Street. Race organizers were eager to invite them back — to let them finish what they started — and aware of the message that would send. “The thought was: If those people, like … 0

Connecticut Sun trade Tina Charles to Liberty; draft Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike with No. 1 pick

Monday, April 14, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Tina Charles didn’t want to play in Connecticut anymore, so the Sun got what they could for the 2012 league MVP. Connecticut traded Charles to New York for Alyssa Thomas, Kelsey Bone and the Liberty’s … 0

10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Monday, April 14, 2014

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries: NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in … 0

Bruins bring experience to NHL playoffs

Monday, April 14, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, three solid defensive pairings and one of the best goalies. And they were … 0

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Monday, April 14, 2014

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the … 0

Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no … 0

Prosecutor presses Oscar Pistorius at murder trial

Monday, April 14, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying … 0

Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson

Monday, April 14, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits. When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day … 0

Yankees beat Red Sox 3-2, take 3 of 4

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the … 0

Kevin Harvick marks himself a contender with win

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has … 0

Experience counts on Sunday in the Masters

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — There’s a reason no rookie has won the Masters in the 35 years since Fuzzy Zoeller pulled it off. And that’s a big reason Bubba Watson is now the proud owner of two green jackets. … 0