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Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic collides with Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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 night for his teammates, too. Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had a power-play goal for his 300th career …

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 to the line. Boston had tied the game when Kelly Olynyk made two free throws …

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 of layoffs. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on …

Ryan Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres 3-2 in shootout

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Five players on the Buffalo Sabres had a chance to stop Brad Marchand before the streaking Boston Bruins forward finished his end-to-end rush with a flourish. Marchand scored his eighth goal in eight games to …

NFL critic crashes news conference about concussions

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — An uninvited guest at the NFL’s annual pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski stood nearby and listened Thursday as one of the league’s chief advisers about concussions declined to acknowledge a …

Peyton Manning’s legal team looked into documentary

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Private investigators working for Peyton Manning visited the source of a report that he and other star athletes had obtained performance-enhancing drugs before the documentary aired late last year, according to a report from The Washington Post on …

Police: BMX rider Dave Mirra dies at 41 of apparent suicide

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41. Greenville police said Thursday night that Mirra’s body was found earlier in the day with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say they responded to an apparent suicide …

Amherst snowshoe runner Erik Wight taking advantage of trip to Italy for world championships

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Erik Wight’s wife called him weak. She was kidding, “ribbing him,” as he calls it. The longtime endurance runner and Amherst resident had been running exclusively on trails since he was in his mid-40s. Winter historically hibernated that …

Jack Riley, US hockey coach at 1960 Olympics, dies at 95

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jack Riley, the Army coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95. Riley died Wednesday on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the U.S. Military Academy said Thursday. …

Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday. The three-time NASCAR champion sustained a “burst fracture of …

Broncos take a chance, and it pays off with Gary Kubiak

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It’s hard to know who took the bigger risk. Was it the team, the Denver Broncos, who were hiring a coach with recent health problems and a penchant for not maxing out talent? Or …

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend tells police the Cleveland Browns QB struck her

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CLEVELAND — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her during an argument last weekend in Texas and said he appeared to be on drugs, according to a police report. The report released Thursday by …

NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell to require teams to interview women for exec jobs

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a “Rooney Rule” requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too. Goodell made the announcement Thursday in his …