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Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) and Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg (34), of Sweden, chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Loui Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored …

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the …

Darrelle Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets’ enemy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he’s an enemy. He’s a member of the playoff-bound New England Patriots now, and walking into MetLife Stadium on Sunday with the Jets’ AFC East rivals …

Jon Lester hopes to end Cubs’ century-plus drought

Monday, December 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m …

Judge: Kings defenseman Slava Voynov can be tried on felony charge

Monday, December 15, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. — Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified Monday. After hearing the description of …

Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat Timberwolves

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves …

Rivera: Too soon to know when Newton can play

Sunday, December 14, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina coach Ron Rivera said it’s too soon to know who will start at quarterback next Sunday when the Panthers host the Cleveland Browns. With Cam Newton resting his back following an automobile accident, Derek …

Penguins star Crosby diagnosed with the mumps

Sunday, December 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a …

Pats clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them …

Dave Cameron earns 1st NHL win, Senators beat Bruins

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Dave Cameron had to wait a few extra minutes to earn his first victory as an NHL coach. The Ottawa Senators wound up with the win Saturday when Bobby Ryan and Mikka Zibanjad scored in …

Much has changed since Patriots-Dolphins opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the ground …

Adrian Peterson’s appeal denied, suspension upheld

Friday, December 12, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this season and …

Patriots face Dolphins, positioned to win East

Friday, December 12, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH (AP) — Vince Wilfork says the New England Patriots will have more on their minds Sunday than clinching their sixth straight AFC East title when they host the Miami Dolphins. “For the majority of the time, we’ve …