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Boston Bruins' Brett Connolly (14) and Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrate Bergeron's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. David Pastrnak also scored to help Boston win its fifth straight …

With Dave Dombrowski in Boston, trades with Brian Cashman could slow

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NEW YORK — Now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn’t expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski’s 131/2 seasons as Detroit’s GM, the pair made several notable swaps. Cashman obtained outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Tigers in December 2009 and …

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across the country continues to intensify. This week, it was disclosed …

Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she …

Von Miller powers Broncos to Super Bowl 50 win over Cam Newton, Panthers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. Manning and Panthers quarterback …

Brad Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 …

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to …

Manning last game? Newton’s finest moment? We’ll see

Friday, February 5, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment? For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal …

Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule

Friday, February 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. “We should take that out …

15 Hall of Fame finalists, 4 connected to Polian

Friday, February 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Polian entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, making one of the most dynamic speeches heard at the Canton shrine. This year, Polian has nearly as strong a connection to the hall. …

Dave Mirra, who broke barriers on a BMX bike, dies at 41

Friday, February 5, 2016

Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible. He was a giant in the big-air world of action sports, becoming one of the most decorated athletes …

Johnny Manziel’s father worried quarterback self-destructing

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback’s safety. Manziel is facing a criminal investigation by police following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend …

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 …