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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his NHL hockey game-winning goal with teammate Patrice Bergeron (37) during the overtime session against the  Buffalo Sabres Thursday, Oct., 30, 2014, in  Buffalo , N.Y. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Bruins slip past Sabres 3-2 in OT

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brad Marchand’s status was a game-time decision that paid off for the Boston Bruins. His availability was in question due an undisclosed injury, but Marchand had two goals, including at 1:20 of overtime, and the Boston Bruins won their third straight road game with a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. “It was all …

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston’s third title in 10 years, the team gave him a deal that will pay …

Peyton Manning-Tom Brady rivalry began in obscurity

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DENVER — The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001. Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career NFL start in place of Drew …

Madison Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a …

NFL Week 8: Ben Roethlisberger throws for 522 yards, 6 TDs as Steelers grind Colts, 51-34

Sunday, October 26, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers raced by the Indianapolis Colts 51-34 on Sunday. Roethlisberger’s yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became …

Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras, 22, dies in car accident in Dominican Republic

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Taveras was …

Abby Wambach has 4 goals in 6-0 US win over Costa Rica

Sunday, October 26, 2014

CHESTER, Pa. — Abby Wambach scored four goals and the World Cup-bound United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0 Sunday night for the team’s fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title. The U.S. women had already secured a trip to next …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his fourth win of the season on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in an emotional victory a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Jeff Gordon …

Tom Brady throws 5 TDs, three to Gronk as Patriots rout Bears 51-23

Sunday, October 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Nearly every time Tom Brady dropped back, he hit his target. In one of the best performances of his brilliant career, the New England Patriots quarterback threw five touchdown passes and completed 30 of 35 passes. …

Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional ceremony

Saturday, October 25, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario — Players on opposing teams stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night. Fans, many wearing red and waving Canadian flags, paid their respects to …

Bruins cruise past Maple Leafs 4-1

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Patrice Bergeron earned his 500th point on the first of two assists and Tuukka Rask continued his mastery over Toronto as the Boston Bruins, in their first game without injured captain Zdeno Chara, defeated the …

Bears hope for more road success in game against Patriots

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s been a rough stretch for the Chicago Bears with three losses in four games, and a loud, emotional locker room after the latest one. Now they must play in strange surroundings and get booed by …

Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Friday, October 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim …