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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, left,  celebrates his winning goal with teammate Corey Perry (10) as Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Torey Krug (47) react in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins

Friday, March 27, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Thursday night. “Our message yesterday was that we needed to turn around the way we are playing and play with some more …

Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had the …

Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour’s Kia Classic

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic. Lee took the outright lead with an 8-foot putt on the par-5 fifth — her 14th hole in her afternoon round at Aviara — and hit a wedge to 3 feet to set up …

Bank teller: Aaron Hernandez sent $15K to man accused of selling guns

Monday, March 23, 2015

FALL RIVER — Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck …

Commentary: NASCAR fans are buzzing over debris cautions

Monday, March 23, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race. A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was …

Rough road to Masters for Rory McIlroy

Monday, March 23, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy’s road to the Masters was memorable for reasons not many would have imagined. He missed the cut at the Honda Classic. He was missing a club at the Cadillac Championship when he flung …

Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FONTANA, Calif. — While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place — until the yellow flags started flying. A …

Drummond, Caldwell-Pope lead Pistons past Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON — The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …

Lightning score quickly after Stamkos fight, beat Bruins 5-3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos had a rare fight on the ice — and it hurt Boston’s playoff hopes. J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Stamkos got into a fight, …

Minnesota stifles Harvard 4-1, for 3rd title in 4 years

Sunday, March 22, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women’s hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence …

Michael Sam among 105 ‘vets’ eyeing that elusive NFL job

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. — The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others. Except for pro days for college players entering the draft, March …

Matt Every wins Bay Hill for 2nd straight year

Sunday, March 22, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Bay Hill to beat Henrik Stenson and earn another trip back to the …

Boston’s Ramirez belts 1st homer in win over Phillies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Ramirez collected more RBI on Sunday than in his …