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Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Red Sox ace Jon Lester shuts down White Sox in 3-1 win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight win after opening the season with two losses. The left-hander struck out nine and walked none, winning an impressive pitcher’s duel with White Sox ace Chris Sale. Lester retired his first 16 batters before Tyler Flowers singled in the sixth. Xander Bogaerts homered with two out in the sixth for Boston’s only hit off Sale. The game … 0

Danny Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason with Boston Celtics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing … 0

Boston Marathon makes room for more runners

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off on Boylston Street. Race organizers were eager to invite them back — to let them finish what they started — and aware of the message that would send. “The thought was: If those people, like … 0

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on … 0

AP source: Joe Dumars out as Pistons team president

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons have decided not to renew Joe Dumars’ contract as president of basketball operations, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the … 0

Ogwumike, Sims expected to lead WNBA draft class

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Last year had the ‘Big Three’ with Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins leading the way at the WNBA draft. This time it’s Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike and Baylor’s Odyssey Sims who are the consensus top two picks. The Connecticut Sun are expected take to Ogwumike with … 0

Dustin Pedroia (wrist) scratched from Red Sox lineup

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEW YORK — Dustin Pedroia has been scratched from Boston’s lineup because of a sore left wrist. Jonathan Herrera is set to start at second base Sunday night against the New York Yankees. Red Sox manager John Farrell … 0

Lightning earns home-ice in series against Canadiens

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — It came right down to the final moment of the final regular-season game for the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure home-ice advantage against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs. “Let’s not kid … 0

Manny Pacquiao back on top after Bradley win

Sunday, April 13, 2014

LAS VEGAS — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime. The older Pacquiao couldn’t finish the trick, … 0

B’s fall to Devils in regular season finale

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their … 0

Olynyk lifts Celtics past Cavs

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Boston Celtics are trying to finish the season on a high note. The Cleveland Cavaliers are ending with another puzzling tailspin. Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Celtics … 0

Sizemore, Gomes HRs lead Red Sox over Yankees 4-2

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW YORK — Grady Sizemore’s big hit against an old friend ensured Jon Lester finally had something to show for an impressive effort. Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off CC Sabathia and the Boston Red Sox gave Lester enough run support for his first … 0

Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BOSTON — Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists, dove for loose balls and tipped a missed shot to a teammate with three seconds left. Not bad for Boston’s 5-foot-11 undrafted rookie who learned after pregame warmups that … 0