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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 …

Red Sox bolster rotation with three quick moves

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Just like that, the Boston Red Sox have a starting rotation again. One day after acquiring a pair of starters, the Red Sox picked up a third, rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly …

Judge: 2012 killings, some text messages not allowed in Aaron Hernandez case

Friday, December 12, 2014

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent …

Gregorius arrives in New York with title: Sir Didi

Friday, December 12, 2014

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter earned five titles for the New York Yankees. His successor at shortstop already has one: Sir Didi Gregorius, proud member of Order of Orange-Nassau. New York’s newest infielder was knighted after playing for …

Blackhawks lose Toews, but beat Bruins 3-2

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins got their captain back on the ice for the first time in seven weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks lost theirs, and they hope he won’t be gone much at all. The Blackhawks beat the …

Browns expecting some Manziel magic on Sunday

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel should come with a warning sticker: Watching can be hazardous to your health. On Sunday, the NFL will get its first extended look at Manziel, who routinely turned broken plays into touchdowns at …

Mumps spreading through suddenly sick NHL

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NEW YORK — Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of. Multiple players on multiple teams from coast …

Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Baseball’s winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids. Alfredo Simon, Dee Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Miguel Montero, Jeff Samardzija, …

With labor peace, WNBA eyes ways to keep growing

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NEW YORK — WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week. It’s hard to blame her. The league has labor stability after a six-year collective bargaining agreement was ratified in March. The WNBA also is in the midst of a …

Defensive newcomers fitting in with Patriots

Thursday, December 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots needed help on defense so they added three experienced players at midseason. Turns out they’re also solid students. Linebackers Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas and defensive tackle Alan Branch dove into coach Bill Belichick’s complex playbook then produced on the field. “We’re …

Red Sox, Tigers agree to Cespedes-Porcello swap

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take …