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Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk sports a black eye incurred during pre-game warm-ups during the first half an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Boston Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Kelly Olynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court. With his left eye bruised and nearly shut with four stitches from an injury sustained hours before tip-off, Olynyk scored 19 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday …

Ex-friend: Aaron Hernandez thought helicopters followed him

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FALL RIVER — A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida testified Wednesday in the former New England Patriots player’s murder trial that Hernandez thought he was being followed by helicopters and that he was paranoid about his conversations being recorded. But the judge ruled that Alexander …

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Vazquez had been expected to do much of the catching for the Red Sox this season. He was placed on the 60-day …

Jeter gone, A-Rod back and Yanks hope for postseason return

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is gone, the final remaining link to the New York Yankees’ last dynasty. He left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first …

Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song …

Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted …

Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t …

David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded …

MLB 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a …

MLB 2015: New players, managers and replay rules

Thursday, March 26, 2015

There’s a Hall of Famer in the Minnesota dugout and plenty of Cuban talent all over the diamond. New stars in different places, plenty of shifts and the lingering effects from performance-enhancing drugs are part of the lineup …

Nina O’Brien wins giant slalom title at US Alpine Championships

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Lindsey Vonn wasn’t there to compete, simply to film the giant slalom course and mingle with the next wave of up-and-coming skiers. Well, here’s one to definitely keep an eye on: Teenager Nina …

Injury-riddled Heat beat Celtics 93-86

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …

Judge lets ex-NHL player lawsuit over concussions continue

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders. They’ve …