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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) tries to get between Boston Celtics' Evan Turner (11) and Isaiah Thomas (4) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Celtics surrender 26-point lead in loss to NBA-best Warriors

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on Sunday night, and the Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101. Golden State won for the seventh time in nine tries …

MLB’s 1st black Latino star Minnie Minoso dies

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHICAGO — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride …

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he’s one of the drivers to beat — boy, does that sound familiar — Johnson pulled away after the …

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli glad offseason is finally over

Monday, February 23, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure he’s relieved to leave behind over five feet of snow …

Late Steve Montador, ex-NHL player, offered years ago to donate brain

Monday, February 23, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Before concussions were a serious topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the consequences of head injuries. Five years ago, while still playing in the NHL, Montador committed to donating his brain to research. Dr. Charles Tator of the University of Toronto told that …

NASCAR got the drama-free Daytona 500 it needed

Monday, February 23, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. Dozens of cars were …

Investors purchasing PawSox, moving team to Providence

Monday, February 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A group of investors headlined by Red Sox president Larry Lucchino announced Monday they had purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox and would relocate the team to Rhode Island’s capital. Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen purchased the Triple-A baseball club for an undisclosed price from …

Jon Lester ready to help Cubs take step toward a winning culture

Monday, February 23, 2015

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Lester has been through this before. He knows all about a desperate fans base going through a difficult drought. He’s seen an organization go through a sharp cultural change. He knows what it’s …

Red Sox extend manager John Farrell’s contract through 2017

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for manager John Farrell before they opened camp. They nearly got it done. So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first …

Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins 5-1

Friday, February 20, 2015

ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years, getting the last two scores in the Blues’ 5-1 win over the sagging Boston Bruins on Friday night. Petteri Lindbohm, …

It’s on: Floyd Mayweather says he and Manny Pacquiao to fight May 2

Friday, February 20, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The Fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of …

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

Friday, February 20, 2015

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in …

Hometown eager to celebrate Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

Friday, February 20, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The day before the Super Bowl that would change Malcolm Butler’s life, he posted a picture of the Vicksburg city seal on his Facebook page, thanking family and friends for supporting him during his journey …