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Boston Celtics draft picks Jordan Mickey, from left, Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter and Marcus Thornton are introduced to the media at the Celtics basketball training facility, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero R.J. Hunter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead of for his father, Ron, at Georgia State. And there would have been no memorable scene of dad tumbling off his stool …

San Jose Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Boston Bruins

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles to Boston, Wilson saw his opportunity to get him. Jones was traded for the second time in five days on Tuesday, getting dealt from Boston …

Golf halfway through year: Turnover at warp speed

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The No. 1 player in golf already has three wins in 2015, including a World Golf Championship, and he has finished in the top 10 at both majors. Halfway through the year, however, Rory McIlroy is playing second fiddle. Remember the hype over McIlroy going for the career Grand Slam at the Masters? That was three months ago, and it seems like a …

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

Friday, June 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Ryne Sandberg left on his terms. An emotional Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. “In a lot of ways I’m …

Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

Friday, June 26, 2015

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such …

Germany beats France in shootout to reach World Cup semis

Friday, June 26, 2015

MONTREAL — Germany coach Silvia Neid needed five volunteers for the shootout that could beat France and put the two-time Women’s World Cup champions into the semifinals. She got four. Some of her players were looking down at …

AJ Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR’s 1st road course

Friday, June 26, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR’s championship race. The year-old qualifying format almost guarantees a race winner a spot …

65-year-old Tom Watson leads US Senior Open after 1st round

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tom Watson has accomplished more in golf than most players ever will. The 65-year-old nearly pulled off a feat Thursday even he had never done: shoot his age in a major championship. So what if it’s the senior tour? Watson took advantage of cooler morning …

Celtics take Louisville guard Rozier in 1st round of NBA draft

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night when they took guard Terry Rozier from Louisville with the 16th pick. At 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds, Rozier lacks …

Red Sox unravel in 8-6 loss to Orioles

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston rookie Eduardo Rodriguez retired the first 10 Baltimore batters, then struggled to get anyone out during a very long fourth inning. The Orioles tagged Rodriguez for seven hits and six runs in the fourth …

Avalanche acquire forward Carl Soderberg from Bruins

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche acquired Swedish forward Carl Soderberg from the Boston Bruins on Thursday for a sixth-round pick in 2016. The 29-year-old Soderberg had 13 goals and 31 assists last season. He adds depth to a Colorado front line that already includes Nathan MacKinnon, Matt …

Bills receiver Goodwin on track for long jump at nationals

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin spent the offseason running various slants, fades, screens and curls. His favorite? The “go” route. As in, go to the U.S. championships this week and try to earn a spot for worlds in the long jump. Goodwin needs to …

Bubba Watson shoots 62 to take Travelers Championship lead

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson made himself right at home in the Travelers Championship — again. Watson shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the event he won in 2010 for his first …