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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his home run in front of Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters in the fourth inning of a  baseball game in Boston, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brock Holt’s RBI triple helps Boston beat Orioles

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON — Two days into his second call-up of the season, Brock Holt was the center of attention in Boston’s clubhouse. Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s suicide squeeze, lifting the Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday. After the game, Holt did interviews in front of a large-screen TV … 0

Orioles cruise to 8-4 win over Red Sox

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Jonathan Schoop had recorded the first three-hit game of his young career by the seventh inning Friday night. Two innings later, he added another hit to up the ante. The Baltimore third baseman — getting playing time in the place of injured Manny Machado — went 4 for 5 with … 0

Pavel Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston in Game 1

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in the opener of the best-of-seven playoff series … 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

Young Elliott wins 2nd straight Nationwide race

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn’t too disappointed. “I had a good date tonight, the ‘Lady in Black,’ can’t forget about that,” he said, smiling. The 18-year-old son of NASCAR great Bill … 0