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Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Boston won 101-90. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo had 13 assists with nine points, and Jeff Green chipped in 11 points for the Celtics (4-6), who snapped a three-game losing …

NBA suspends Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor 24 games

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property. Taylor will get credit for the 11 games he has missed, and will sit out an additional 13, which …

Lawyer asks judge to approve NFL concussion deal

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out. The 65-year fund would resolve thousands of lawsuits that accuse the NFL of long hiding what it knew about concussions and brain …

Detroit Tigers GM says signing Victor Martinez is top priority

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PHOENIX — Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski says the Tigers’ top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez now that the slugger is a free agent after declining the team’s qualifying offer. “We like Victor. We hope he remains with us,” Dombrowski said Tuesday at baseball’s general managers meetings. “We’ll …

Top kickers to meet when Patriots face Colts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — One after another, Stephen Gostkowski’s kicks keep going through the uprights. Just like Adam Vinatieri’s. Don’t expect any misses when Gostkowski and the player he replaced as the New England Patriots kicker nearly a decade ago …

Joe Girardi not sure what to expect of A-Rod in 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NEW YORK — When the New York Yankees take the field against Toronto for their opener on April 6, it will be 556 days since Alex Rodriguez last played in a major league game. Will he resemble the …

Dan Duquette voted TSN’s MLB executive of year

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — Baltimore’s Dan Duquette was voted The Sporting News baseball executive of the year after the Orioles won their first AL East title since 1997. Duquette also won the award in 1992 as general manager of the Montreal Expos. Duquette became the fourth Baltimore winner after …

Tennessee announces branding restructure

Monday, November 10, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee will call each of its teams the Volunteers, phasing out the Lady Volunteers nickname for all women’s sports other than basketball starting next year. In a university release, the school announced Monday it was making the change as part of a brand restructuring that …

Griffith’s slick goal leads Bruins over Devils 4-2

Monday, November 10, 2014

BOSTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien liked the way Seth Griffith blocked a shot in the Boston end to start the play. Forward Patrice Bergeron complimented him on the “sick” way he ended it, with a shot that …

Patriots coming back from bye, preparing for Colts

Monday, November 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots went into their bye week after facing the NFL’s highest scoring team and its outstanding quarterback. They face a similar challenge in their first game back and hoping for a similar result. …

Abreu, deGrom voted baseball’s Rookies of the Year

Monday, November 10, 2014

NEW YORK — Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013. Abreu was playing for Cienfuegos in Cuba, and deGrom was in A-ball for the second straight year after coming …

Former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas dies of ALS

Monday, November 10, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — As ALS began to destroy his body, Orlando Thomas lost his ability to move. Then he could no longer speak. His wife, Demetra, guided him through every painstaking word. “She’d have to go through …

NFL Week 10: San Francisco edges New Orleans in overtime

Sunday, November 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco’s stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. The victory …