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Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien, left, Mathieu Perreault (85), Grant Clitsome (24) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate Byfuglien's goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Michael Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Boston draft pick Michael Hutchinson had some fun at the Bruins’ expense. Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Friday night. “I get energy from watching the guys work so hard in the other zone. …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 114-98 on Friday night. “I’m …

Celtics’ Danny Ainge says impending free agency led to Rajon Rondo deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done for us,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of that Thursday night farewell. …

Commentary: Some teams need home field for playoffs

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Cowboys don’t lose on the road, where the Bengals and Colts aren’t slouches, either. The Patriots, Broncos, Packers and Cardinals don’t lose at home. For most of the other playoff contenders, well, it’s who knows? Some teams …

Jon Lester hopes to end Cubs’ century-plus drought

Monday, December 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m …

Judge: Kings defenseman Slava Voynov can be tried on felony charge

Monday, December 15, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. — Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified Monday. After hearing the description of …

Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat Timberwolves

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves …

Rivera: Too soon to know when Newton can play

Sunday, December 14, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina coach Ron Rivera said it’s too soon to know who will start at quarterback next Sunday when the Panthers host the Cleveland Browns. With Cam Newton resting his back following an automobile accident, Derek …

Penguins star Crosby diagnosed with the mumps

Sunday, December 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a …

Pats clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them …

Dave Cameron earns 1st NHL win, Senators beat Bruins

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Dave Cameron had to wait a few extra minutes to earn his first victory as an NHL coach. The Ottawa Senators wound up with the win Saturday when Bobby Ryan and Mikka Zibanjad scored in …

Much has changed since Patriots-Dolphins opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the ground …

Adrian Peterson’s appeal denied, suspension upheld

Friday, December 12, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this season and …