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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' Chris Stewart, left, controls the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. The Sabres continued their rebuilding effort Monday, March 2, with a flurry of deadline day deals, moving four veterans set to become free agents when the season ends. The last-place Sabres traded forwards Stewart, Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn and goalie Michal Neuvirth, and received mostly draft picks as compensation.  (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

Monday, March 2, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As for the Toronto Maple Leafs, their long-expected purge of high-priced talent failed to materialize before the NHL’s annual trading deadline struck on …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend. Superior Court …

Bruins swing trades with Colorado, Tampa Bay

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trading deadline, a few hours after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight. Boston sent forward Jordan Caron and the Bruins’ sixth-round pick next year to the Avalanche. The …

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 …

Aaron Hernandez jurors see video of victim getting into car

Friday, February 20, 2015

FALL RIVER — Grainy surveillance video shown Friday to jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez shows the victim an hour before he was killed climbing into a car that prosecutors say …

Point guards on the move on NBA trade deadline day

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Point guards moving quickly made this trade deadline a transition game. Goran Dragic, Michael Carter-Williams, Reggie Jackson and Brandon Knight all were dealt Thursday in the final hours that trades were allowed, as a number of teams handed …

AP source: Celtics acquire Isaiah Thomas in trade with Suns

Thursday, February 19, 2015

PHOENIX — A person with knowledge of details of the transaction says the Phoenix Suns have dealt Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics. The person asked not to be identified because the trade had not been officially announced. Thomas was one of the two members of the Suns’ …

Marcus Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage Thursday. He had the deliberate walk, the calm demeanor and the perfect answers. All the Oregon quarterback has to do now is prove he can thrive in the NFL. …