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Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Red Sox ace Jon Lester shuts down White Sox in 3-1 win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight win after opening the season with two losses. The left-hander struck out nine and walked none, winning an impressive pitcher’s duel with White Sox ace Chris Sale. Lester retired his first 16 batters before Tyler Flowers singled in the sixth. Xander Bogaerts homered with two out in the sixth for Boston’s only hit off Sale. The game … 0

Danny Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason with Boston Celtics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing … 0

Boston Marathon makes room for more runners

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off on Boylston Street. Race organizers were eager to invite them back — to let them finish what they started — and aware of the message that would send. “The thought was: If those people, like … 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

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius’ story of killing

Friday, April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home? Was he, as the double-amputee Olympian testified Friday, hobbling fearfully on his stumps with his pistol … 0

2 Hernandez associates indicted on murder charges

Friday, April 11, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted Friday on murder charges in the shooting death of a man last summer about a mile from Hernandez’s home, prosecutors said. … 0

Mickelson headed home after missing Masters cut

Friday, April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy took off his cap, rubbed his brow and let out a deep sigh. After rolling in a testy 4-foot putt at the 18th hole, he was one of the fortunate ones Friday. He … 0

Bruins fall to Jets in shootout

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Bryan Little scored in the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in their last home game of the season Thursday night. Little beat Chad Johnson with a … 0

Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda lead Yanks over Red Sox 4-1

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NEW YORK — This much is clear: Michael Pineda had a dark substance smudged on his pitching hand during his first win for the New York Yankees. Pine tar or dirt? We might never know. Pineda took a … 0

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick among 3 named in Miami police report

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MIAMI — Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday. San Francisco 49ers … 0

Bill Haas grabs Masters lead with 68, Adam Scott in the mix

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — With dad in his ear, Bill Haas turned in the best round of his Masters career Thursday. Now he wants to do what his father never could — finish the job. Haas birdied the final … 0

Manchester United losing luster on Europe’s biggest stage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United has just about faded into European soccer irrelevance. As Man U waved goodbye to the Champions League for 18 months at least, the reality is dawning on England’s biggest club of the last 20 years: It has sunk to second-tier status in Europe. … 0

Prosecutor mocks Oscar Pistorius’ version of events

Thursday, April 10, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself … 0