Boston sports

The NFL plot will thicken in Kraft’s case

Former New York Jet Bart Scott was blabbering and bellowing on his WFAN radio show in New York on Friday in the wake of the stunning Robert Kraft news: “I would take their whole draft from them,” he said. “It has to be something that cripples them. This is a black eye.” Oh please. Not ...

Celtics come up short against Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ...

Pedroia says he’ll take it slow at Red Sox training camp

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Dustin Pedroia’s goal isn’t merely to come back from his knee injury. He’s done that before. The challenge for the Boston second baseman this time is to return at the right time, to stick around longer than three games, and to help the Red Sox get back to the ...

Veteran Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo dies

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo died Thursday while covering spring training after collapsing on the sidewalk outside the Red Sox clubhouse. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. The team’s medical staff responded ...

Reports: Bruins trade Donato to Wild for Coyle

As the NHL trade deadline approaches it was reported that the Boston Bruins pulled the trigger on a significant deal Wednesday. The Bruins and Minnesota Wild came to terms on a deal Wednesday that ships forward Ryan Donato and a fifth-round draft pick to Minnesota for forward Charlie ...

Celtics still seeking consistency as stretch run beckons

BOSTON (AP) – One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. After back-to-back losses to James’ Cavaliers in the past two conference finals, his departure West to join the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to clear ...

Alex Cora says Mookie Betts will only get better

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Mookie Betts won a World Series in October, became a first-time dad nine days later, earned his first AL MVP award and was part of a team that won a professional bowling event. What can the 26-year-old do for an encore with the Boston Red Sox? “He can do whatever ...

Celtics manage to fend off Pistons

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Wednesday night. Hayward added eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds ...

Marchand’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Avalanche

BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand has a knack for the net in overtime. A lucky bounce helped him get another winner for the Bruins on Sunday. Marchand scored 4:03 into the extra period after his shot deflected off an opponent’s skate, extending Boston’s points streak to seven games with a 2-1 ...

Red Sox ready to prepare for championship defense

BOSTON (AP) – The goal is the same for the Boston Red Sox in 2019: finish the season flopping around on the pitcher’s mound, celebrating another World Series title. All that’s left is for them to figure out who’s at the bottom of the pile. The defending champions head to spring ...

Lakers’ Rondo sinks Celtics at buzzer

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles ...

Rangers take down Bruins in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) – Tony DeAngelo scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout and the New York Rangers rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes and Filip Chytil scored for New York and ...

Patriots will look to the future while learning from past

ATLANTA – The celebration will go on for a little bit. But sooner or later, the New England Patriots will have to move forward – while also perhaps looking back. They may have to cut ties with older, more expensive players, ask others to take pay cuts, etc. In other words, there will be ...

Edelman’s MVP may stand for Most Valuable Patriot

ATLANTA – Most valuable Patriot? New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, back in October, wasn't even into full gear yet. Julian Edelman said at his MVP press conference Monday morning that when he returned following his knee surgery and four game suspension, that being a Super ...

Estimated 1.5 million at Patriots Super Bowl parade

BOSTON (AP) – With cheers of “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!” hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city on the unseasonably ...

Church of Belichick

ATLANTA – Julian Edelman, with Bill Belichick about 25 feet away, was recounting his early days as a New England Patriot Monday morning, less than 11 hours after being named the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl LIII. “I was a rookie, and it was about 11 o’clock at night,” Edelman ...

Celtics fend off Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 18 and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-96 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory despite missing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. A strained left hip prevented Irving from facing his former team, ...

Bergeron reaches milestone, Bruins top Islanders

BOSTON (AP) – Patrice Bergeron celebrated his 1,000th career game with a pair of goals as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night. Bergeron, just the fifth player in Bruins’ history to play 1,000 games with the club, scored early in the second period and added ...

Patriots win a defensive Super Bowl struggle, 13-3

ATLANTA -- Six rings. It’s the dead of winter, and all of New England will be celebrating like it’s the Fourth of July after the New England Patriots closed out the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, to capture Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in front of 70,081 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While this ...

ON THE OTHER HAND: Patriots capture 6th Super Bowl win

ATLANTA – Six rings. It’s the dead of winter, and all of New England will be celebrating like it’s the Fourth of July after the New England Patriots closed out the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, to capture Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in front of 70,081 people at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While ...