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Red Sox’ Sale one of several seeking comeback seasons

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton’s intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees’ lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season. As he tries to bounce back, the New York slugger will have his spring at-bats analyzed more than ...

John Henry defends Mookie Betts trade

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Red Sox owner John Henry says he knows why Boston fans are angry the team traded Mookie Betts. “When I say I understand how many of you feel about this trade with the Dodgers, I know many of you – particularly our youngest fans – are disbelieving or angry or ...

NEW YORK (AP) – A loss in the seventh game of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final could have carried over to the following season, except the Boston Bruins’ strong culture has helped them remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Patrice Bergeron each ...

Celtics outlast Clippers in double overtime

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine ...

Roenicke gets to work as Red Sox manager

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Ron Roenicke went to his usual locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at the team’s spring training complex Wednesday morning and found that his clothes were all gone. They had been moved to the manager’s office. On his first day since being promoted to interim ...

Pastrnak gets hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 4-1 By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak had his fourth hat trick of the season and the Boston Bruins rolled to their third straight win over the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1 on Wednesday night. Boston has won seven ...

Red Sox make it official, Roenicke is interim manager

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – It took Ron Roenicke almost five years to get another chance as a major league manager. He’ll need to wait at least until next week for “permanency.” The Red Sox made Roenicke their interim manager Tuesday, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace ...

Red Sox finally finish deal with Dodgers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) –Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers. Boston and Los Angeles finalized the on-again, off-again deal that will send the AL MVP and AL Cy Young winner to the West Coast on Monday night – just hours before the Red ...

Greenwood: Red Sox losing grip on fans, reality

Bridge Year Fever’s Grip on Hub grew even stronger with the Brusdar Graterol fiasco. For those who are still wondering why there hasn’t been a press conference to announce the Mookie Betts-David Price to Los Angeles deal, it is because of the iffy physical status of the Minnesota pitching ...

Smart steal seals Celtics’ win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – With most of their lead gone, the Boston Celtics needed someone to make a stop in the final seconds. As usual, Marcus Smart took it upon himself. Smart stole the ball from Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 5.8 seconds left, helping the Celtics hold on for ...

Last-place Red Wings stun Bruins

DETROIT (AP) – The NHL’s worst team beat the best. Again. Andreas Athanasiou snapped a tie midway through the third period and scored an empty-net goal in the final minute, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. “When we’re playing good hockey ...

As spring training approaches, Red Sox’ questions mount

BOSTON (AP) – Well, that escalated quickly. In the 15 months since winning the World Series, the Boston Red Sox have traded away MVP winner Mookie Betts and onetime ace David Price, lost manager Alex Cora in a cheating scandal and fired the baseball boss who put together the greatest team ...

Tatum leads Celtics over Magic

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 16 of his 33 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics held off the Orlando Magic 116-100 on Wednesday night. Gordon Hayward added 23 points and Jaylen Brown finished with 18 to help the Celtics win their fifth straight. Orlando pulled within ...

McAvoy lifts Bruins in overtime

CHICAGO (AP) – Charlie McAvoy scored 1:19 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory. McAvoy finished a pretty passing sequence for the defenseman’s first goal of the season. David Krejci threw the puck outside ...

Rask, Bruins blank Canucks

BOSTON (AP) – Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots for his third shutout this season and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Karson ...

Boston agrees to trade Betts, Price to Dodgers

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have agreed to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, packaging the star outfielder with left-hander David Price in a salary dump that is expected to save Boston tens of millions of dollars, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The ...

Tatum leads Celtics past Hawks 123-115

ATLANTA (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 28 points and Grant Williams drove for a key basket in the final minute, leading the Boston Celtics to a 123-115 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Trailing 117-113, the Hawks had a chance when a video review overturned a call along the ...

Greenwood: Got to like the Chiefs in Super Bowl

It is the busiest day of the year for pizzerias and sub shops around America, so that means any sports scribe worth his coffee-stained shirt needs to weigh in on who will rule the National Football League as its champion once the party tables feature little more than crumbs. It’s a little ...

Hayward helps Celtics romp past Warriors

BOSTON (AP) – Gordon Hayward scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics earned their fifth victory in six games with a 119-104 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 21 points, scoring 17 in the second half on a night when Boston became the latest team to ...

Bill Belichick has holes to fill on Patriots’ coaching staff

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Where quarterback Tom Brady plays football next season remains the top question surrounding the New England Patriots this offseason. What was already a busy winter for coach Bill Belichick on the player personnel front will now include filling multiple vacancies on ...