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Red Sox overcome bullpen implosion, beat Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Michael Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning, and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night. Devers led off the eighth with a blast to left ...

Red Sox hammer Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) – Red Sox manager Alex Cora was hoping to get four or five decent innings out of spot starter Ryan Weber. The unheralded right-hander gave Boston a whole lot more. Weber pitched six impressive innings to earn his first career win as a starter, Steve Pearce homered and had ...

Patriots give Edelman a two-year contract extension

How much is a Super Bowl MVP trophy worth? Reportedly about $19 million. That's the so-called “new money” New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is reportedly set to receive per a two-year contract extension Tuesday that will likely enable him to finish his career with the team. It ...

49 Years later, Blues back to take on Bruins for Stanley Cup

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn’t bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. “Not really,” the legendary coach said. “Because we didn’t have a big opportunity to win that series.” Orr and the big, ...

Toronto Blue Jays drub Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) – Rowdy Tellez had two homers and five RBIs and Randal Grichuk also homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3 on Tuesday night. Tellez got the Blue Jays on the board in the fourth inning with his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot off the ...

Patriots, Edelman come to terms for two-year extension

How much is a Super Bowl MVP trophy worth? Reportedly it’s about $19 million. That’s the so-called “new money” New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is reportedly set to receive for a two-year contract extension Tuesday that will likely enable him to finish his career with ...

Price returns as Red Sox pound Blue Jays, 12-2

TORONTO (AP) – David Price returned to the Boston Red Sox with another outstanding performance against Toronto Blue Jays. The 33-year-old left-hander did not allow any earned runs over five innings in a 12-2 rout Monday that improved his record against the Blue Jays to 22-3, including 13-1 ...

Bruins’ Chara says he’ll be fine for Stanley Cup finals

BOSTON (AP) – Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston’s Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend ...

Chavis lifts Red Sox over Astros

BOSTON (AP) – Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well. Boston’s rookie sparkplug then stepped to the plate and gave the kid something extra to be excited about. Chavis homered on the next ...

Bruins finish off Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Finals

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years. Rask made 24 saves in his second straight ...

Rask bolsters Bruins’ playoff run

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins stood tall during an early deluge of shots and penalties, patiently waiting for their chance to take over the game. Then one big burst put them on the brink of another trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins beat the Carolina ...

Chavis’ RBI single lifts Red Sox over Rockies in 10th

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez homered in his third straight game, rookie Michael Chavis singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox recovered after blowing a five-run lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Wednesday night. Martinez hit a two-run shot and Eduardo ...

Bruins push Hurricanes to brink with Game 3 win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight ...

Sale strike out 17 but Red Sox fall to Rockies

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings before getting pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night, and the Colorado Rockies rallied against Boston's bullpen to win 5-4 in the 11th. Sale became the first pitcher in major league history ...

Hurricanes trying to find a way to stifle Bruins

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – It doesn’t matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league’s worst – when they’re up a man or ...

Bruins in command as Stanley Cup series shifts to Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – It doesn’t matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league’s worst – when they’re up a man or ...

Bruins take charge, lead Hurricanes 2-0 in playoff series

BOSTON (AP) – With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!” The next time they see their team, the NHL’s championship trophy might be on the line for real. Matt Grzelcyk ...

Red Sox drub Mariners

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez made hitting look easy even in the lousy weather conditions by belting his first two home runs of the season at soggy Fenway Park. Martinez sent a pair of shots over the Green Monster, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat ...

Sox bats still hot Saturday against Mariners

BOSTON (AP) – Sandy Leon fouled off an bunt attempt, then hit a three-run homer to cap an eight-run third inning that carried the surging Boston Red Sox over the struggling Seattle Mariners 9-5 on Saturday. Mitch Moreland started Boston’s comeback from a 4-0 deficit against Félix ...

Bruins happily welcome McAvoy’s return

BOSTON (AP) – When he’s playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it’s easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him. Up in the press box, that’s the hard part. “I’m not a very good hockey watcher,” McAvoy said as he prepared to ...