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Nathan Eovaldi cases in with $68M to stay with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) – Nathan Eovaldi’s marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. “We’re very happy to have Nathan back with us,” Red Sox president of baseball ...

Irving helps Celtics torch Knicks

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving scored 22 points before leaving the game in the final minutes nursing his right shoulder, Al Horford had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the New York Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night. Jaylen Brown returned after missing three games ...

Lightning slip past Bruins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. After Joseph scored at 2:40, Cirelli put home a short-handed backhand 1:23 later to make it ...

Patriots look like they’re ringing in the holidays again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. 'Tis the season. Their season. Yes, December is here, and the New England Patriots showed on Sunday why it's always their month. The odds are they'll continue to do that over the next four weeks. “September football is certainly important,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ...

Develin has a spotlight day with two TDs in Patriots win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – James Devilin had a media crowd around his locker that he probably had never seen before following Sunday’s 24-10 New England Patriots win over the Minnesota Vikings. “Hopefully, when your number’s called, you step up,” the fullback said after he scored two ...

Patriots hope health helps carry them going forward

By TOM KING Staff Writer When you have your health in the National Football League, you have everything. Pretty obvious, right? But it's something that teams and their fans always need to be reminded of. And when you have your health on offense, you are able to one, run the ball; two, ...

Gronkowski’s, Michel’s timing perfect for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Entering their bye last week, the repeated refrain coming out of the Patriots’ locker room was a need for more balance and consistency on offense. New England struggled with both over a four-game stretch in late October and early November as tight end Rob ...

Irving carries Celtics past Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kyrie Irving closed out a 26-point, 10-assist performance with a 3-pointer and a tough baseline fade over Anthony Davis, and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 124-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Jayson Tatum, who scored 20, threw down a ...

Marner has three assists as Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-2

TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner had three assists and Patrick Marleau added another in his 1,600th NHL game as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night. Igor Ozhiganov scored his first career goal, Travis Dermott netted his second and Frederik Andersen made 38 saves ...

Patriots face uphill climb to reach top of AFC

It raised eyebrows, for certain. We're talking about former Patriots front office member and former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi's podcast comments that were publicized late last week. Lombardi said matter of frankly that “This is not a good Patriots team. I have been saying it all ...

Steve Pearce stays with Red Sox for 2019

BOSTON (AP) – World Series MVP Steve Pearce says it was a “no-brainer” to return to the Red Sox for another year. “This was the place that I wanted to be,” he said on a conference call Monday, three days after agreeing to a $6.5 million, one-year deal with the defending champions. ...

Irving leads Celtics to OT win over Raptors

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto ...

Red Sox sign Pearce to one-year deal

BOSTON (AP) – World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox. The journeyman first baseman agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract with Boston on Friday. The 35-year-old Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal that he got from Toronto in ...

Dallas Stars slip past Bruins in overtime

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Dickinson buried a rebound 1:34 into overtime, Ben Bishop made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Friday night. Dickinson and Mattias Janmark led a 2-on-1 against goalie Tuukka Rask. Janmark shot from the left side, and the rebound slid to ...

Red Sox’ Mookie Betts wins American League MVP Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston. "I enjoy being kind of a face around the game. I've kind of used this pedestal or whatever you want to say to spread ...

Patriots have time off to ponder where they really stand

Imagine having the worst work day of the month right before you were supposed to take some time off. That's what happened to the New England Patriots this past Sunday. Any extra time off other than perhaps a weekend they may have been looking forward to is likely out the window, floating ...

Tennessee Titans drub punchless Patriots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game by hitting him over and over again. The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him six more times as they beat ...

Bruins’ Halak frustrates Vegas Knights

Halak shuts down Golden Knights in Bruins' 4-1 win BOSTON (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 shots to help the Boston Bruins to an 4-1 victory over the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night. David Pastrnak scored again, and Danton Heinen, Jeremy Lauzon and Brad Marchand also had goals as ...

Canucks run down Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period for ...

Patriots making due with what they have — as usual

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – They take the phrase “finding a way to win” to a new level sometimes. But that’s been the story of the Brady-Belichick Era for the New England Patriots at times, hasn’t it? Belichick and his personnel man, Nick Caserio, certainly didn’t create a perfect ...