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BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Marcus Morris added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Al Horford had nine points and five blocks. The ...

Patriots cleared a major hurdle — or did they?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Andy Reid tried to make it sound convincing after the clock had struck midnight, taking everyone in the bowels of Gillette Stadium into Monday morning. “We came up short,” he said after the 43-40 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday night. “But again, we will ...

Bradley grand slam nails down Red Sox win in ALCS Game 3

HOUSTON (AP) – Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Steve Pearce hit a tiebreaking solo homer for Boston off Joe ...

Chris Sale says he ‘good enough’ to go for Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) – Chris Sale is back with the Boston Red Sox and says he feels well enough to pitch. Whether he’ll start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series remains to be seen. Sale returned to the team Tuesday in Houston after being hospitalized for a stomach illness. The club hasn’t ...

Patriots pull out last second win over Chiefs, 43-40

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots were certainly able to match points with the prolific Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Enough that is, to pull out a 43-40 win on a 28-yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal as time ran out at Gillette Stadium. A Tom Brady 39-yard completion to ...

Chris Sale to rejoin Red Sox in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will be back with his teammates for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series after an overnight stay in a hospital because of a stomach illness. Boston said it planned to wait until he rejoins the team in Houston on Tuesday before deciding when the ...

View from Red Sox Booth: Price seeks redemption

BOSTON – The questions have been plentiful since David Price’s early Game 2 ALDS meltdown against the Yankees. Price allowed two home runs, three runs total in only 1-2/3 innings before getting yanked taking yet another playoff loss. On Monday, before Game 3, Price walked into Red Sox ...

Bruins pour it on Red Wings

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak got to the 100-goal mark and moved right past it. Pastrnak scored three times Saturday, giving him 101 goals for his career, and the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings. “It’s been quick and I’m glad that I get to be ...

Red Sox’ Martinez not motivated to get revenge on Astros

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Houston Astros – not get back at them – for releasing him when he was struggling to make himself into a star. The Red Sox slugger credits his growing pains in Houston for teaching him “how to fail,” a lesson he credits with transforming ...

Red Sox aiming to protect home field against Astros

BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes a difference after consecutive Division Series eliminations. Boston began the postseason 0-2 on the road at Cleveland in 2016 and again at Houston last year. By winning a club-record 108 games this season, the Red Sox ensured ...

Bruins breeze past Oilers

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the first period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an ...

Red Sox stave off Yankees, head to ALCS

Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night that set up a ...

Holt hits for cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series. Andrew Benintendi lined a three-run double and Holt tripled home ...

Patriots now face challenging couple of weeks

Now we get into the meat and potatoes. The schedule has been the friend of the New England Patriots the last couple of weeks, but now we find out if it becomes their enemy. Rising young quarterback star Pat Mahomes and the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs come to Gillette Stadium this Sunday ...

Bergeron’s hat trick sparks Bruins over Ottawa

BOSTON (AP) – Patrice Bergeron missed the entire exhibition season and most of training camp recovering from back spasms that followed offseason groin surgery. It doesn’t seem to have slowed him down. The Bruins forward had his fourth career hat trick, scoring his first goal just 30 ...

Tim Neverett: Leon the Sox unsung hero in Game 1 win over Yanks

NEW YORK – Today the Red Sox and Yankees sit idle after overnight travel from Boston back to the Big Apple and will rest up in anticipation of tomorrow night’s third game of the American League Division Series. The House That Ruth Built on E. 161st and River Avenue that has been rebuilt ...

Just another postseason meltdown for Red Sox’ David Price

BOSTON (AP) – David Price flopped again in the postseason. And against the Yankees. Price lasted just 1-2/3 innings in Boston’s 6-2 AL Division Series loss on Saturday night, giving up three runs and three hits, including home runs to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez that cleared the Green ...

Patriots pull away from pesky Colts, 38-24

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The gang was back together, and the New England Patriots celebrated Thursday night by pulling away for a 38-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. With both Julian Edelman (back after a four-game suspension), and Rob Gronkowski (active despite sore ...

Red Sox survive shaky bullpen, take ALDS Game 1 over Yankees

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale struck out eight for his first postseason win, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox sweated out their shaky bullpen to hold off the New York Yankees 5-4 on Friday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. One year after he was pounded by ...

Edelman’s return gives Patriots a good feeling in win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- He’s baaaaaaack. Julian Edelman started and caught a 9-yard pass to start Thursday night’s 38-24 win for the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium vs. the Indianapolis Colts. He later dropped a wide open pass down the left sideline. But after a half in which the ...