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Red Sox finish off Dodgers for ninth World Series championship

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Boston Red Sox really are that great. David Price proved his postseason mettle, Steve Pearce homered twice and Boston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games. Long downtrodden during decades of despair before ...

Tatum leads Celtics to rally past Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the winless Oklahoma City Thunder 101-95 on Thursday night. Marcus Morris added 21 points, Al Horford scored 19 and Kyrie Irving had 15 for the Celtics. Paul ...

Bruins take down Flyers

BOSTON (AP) – Zdeno Chara scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night. Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight against Philadelphia and 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings in ...

Patriots complimentary game moving in right direction

Compliments to the idea of complimentary football. The New England Patriots have always preached that theme as being important to their success: the offense, defense, and special teams all providing big reasons for a win. Or one bailing out the others. In the Patriots' case on Sunday, they ...

Pastrnak, Bergeron lift Burins over Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – David Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, Patrice Bergeron added a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night. The Bruins (5-2-2) snapped a three-game skid and beat the Senators for the second time this season. David ...

Red Sox have responded well to Cora’s style

BOSTON (AP) – When Alex Cora was hired to manage the Red Sox a year ago, he knew he wanted to put relationships with his players first. It made him a success as general manager of Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, again as a GM and manager in the Puerto Rican Winter League and ...

Magic holds off Celtics at Garden

BOSTON (AP) – Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds while the Orlando Magic survived two 3-point attempts by Boston in the closing seconds to beat the Celtics 93-90 on Monday night. Jonathan Isaac added 18 points and 12 boards for the Magic (2-2). Kyrie Irving led the Celtics (2-2) ...

Patriots overcome Bears for fifth win

CHICAGO (AP) – Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and the New England Patriots hung on to beat the Chicago Bears 38-31 Sunday when Kevin White got stopped at the 1 on a 54-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky. About four or five defenders swarmed White after he leaped to haul in that long ...

Raptors overtake Celtics

TORONTO (AP) – Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between Eastern Conference contenders. Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, Danny Green had 14, and Fred VanVleet 11 to ...

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 ...