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Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he’ll need hip surgery

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health. “They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what’s more important,” Thomas ...

Seven-run seventh lifts Red Sox

BOSTON – Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston’s seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory. Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his ...

Celtics starting to look like the No. 1 seed

BOSTON – For the first time this postseason, there is a calm beginning to settle over the Boston Celtics. The top-seeded Celtics struggled to find their footing at the outset of their first-round series with Chicago after their leader Isaiah Thomas’ sister was killed in a car accident. But ...

Rizzo hits 1 of Cubs’ 3 HRs in 7-4 win over Red Sox

BOSTON – The Chicago Cubs adjusted quickly to Steven Wright’s knuckleball. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer, and Miguel Montero had a solo shot off Wright, helping the Cubs rebound from a series-opening loss with a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. “I thought we did a nice ...

Red Sox hold on for 5-4 win over Cubs

BOSTON — Against Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, the Red Sox didn’t have time for a slow start Friday night — not exactly a strength for them this season. Andrew Benintendi helped Boston solve that issue, and the club just had to hang on from there. Benintendi hit a solo homer off Arrieta ...

Sale picks up first victory with Red Sox

BOSTON — Chris Sale doesn’t seem to care if each of his starts are low scoring. He was dominant with 12 strikeouts over seven innings for his first victory with Boston, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday. Sale (1-1) allowed one run on ...