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Red Sox manage to salvage a win in Yankees series finale

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking home run against Dellin Betances leading off the eighth inning, just beyond Aaron Judge's reach at the right-field wall, and the Boston Red Sox rebounded after wasting a four-run lead to beat New York 5-4 Thursday night and send the Yankees to ...

Celtics, Cavaliers have a close connection

CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston playoff star Jayson Tatum and Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue are cousins. The Cavaliers and Celtics might as well be. The Eastern Conference’s top two teams have been intertwined for more than a year – from a summer blockbuster trade, from opening night, from ...

Celtics finish off Philadelphia, await Cleveland

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Tatum scored 25 points, Jaylen ...

Yankees take down Red Sox with eighth-inning rally

NEW YORK (AP) – Brett Gardner capped a slump-busting performance with a go-ahead, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-6 Wednesday night for their 17th victory in 18 ...

Yankees open showdown vs. Red Sox with win

NEW YORK (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single off Yankees enemy Joe Kelly and New York edged the rival Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night for its 16th victory in 17 games. In the opener of a three-game showdown between baseball’s top two teams, ...

David Price will miss start for Red Sox vs. Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) – Once again, the Boston Red Sox have reason to worry about David Price’s health. The left-hander was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the rival New York Yankees and sent back to Boston for medical tests Tuesday after experiencing a tingling ...

Celtics anxious for their own home cooking against 76ers

BOSTON (AP) – An improbable Eastern Conference finals rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers is in reach for the Boston Celtics. The only thing delaying it is one more victory against a Philadelphia 76ers team intent on not becoming the latest to join a dubious NBA club. Toronto was swept ...

76ers top Celtics, extend series

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Monday night. The Sixers still face daunting odds headed into ...

Red Sox, Yankees prepare for old-time showdown

NEW YORK (AP) – Baseball’s most bitter rivals, ready to tangle once again. And this time, the Red Sox and Yankees bring the two best records in the big leagues into a fight for first place in the AL East. Following their throwback brawl at Fenway Park last month, the teams square off on ...

Lighting zap Bruins from NHL playoffs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning, with a primary assist from a team that handled them during the regular season, are back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years. Thank you, Boston Bruins. “I guess I can say it now. Boston set the bar for us, and we ...

Red Sox, Sale silence Rangers, go on to the Bronx

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Chris Sale wishes he could be on the mound for the Boston Red Sox in their next series at Yankee Stadium. Sale will have to settle for a spot along the dugout rail to watch the highly anticipated showdown after his 12-strikeout performance for the Red Sox, who beat ...

Get ready for another Celtics-Cavalier series

Two game-winners, two playoff MVPs and two coaches getting it done. Yep, I’m sniffing a revival of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup marketing campaign – you know “two great tastes … ” – when I look at Saturday’s decisive Game 3’s in the NBA’s Eastern Conference ...

Celtics battle back to stun 76ers, take 2-0 series lead

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing second, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-103 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Terry Rozier added ...

Rangers rip Price, rout Red Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara is cleaning up nicely for the Texas Rangers in the lineup spot usually occupied by Adrian Beltre, baseball’s active career hits leader. Mazara drove in five runs while homering in his third straight game and the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 11-5 on ...

Tampa Bay stuns Bruins at Garden, leads series 2-1

Lightning strike quickly, beat Bruins 4-1, lead series 2-1 By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Between the birth of his first child in Tampa Bay and Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston, Yanni Gourde squeezed in what could be his last nap for a while. The ...

Mookie Betts’ three homers lift Red Sox over Royals

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts heard the name Ted Williams, and that was enough for him. Betts belted three solo homers and J.D. Martinez also went deep, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. It was the fourth three-homer game for the 25-year-old ...

Jaylen Brown still doubtful for Celtics in Game 2 vs. 76ers

Injuries are having a major impact on the NBA playoffs. A tweak, turn or strain to this or that has sidelined or limited players from All-Stars to reserves – and that has influenced the early outcomes of Round 2. After Jaylen Brown strained his right hamstring in Boston’s Game 7 win over ...

Celtics roll over 76ers in Game 1

BOSTON (AP) – Terry Rozier scored 29 points and first-year Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored 28 to outplay redshirt rookie Ben Simmons and lead the Boston Celtics to a 117-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night. With much of ...

Red Sox cap record April by hammering Royals

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam over the Green Monster and the Boston Red Sox finished April with their most wins ever by beating the Kansas City Royals 10-6 on Monday night. Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and had three hits along with Bogaerts for the Red Sox, who posted ...

Lightning get even with Bruins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists and Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to slow Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to beat the Bruins 4-2 in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series Monday night. The ...