Boston sports

Marchand lifts Bruins past Stars in OT

BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal 4:29 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Monday night. David Pastrnak also scored on the man-advantage for Boston, which had lost two of three. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves. Radek Faska had a short-handed ...

Tim Neverett offers his memories of World Series triumph

The World Series experience is over for this year but Major League teams, including the Red Sox, are already working on the business of the 2019 season. Team and player options have been exercised or declined this week and qualifying offers were extended. Agents and teams are strategizing on ...

Brady vs. Rodgers overshadows Patriots vs. Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are universally regarded as two of the best quarterbacks of their generation. Brady has spent the better part of his 19 seasons in the NFL eclipsing virtually every milestone set by his predecessors. Along the way, he’s captured ...

Patriots getting over the Buffalo Blahs

The New England Patriots did something they rarely do on Monday night. They played down to the level of the competition and the atmosphere. Let's face it, Monday Night Football certainly isn't what it used to be. The former national NFL showcase (really replaced by Sunday Night) features bad ...

Red Sox exercise Chris Sale’s 2019 option

The Red Sox have exercised their $15 million option for next season on ace left-hander Chris Sale. Sale will earn $15 million in the final season of a five-year contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season that guaranteed $32.5 million, including a 2017 option buyout. ...

Kyrie Irving leads Celtics past Pistons

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 31 points, Marcus Morris had 15 points and nine rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat Detroit 108-105 on Tuesday night, handing the Pistons back-to-back losses after a 4-0 start. Jayson Tatum scored 16, Jaylen Brown had 14 points and Al Horford ...

Brad Marchand’s two goals lift Bruins over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brad Marchand has been in a bit of a scoring slump in the first month of the season. That all changed with a visit to one of his favorite opponents. Marchand scored the tying and go-ahead goals and the Boston Bruins continued their dominance of the Carolina Hurricanes ...

Patriots manage to fend off Bills

McCourty's pick-6 seals Patriots' 25-6 win over Bills By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown, and the New England Patriots' defense smothered the Buffalo Bills' anemic offense in a 25-6 win on Monday ...

Alex Cora’s cool pays off with Red Sox championship

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hard to believe now, all these wins later, but the Alex Cora Era in Boston began with a loss. A brutal one, in fact. Opening day at Tropicana Field in late March, none of his late moves worked out as the bullpen blew a big lead in a 6-4 setback. No fan in New England ...

Boston fans now veterans at celebrating Red Sox. Patriots, Celtics, Bruins

BOSTON (AP) – In what has become a championship tradition in the city, the Boston Red Sox will climb aboard duck boats for a parade to celebrate the team’s fourth World Series title in 15 years, city officials announced Monday. The parade Wednesday will begin at 11 a.m. at Fenway Park. ...

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 ...