Boston sports

Cora says he will skip White House visit

CHICAGO (AP) – Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions. Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision. “The ...

Bruins get even with Blue Jackets with Game 4 win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) –Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots and the Boston Bruins got some much-needed production from their top-liners in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night that evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Patrice Bergeron had two ...

Nashua South routs North in boys lacrosse

NASHUA – For a Nashua South boys lacrosse team, still seething a little bit from Tuesday night’s tough home loss here to Souhegan, Thursday night’s Stellos Stadium grudge match was the perfect elixir. The Panthers, who had a four-game win streak abruptly ended by the Sabers, bounced ...

Danny Ainge suffers ‘mild’ heart attack

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge had a mild heart attack and is expected to fully recover. The 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the team said in a statement Thursday. The Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round ...

Red Sox finish off sweep of Athletics

BOSTON (AP) – Michael Chavis has only played one homestand in Fenway Park and he’s already seen enough crazy bounces for an entire career. The rookie second baseman earned a single that led to the tying run when his grounder up the middle, a potential double play ball, kicked off of ...

Bucks rout Celtics to even series at 1-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokoumpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton made seven of Milwaukee’s 20 3-pointers, and the Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-102 on Tuesday night to even their second-round playoff series at a game apiece. Antetokoumpo bounced back from a sub-par ...

Blue Jackets top Bruins to take charge in series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Sergei Bobrovsky kept up his impressive postseason play, making 35 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Boone Jenner and Matt Duchene scored for the Blue Jackets, ...

Red Sox’s Porcello shines in stopping Athletics

BOSTON (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched eight shutout innings and struck out a season-high eight as the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Tuesday night. Porcello (2-3) allowed only two hits and walked two while winning his second straight start. He also became the first starter ...

Celtics have upper hand over Bucks

The MVP front-runners are in some trouble. It’s a virtual certainty that either Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo or Houston’s reigning MVP James Harden will win the coveted award this season. And while the voting results there won’t be known until June 24, the only results that truly ...

Bruins head to Columbus all tied up

After Saturday night’s 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Boston Bruins now hit the road with their series tied 1-1. The basics: Boston Bruins (49-24-9, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4, fifth in the ...

Celtics shut down Bucks to win series opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Al Horford stood his ground as Giannis Antetokounmpo charged his way. Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks’ MVP candidate, desperately wanted to provide a spark and cut into a second-half lead against Horford’s Boston Celtics in the opener of a second-round playoff series ...

Patriots followed their usual process in this draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – They moved up, down, in, out, making a total of six trades and choosing 10 players, including a player who has dated Madonna’s daughter. So, did you get into the groove with this New England Patriots draft? Perhaps you did, because they drafted a tall wide receiver ...

A capsule look at the Patriots 2019 Draft

N’KEAL HARRY, No. 32, WR, 6-4, 213, Arizona State. Harry has the size the Patriots love and has shown an ability to grab the ball in traffic. Born in Canada, he grew up in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and is the first receiver taken in the first round in the Belichick era. Perhaps his ...

Sale still winless as Red Sox fall to Rays

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale is still searching for answers – and a victory, too. The Boston Red Sox ace remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson’s two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz’s two-run triple in the second during a 5-2 loss to the Tampa ...

Bruins looking to rebound after Game 2 loss to Blue Jackets

BOSTON (AP) – Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Patrice Bergeron at point-blank range in overtime. He also made an acrobatic save to stop a 90-foot dump-in that took a bad hop straight toward the net. Whatever the shot, the Blue Jackets goalie was ready. “There’s not many goalies that stop ...

Patriots wheel, deal, and pick on second Draft night

They were back to wheeling and dealing. It took awhile – 45 picks – but New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick finally made four draft trades on Friday night and continued the theme of size by choosing six-foot-4, 211-pound Vanderbilt cornerback JoeJuan Williams in the second ...

Patriots buck a trend and pick ASU receiver in first round

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – They waited. And watched. And waited some more. Finally, when it was their time just minutes before midnight, late Thursday night, the New England Patriots chose wide receiver N’Keal Harry out of Arizona State with the final pick in the first round of the National ...

Celtics legend John Havlicek dies at 79

BOSTON (AP) — John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. He was 79. The Celtics said the Hall of ...

Bruins take Game 1 over Blue Jackets in OT

BOSTON (AP) – Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Tuukka Rask stopped 20 ...

Let the guesses turn into names as Pats feel a draft

By TOM KING Staff Writer The intrigue of the National Football League Draft returns tonight. The question is, will there be that much intrigue for the New England Patriots, especially with their first round pick? New England is tied with the New York Giants for having most picks entering ...