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Celtics overcome Bucks in Game 1 of playoff series

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BOSTON (AP) – Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to “bust narratives.” The Celtics took their first step toward shattering the belief they can’t win without their biggest stars. Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris ...

Red Sox, Chris Sale leave Orioles out in the cold

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BOSTON (AP) – Even playing in wild chills below freezing couldn’t slow down the red-hot Boston Red Sox. Andrew Benintendi got three hits and the Red Sox extended the best start in their 118-year history, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday at frigid Fenway Park. “I was miserable, ...

Belichick’s Show About Nothing always entertains

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Enlightening. Informative. Entertaining. Engaging. Those are basically all the things many would hope that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick would be. But to be honest, there didn’t seem to be a lot of that Friday morning in his 8:30 a.m.pre-draft press conference. Breakfast With Bill ...

Cards off to 3-0 start after 6-3 win over Tide

High Schools

NASHUA – Scott Painter remembers exactly the last time the Bishop Guertin High School baseball team started a season 3-0. “We started 3-0 my first year,” Painter said with a big grin after the Cards used a six-run third inning to top Concord, 6-3, Friday at Holman Stadium. “It’s ...

Titans begin the Harris Era with comeback win over Salem.

High Schools

NASHUA – In the big picture, those involved with Nashua High School North baseball program are looking to hit the reset button. The Titans also found a way to do that within the course of just seven innings, too, as they rallied to beat Salem, 7-3 in their season opener Thursday at Holman ...

Redman leads North lacrosse past Merrimack; South falls in opener

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BOYS LACROSSE Nashua North 7, Merrimack 6 Todd Redman had three goals and two assists as the visiting Titans picked up their first win of the year (1-1). Martin Flaherty had two goals while Troy Bottari added two goals and an assist. Also for North, Zac Maszczak won 12 of 17 faceoffs and Ryan ...

Bruins overwhelm Maple Leafs in Game 1

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BOSTON (AP) — Sean Kuraly isn’t so good at waiting. The Boston Bruins forward is usually going full-speed on the ice, whether it’s chasing the puck on the forecheck or sizing up an opponent for a hit. So when he saw David Pastrnak’s shot hit off the post and flutter into the air, it was ...

Titans show no mercy in 15-5 win over Panthers

High Schools

NASHUA – What a difference a couple of days makes for the Nashua High School North softball team. On Monday, the Titans looked way off their game in a season-opening loss at the hands of Merrimack. But maybe the rivalry with Nashua South on Wednesday woke them up, as they trounced the ...

High School Highlights: Bishop Guertin baseball romps

High Schools

BASEBALL Bishop Guertin 11, Woburn 0 The Cardinals are now 2-0 on the young season as Brett Anderson led the way going 3 for 3 with a double, triple, two runs and two RBIs. Sam Boudreau (double, two runs, RBI) and Ryan Hue (1 for 2, run, RBI) also helped out. Meanwhile, Gavin Boyce tossed four ...

Yankees win brawl-game with Red Sox

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BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night. In a matchup between teams ...

Red Sox shut down Yankees

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BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven scoreless innings, Mookie Betts drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-3 on Thursday night. Porcello stayed in after a 45-minute rain delay and was working on a no-hitter before Aaron Judge’s leadoff double in the ...

Bruins, Maple Leafs resume playoff hostilities

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BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins remember what happened last time they met Toronto in the NHL playoffs. They also realize they can’t count on it happening again. After taking a 3-1 lead in the series but failing to close out the Maple Leafs in Games 5 and 6 of their first-round series in ...

Celtics finish regular season with win over Nets

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Baynes 26 points, 14 rebounds leads Celtics past Nets By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Most of Boston’s regulars got a chance to watch some basketball — both on and off the court. After watching some teammates on the court, they found themselves sitting or standing in ...

Nashua North softball tops Nashua South

High Schools

NASHUA – What a difference a couple of days makes for the Nashua High School North softball team. On Monday, the Titans looked way off their game while suffering a season-opening seven-run loss at the hands of Merrimack. But maybe the rivalry with Nashua South on Wednesday woke them up, as ...

Dubois having a dream career for Penn State softball

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Tori Dubois is living the dream. Her dream. As a junior for the Penn State University women’s softball team, the former Bishop Guertin standout from Mont competing at the highest collegiate level, which was always her goal. “Playing for Penn State is a dream come true for me,” Dubois ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball rallies past Bishop Guertin

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NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin boys volleyball team had seized control from Hollis Brookline, grabbing a 22-14 lead in Game 4 and seemingly a lock to force a winner-take-all sprint to 15 in Game 5. Unheralded sophomore Matt Wojcik and the Cavaliers would have none of that. A JV player last year, ...

Nashua North girls lacrosse tops Salem

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Nashua North 17, Salem 12 Campbell Haller led the win with five goals, and both Danielle Upton and Julia Gagnon pitched in four apiece. Kaylee Hubbard scored three and Hannah Fortin had in a single. Theresa Ellison and Lauren Schalk kept the defense talking and caused several turnovers in front ...

Despite Sunday’s flop, Bruins could be for real

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Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Stanley Cup Playoff hockey is here. To make it even better, the Boston Bruins will be involved again, and many feel they can get through what looks like a pretty soft Eastern Conference and make the Stanley Cup Finals. Wouldn’t that be great, ...