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Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contract

BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout. The 34-year-old hit ...

Haywood’s 29 points leads Celtics past Heat

MIAMI (AP) – Gordon Hayward had 29 points and nine rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics led virtually the entire way to beat the Miami Heat 109-101 on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker added 16 points and eight assists for Boston, which got 11 points from Marcus Smart and ...

Greenwood: Brady drama already grows painful

There is nothing sweet about the sorrow inspired by Tom Brady’s possible parting. Indeed, the saga has become more annoying than anything. The rumors are endless, many are mindless. Brady is buying a house in Connecticut. Clearly he’s staying. Brady was spotted at a UFC extravagana in ...

Pelicans run down Celtics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Zion Williamson had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Boston Celtics 123-108 on Sunday for their first victory since the rookie star joined the lineup. Jrue Holiday had 25 points, JJ Redick scored 17 and Brandon Ingram added ...

Celtics rip Memphis; Tatum injured

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury as the Boston Celtics routed the Memphis Grizzlies 119-95 on Wednesday night. Daniel Theis had 14 points, Enes Kanter finished with 13 points and eight rebounds to help Boston win ...

Red Sox’ Pedroia suffers another setback

BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a “significant setback” while rehabbing his left knee, the latest blow to the four-time All-Star’s attempt to return to the field. Boston spokesman Kevin Gregg confirmed the development Tuesday, which was ...

Celtics come to life, hammer Lakers

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to lead the Boston Celtics past the Los Angeles Lakers 139-107 on Monday night and send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the ...

Penguins run down Bruins

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored ...

Red Sox front office faces the music

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox need to find a new manager, and it sounds like they haven’t gotten over their old one. Heaping praise on Alex Cora a day after showing him the door, Red Sox owner John Henry said on Wednesday the team was going to miss “just about everything” about the ...

Celtics fall flat against Pistons

BOSTON (AP) — Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Markieff Morris matched his season best with 23 points. Derrick Rose added 22 points and Sviatoslav ...

Red Sox fire Alex Cora amid sign-stealing scandal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they illicitly stole signs and won the 2017 World Series. Baseball ...

Blue Jackets blank Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Elvis Merzlikins recorded his second consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins 3-0 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stenlund and Riley Nash scored for ...

Patriots safety Chung’s case in Meredith dismissed

While one New England Patriot veteran, Julian Edelman faces an off-season court date, another appears to be off the hook. Patriots veteran safety Patrick Chung has had his charges of cocaine possession, stemming from an Aug. 8 indictment conditionally dismissed, Belnap County Attorney Andrew ...

Marchand’s mistake sinks Bruins in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Bruins star Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt, clinching the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-5 victory over Boston on Monday night. Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his ...

Tatum, Brown lead Celtics past Bulls

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 21 points, Jaylen Brown 19 and the Boston Celtics coasted to a 113-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night. Enes Kanter had 15 points and nine rebounds, Kemba Walker added 14 points and Marcus Smart had 12 points for Boston, which won its second ...

Greenwood: Will Alex Cora have anything to say this time around?

Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, wondering if anyone else figured out what the Celtics’ problem was Thursday night in that ugly loss in Philadelphia … At last year’s Boston Baseball Writers Awards Dinner, Red Sox manager Alex Cora tipped his rhetorical cap to his 2018 ...

Edelman charged with misdemeanor vandalism

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle ...

Betts, Red Sox come to terms on one-year, $27m deal

BOSTON (AP) – Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. also agreed to an $11 million deal, ensuring Boston will avoid salary arbitration with two of ...

McDaniels, Browns have marathon discussion of coaching post

CLEVELAND (AP) – Josh McDaniels is back home. Maybe not just to visit. The Patriots offensive coordinator, whose first shot as an NFL coach didn’t go well, interviewed Friday for seven hours with the Cleveland Browns, the team he grew up watching as a kid in Canton. McDaniels and wife ...

Sixers run down sinking Celtics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Josh Richardson scored 29 points, Ben Simmons had 19 and the Philadelphia 76ers won without injured center Joel Embiid, beating the Boston Celtics 109-98 on Thursday night. Embiid will have surgery Friday for a torn ligament in a finger in his left hand and will be ...