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Kemba Walker leads Celtics to eighth straight win

BOSTON (AP) – Kemba Walker made a trio of key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 29 points, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Boston beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-106 Monday night in the Celtics’ first game since Gordon Hayward had surgery on his broken left ...

Flyers slip past Bruins in Garden shootout

BOSTON (AP) – Joel Farabee scored in the shootout to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Phillipe Myers also scored in regulation for the Flyers. Carter Hart finished with 26 saves to help Philadelphia ...

Brown scores 30, Celtics run down Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a victory that was tempered by the loss of Gordon Hayward, who broke his left hand late in the first half. Kemba Walker add 26 points as Boston (7-1) won its seventh ...

Patriots loss to Ravens a mere bump in a long road

Reality or just a bad night? Sunday's 37-20 road loss at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens was probably a little of both. New England was victimized by a superb Ravens rushing attack highlighted by QB Lamar Jackson and running back Mark Ingram. That appears to be no fluke, as it was beaten ...

Hayward scores 39, Celtics top Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) – Gordon Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Tuesday night. Hayward put in Kemba Walker’s miss with 22 seconds left to give ...

Mete lifts Canadiens over Bruins

MONTREAL (AP) – Defenseman Victor Mete scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night. Ben Chiarot scored the winner in the third period and Tomas Tatar and Paul Byron also scored for the Canadiens (8-5-2), who have won four of five. Jeff Petry had two ...

Marchand helps Bruins recover to beat Penguins

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored his second goal of the game with 1:57 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Monday night after blowing a 3-0 lead. David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug also scored for Boston (11-1-2), which has won six ...

Jayson Tatum jumper lifts Celtics to last-second win

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum made a big play at a big moment for the Boston Celtics. Then he made it sound very routine. Tatum hit a turnaround jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining, and the Celtics beat the New York Knicks 104-102 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. "It feels ...

Celtics rally to stun Bucks, 116-105

BOSTON (AP) – Kemba Walker had 21 of his 32 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-105 on Wednesday night. Jayson Tatum added 25 points, Gordon Hayward had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Marcus Smart finished with 19 points and six ...

Patriots will rip opponents’ hearts out in second half

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The team that takes away and gives hardly anything back – except to its fans – is halfway home. The second half of the 2019 NFL season begins this week, with a trade deadline later today. It's already been well documented how the New England Patriots are a team whose ...

Bruins hammer San Jose Sharks

BOSTON (AP) – David Krejci returned with a goal and an assist after missing five games with an injury, David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 12th and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Chris Wagner also had a goal and an assist as the Bruins won their fourth ...

Sunu feels right at home after his first Patriots game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- Mohamed Sanu found out Sunday just what it's like to be a New England Patriot. “It's really special because you can see why they are the way they are,” said the veteran receiver, acquired last week in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons, after Sunday's 27-13 New England ...

Chaim Bloom understands Red Sox expectations

BOSTON (AP) – Theo Epstein won two World Series with the Red Sox and burned out in Boston after nine years. Ben Cherington won one, too, and was gone less than two years later. Dave Dombrowski lasted less than a year after riding through the streets of Boston in a celebratory duck boat ...

Greenwood: Sox new man can stretch the dollar

It can be reasonably stated that the Red Sox’ new leader of baseball operations is the anti-Dave Dombrowski. Merely skimming Chaim Bloom’s baseball bona fides will reveal the difference before reaching the second paragraph: He was assistant general manager of the Tamp Bay Rays. Any ...

Patriots shut down Browns for Belichick’s 300th win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Bill Belichick was 39 years old when he coached the Cleveland Browns to a win over the New England Patriots in 1991 – his first as an NFL coach. As Belichick trotted toward the center of the field Sunday, his trademark cutoff hooded sweatshirt soaked in rain ...

Marchand leads Bruins over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) – Brad Marchand had two goals and three assists, and the Boston Bruins scored four times in the second period and beat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Sunday night. Patrice Bergeron scored three goals for his fifth regular-season hat trick, Charlie Coyle and Zdeno Chara each had a ...

Celtics fend off Raptors to win home opener

BOSTON (AP) – Jaylen Brown had 25 points, including a key 3-pointer in the closing minutes, to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Toronto Raptors 112-106 on Friday night. Jayson Tatum finished with 25 points and nine rebounds. Kemba Walker had 22 points, including 11 in the fourth ...

Patriots likely to part ways with Gordon after IR stint

It appears the Josh Gordon saga in New England may be over. Gordon, the Patriots announced, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday by the New England Patriots due to knee woes he was experiencing and likely aggravated when he was knocked out of the New York Giants game trying to make a ...

Patriots show theiy’re bringing back the spirit of 2007

Who were the ghosts New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was seeing in Monday night's 33-0 New England Patriots domination of his team in the Meadowlands? That's easy. The ghosts of Patriots 2007. Certainly, there are differences between those Patriots who finished the regular season at ...

Celtics fall flat against 76ers in season opener

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joel Embiid had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Ben Simmons scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 107-93 on Wednesday night. The Sixers and Celtics are expected to compete for the top spot in the Eastern Conference this season and the opener had ...