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Boston Bruins Elevate Don Sweeney to General Manager
BOSTON -- On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL GOLF
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Goodell Wants To Hear Directly From Brady in Appeal
SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Klein wins 1st MLB start, Rangers Top Sox 2-1
BOSTON -- Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Klein wins 1st MLB start, Rangers Top Sox 2-1
BOSTON -- Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kraft: Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Fine, Draft Penalties
SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kraft: Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Fine, Draft Penalties
SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quick Hits
NCAA FOOTBALL
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kraft: Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Fine, Draft Penalties
SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quick Hits
NCAA FOOTBALL
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Timberwolves Win Draft Lottery, Lakers Move to No. 2
NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Timberwolves Win Draft Lottery, Lakers Move to No. 2
NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hinchcliffe Taken to Hospital After Another Wreck at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital for surgery on his left leg Monday after slamming his car into the wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the fourth frightening wreck during practice for the Indianapolis 500 in the past week.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL RECREATION
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kraft-Goodell Relationship Frayed by NFL Investigation
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL RECREATION
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday's Scores/Top Performers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kraft-Goodell Relationship Frayed by NFL Investigation
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL RECREATION
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday's Scores/Top Performers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL SPORTS
Monday, May 18, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL SPORTS
Monday, May 18, 2015

Braves' Miller Loses No-Hitter With 2 Out in 9th
SEATTLE -- James Paxton used his fastball effectively in stretching his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Sunday.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Rockets Blast Off, Oust Clippers
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.
Monday, May 18, 2015

NHL: Ducks Start Fast, Top Chicago
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Frederik Andersen lunged forward and stretched out his stick, taking a desperate chance to stop Patrick Kane. The Chicago star's shot somehow glanced off Andersen's lumber and flew over a painfully open net.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL SPORTS
Monday, May 18, 2015

Rockets Blast Off, Oust Clippers
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Braves' Miller Loses No-Hitter With 2 Out in 9th
SEATTLE -- James Paxton used his fastball effectively in stretching his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Sunday.
Monday, May 18, 2015

NHL: Ducks Start Fast, Top Chicago
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Frederik Andersen lunged forward and stretched out his stick, taking a desperate chance to stop Patrick Kane. The Chicago star's shot somehow glanced off Andersen's lumber and flew over a painfully open net.
Monday, May 18, 2015

American Pharoah Favored To Win Preakness, Set Up Triple Try
BALTIMORE -- American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Busch Shows Usual Speed in Recovery and On the Race Track
CONCORD, N.C. -- Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

American Pharoah Favored To Win Preakness, Set Up Triple Try
BALTIMORE -- American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pierce's Shot Too late, Hawks Hold On To Beat Wizards 94-91
WASHINGTON -- Avoiding overtime in Game 6 when Paul Pierce's potential tying 3-pointer was released after the clock expired, the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday night.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

American Pharoah Favored To Win Preakness, Set Up Triple Try
BALTIMORE -- American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Busch Shows Usual Speed in Recovery and On the Race Track
CONCORD, N.C. -- Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quick Hits
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pierce's Shot Too late, Hawks Hold On To Beat Wizards 94-91
WASHINGTON -- Avoiding overtime in Game 6 when Paul Pierce's potential tying 3-pointer was released after the clock expired, the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday night.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Busch Shows Usual Speed in Recovery and On the Race Track
CONCORD, N.C. -- Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quick Hits
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pierce's Shot Too late, Hawks Hold On To Beat Wizards 94-91
WASHINGTON -- Avoiding overtime in Game 6 when Paul Pierce's potential tying 3-pointer was released after the clock expired, the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday night.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quick Hits
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
Saturday, May 16, 2015

MLB: Rivera Homers And Drives in 4, Rays Beat Yankees 6-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rene Rivera homered and drove in four runs, Erasmo Ramirez allowed one hit over five innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Thursday night.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday's Scores and Friday's Schedule
THURSDAY
Friday, May 15, 2015

NHL Playoffs: Home Ice a Major Advantage
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have a sellout streak of 323 games and counting. The New York Rangers play in the world's most famous arena, and the Anaheim Ducks are undefeated at home in the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record with an NHL-best 32 home wins this season.
Friday, May 15, 2015

NHL Playoffs: Conference Finals Preview Capsules
A capsule look at the conference finals series in the NHL playoffs:
Friday, May 15, 2015

NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers Crush Chicago
CHICAGO -- LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Quick Hits
GOLF
Friday, May 15, 2015

Brady Appeals Suspension on Deflated Balls; Pats Rebut NFL
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Still Miller Time? Bode Keeps Open Possibility of Return to Ski Team
At the moment, Bode Miller is preparing to change diapers, not charge down a mountain.
Friday, May 15, 2015

SJA Hoops Coach Tom O'Shea Lands Gig at UMass Lowell
St. Johnsbury Academy head basketball coach Tom O'Shea has accepted an assistant coaching position at Division I University of Massachusetts Lowell. He will work with longtime friend and head coach Pat Duquette.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sox Get Best of Miley-Gray Duel, 2-0
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Somehow, Wade Miley pulled off escape acts all afternoon.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kyle Busch Eligible for NASCAR's Chase Despite Missing Races
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kyle Busch is eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship despite missing the first 11 races this season because he was injured.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Horford's Late Follow Gives Hawks 82-81 Win Over Wizards
ATLANTA -- Al Horford snatched away an offensive rebound and dropped in the winning basket with 1.9 seconds left after Dennis Schroder's drive to the basket was blocked by John Wall, giving the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL GOLF
Thursday, May 14, 2015

NBA Plyoffs: Cavs Win, Take 3-2 Series Lead
CLEVELAND -- With the "Big 3" reduced to the "Banged-Up 2," LeBron James again showed why he's Cleveland's one and only.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NHL: Bolts Bounce Out Habs 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Despite $1M Fine, Patriots Reap Profit from Brady Suspension
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A four-game suspension.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NFL Investigator Says He Found Direct Evidence Against Brady
NEW YORK -- The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fisher: Ex-Irish QB Golson, Florida State 'Negotiating'
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Everett Golson has met with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher about the possibility of the former Notre Dame quarterback transferring to the Seminoles.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NHL: Bolts Bounce Out Habs 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Despite $1M Fine, Patriots Reap Profit from Brady Suspension
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A four-game suspension.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NFL Investigator Says He Found Direct Evidence Against Brady
NEW YORK -- The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vt. Athletics: ADs Approve Changes to Ranking System
The formula for determining playoff seeds in each division has been modified following an overwhelming majority decision by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association at its spring meeting Monday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quick Hits
HORSE RACING
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vt. Athletics: ADs Approve Changes to Ranking System
The formula for determining playoff seeds in each division has been modified following an overwhelming majority decision by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association at its spring meeting Monday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NBA Plyoffs: Cavs Win, Take 3-2 Series Lead
CLEVELAND -- With the "Big 3" reduced to the "Banged-Up 2," LeBron James again showed why he's Cleveland's one and only.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quick Hits
HORSE RACING
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fisher: Ex-Irish QB Golson, Florida State 'Negotiating'
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Everett Golson has met with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher about the possibility of the former Notre Dame quarterback transferring to the Seminoles.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sabathia Gets 1st Win in a Year, Yankees Beat Rays 11-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- CC Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Alex Rodriguez hit one of five New York homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Monday night.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quick Hits
TRACK & FIELD
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NFL Suspends Brady 4 Games for Deflated Footballs
NEW YORK -- The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday's Scores/Top Performers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Teague Leads Hawks Past Wizards 106-101 To Tie Series
WASHINGTON -- Finally looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed than the team that's been so-so in the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 106-101 on Monday night behind Jeff Teague's 26 points, including a key 3, to even their second-round series at two games apiece.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Murray Beats Nadal 6-3, 6-2 To Win the Madrid Open Final
MADRID -- Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.
Monday, May 11, 2015

MLB Roundup: Pineda Strikes Out 16, Yankees Beat Orioles 6-2
NEW YORK -- Michael Pineda struck out a career-high 16 in seven dominant innings Sunday and Carlos Beltran hit his first homer of the season, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Monday, May 11, 2015

James Hits Buzzer-beater, Cavs Even Series
CHICAGO -- LeBron James hit a jumper from the corner at the buzzer to give the Cleveland Cavaliers an 86-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Napoli, Sandoval Homer, Lead Buchholz, Bosox Over Blue Jays
TORONTO -- The day after their second team meeting in less than a week, the Boston Red Sox turned in a winning performance.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Quick Hits
MLB
Monday, May 11, 2015

Logano Wins Pole for Saturday Night Race at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Joey Logano will start at Kansas Speedway right where he left off.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

NHL Playoffs: NYR Stays Alive With 2-1 OT Win
NEW YORK -- Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

NBA: Most Exclusive Club When it Comes To Winning Titles
The NBA could crown a first-time champion this year.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

MLB Roundup: Jays Shut Out Struggling Sox
TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit solo home runs, Aaron Sanchez pitched a career-high seven innings and Toronto beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Friday night, the 3,000th win in Blue Jays history.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL SPORTS
Saturday, May 9, 2015

A-Rod Passes Willie Mays for 4th on HR List with No. 661
NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth place on the career homer list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night an at-bat after he was robbed of the milestone drive by a leaping catch.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Quick Hits
BOXING
Friday, May 8, 2015

Spieth Sputters in Star Group at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- For all the hype over Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth playing together, and the constant curiosity over Tiger Woods, one element at The Players Championship didn't change Thursday. The star was the golf course.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Brady: Deflated Balls Scandal Doesn't Taint Super Bowl Win
SALEM, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn't detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title.
Friday, May 8, 2015

NHL: Habs Win, Send Series Back to Montreal
TAMPA, Fla. -- Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Max Pacioretty had a short-handed goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lighting 6-2 on Thursday night to stay alive in their second-round playoff series.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday's Scores/Top Performers and Friday's Schedule
THURSDAY
Friday, May 8, 2015

NHL Playoffs: Last-Second Score Sinks Habs, 2-1
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and a 3-0 lead in their NHL playoff series.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quick Hits
NFL
Thursday, May 7, 2015

MLB: Rays Down Red Sox 5-3
BOSTON -- Evan Longoria hit two solo homers, Kevin Jepsen worked out of an eighth-inning jam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls
Tom Brady: Unbelievable.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Canadiens' Brandon Prust Apologizes to Ref, is Fined $5,000
TAMPA, Fla. -- Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for comments he made to referee Brad Watson following Game 2.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MLB Roundup: Red Sox Make 5 Hits Count, Beat Rays 2-0
BOSTON -- Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning -- the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly -- and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Suit Filed Against Pacquiao for Not Disclosing Injury
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sleepless Nights for Woods Over Vonn Split, Father's Death
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship -- rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday's Scores/Top Perfomers and Wednesday's Schedule
TUESDAY
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE BASEBALL
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Manny Ramirez Jr. Vows To Make Own Baseball Name for Himself
SAN FRANCISCO -- Manny Ramirez Jr.'s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

With Wall Out, Hawks Beat Wizards 106-90 To Even Series 1-1
ATLANTA -- DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Bucks Collect 16 Hits, Beat Twinfield 23-2
TWINFIELD -- Blue Mountain scored 16 runs in the fourth inning to break open a previously close 3-2 game to defeat Twinfield 23-2 in five innings.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pats Tackle Solder Healthy at Voluntary Team Activities
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NHL Playoffs: Caps Win, Go Up 2-1 Over NYR
WASHINGTON -- Braden Holtby made 30 saves Monday night for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gary Moore: Vermont Studies Effects of Wind Turbines on Bears
A Vermont Fish & Wildlife team led by bear project leader Forest Hammond is studying bear activity near wind turbines down in the southern Vermont town of Searsburg. The project called the Deerfield Wind Black Bear Study is paid for by a Spanish company called Iberdola which wants to build a big wind farm.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday's Scores/Top Performers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Quick Hits
MLB
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MLB: Rays Rip Red Sox 5-1
BOSTON -- Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay's offense perked up a bit in the Rays' 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bulls Top Cavs in Opener
CLEVELAND -- Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tampa Bay Blitzes Habs
MONTREAL -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Quick Hits
College Lacrosse
Monday, May 4, 2015

NBA Playoffs: Warriors, Wizards Jump Ahead
ATLANTA -- Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cruises to First Talladega Win Since 2004
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- There's something about Talladega Superspeedway -- its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track -- that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Scores/Top Performers and Monday's Schedule
SATURDAY
Monday, May 4, 2015

Say Hey-Rod: Alex Ties Mays, Yanks Top Sox
BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history with his 660th home run, breaking an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit shot that sent the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Friday's Scores/Top Performers and Saturday's Schedule
FRIDAY
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Patriots Take Stanford Defensive Back Richards in 2nd Round
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots selected Stanford safety Jordan Richards with the 64th pick in the NFL draft on Friday night.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Is Tonight's Big Fight Overhyped?
We've been told this is one of the greatest sporting events of all time.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hawks Rip Apart Nets, Advance in East
NEW YORK -- Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Atlanta Hawks finally finished off the Brooklyn Nets in six games, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 111-87 victory Friday night.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quick Hits
GOLF
Saturday, May 2, 2015

NFL Draft: Kelly, Butkus, Woods Steal Show for Round 2
CHICAGO -- The show stoppers Thursday night at the NFL draft were two Hall of Famers: Jim Kelly and Dick Butkus.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Roush Fenway's Stenhouse, Biffle Lead Practice Sessions
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The slumping Roush Fenway Racing organization got a slight boost Friday when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Greg Biffle paced the field in a pair of practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dunleavy Scores 20, Bulls Clobber Bucks 120-66 To Advance
MILWAUKEE -- Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away the Milwaukee Bucks with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.
Friday, May 1, 2015

Ward Scores with 1.3 Seconds Left, Capitals Beat Rangers 2-1
NEW YORK -- Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round series.
Friday, May 1, 2015

Top 2 Picks Prove Importance of QBs
CHICAGO -- You don't pass up a potential franchise quarterback.
Friday, May 1, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE LACROSSE
Friday, May 1, 2015

A-Rod 0 for 6 with 4 Ks as Yanks Lose to Rays 3-2 in 13
NEW YORK -- One home run from tying Willie Mays for fourth place at 660, A-Rod was A-Worst.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ramirez Caps Big April in Boston's 4-1 Win Over Toronto
BOSTON -- Hanley Ramirez capped off a strong April. Better yet, Rick Porcello gave Boston's beleaguered pitching staff a boost.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE LACROSSE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

MLB Roundup: Blue Jays Pound Red Sox with 17 Hits, Win 11-8
BOSTON -- Jose Bautista had an RBI in Toronto's five-run third inning, another in a three-run fourth and then added a homer to help the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 11-8 on Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quick Hits
SKIING
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Betts Lifts Red Sox to 6-5 Win; Panda Hurt
BOSTON -- Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thoughts on the Out-of-Doors: Turkey Hunting About To Begin
Vermont and New Hampshire held youth turkey hunting seasons last weekend. Now the two states are about to commence their very popular regular spring turkey hunting seasons.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Orioles Get 20 Hits in 18-7 Rout of Red Sox
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles circled the bases more often than ever before under Buck Showalter, twice scoring six runs in an inning and pounding out 20 hits without even batting in the ninth.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Cavs Sweep Celts as James Scores 27 in 101-93 Victory
BOSTON -- LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics.
Monday, April 27, 2015

NHL Roundup: Habs, Wild Advance
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Carey Price made 43 saves, Brendan Gallagher scored in the first period, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-0 Sunday night to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Busch Leads 291 Laps in Dominating Richmond Victory
RICHMOND, Va. -- Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.
Monday, April 27, 2015

NBA: Wizards Advance, Clippers Beat SA
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards emphatically completed the first sweep of a seven-game series in club history, getting 23 points from Bradley Beal and 21 points and 11 rebounds from Marcin Gortat to beat the Toronto Raptors 125-94 Sunday night.
Monday, April 27, 2015

NBA Roundup: Wizards Advance, Clippers Beat SA
WASHINGTON -- When Paul Pierce headed to the sideline with the Wizards leading the Raptors by 23 points in the third quarter, making Game 4 -- and the series -- all but over, he saw a standing ovation and waved, requesting more noise.
Monday, April 27, 2015

MLB Roundup: Gattis, Astros Rally in 9th, Sweep 3-game Set from Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Evan Gattis hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and the AL West-leading Houston Astros completed their first sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 7-6 win Sunday.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE SOFTBALL
Monday, April 27, 2015

Logano Wins Pole at Richmond, his Third of the Season
RICHMOND, Va. -- Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

NBA: Harden, Howard Lead Rockets to 130-128 Win, 3-0 Lead on Mavs
DALLAS -- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Quick Hits
SKIING
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bowyer and Stewart Looking for Good Runs at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. -- Clint Bowyer is having a terrible year. Tony Stewart, too.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

MLB Roundup: Holt's 8th-inning HR Lifts Red Sox Past Skidding Orioles 7-5
BALTIMORE -- Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O'Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles' losing streak to five games.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

NHL Roundup: Senators Beat Canadiens 5-1, Force Game 6
MONTREAL -- Craig Anderson made 45 saves and the Ottawa Senators avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Running Backs Not Facing Demise, But Still Devalued in Draft
There's an unquestionably rich draft pool for running backs this year.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Big Fight is Not Hagler-Hearns, so Don't Expect a Knockout
LAS VEGAS -- Tommy Hearns understood what was expected from him the night 30 years ago when he stepped into the ring to face Marvin Hagler for the middleweight title.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rodriguez Exceeds Expectations, Helps Yankees Stay Relevant
DETROIT -- The New York Yankees missed the playoffs the last two years while saying goodbye to a pair of greats. Mediocrity -- or, worse yet, irrelevance -- was a very real possibility heading into 2015.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Capitals Win, Go Up 3-2
WASHINGTON -- With the crowd's raucous chants of "We are louder!" ringing throughout a lopsided third period, a group of unheralded scorers put the Washington Capitals on the verge of a playoff series victory.
Friday, April 24, 2015

James Scores 31, Cavs Beat Celts 103-95 for 3-0 Series Lead
BOSTON -- LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Friday, April 24, 2015

MLB Roundup: Rivera Has RBI Single in 9th, Rays Beat Red Sox 2-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Mike Hoffman Scores, Senators Beat Canadiens
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mike Hoffman scored midway through the third period and the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE BASEBALL
Thursday, April 23, 2015

It Might Be Now or Never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics
In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

NBA Notes: Rondo Finished With Mavs
DALLAS -- Rajon Rondo is out in Dallas.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rays Rally from 4-Run Deficit, Beat Sox 7-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday's Scores/Top Performers and Thursday's Schedule
WEDNESDAY
Thursday, April 23, 2015

NBA: LeBron Scores 30, Cavaliers Hold Off Celtics 99-91 in Game 2
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Patriots Roundup: Steelers-Patriots To Open 2015 Schedule On a Thursday Night
NEW YORK -- Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Patriots Secondary Will Have Yet Another New Look
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Devin McCourty was asked if he was surprised Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots to return to the New York Jets.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer Voted NBA Coach of the Year
ATLANTA -- Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MLB Roundup: Miley, Sox Blank Rays 1-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wade Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

F-bombs Away: Rants a Time-honored Part of Sports Culture
Fellas, chill. It's just a game, right?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Report: Patriots' Nate Solder Had Testicular Cancer Surgery
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

No Place For World's Top Marathon in 2024 Boston Olympics
BOSTON -- No sport is more connected to Olympic history than the marathon, and no marathon is more iconic than the Boston race that has been testing and torturing distance runners for 119 years.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AP Interview: WADA Exec Disappointed by No Armstrong Apology
NEW YORK -- The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency is disappointed Lance Armstrong has not apologized for costly and time-consuming lawsuits before the former cycling champion admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NBA/NHL Playoffs
NHL
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quick Hits
NBA
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thoughts on the Out-of-Doors: Vancouver Is Green
Vancouver is said to have the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America. Now mayor Gregor Robertson has committed to making this "the worldâ??s greenest city" by 2020. From what we saw in our visit in October, Vancouver is well on the way to fulfilling that pledge.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sox Run Away With Rainy 7-1 Win
BOSTON -- The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn't need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Desisa Wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich Takes Women's Race
BOSTON -- Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Birds Bounce BoSox
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle.
Monday, April 20, 2015

NBA Roundup: "Big 3" Lead Cavaliers Past Celtics 113-100 in Game 1
CLEVELAND -- More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Quick Hits
NFL
Monday, April 20, 2015

Friday's Scores/Top Performers and Weekend Schedule
FRIDAY
Saturday, April 18, 2015

NHL Roundup: Ovechkin, Backstrom Lead Caps Past Isles 4-3 in Game 2
WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Before Ruling Out an Upset in NBA East, Listen to these Guys
Having trouble envisioning an upset in the Eastern Conference playoffs?
Saturday, April 18, 2015

MLB: Bogaerts' Single in 9th Lifts Red Sox Over Orioles 3-2
BOSTON -- Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

2 Weeks Before Mayweather-Pacquiao, Not a Ticket To Be Seen
LAS VEGAS -- Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket -- or any other ticket -- at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

LeBron Begins New Quest To End Cleveland's Title Drought
CLEVELAND -- For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Quick Hits
NASCAR
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Matt Kenseth Wins Pole at Bristol Motor Speedway
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

High School Girls Lacrosse: SJA Tops Ghosts, Moves to 2-0
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Back-to-backs can be deceiving. Sometimes one can look good winning the first game, only to leave it all on that field for the second.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Djokovic To Face Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters Semifinals
MONACO -- Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you're an U.S. Open champion.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

NHL Playoff Roundup: Rangers, Wings Win
NEW YORK -- Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Quick Hits
NHL PLAYOFFS
Friday, April 17, 2015

NBA: Playoff Capsules
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Friday, April 17, 2015

Pacquiao Fights Back at Mayweather's "Reckless" Jabs
LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks.
Friday, April 17, 2015

LSC Baseball Splits With Maine-Farmington
LYNDON CENTER -- The Lyndon baseball team split a doubleheader with UMaine-Farmington Thursday at Skip Pound Field. The Beavers took the first game 10-5 before the Hornets battled their way to a hard-fought 1-0 win in the nightcap.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Warriors? Cavs? Spurs Again? No Clear NBA Finals Favorite
Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday's Scores/Top Performers and Friday's Schedule
Thursday, April 16, 2015

NHL Playoff Roundup: Flynn Scores winner, Canadiens Take Senators 3-1 in Game 1
MONTREAL -- Brian Flynn scored a tie-breaking goal late in the second period and the Montreal Canadiens held on to edge the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night in a wild opening game of their first-round playoff series.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

NBA Roundup: Streaking Celts Win Finale
MILWAUKEE -- Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

MLB Roundup: Nationals Beat Red Sox 10-5 To Avoid Sweep
BOSTON -- Considering the way the first two games went, the Washington Nationals found a reason to leave Boston feeling pleased.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Crowder's Long Fall-away Lifts Celtics Over Raptors, 95-93
BOSTON -- Jae Crowder hit an off-balance fall-away from deep on the right wing with .8 seconds left, lifting Boston to a 95-93 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday that secured the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference for the Celtics.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Big Score: College Bowl Game Payouts Surpass $500 Million
Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MLB Roundup: Red Sox Capitalize on Poor Fielding, Top Nationals 8-7
BOSTON -- Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015


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