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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, left,  celebrates his winning goal with teammate Corey Perry (10) as Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Torey Krug (47) react in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins, 3-2

Friday, March 27, 2015

BOSTON – The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over Boston last night. “Our message yesterday was that we needed to turn around the way we are playing and play with some more excitement in …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (6) beat all comers at the NH Series Coaches Races and dominated its sport like no other team. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (1) lived up to the preseason hype with a 22-0 record and a Division II championship. 3. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (5) didn’t lose a race in …

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina, 79-72

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, 79-72, last night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. Zak Showalter came off the bench to score six points in the Badgers’ 19-7 comeback …

In the NCAAs, time doesn’t always fly when you’re having fun

Friday, March 27, 2015

CLEVELAND – The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt. Another stoppage in play. Another lengthy timeout. Another chance for folks at home to grab something from the fridge or be subjected to …

Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins, 5-4

Friday, March 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz was 0-for-3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-4, yesterday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played …

Marlins’ Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account

Friday, March 27, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation. “Obviously, I was …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, March 27, 2015

603 Elite basketball 603 Elite will be holding spring-session basketball workouts at New England College every Saturday starting April 4 and running six weeks through May 9. Boys and girls in grades 6-12 are invited to come work on their game. Girls’ sessions will be from 10 a.m.-noon, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, March 27, 2015

BASEBALL Buck announces retirement, ending bid to make Braves roster ATLANTA – John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher, retired yesterday. The 34-year-old, …

Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery

Friday, March 27, 2015

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn’t sign after being last year’s No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced he had Tommy John surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy to prepare for this year’s draft. Aiken wrote an essay that was published …

Celtics lose to Heat, 93-86, and squander chance to move to seventh

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …

Unbeaten Kentucky readies for West – or, ‘Press’ – Virginia

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CLEVELAND – Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36-for-36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face …

Competitive schedules put impressive teams with unimpressive records in Sweet Sixteen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The NCAA tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been …

NFL: Changes to PAT a popular topic

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PHOENIX – Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals yesterday, there was …