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Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his NHL hockey game-winning overtime goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with teammates Torey Krug (47), and Chris Kelly (23) on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Pastrnak scores game-winner in OT as Bruins edge Hurricanes, 2-1

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. – A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins yesterday. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime, and the Bruins earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The victory put the Bruins three points ahead of Ottawa and …

Clippers beat Celtics, 119-106, for seventh straight win

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BOSTON – The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the Boston Celtics, 119-106, yesterday for their seventh consecutive win. On March 13, the Clippers – …

Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State’s 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville yesterday in …

NHL: Habs clinch postseason berth

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Max Pacioretty scored in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk scored in regulation for the Canadiens, and Carey Price stopped …

Revolution earn first victory over the season with 2-1 win over San Jose

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, yesterday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for …

Monarchs suffer road woes in 6-2 loss to Hershey

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs dropped their contest with the Hershey Bears, 6-2, last night at Hershey’s Giant Center. Hershey took a 3-0 lead before Michael Mersch put the Monarchs on the board with 1:39 to go in the first. Things didn’t get better for Manchester; the Bears tacked on …

Leading off: Leading off

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Motorsports NASCAR racer Larson taken to hospital after fainting MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital as a precaution after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway yesterday. Chip Ganassi said Larson fainted at Chevy Stage in the fan …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning today for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held at Bishop Brady High on consecutive Sundays with the exception of Easter weekend, when …

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics are making a playoff push – and they came to the right place to keep things rolling last night. Even if they had to sweat this one out a bit. Isaiah Thomas …

UNH’s Pesce turns pro, signs entry-level deal with Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Seven of the University of New Hampshire’s top eight scoring defensemen will be back in Durham next year. Brett Pesce, however, is moving on. Pesce, a third-round pick by the Carolina in 2013, will forego his senior year at UNH after signing a three-year entry-level deal with the …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Outdoor adventures: Spring is here, but skiing is far from over

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carve soft bumps and corn snow like butter. Cruise in the forgiving shade. Screech in the mashed potatoes on boards-needling wax. Chill and grill on the hill. There is life to the ski season as many make that …

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for first time since 1999

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA last night in the Houston Regional semifinals …