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Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson looks back to see Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton's shot go in the net during overtime as Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson and Milan Lucic looks on during the Boston Bruins 2-1 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Hamilton’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Jets, 2-1

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON – Dougie Hamilton scored 3:39 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets last night. Carl Soderberg assisted on both goals for Boston, which held off the Jets during a four-minute power play late in the third period and early in overtime. Hamilton’s high wrist shot over goalie Michael Hutchinson’s glove ended …

Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW YORK – An arbitrator yesterday threw out Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is “eligible to play upon signing a new contract.” Whether any team will consider signing …

Butler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics, 109-102

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON – It’s no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose. He showed that again yesterday afternoon when the Bulls were struggling to get consistent offense. Rose scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half – 12 coming early in the third quarter …

Active Outdoors: Determining your own opening weekend makes for a good time on the slopes

Friday, November 28, 2014

These days, there are really three sort-of-semi-official starts to the ski season in New England. There’s the “We’re open first!” start, usually in October or early November, when Sunday River (sundayriver.com), Killington (killington.com) and, sometimes, tiny Woodbury (woodburyskiarea.com) …

Patriots sign Slater to 2-year contract extension

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater signed a two-year contract extension. Slater called the extension “humbling” yesterday but declined to go into details. The Patriots don’t announce contract extensions. …

NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – For the first time since flexible scheduling came to “Sunday Night Football” in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it. No way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15. NFC East …

Cowboys’ Murray no surprise to rushing champ McCoy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

IRVING, Texas – DeMarco Murray’s huge lead in the NFL rushing race isn’t a surprise to last year’s winner. Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy figured the Dallas back just needed to get the ball. “I’ve been a big fan of …

RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. – Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 …

SEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point. A conference that’s again arguably the best in the nation, with six ranked teams, has saved plenty of drama for the final weekend of the regular …

Weibrecht chases elusive World Cup podium finish

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – The end of a ski season usually brings another surgery for Andrew Weibrecht, followed by weeks and weeks of recovery. No operations this summer, though. Not one ache or pain, either. It’s been ages …

Revs’ Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset with the referee. He didn’t seem to care, either. “Maybe,” he said yesterday. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett HOUSTON – The Houston Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve yesterday with a chest injury, meaning Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Coach Bill O’Brien said Mallett has a chest injury and that they weren’t sure …

Lions center Raiola fined $10,000 by NFL

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for a striking an opponent at New England on Sunday. The play was on a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining. He struck the Patriots’ Zach Moore. The …