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Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic, left, scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Bruins strike early, often in dominant Game 2 victory

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOSTON – Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and Boston won, 4-1, in Game 2 yesterday. “We don’t get too many power plays … 0

Mistakes doom Orioles as Red Sox rally for win

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOSTON – Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough’s throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles last night. Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved … 0

Jones comes off bench to help lead Heat past Bobcats

Monday, April 21, 2014

Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn yesterday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and … 0

Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston, 1-0

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got … 0

Orioles shell Lackey, cruise to 8-4 win over Red Sox

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston last night. Every Orioles starter had at least … 0

Hunters Corner: Opening of trout ponds and youth turkey hunts mark busy weekend

Sunday, April 20, 2014

During the 1950s and ’60s, Ed Sullivan hosted a Sunday night variety called the Toast of the Town. Sullivan was the consummate star maker and brought forth the British invasion with the introduction of the Beatles in 1964. Sullivan was a man short in height, but would open … 0

Paul Newberry column: No April, May or June Madness in NBA

Saturday, April 19, 2014

ATLANTA – If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA? No way. More than the NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball, the cream … 0

Monarchs end regular season with overtime loss

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs let a third-period lead slip away in their regular-season finale last night and eventually lost in overtime to the Providence Bruins, 2-1, on the road. Manchester, however, finishes with 105 points, tops in the Eastern Conference, with a 48-19-3-6 record. The Monarchs begin the playoffs … 0

Fisher Cats score three in ninth for 6-3 win over Mets

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jon Berti’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning broke a 3-3 tie and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats tacked on two more on a Brad Glenn single to beat the Binghamton Mets, 6-3, last night. The Fisher Cats (5-8) took a 3-0 lead into the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BASEBALL Mets trade first baseman Davis to Pirates NEW YORK – The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named. The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta … 0

Celtics lose tiebreaker, get No. 5 spot for lottery

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NEW YORK – The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft. Both teams finished with 25-57 records. The Jazz will be slotted fourth in the lottery, with a 10.4 percent chance at the … 0

Jags’ Tinker aims for inspiration, not sad story

Saturday, April 19, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. – Carson Tinker is no longer that no-name guy who delivers the ball on punts and kicks. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ long snapper lost that anonymity nearly three years ago when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala., … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 19, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Memorial, 13-0. Becca Proulx led the team with three goals. Tori Pelletier, Olivia Painchaud and Addie Palisi had two goals each, while Sarah Harper, Julia Ek, Jordyn Macri and Jessica Nelson each added one. Katelyn Butler had the … 0