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Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) receives congrats from teammates during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Boston Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The Celtics won 100-87. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

One-eyed Olynyk leads Celtics to win over Pacers

Thursday, April 2, 2015

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court. With his left eye bruised and nearly shut with four stitches from an injury sustained hours before tip-off, Olynyk scored 19 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers, 100-87, last …

Buchholz’s performance a highlight as Sox tie Twins, fall to Blue Jays

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had a final spring training tuneup yesterday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. The rest of the Red Sox players played Toronto and lost, 9-7. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota’s regular-season opener Monday in …

Duke’s Krzyzewski adjusts to college basketball’s one-and-done world

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. – There was a time when Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans. No longer, not in today’s one-and-done world in which top players rarely stick around long. The Blue Devils enter this week’s Final Four relying on more …

Former Tampa Bay Buc Magee confident in Red Sox camp

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me to …

Broncos’ Thomas to skip offseason workouts until reaching a longer deal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning will have to do without his top target this offseason unless the Denver Broncos reach an agreement with Demaryius Thomas on a long-term contract. The star receiver said yesterday that without a deal, …

Montoya shows softer side – but same swagger – in return to open wheel racing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made. But when the success …

Belmont-Gilford’s Hurst named D-III hockey Player of the Year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brogan Hurst, a senior defenseman for the Belmont-Gilford hockey team, was named Division III Player of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to their first championship. Hurst scored eight goals with 22 assists in 18 regular-season games and established himself as the top defenseman in D-III. Teammate Caleb …

Red Sox get Leon, a catcher, from Nats for cash considerations

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Catcher Sandy Leon was traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. The deal was announced yesterday. Leon was the third catcher on Washington’s depth chart, behind starter Wilson Ramos and main backup Jose Lobaton. In 34 major league games with the Nationals …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Baseball Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8 LAKELAND, Fla. – Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Youth basketball The Bow L 3/4 girls’ basketball team (pictured) won the 12th annual Deerfield Basketball Tournament, defeating Deerfield in the championship game, 16-13. Offensively, Bow (20-4) was led by Elle Pingree (eight points), Lyndsey Laperle (six) and …

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, …

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 …

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 …