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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 …

Teheran labors into the sixth, but Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Julio Teheran labored through 5.2 innings but allowed only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday …

Boston University beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Danny O’Regan was starting to wonder about his aim when every shot he took seemed to hit the post, miss or was smothered by Yale goalie Alex Lyon. O’Regan didn’t miss in overtime when a rebound bounced directly …

Patriots linebacker Hightower has shoulder surgery, could miss season opener

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower could miss the start of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum. According to the Boston Globe, the surgery was performed on Feb. 10; the expected recovery time is 6-7 months. Hightower played through the injury during the Patriots’ …

Logano wins Martinsville pole

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th. Logano turned …

Mersch ties franchise record for points as Monarchs win, 6-3

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Michael Mersch notched the first hat trick of his pro career and tied a franchise record with five points as the Manchester Monarchs beat the Hershey Bears, 6-3, on the road last night. Mersch became the fifth Manchester player ever to record five points. The Monarchs (42-15-6-2), who …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NBA Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season OKLAHOMA CITY – Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning tomorrow 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 …

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. …

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 …

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. …