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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches from the bench in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON – LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would be ready for the next round. One thing is …

Red Sox pitchers can’t control Orioles offense in 18-7 loss

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE – The game was still in the third inning, and Wade Miley was already done pitching after another ineffective start. On this day, Miley was merely one of several Boston Red Sox hurlers victimized by a seemingly endless barrage of hits by the Orioles. Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis …

Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. – Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR’s sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where Busch hoped his victory yesterday at Richmond International Raceway will …

Home run king Barry Bonds’s legacy might always be tarnished

Friday, April 24, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – For the first time in more than a decade, Barry Bonds is in the clear. His conviction overturned on appeal, baseball’s home run king is no longer a felon. Yet his reputation might have been forever tarnished and the Hall of Fame’s doors could remain …

Johnson, Lightning rally past Detroit, 3-2, in OT to tie series

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings last night, evening their playoff series at 2-2. The …

Rose scores 34 as Bulls beat Bucks, 113-106, in double OT

Friday, April 24, 2015

Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-106, in double overtime last night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler got the second …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, April 24, 2015

BASEBALL Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game NEW YORK – Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Pete Rose will play some role during this summer’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Speaking yesterday with …

Monarchs beat Pirates, 5-2, in opener of first-round series

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jordan Weal and Brian O’Neill scored two goals apiece and the Manchester Monarchs cruised to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Portland Pirates in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Vincent LoVerde added a goal and two assists for the Monarchs, who led 2-1 after the …

Fisher Cats score two in bottom of 10th for 5-4 win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats came back twice to beat the Binghamton Mets, 5-4, in 10 innings last night in Manchester. The Fisher Cats (7-8) tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the seventh, fell behind 4-3 in the top of the 10th, then scored twice …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 24, 2015

Soccer champs Capital Soccer Club (pictured) off to a great start for the spring soccer season by winning the Girls’ U12 President’s Cup for New Hampshire. The team got great contributions from all of the girls. JV results …

Clippers-Spurs series giving lopsided first round some drama

Friday, April 24, 2015

One of the most memorable opening rounds in NBA playoff history came last season. One of the least memorable is playing out this season. And if it wasn’t for the Clippers-Spurs series, fans might be begging for the …

Colts sticking to long-term plan while trying to win now

Friday, April 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson finds himself in a delicate situation. Indianapolis fans, Coach Chuck Pagano and Colts players all want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this season. Owner Jim Irsay wants even more: a Super …

High schools: Bishop Brady strikes early, holds late to defeat Winnisquam, 6-2

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bishop Brady softball team got the start it was looking for – allowing it to play the way it was hoping to. Aniecia Vargas had a bases-clearing triple to spark a four-run first inning, and Jess Santis …